The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Zombieland: Double Tap.

Our intrepid survivors of the zombie apocalypse are back and this time they may just have found their forever home, yet something is happening in Zombieland and the winds of change are beginning to blow.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Zombieland: Double Tap. We discuss a sequel, the comedy, the arcs for the original characters, the new characters, new zombies, new vehicles, hippies, home is where the family is, new rules, the stinger, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Back for Seconds (00:14:15)
Leaning into the Comedy (00:06:28)
Tallahassee's Arc (00:13:06)
Little Rock (00:16:16)
Wichita (00:18:50)
The Love Triangle (00:23:12)
Being Mean (00:25:44)
Madison (00:30:50)
Kinda Funny Jokes (00:32:547)
Nevada (00:35:57)
New Zombies (00:38:46)
The Minivan and New Vehicles (00:40:57)
Hippies (00:45:06)
Home is Where the Family is (00:47:32)
New Rules and the Stinger (00:52:26)
Ratings (00:54:11)
Recommendations (00:55:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-254.mp3
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Zombieland.

Zombies have been a part of the cultural zeitgeist for well over a 100 years, popularized by movies like Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a staple of the horror genre and continue to inspire movies and television shows.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Zombieland. We discuss zombie movies, comedy and zombies, the rules, the zombies themselves, the cast, family, the little things, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Zombie Movies (00:03:55)
Comedy and Zombie (00:05:35)
The Rules (00:10:23)
The Zombies (00:14:03)
Jesse Eisenburg (00:18:52)
Woody Harrelson (00:23:12)
Emma Stone (00:26:35)
Abigail Breslin (00:29:00)
Bill Murray (00:31:09)
Amber Heard (00:34:46)
Family (00:36:19)
It's the Little Things (00:43:45)
Ratings (00:48:38)
Recommendations (00:50:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-253.mp3
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Joker.

The character first appeared in comics on April 25th, 1940, since that time he has been harassing the people of Gotham in the comics, on TV, in the movies and now he's been given his own film.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Mathew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills as we talk about Joker. We discuss the origin of evil, Arthur, meta mirror, a Joker challenge, the laugh, something new, it takes a village, Thomas Wayne, sins of the father, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
The Origin of Evil (00:04:53)
Arthur (00:16:37)
Meta Mirror (00:21:50)
A Joker Challenge (00:35:14)
The Laugh (00:37:34)
Something New (00:40:44)
It Takes a Village (00:47:46)
Thomas Wayne (00:51:10)
Sins of the Father (00:57:08)
Ratings (01:03:04)
Recommendations (01:08:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-252.mp3
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The Cloverfield Paradox.

The story is familiar, a script comes in and it is decided that it could be reworked to fit into the Cloverfield universe with some tweaks, but things don't go quite as planned and instead of releasing in the theater it lands on Netflix.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The Cloverfield Paradox. We discuss being back in Cloverfield, integration with the universe, the cast, parallel worlds, themes, the future, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Back in Cloverfield (00:04:42)
Integration With the Universe (00:09:13)
The Cast (00:14:12)
Parallel Worlds (00:24:53)
Themes (00:31:18)
The Future (00:37:14)
Ratings (00:39:45)
Recommendations (00:42:15)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-251.mp3
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Never Say Never Again.

Since the early 60s and the dispute over who was responsible for what story-wise in what became the novel Thunderball, Kevin McClory had been trying to make his "Bond", it would take decades, but he would finally get his wish in 1983.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Champion to talk about Never Say Never Again. We discuss Kevin McClory getting his Bond, Sean being back, a Thunderball Redo, villains, friends, Kim Basinger, action, ratings and out recommendations.

Chapters
Kevin McClory Gets His Bond (00:03:49)
Sean is Back (00:11:50)
Thunderball Redo (00:27:58)
The Music (00:37:39)
The Villains (00:46:00)
Friends (00:54:57)
Kim Basinger (01:00:31)
Action (01:06:13)
Ratings (01:10:19)
Recommendations (01:15:56)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-250.mp3
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Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire.

