The power couple discusses the new movie The Final Girls, starring Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman. The movie, now in limited release for theaters but also available to rent and stream online, follows Max (Farmiga) and her friends when they pulled into the world of a classic slasher film. It puts a funny twist on a lot of genre tropes and is well worth a watch. We also talk about the new book from Image Comics, Paper Girls. Written by Brian K. Vaughn with art from Cliff Chiang, it follows a group of paper girls out on their routes in the early morning of All Saints' Day in 1988. The first issue builds the world and characters really well, then shifts gears halfway through and the story arc takes off. Check it out!
The power couple records our first, but not last, pod while geographically separated. Sound quality suffered, but we'll keep trying to get it right! This week we talk about the new Ridley Scott movie, The Martian. Starring Matt Damon and a super duper all-star cast, the movie is based on a novel by Andy Weir about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. It's a great movie that's funny and smart, fairly scientifically accurate (according to people who would know), and really well acted. It's awesome sauce. We also discuss Vol. 1 of The Private Eye, the digital book from Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martin that's available on panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you think is fair. Set in 2076 LA in a world where a now-defunct Internet once dumped all private information out into the world, the story follows a paparazzo who gets pulled into investigating a murder. Surprise! We thought this book was also awesome. Two awesome things, one podcast.
The power couple discusses the new book from Image Comics, We Stand On Guard, written by Brian K. Vaughn with art by Steve Skroce. The story is set in Canada, the year 2124, 12 years into a war between the United States and Canada. It's got giant robots, crisp art, lots of action, and an interesting hook: definitely a book worth reading. We also talk about the newly relaunched Archie series, written by Mark Waid with art by Fiona Staples. The talent of the creative team shines as the story pulls you in immediately, making Riverdale feel both fresh and well established for new and old readers alike. Finally, we also hit on HBO's faux sports documentary 7 Days in Hell, starring Adam Samberg and Kit Harrington. This 43 minute mockumentary details a 2001 Wimbledon match that somehow stretches over an entire seven-day span. It is absolutely hilarious. Charlene's Notable this week is Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods, particularly the tenth anniversary full cast audio book edition, which she is listening to for a second time. Eamon's Notable is the NBA free agency (emoji-filled) saga that rocked the Twitter-verse last week.