Author Archives: Bubbawheat

Superhero Podcast Review: 5 Minutes of Mystery

I’m back once again with another superhero podcast review. I’m still digging into the various Movies by Minutes community and while I’m not specifically going directly after all of the various ones that cover superhero movies and franchises, I went to this one for a couple reasons. One was that the host’s other project was Groundhog Minute which I binged through in preparation of the first season of It’s Time to Rewind, and the other was that it was focused on a single movie rather than an entire franchise. There are still a few others that I will likely eventually cover here. And if you’re new to this podcast review series I go through the basics of the podcast from a superhero movie perspective and I offer my final rating where I either subscribe, unsubscribe, or listen to selected episodes. And if you do a podcast or know of a podcast that might be good for a review here, be sure to let me know in the comments.

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Black Widow

Black Widow 2021

First off I just have to start out with holy crap it’s good to be back in a movie theater. Granted things are very different than they were when I saw Birds of Prey which I’m pretty sure was the last movie that I saw in theaters. We just survived a pandemic, at least everyone who has decided to get vaccinated has survived a pandemic but I won’t go further down that discussion right now. I’m living in the Atlanta suburbs after spending the previous six years in the Chicago suburbs, and this is the first Marvel movie to come out since Spider-Man: Far From Home back in the summer of 2019. So yeah, things are quite a bit different. But kicking off the theater going with the latest MCU movie felt like falling back into old patterns. It was definitely enjoyable with great action beats and enjoyable humor, but the climax felt rather uninspired and I just wish they could have done something a little bit different than falling right back into the MCU formula that I often like to think doesn’t really exist. And as this is the latest MCU movie, if you haven’t seen it yet from here on out there may be spoilers so be warned.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 Episode 2

Groundhog Day After Day After Day 2

I’ve finished out the week with the third brand new episode of my new podcast doing a deep dive into the 1993 Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. My guest is Robert from To the Escape Hatch discuss Phil’s February 2nd, Groundhog Day number 2 that starts at 18 minutes and 17 seconds with Sonny and Cher’s I Got You Babe and Phil saying to himself that the radio station is playing yesterday’s tape and ends at 25 minutes and 21 seconds with Phil asks when the long distance lines will be repaired and breaks a pencil in half before going to sleep with the clock flipping to 4:05.

Robert can be found at To the Escape Hatch

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Opening and closing theme music by the No Corporation, Groundhog Day remix by Bubbawheat

It’s Time to Rewind Season 1 Episode 1

Groundhog Day After Day After Day #1

I’m back with another episode of my new podcast. For today’s episode we are looking at Phil’s first Groundhog day and my guest is Paul from Blokebusters and the loop we are looking at starts at 7 minutes and 26 seconds with a shot of the Cherry Street Inn and Phil Conners waking up to Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” and ends at 18 minutes and 17 seconds with Phil getting out of a cold shower and Ms. Lancaster saying that “of course there wouldn’t be any hot water today.”

The Old Guard

The Old Guard 2020

This has been on my “to watch next” list for a very long time even though it did completely pass me by when it came out last year. While I did read that this was a popular movie when it was released on Netflix, I never really got a feel for how well people enjoyed it and it never really hit my radar. But when I did finally watch the trailer, I was very interested. I have generally enjoyed everything that Charlize Theron has done even when she’s been in some not great movies. Despite Aeon Flux being awful and Snow White and the Huntsman not being that great, Theron was great in them and Atomic Blonde was one of my favorite comic book movies of the year it came out. There are definitely a few flaws throughout this movie, but overall I quite enjoyed it and I’m glad that a sequel is in the works to start filming early next year. And while this movie is over a year old, it’s still relatively new so here’s your spoiler warning.

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It’s Time to Rewind Season 1

Groundhog Day After Day After Day 0

My latest podcast has launched! New episodes will come out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’ll be sharing each episode in the first week of episodes here, and afterwards I’ll have a weekly wrap-up, so if you think you’ll enjoy the show, and I hope you will, go ahead and subscribe on whatever platform you use. So for today’s episode we have Season 1 Episode 0 of It’s Time to Rewind: Groundhog Day After Day After Day. Host Bubbawheat and guest Todd Liebenow from Forgotten Films, The Forgotten Filmcast, and the Walt Sent Me Podcast discuss February 1st in the 1993 Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. It starts at minute zero with the Columbia logo and ends at 7 minutes and 26 seconds with Rita and Larry discussing how Phil had just called himself “the talent”.

Superhero Podcast Review: Reel Comic Heroes

While I have decided to forego doing random searches for superhero related podcasts to review, when I happen to discover one that I hadn’t reviewed before while listening to various podcasts on my own I thought that it doesn’t hurt to give it a proper review here on my site. I discovered this podcast as I have started going through more Movies by Minutes podcasts and the hosts of this podcast have appeared on the Groundhog Minute podcast. If you’re not familiar with my style of reviews for this series, I give you the basics of the podcast, a brief review, and my own personal rating based on whether or not I decide to: subscribe, unsubscribe, or listen to selected episodes. That said, I’m still happy to accept submissions if you host or listen to a superhero or comic book movie podcast that you think I should review, leave me a comment and I will take a look at it.

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Superman

Superman (India) 1980

This is not the first, nor will it be the last semi-official foreign knock-off Superman movie. The main reason why I call it semi-official is because as far as I know it had a legitimate foreign release in theaters despite it not having official clearance from DC Comics. As opposed to the small handful of full-length fan films that I don’t cover on this site, at least not yet. There was even another Superman knockoff movie from India that came out several years later and is often referred to as Indian Superman while this one is referred to as Telegu Superman, the language used. Other than the similarities in the outfit and his super strength and ability to fly nothing else about the movie or his origin has anything to do with the DC Comics version of Superman. And though it was released in 1980, the fashion is heavily steeped in the 70’s with polyester leisure suits, gold chains, exposed chests, and bellbottoms a-plenty. Not to mention the helmet shaped hair and perfectly trimmed mustaches that all the men sport. That along with the low budget special effects, bizarre story choices, and ridiculous villains, this was a hilariously enjoyable low budget superhero knockoff. And if you’re curious to watch this for yourself, it’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime as well as YouTube.

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Super Heroes The Movie

Super Heroes The Movie 1998

I was in the mood for an ultra low budget cheesy superhero film and there are still quite a few of them available on Amazon Prime. When looking at the trailer for this film apparently it was made in 1998 but the original copy was lost in a fire that destroyed the negatives, and just recently a VHS copy of the film was discovered so the producer made it available on Amazon. It’s probably most notable at this point because Lisa Guerrero plays Wonderful Woman and is now a lead correspondent on Inside Edition. The film overall is a pretty direct parody of Super Friends with all the heroes and villains named just a few letters off of their DC counterparts though for some reason they still call the Wonder Twins the Wonder Twins only changing their individual names to Zana and Jan. The special effects are atrocious, the costumes feel like they were either pulled from a costume shop or cut with felt and scissors. But it was hilariously bad and an absolute treat to watch.

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It’s Time to Rewind – a new podcast

Groundhog Day After Day After Day

While I’m still going through superhero and comic book movies here in written form, I have started to revisit podcasting. My latest project will be coming out next month, but you can listen to a preview episode right now. I will be dissecting the 1993 movie Groundhog Day with each episode covering a single day of Phil Conners’ repetitive trip to Punxsutawney, PA for the Groundhog Festival. Hope you subscribe, listen, and enjoy! Click here or on the cover art to listen to the preview episode right now.