The celebration for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge continues as Del Rey Books releases Delilah S. Dawson’s latest Star Wars book that pickings up where her previous book Phasma left off, as well as the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, exploring Black Spire, bridging the movies, recruiting, trauma, purpose, new Resistance members, selling out the Resistance, destiny, freedom, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:04:12)
Exploring Black Spire (00:08:33)
In Episode IX? (00:19:35)
Bridging the Movies (00:20:32)
Recruiting (00:25:09)
Trauma (00:30:35)
Purpose (00:40:38)
New Resistance Members (00:44:13)
Selling Out the Resistance (00:49:38)
Destiny (00:53:09)
The Fight for Freedom (00:58:15)
Ratings (01:06:11)
Recommendations (01:11:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-249.mp3
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The Death of Superman.

The death of Superman is one of the seminal moments in comics history as DC Comics killed the first superhero and Warner Brothers Animation had adapted the story before in Superman: Doomsday, but it was not well received.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes John Mills to talk about The Death of Superman. We discuss the comic, creating the icon, the end, connections with the Justice League, humanity, super friends, the cast, continuity, the animation, our ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
The Comic (00:03:37)
Creating the Icon (00:13:03)
The End (00:20:12)
Connection With the Justice League (00:22:30)
All the Humanity (00:26:24)
Super Friends (00:33:35)
The Voice Cast (00:36:53)
Continuity (00:40:35)
The Animation (00:45:18)
Ratings (00:49:12)
Recommendations (00:52:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-248.mp3
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10 Cloverfield Lane.

The original Cloverfield was a success at the box office, making over 170 million dollars off a budget of 25 million and so when a script came into the Bad Robot production offices called The Celler, it was decided to make it a spiritual successor to Cloverfield.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about 10 Cloverfield Lane. We discuss our first experiences with the movie, being apart of the Cloverfield universe, the story, the end, the cast, the most surprising thing, where it leaves off, ratings and our recommendations.

Chapters
First Experience (00:03:43)
Apart of the Cloverfield Universe (00:08:22)
The Story (00:10:27)
The End (00:20:05)
John Goodman (00:24:00)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (00:26:48)
John Gallagher Jr. (00:31:30)
Most Surprising Thing (00:34:47)
Where it Leave You (00:36:58)
Ratings (00:39:29)
Recommendations (00:41:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-247.mp3
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Another Life.

Over the last few years Netflix has become a hot bed for original content with shows like Stranger Things and Lost in Space and this August they have released their latest original series.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Another Life. We discuss a new show, the story, the characters, the themes, our ratings and wrap up with our recommendations.

Chapters
A New Show (00:03:38)
What the Story Is (00:07:22)
Escalation (00:13:08)
Just Kinda Dumb (00:18:07)
On the Other Side (00:20:41)
One Last Element (00:22:12)
Katee Sackhoff (00:26:53)
William (00:30:58)
The Rest of the Cast (00:35:42)
Themes (00:42:47)
Ratings (00:46:11)
Recommendation (00:49:12)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-246.mp3
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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate.

To celebrate and promote the new Galaxy's Edge parks at Disneyland and Disney World, the publishing line of Star Wars books and comics has been readying fans for their visit with stories that take place on the world of Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost there, which is the place fans can visit.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about A Crash of Fate. We discuss going to Galaxy's Edge, a whole new world, Jules and Izzy, lone ranger or posse, a leap of faith, the rest of the story, ratings and recommendations.

Chapters
Going to Galaxy's Edge (00:03:57)
A Whole New World (00:05:21)
Jules and Izzy (00:14:08)
Lone Ranger or Posse (00:20:30)
A Leap of Faith (00:26:26)
The Rest of the Story (00:30:43)
Ratings (00:39:32)
Recommendations (00:44:48)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-245.mp3
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Cloverfield.

While J.J. Abrams was on the press circuit for Mission: Impossible III in Japan, he had the idea for a monster movie, akin to the classic Godzilla pictures but with less focus on the monster and a much more intense and insane feeling.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Cloverfield. We discuss a monster movie, found footage, the story, cast, ending, moral of the story, our ratings and a brand new segment, our recommendations for the week!

