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Episode 18 – Jack The Giant Slayer

Matt and Drew are full o’ beans and so’s their old mans, with 2013’s JACK THE GIANT SLAYER! Giant script rewrites, giant cliches, giant gentleman badasses and giant dei ex machina. Plus, Drew loves The Illusionist…and REO Speedwagon.

Episode 17 – The Black Cauldron

Matt and Drew watch a book adaptation that’s actually pretty okay, 1985’s THE BLACK CAULDRON! Disney gets dark, forced pig prophecies, witches don’t give it away for free and the difference between adaptations that respect the spirit of the book and adaptations that reject the spirit of the book…oh, wait…THAT’S the difference. Plus, Drew draws one too many comparisons to Lord Of The Rings for Matt’s taste.

Quick programming note…this episode was recorded before the Kubo And The Two Strings episode.

In Theaters – Kubo And The Two Strings

Matt and Drew are joined by their friend, Griffin, for a discussion of the brand-new-currently-in-theaters-stop-motion-samurai-spectacle, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS.

BTW, the instrument is a shamisen.

Episode 16 – Dragonslayer

Matt and Drew tackle more dragon stuff with 1981’s DRAGONSLAYER! I guess we’re on Earth, turd hats, virgin sacrifices and possibly the best dragon in film history. Plus, Drew asks a fisherman if he’s ever fished.

Extras – Remakes We’d Actually Like To See

Matt and Drew talk about some fantasy films that they wouldn’t mind seeing remade. Sort of. Kind of. Maybe. Arnold Schwarzenegger is mentioned more than once!

Extras – Our Favorite Fantasy Films

Matt and Drew reminisce and talk about their favorite fantasy films, some of which have been addressed in previous episodes, some of which have yet to make an appearance!

Episode 15 – Dragonheart

Matt and Drew are sworn to valor with 1996’s DRAGONHEART! Random spikes, dragon parole officers, fire snot and the Code! Plus, Drew snaps into a Slim Jim, oooooh yeah!

Episode 14 – Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger

Matt and Drew are survivors cast upon the rocky shores of 1977’s SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER! Crisis On Infinite Supermen, more monkeys in more pictures, the doofusiest wisest man in the world and seagull-footed witches. Plus, Drew completely agrees with the assessment that Ray Harryhausen is a freakin’ genius!

Episode 13 – Wizards

Matt and Drew tackle their first animated fantasy with 1977’s WIZARDS! Columbo the wizard, string-bikini-clad full-fledged fairies, song-and-dance rabbis and you know…for kids! Plus, Drew uses an excess of euphemisms for breasts.