UPI 015: Dr. Strange

You’re in good hands (figuratively) with Dr. Steven Strange. Join the UnpauseIt crew as we review this origin story of a new magician for the Avengers (because we can never really be sure about Loki). Break out your slingring and check the time so we can get started!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Dr. Strange;
  • Why our 9-year old may want to sue Marvel;
  • TheDadAbides’ theory about Thanos, Infinity Stones, and the future of the MCU;
  • Why Yoda got told to shut up;
  • What book Stan Lee is reading during his cameo in the film;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 9.125 out of 10 Sanctums (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.75 out of 10 Sanctums (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 014: Captain America: Civil War

Are you “Team Cap” or “Team Stark?” The tensions have been building since Steve and Tony first faced off in Avengers, and now the Sokovia Accords and the return of childhood friends and tragedies has pushed the team to the breaking point. Even Nick Fury can’t band-aid these heroes back together, so let’s see what happens…

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Captain America: Civil War;
  • The parents of UnpauseIt wonder if they can come up with 11 words in sequence to make the kids do their chores;
  • Why it’s never a good idea to tell Cap to “stay down;”
  • Which of our crew is on “Team Cap” or “Team Stark;”
  • Who we each choose as the superhero with the best chance at hurting Thanos;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.45 out of 10 Frickin’ Missiles (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.5 out of 10 Frickin’ Missiles (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 013: Ant-Man

Baskin Robbins always finds out. Whether you listen to this while enjoying a double scoop of your favorite flavor or munching a Tic-Tac, UnpauseIt’s review of Ant-Man gets into the ins, outs, ups, and downs of the superhero who proves that “size matters not.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Ant-Man;
  • How Michael Peña paid homage to Drunk History;
  • How the more adult jokes in this movie differ from the adult jokes in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The flavor of the jelly used in the bathroom shrink-ray scene;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  8.5 out of 10 Teaspoons of Raspberry Jam (by the kids – average score),
  •  8 out of 10 Teaspoons of Raspberry Jam (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 012: Avengers – Age of Ultron

Stop, Dave… I mean, Tony. Stark knocks on the door marked “Artifical Intelligence” and instantly regrets it. Avengers: Age of Ultron pits high tech against high power in a race to save humankind.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Avengers: Age of Ultron;
  • Each person predicts who they think will die in Avengers: Infinity War;
  • An obscure movie quote challenge;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  4.3 out of 10 Cuttlefish (by the kids – average score),
  •  8.125 out of 10 Cuttlefish (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 011: Guardians of the Galaxy

Behold! One of the funniest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also one of the highest rated by the UnpauseIt crew. Guardians of the Galaxy is a crowdpleaser, no two ways about it. It makes you laugh, cry, and even dance, and we dive into all the reasons why it’s a must-see.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Guardians of the Galaxy;
  • Which one of the Guardians is the “fightiest;”
  • Some scenes which were funnier because they weren’t scripted;
  • Why it’s OK to let the kiddos leave the room for the opening scene;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  9 out of 10 Little Ugly Rat Things (by the kids – average score),
  •  9 out of 10 Little Ugly Rat Things (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 010 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The elevator scene, right? If you don’t know what that means, get yourself to the Winter Soldier Blu-ray NOW. If you do, listen up and listen on! This movie altered the course of the Avengers and offers up some of the greatest scenes we’ve seen yet.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier;
  • How Nick Fury might have used a Star Wars souvenir for one of his scenes;
  • Why Cap seems to have a fixation with elevators in later movies;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  8.25 out of 10 Red Stars (by the kids – average score),
  •  9.75 out of 10 Red Stars (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 009: Iron Man 3

The third installment of the Iron Man story is up for review, and we unpack everything from the fruity villain to the inner workings of the Stark mind and soul. We’re going to Extremis in this one, folks!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Iron Man 3;
  • Speculations about if Pepper Potts leaves this movie with her own superpowers;
  • All the ways this film points to future events in Age of Ultron;
  • Why we disagree with Collider.com about this movie’s place in the MCU;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 8.495 out of 10 Tuna Sandwiches & Fingers (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.375 out of 10 Tuna Sandwiches & Fingers (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 019: Black Panther

Black Panther review by UnpauseIt Podcast

Spoilers ahead! This is the first reaction/review podcast we’ve done for a newly-released film, so this rundown will absolutely include major (and minor) reveals about the movie, Black Panther. If you’ve seen the movie too, or if you don’t care about spoilers, get out your claws and carry on!

Why is this episode skipping numbers in the series? Because the numbers indicate order of release, so while we’re just about to the 10th Avengers movie review, this release is 19th in order of all of the Avengers movies. Don’t worry… eventually it’ll all line up beautifully!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Black Panther;
  • How the kids sometimes keep their true feelings about a movie secret from @_thedadabides;
  • Why movie theaters matter when it comes to seeing epic action on the screen;
  • How high Killmonger ranks on our Top Villains list;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 9.1 out of 10 Stabbings of T’Challa (by the kids – average score),
  • 7.75 out of 10 Stabbings of T’Challa (by the adults – average score).

How did YOU like Black Panther? Comment below or share this post to your social feeds with your own rating!

UPI 008 – Thor: The Dark World

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Does sequelitis strike like lightning? Learn what the UnpauseIt family thinks as we review Thor: The Dark World, the second movie in the Thor storyline. We’re now post-Avengers and getting ever deeper into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the countdown to Infinity War!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Thor: The Dark World;
  • How Captain America just about out-Loki’d Loki;
  • Debate about if the Hulk could take down The Cursed;
  • Why we want Marvel to create more One Shots;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.15 out of 10 Death Threats to Loki (by the kids – average score),
  • 7.5 out of 10 Death Threats to Loki (by the adults – average score).

Pssst: We recorded a brief prediction pod about the premiere of Black Panther! Join our Facebook Group to listen in and prepare yourself for seeing it… yourself. 

UPI 007.5: Infinity Stones

Infinity Stones by UnpauseIt podcast

OK, full disclosure: at one point during our Avengers discussion, we went completely off the rails and talked at length about the Infinity Stones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Since the chat involves spoilers of future MCU movies, we decided to put it into its own mini-pod. (It also buys us more time since travel plans interrupted our regularly scheduled recording session for our next episode, UPI 008 Iron Man 3.)

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which Infinity Stone is which;
  • Where they appear so far;
  • Why you can always see your own nose;

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AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

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