Chapters
A Monster Movie (00:03:53)
Found Footage (00:09:58)
The Story (00:16:40)
The Cast (00:29:23)
The Ending (00:37:02)
The Moral of the Story (00:40:43)
Ratings (00:44:25)
Recommendations (00:46:10)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-244.mp3
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Thrawn: Treason.

The character of Grand Admiral Thrawn has been a fan favorite since his introduction in 1991 in Heir to the Empire and now Timothy Zahn wraps up a new trilogy with this character, filling in Thrawn's story during his time away from Lothal in Star Wars Rebels season four.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes John Mills and Bruce Gibson to talk about Thrawn: Treason. We discuss filling in the gap, playing everyone, juxtaposition, Stardust, protégé, reactions to the Death Star, the Chiss, Zahn's contributions, the Unknown Regions and our ratings.

Chapters
Filling in the Gap (00:04:37)
Playing Everyone (00:08:26)
Juxtaposition (00:13:16)
Stardust (00:25:29)
Protégé (00:30:21)
Reactions to the Death Star (00:33:02)
More About the Chiss (00:39:17)
Zahn's Contributions (00:44:12)
The Unknown Regions (00:48:25)
Ratings (00:53:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
John Mills
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-243.mp3
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Stranger Things 3.

Stranger Things, since it's debut in the fall of 2016 has become a phenomenon, with each season leaving fans on the edge of their seats waiting for the next season to binge and this time fans would have to wait a bit longer as the show would premiere during the summer during the 4th of July instead of the the previous, Halloween season.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Drea Coffman to talk about Stranger Things 3. We discuss a new/old villain, Billy, Mrs. Wheeler, leaning into the 80s, the relationships, different groups, political corruption and our ratings.

Chapters
A New/Old Villain (00:04:29)
Billy (00:08:23)
Mrs. Wheeler (00:15:59)
Leaning into the 80s (00:22:53)
Hopper and Joyce (00:31:58)
El and Mike (00:44:13)
Jonathan (00:52:42)
Steve and Robin (00:54:20)
Different Groups (00:59:11)
Political Corruption (01:03:20)
Ratings (01:08:36)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Andrea Coffman

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-242.mp3
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Bumblebee.

When Michael Bay brought the Transformers to the big screen in live action, they were an immediate hit yet with each subsequent movie released in the series, the law of diminishing returns took full effect, but that didn't stop the studio from deciding to do a prequel to the series in the winter of 2018.

In this episode The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Scott McClellan to talk about Bumblebee. We discuss our transforming history, a prequel, a smaller scope, the cast, Decepticons, Bumblebee, the effects, the soundtrack and our ratings.

Chapters
Transforming History (00:03:32)
A Prequel (00:13:06)
A Smaller Scope (00:21:14)
Hailee Steinfeld (00:24:15)
Memo (00:27:39)
John Cena (00:35:25)
The Rest of the Family (00:41:11)
Decepticons (00:46:26)
Bumblebee (00:51:05)
The Effects (00:55:11)
The Soundtrack (00:59:53)
Ratings (01:05:45)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-241.mp3
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Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Marvel has had a banner year as Avengers: Endgame brought the Infinity Stone Saga to a close leaving the difficult task of following up this titanic film in the sticky hands of Peter Parker.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Spider-Man: Far From Home. We discuss the Endgame fallout, being character driven, Tony's successor?, the plot, illusion and delusion, EDITH, Fury on vacation, the reverse Iron Man, high school rom-com, music and our ratings.

Chapters
Endgame Fallout (00:03:28)
Character Driven (00:07:29)
Tony's Successor (00:18:58)
The Plot (00:24:04)
Illusion and Delusion (00:30:57)
EDITH (00:36:10)
Fury on Vacation (00:43:11)
The Reverse Iron Man (00:46:08)
High School Rom-Com (00:50:31)
Music (00:54:05)
Ratings (00:57:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guests
Bruce Gibson
Norman Lao

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-240.mp3
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Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Mission: Impossible III had not been as successful as the second, but it had been well received by critics which lead the studio eager to make another, with J.J. Abrams too busy to return to the director's chair, Brad Bird fills in, it would be his first time in live action in over twenty-four years.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by John Champion to talk about Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. We discuss a new director, humor, keeping it simple, connections, the villain and villain plot, Léa Seydoux, old members, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, stunts and our ratings.

