Episode 65: Dr. Strange v. Jack Reacher

img_2176We took a break from the election to check out some movies; Dr. Strange and the new Jack
Reacher movie. Two very different genres of movie that feature two very different types of heroes. These movies reflect the current state of the modern male action hero. They also reflect two very different ways women are written in the modern Hollywood.

Tom Cruise productions have been the place to go for strong, badass women and Jack Reacher is another great example of a strong woman sharing the screen with the male hero. In contrast, Dr. Strange continues Marvel’s long history of marginalizing almost every major female character. It also continues Marvel’s history of frenetic action scenes that are visually stunning but hard to follow. Tune in as we discuss superhero vs. regular joe. Aging action movie star v. the Cumberbatch. Marvel v. Cruise Productions. Our spoiler filled review is here for you!

Along with the movie reviews spend some time establishing our new movie rating system and evaluate what movie previews are likely to get us back to the theaters. Enjoy the show!

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