EP39: Justice League: Gods and Monsters


In nearly forty episodes of Super Cinema, Ben Hamlin and NIkki Boylan are sitting down to review their first animated feature. For the inaugural animated episode, we're covering the Bruce Timm style illustrated Justice Leagues Gods and Monsters. What if Superman was a jerk? What if Batman was a literal vampire? What if Diana was more awesome than before? New Gods, Metal Men, The Atom, Alternate Universes and Darkseid. We cover all this AND the new Infinity War trailer in this Super Cinema.

Posted on December 7, 2017 and filed under DC Comics, Animated.

EP38: Thor Ragnarok!


Nikki and Ben are back to talk about the film they've spent all year hyperventilating about. It's time to talk about Thor Ragnarok. From Jeff Goldblum's bizarre interpretation of the Grandmaster to Our Favorite Actress as a creepy cheshire cat Goddess of Death, we pick apart every performance and what we loved about the doom of the gods. Stay tuned for further discussion about Asgardian immortality, Marvel's weird tonal dissonance problems and the wonders of Taika Watiti.

Posted on November 24, 2017 and filed under Marvel.

EP37: Watchmen (w/ Katie Hughes)


In one hour's time, you have finished this episode of Super Cinema. In an hour and ten minutes, you are making sure to subscribe and tell your friends. Before the day is over, you will have survived nuclear war. The picture is falling to the ground now. None of this can be said to have even existed.

Coming out of their Rose City Comic Con stupor, Nikki Boylan (still dressed as Wonder Woman), Ben Hamlin (without his cyclops glasses) and Katie Hughes (dressed as a store brand Pussycat), talk about Zack Snyder's Watchmen. Is the film adaption too faithful to the original? Is it too indulgent in its own violence? Yes. But hear us talk at length about the factors that hold Watchmen back.

Posted on September 28, 2017 and filed under DC Comics.

EP36: Spider-Man Homecoming


SPEAKING OF HOMECOMING, Nikki is back from camp for more Super Cinemas! Now that she's back in the co-host seat, Nikki Boylan and Ben Hamlin sit down to talk about her favorite webhead, The Spider-Man. We dig into writing millennials, enhancing well worn teenage tropes with superheroism and the great responsibility that comes with great power. We also talk Infinity Gauntlet comics, Thor: Ragnarok and fourteen minutes of Sinister Six talk waiting for you on our Patreon.

Now that Nikki's back, you can expect her show, Reading Into It to return to our YouTube Channel.
Ben Hamlin and Nikki Boylan were both at Rose City Comic Con and will be doing a live special on YouTube tomorrow the day of this episode.

Posted on September 14, 2017 and filed under Marvel.

EP35: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Super Cinema is back from its summer hiatus! This time, frequent guest Kevin Veldman talks with Ben Hamlin about the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie. Weirdly, Ben's never seen the grandfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk Hulk character depth, Justice League trailers and Infinity Guantlet in this intellectual episode about character and smashing.

Posted on August 24, 2017 and filed under Marvel.