Chapters
New Mission, New Director (00:03:53)
Humor (00:11:38)
Keeping it Simple (00:15:58)
The Connections (00:19:39)
The Villain Plot (00:27:04)
The Villain (00:29:47)
Léa Seydoux (00:34:29)
Old Members (00:39:25)
Paula Patton (00:42:51)
Jeremy Renner (00:48:23)
Stunts and Spectacle (00:51:54)
Ratings (01:01:57)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-239.mp3
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Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron.

When Disney bought Lucasfilm and rebooted the literature, to be in line with canon, one of the biggest losses was the fan-favorite, X-Wing series. Not only did it given fans some of the best characters in Legends, but it also told the story of important events post Return of the Jedi. Now, for fans clamoring for the return of a squadron based series comes the first book in Alexander Freed’s new trilogy.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing welcomes Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained to talk about Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. We discuss the cost, the pace, the new characters, Operation Cinder, tie-ins, Caern's obsession, Hera, ships, the other story, comparison and our ratings.

Chapters
The Cost (00:03:48)
The Pace (00:07:42)
Yrica Quell (00:11:29)
Operation Cinder (00:16:13)
Tie-ins (00:21:02)
Caern's Obsession (00:21:38)
Hera (00:29:45)
Chass (00:34:55)
Kairos (00:39:05)
Wyl (00:43:51)
Nath (00:49:17)
Ships (00:51:34)
The Other Story (00:54:52)
Comparison (00:58:49)
Ratings (01:03:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Alex Damon

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-238.mp3
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Men in Black: International.

In 1997, Will Smith, at the height of his popularity, helped Men in Black become the second highest grossing movie of that year with only Titanic earning more, which would lead a new franchise being born.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Scott McClellan to talk about Men in Black: International. We discuss flashy thingy, missed themes, the importance of history, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Pawny, a fun surprise, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, franchise fatigue and our ratings.

Chapters
Flashy Thingy (00:04:47)
Missed Themes (00:15:18)
The Importance of History (00:24:28)
Chris Hemsworth (00:28:54)
Tessa Thompson (00:33:53)
Pawny (00:40:52)
A Fun Surprise (00:44:47)
Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson (00:47:48)
Franchise Fatigue (00:49:44)
Ratings (01:02:02)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-237.mp3
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Dark Phoenix.

The year 2000 saw the release of the first X-Men movie and it ushered in a whole new era for the genre by taking the subject matter more seriously, making it feel more grounded and now with the sale of Fox to Disney, the end of the franchise has come.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Shawn Eastridge to talk about Dark Phoenix. We discuss remaking a mistake, is Charles the villain, a major death, a somber tone, the power, the performances, the action, narratives and our ratings.

Chapters
Remaking a Mistake (00:04:05)
Is Charles the Villain? (00:17:55)
A Major Death (00:25:47)
A Somber Tone (00:32:11)
The Power (00:36:22)
The Performances (00:43:59)
The Action (00:50:32)
Narratives (00:54:24)
Ratings (01:03:25)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Shawn Eastridge

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-236.mp3
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

In 2014, Godzilla came roaring back into theaters and with him, spawning a monster universe which would see the reintroduced of King Kong and has now lead to the ultimate monster mash movie.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola back to talk about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. We discuss the plan, not as successful, Kyle Chandler, Dr. Emma Roberts, smart yet dumb, Millie Bobby Brown, Tywin Lannister, easter eggs, mythology, master fights and our ratings.

Chapters
The Plan (00:04:30)
Not as Successful (00:13:03)
Kyle Chandler (00:20:41)
Dr. Emma Roberts (00:22:43)
Smart Yet Dumb (00:25:55)
Millie Bobby Brown (00:30:14)
Tywin Lannister (00:32:53)
Easter Eggs (00:37:37)
Monster Fights (00:49:34)
Ratings (00:56:30)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-235.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Kong: Skull Island.

