Greetings programs and welcome to this week’s episode of the show. This week is all Disney all the time as we are slightly late to the part on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania but also slightly early to the party for The Mandalorian Season 3, of which we have seen the first two episodes.
Additionally, starting this week we have bonus content for our Patreon supporters. Typically, whenever we record a podcast, there’s a solid 15-30 minutes of us talking about random things that go unrecorded, and more than a few people have told us that they’d like to hear those conversations too. Well, now you can!
Jason Reitman’s addition to the Ghostbusters franchise is being released in cinemas this Friday, so what better time to refresh your memory of the franchise. Here is where you can buy, rent, or stream all of the Ghostbusters films.
How does one end up in a cult? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point. How does someone end up entirely under the sway of another person’s will? The Shrink Next Door can’t answer that question for everyone, but it can answer it for Marty Markowitz, a successful but anxiety-ridden new york businessman who ended up in the thrall of his psychiatrist for nearly thirty years.
As with many shows that are based on real-life, the story is almost too much to be believed. Markowitz (played by Will Ferrell), struggling with his business and an ex-girlfriend, seeks therapy from Dr Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Paul Rudd). Herschkopf’s methods immediately stand out as skirting the line of professional ethics –he literally tells off the ex-girlfriend, in person, while Marty stands there nearly helpless– but Marty is enamoured. “People take advantage of you,” Herschkopf says, “but not anymore. I am going to take care of you.”
It wouldn’t be a series of things didn’t get weird. These eight episodes of television chronicle just how deeply Herschkopf ingratiated himself into Marty’s life, and serve to showcase excellent performances from stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell.
The first **Ant-Man** is a good film. Immediately following **Avengers: Age of Ultron** is was light, funny, full of great performances, and had refreshingly small, personal stakes. **Ant-Man & The Wasp** continues these traditions: it’s a light, funny movie with some great performances, smaller, more personal stakes, and it immediately followed **Avengers: Infinity War** which had literal end-of-the-entire-universe stakes. Is this new entry in the Marvel experiment good though? Yes, yes it is! Is it better than the last one? Well… maybe?
There’s a shiny new full trailer for _Ant-Man_ and it looks really good!
Fair warning, this trailer feels like it gives away from plot details. That being said so do most Marvel trailers and they’ve basically all been pretty misleading about what the real story is. You call. Don’t say I never warned you.
There was so much material left on the floor during the editing of Anchorman 2 that they have actually released a second version of the movie with basically every joke replaced with an alternate take. Also, a boat load of bloopers, some of which can be seen here. Let’s watch!
_Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy_ was released in 2004 and, very generally, people I know tend to either love it or hate it. I fell pretty squarely in the “_love it_ camp but in reflection I could have easily gone the other way. You see _Anchorman_ was originally going to have a lot more going on. In fact there were so many different takes and removed sub plots that they were eventually assembled into a whole other film titled “_Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie_”.
Most of _Wake Up_ isn’t good and it’s easy to see why none of it was included in _Anchorman_.
I am telling you all of this because I really feel like _Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues_ could really have done with a bunch of stuff cut out.
Anchorman 2 is fairly highly anticipated in certain circles of my friends and I really hope that it turns out to be at least as funny as Anchorman was. Now there’s another trailer, so let’s take a look.
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