GBU 18 – Logan


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Adding guests to the show didn’t really complicate our production schedule until one of those guests HAD to appear for a review. We needed Jon, needed him to talk about James Mangold’s Logan, the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from the X-Men franchise of movies from Marvel and Fox. This excellent film also stars Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier and Dafne Keen as Laura. It took us two months to make it happen, but here it is.


I really fucked up this time, and I seem to be on a real streak in that regard. For starters, I called Stephen Merchant’s Caliban “Callorann”, the same fake name I kept wrongly using to refer to Scatman Crothers’ Hallorann way back in our GBU 4 review of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Then, I wrongly claimed that Dafne Keen was an American, and this was easy enough to cut out and save face. The Callorann shit had to stay in, and my ego may never walk again.

If it sounds a little loud, I have been experimenting with trying to find the perfect settings for our volume. It’s hard because SOME PEOPLESOME PEOPLE don’t know how to get on-mic and stay there. I also wish we could have fit a bunch of clips of the film into the show like we did with The Wrestler, but unfortunately Fox has got almost all footage of this movie locked down tight, and the quiet, less-than-ideal clip I used in the beginning was just about the only usable one online. I’d like to say we’ll have clips in the next two shows, but we really won’t, as they’re both foreign features.

Speaking of which, get ready for our next episode, which will come out in a timely manner two weeks from today: Elem Klimov’s Come and See, which we forgot to name-drop at the end of this episode.

Be sure to rate and review the show on iTunes and tell a friend if you like what we’re doing. And now, to put one more thing in, here’s the trailer for Logan if you’re somehow not only unaware of its existence, but somehow learning it from this obscure film review podcast’s even more obscure website:

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