King Kong first wowed audiences in theaters in 1933, exciting them with a Beauty and the Beast tale between an ape that had been lost to time and a beautiful woman. Since that time the character has appeared in multiple movies, even being given a lavish remake of the original by none other than Peter Jackson.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Kong: Skull Island. We discuss the king, getting a bigger hammer, God vs Man, Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, a picture's worth, John C. Reilly, Cole, the visual effects and ratings.

Chapters
The King (00:03:04)
Get a Bigger Hammer (00:11:49)
God vs Man (00:20:43)
Tom Hiddleston (00:26:51)
Samuel L. Jackson (00:31:08)
Brie Larson (00:33:17)
A Picture's Worth (00:35:51)
John C. Reilly (00:40:05)
Cole (00:44:10)
The Visual Effects (00:46:59)
Ratings (00:52:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost.

Seventeen years ago Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released and it introduced us to a brand new Sith Lord who was working with Darth Sidious and his name was Count Dooku. His history was shrouded in mystery, but it was known that he'd formerly been a Jedi who became one of the Lost Twenty.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Mills to talk about Del Rey's first audio exclusive story, Dooku: Jedi Lost. We discuss the life and times of Dooku, being trained by Yoda, expanding the Jedi, who he trains, Serenno and the Sith, attachment, a sad story, set up and our ratings.

Chapters
The Life and Times of Dooku (00:05:27)
Trained by Yoda (00:19:09)
Expanding the Jedi (00:24:18)
Who He Trains (00:33:40)
Serenno and the Sith (00:37:21)
Attachment Issue (00:41:05)
A Sad Story (00:46:18)
Set Up (00:55:14)
Ratings (00:57:49)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Godzilla.

Almost immediately after its release in 1954, Godzilla became a pop culture icon who was recognizable the world over, spawning sequels, cartoons comics, merchandise and even films from Hollywood.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Brandi Jackola to talk about Gareth Edward's Godzilla. We discuss the King of Monsters, reintroduction, emotion, set up, human connection, fighting nature, monster fights and our ratings.

Chapters
King of Monsters (00:03:47)
Reintroduction (00:09:37)
Emotion (00:16:52)
Set Up (00:20:11)
Human Connection (00:23:09)
Fighting Nature (00:38:30)
Monster Fights (00:45:56)
Ratings (00:54:17)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Master & Apprentice.

Since the release of The Phantom Menace, Star Wars fans have longed to know more about the relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, fans got there first taste of this in the Legends series, Jedi Apprentice and now Claudia Gray has given us our first, new canon story for these two Jedi during Obi-Wan's apprenticeship.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Mills to talk about Star Wars: Master & Apprentice. We discuss a master and an apprentice, a failure to communicate, the Dooku factor, Rael, lineage, mandate, Rahara and Pax, following the light, legacy and ratings.

Chapters
A Master and an Apprentice (00:03:19)
A Failure to Communicate (00:12:43)
The Dooku Factor (00:22:51)
Rael Averross (00:29:50)
Lineage (00:36:35)
Mandate (00:40:45)
Rahara and Pax (00:46:22)
Following the Light (00:51:47)
Legacy (01:00:46)
Ratings (01:06:15)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
John Mills

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Avengers: Endgame.

Eleven years ago Marvel Studios started out on a path that no one else had ever walked before, creating the MCU where comics came to life, building on each other and finally culminating in the wrap up to the Infinity Stone Saga.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Avengers: Endgame. We discuss the cold open, where the characters are, the time heist, the final battle, where's Gamora?, Asgardians of the Galaxy and our ratings.

Chapters
Cold Open (00:04:07)
Feeling the Loss (00:07:17)
Scott Returned (00:15:33)
Cap and Nat (00:19:41)
Professor Hulk (00:22:27)
Tony the Dad (00:28:07)
A Murderous Murderer (00:32:48)
Cosplaying Thor (00:37:02)
2012/1970 (00:42:53)
2104 Vormir (00:50:38)
2013 (00:56:29)
2014 Morag (01:04:55)
The Final Battle (01:12:29)
Where's Gamora? (01:27:55)
Asgardians of the Galaxy (01:30:59)
Ratings (01:32:39)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Mission: Impossible III.

The second Mission: Impossible movie might have been a hit but it was not to be smooth sailing for the third installment as it would see two directors leave because of creative differences before Tom Cruise would hire JJ Abrams of Alias fame to direct his first major motion picture.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome John Champion to talk about Mission: Impossible III. We discuss the new mission, going with Abrams, a cold open, the story, villains above us, something old and new, Julia, action, music and our ratings.

Chapters
New Mission (00:04:22)
Going with Abrams (00:10:15)
Cold Open (00:16:18)
The Story (00:18:08)
Villains Above Us (00:29:34)
Something Old, Something New (00:39:48)
Julia (00:45:03)
Action Set Pieces (00:52:26)
Music (01:01:53)
Ratings (01:05:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
John Champion

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Shazam!

Shazam dates all the way back to 1939 when he first appeared in Whiz Comics number two and throughout the 50s he would be more popular than Superman. After some legal issues, DC Comics would obtain the rights tot eh character in 1972 and since that time he's been apart of the DC universe, sporadically.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Shazam!. We discuss our experiences with the character, wish fulfillment, a tale of two boys, all hands on deck, the cast, the parents, not about the action, music tracks and Tawny, wrapping up with our ratings.

Chapters
Say His Name (00:04:44)
Wish Fulfillment (00:12:03)
A Tale of Two Boys (00:18:44)
All Hands on Deck (00:30:33)
Darla (00:36:12)
Playing Billy (00:38:14)
Jack Dylan Grazer (00:46:24)
Mark Strong (00:52:11)
The Parents (00:57:34)
Not About the Action (01:01:51)
Music Tracks and Tawny (01:07:13)
Ratings (01:09:00)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

Watchmen: Director's Cut.

The first issue of Watchmen was released in 1986, upending the status quo in comics by deconstructing the genre in a way that would alter the course of comics forever. The graphic novel is on Time's 100 best novels and for most of its existence it has been considered unfilmable.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Scott McClellan of The Suicide Squadcast to talk about Zack Snyder's Watchmen: Director's Cut. We discuss experiencing Watchmen, the world of Watchmen, the question of power, the nature of existence, visuals, brutality, deconstructing comic book movies, the cast, the end and our ratings.

Chapters
Experiencing Watchmen (00:04:18)
The World of Watchmen (00:16:21)
The Question of Power (00:20:43)
The Nature of Existence (00:37:04)
Visuals (00:44:52)
Brutality (00:48:15)
Deconstructing Comic Book Movies (00:50:28)
The Cast (00:54:00)
The End (01:01:50)
Ratings (01:09:42)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Scott McClellan

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Transformers.

The 80s were full of cartoons used to sell toys and one of the most popular were the Transformers, not only did they have their own cartoon, but they also had a theatrically released animated movie, cementing their place in the hearts of many that would lead to a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay to bring them to live action.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Transformers. We discuss transforming experiences, the story, Shia, Megan, the two main soldiers, minor characters, Simmons and the Defense Secretary, the parents, the Transformers, action, music and out ratings.

Chapters
Transforming Experiences (00:04:15)
The Story (00:08:25)
Shia LaBeouf (00:19:59)
Megan Fox (00:25:31)
The Two Main Soldiers (00:30:52)
Minor Characters (00:36:04)
Simmons and the Defense Secretary (00:38:58)
The Parents (00:42:03)
The Transformers (00:44:14)
Action (00:51:42)
Music (00:52:01)
Ratings (00:55:29)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-226.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Wars: Queen's Shadow.

1999 introduced the world to a whole new era of the Star Wars universe and it came with many characters that helped an entirely new generation fall in love with the saga, one of these characters was Padmé Amidala and now the transition between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones has been illuminated by author E.K. Johnston.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Bruce Gibson to talk about Queen's Shadow. We discuss expectations, queen to senator, personal Padmé, finding a faction, handmaidens, story and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:04:20)
Queen to Senator (00:08:03)
Personal Padmé (00:23:16)
Finding a Faction (00:26:56)
Handmaidens (00:38:14)
The Story (00:47:26)
Ratings (00:59:04)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Captain Marvel.

It has been eleven years since the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man and since that time the the call for a female lead movie has increased, as its popularity has grown and now finally, that time has come.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Brandi Jackola to talk about Captain Marvel. We discuss our expectations, the Captain, the cat, a Nick Fury prequel, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria, Annette Bening, Jude Law, action, music, setting up Endgame and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:37)
The Captain (00:11:20)
Brie Larson (00:28:00)
The Cat (00:34:12)
The Nick Fury Prequel (00:36:16)
Ben Mendelsohn (00:43:05)
Maria Rambeau (00:47:57)
Annette Bening (00:51:58)
Jude Law (00:55:03)
Action (01:04:00)
Music (01:13:02)
Setting Up Endgame (01:17:56)
Ratings (01:25:05)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Brandi Jackola

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Willow.

Since 1972, George Lucas had the idea for an epic fantasy film percolating in the back of his mind and it would take him 16 years to finally see if come to fruition on screen with the help of director Ron Howard.

In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris welcome Bruce Gibson as we talk about Willow. We discuss our first time, the story, Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Sorsha, the Queen, Fin Raziel, the brownies, other characters, vision, score, if it holds up and our ratings.

Chapters
First Time (00:04:43)
The Story (00:06:25)
Warwick Davis (00:18:19)
Val Kilmer (00:24:51)
Sorsha (00:31:11)
The Queen (00:36:43)
Zin Raziel (00:37:39)
The Brownies (00:41:43)
Other Characters (00:44:20)
Vison (00:49:16)
James Horner's Score (00:56:26)
Does it Hold Up? (00:59:06)
Ratings (01:03:14)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Bruce Gibson

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-223.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Mission: Impossible 2.

The first film in the series had been a success but it would be four years between missions for Ethan Hunt, with Brian De Palma out as director, there would be a new man in charge behind the camera, giving this impossible mission its most unique look yet.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Mission: Impossible 2. We discuss the next mission, the story, masks, the villain, Thandie Newton, a small team, the stunts and our ratings.

Chapters
Next Mission (00:04:09)
The Story (00:15:20)
Masks (00:25:08)
The Villain (00:29:09)
Thandie Newton (00:31:33)
A Small Team (00:38:15)
The Stunts (00:42:05)
Ratings (00:52:07)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

The original LEGO Movie was one of the most popular and profitable animated movies of all time so it was only a matter of time till that success was built upon with a second part.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The LEGO Movie 2. We discuss general impressions, brothers and sisters, growing up, everything's not awesome, Rex, Lucy, Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, the Systar System, cameos, new songs and our ratings.

Chapters
General Impressions (00:04:12)
Brothers and Sisters (00:05:39)
Growing Up (00:10:29)
Everything's Not Awesome (00:19:43)
Rex (00:24:13)
Lucy (00:28:32)
Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi (00:32:46)
The Systar System (00:35:40)
Cameos (00:41:37)
New Songs (00:46:06)
Ratings (00:49:36)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Man in the High Castle: Season 3.

The second season left viewers on a cliffhanger as we came face to face with a character that we'd thought dead from the beginning of season one.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Nicolas Anastassiou to talk about the third season of The Man in the High Castle. We discuss coming back to the show, living with the rules, "perfection" vs goodness, how we survive, Year Null, still a thread, what comes next and our ratings.

Chapters
Back to the High Castle (00:03:00)
Living With the Rules (00:13:10)
"Perfection" vs Goodness (00:29:55)
How We Survive (00:32:31)
Year Null (00:50:06)
Still a Thread (01:00:35)
What Comes Next (01:16:27)
Ratings (01:22:22)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guest
Nicolas Anastassiou

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The LEGO Movie.

LEGO was first produced in 1949 and almost immediately became a favorite with children and adults, selling millions of sets that retain their value some say, better than gold.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about The LEGO Movie. We discuss our building history, the animation style, Chris Pratt, being all over the place, going to the real world, instructions and imagination, the rest of the voice cast, things that worked or didn't and our ratings.

Chapters
Building History (00:04:31)
The Animation Style (00:09:50)
Chris Pratt (00:14:35)
All Over the Place (00:19:10)
Going to the Real World (00:22:48)
Instructions and Imagination (00:30:38)
Other Voice Cast (00:38:56)
Things That Worked and Things That Didn't (00:45:54)
Ratings (00:55:21)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Glass.

At the end of Split, it was confirmed through cameo that David Dunn from Unbreakable was in the same universe as The Beast and now they finally meet in the final chapter of Shyamalan's "The Eastrail 177 Trilogy".

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris are joined by Zach Moore to talk about Glass. We discuss coming into the movie, the trio, you're not really super, the doctor and her group, Casey, messiness, Joseph and David, it's all connected and our ratings.

Chapters
Breaking Glass (00:05:10)
The Trio (00:10:18)
You're Not Really Special (00:19:32)
The Doctor and Her Group (00:25:10)
Casey (00:29:52)
A Little Bit Messy (00:35:21)
Joseph and David (00:42:12)
It's All Connected (00:48:00)
Ratings (00:57:01)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Zach Moore

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man debuted as a character in 1962 and since that time has continued to grow in popularity which has spawned different versions of the character from different universes, creating a Spider-Man family cast.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Aaron Goins and Michael Morris to talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We discuss entering the Spider-Verse, choices, the other Spider-people, Miles, father figures, Aunt May, the villains, music, trusting the audience, a leap of faith, the artistry and our ratings.

Chapters
Entering the Spider-Verse (00:04:42)
Choices (00:12:14)
Peter B. Parker (00:20:08)
The Original (00:22:33)
Spider-People (00:25:24)
Miles (00:29:41)
Expectations and Father Figures (00:34:27)
Spider-Gwen (00:43:16)
Aunt May (00:51:33)
The Villains (00:56:14)
Music (01:04:15)
Trusting the Audience (01:05:56)
Leap of Faith (01:09:20)
The Art (01:15:06)
Ratings (01:23:11)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Guests
Aaron Goins
Michael Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Split.

The kernel for what would become Split was actually present in the versions of Unbreakable's script, but it was excised because it just didn't work together well in that movie and it would take Shyamalan sixteen years to craft the next chapter in his shared universe.

In this episode of The 602 Club Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about Split. We discuss our expectation, some research, the same universe, James McAvoy, more than human, Dr. Fletcher, Casey, uncomfortable humor, the cameo and our ratings.

Chapters
Expectations (00:03:25)
Research (00:06:42)
Same Universe (00:09:08)
James McAvoy (00:12:43)
More Than Human? (00:19:02)
Dr. Fletcher (00:24:23)
Casey (00:31:10)
Uncomfortable Humor (00:38:34)
The Cameo (00:44:36)
Ratings (00:49:09)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

Direct download: tsc-216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Unbreakable.

One of the hardest things to do is to follow up a massive success with another success but is exactly the predicament M. Night Shyamalan was in after the release of The Sixth Sense.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by his new co-host Christy Morris as well as Michael Schindler to talk about Unbreakable. We discuss a big announcement, our Shyamalan experiences, a unique comic book movie, David Dunn, Elijah Price, hero and villain, Robin Wright, photography, the score and our ratings.

Chapters
Big Announcement (00:00:59)
Shyamalan Experience (00:06:23)
A Unique Comic Book Movie (00:11:31)
David Dunn (00:22:40)
Elijah Price (00:31:54)
Hero and Villain (00:37:05)
Robin Wright (00:40:40)
Photography (00:44:30)
The Score (00:49:49)
Ratings (00:53:51)

Host
Matthew Rushing

Co-Host
Christy Morris

Guest
Michael Schindler

Production
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)

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