The man, the beard, the legend; PDOcast host Dimitri Filipovic joined me to talk about the early returns on the 2017 NHL playoffs, going through it series by series, but not before I tell an embarrassing story.
For the first time on the non-hockey version of the podcast, Arune Singh and I vehemently disagree on something, and that something is Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
I believe it’s arguably the greatest trilogy in cinema history, and Arune disagrees pretty strongly. It’s another deep dive examining one of the most beloved characters in all of fiction; the goddamn Batman.
On today’s podcast Arune Singh and I are taking a deep dive on the X-Men cinematic universe.
We start from where our perspectives come from, the definitive run of X-Men comics from Chris Claremont, and the early 1990’s X-Men Cartoon with the greatest intro of any cartoon ever. I make reference to a video by KaptainKristian on the importance of colour to the X-Men, which you can watch here:
After establishing our perspectives, we go into detail on why we’re so critical of the original X-Men trilogy, despite it being a trailblazer for the medium, and our problems with the newer trilogy and how it failed to live up to expectations.
After tackling the main X-Men movies, we get into the incredible success that was Deadpool, and dive into the Wolverine trilogy, where our opinions diverge, then converge again by the time we get to Logan. It’s the longest podcast we’ve ever done, so strap in!
On today’s podcast Sportsnet’s Eric Engels joins the show to talk about the Montreal Canadiens post trade deadline and coaching change.
For a good portion of the podcast Eric and I discuss Max Pacioretty’s evolution as a hockey player and a leader, and what that means for the Canadiens going forward.
We also talk about why the Habs’ powerplay still looks awful, why Alexei Emelin keeps getting chances to play, whether Charles Hudon will get the chance he’s earned, and why Eric is wrong about pecan pie.
This week I felt like talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it was time to bring on Steve Dangle and attempt to stay on topic. From Filppula refusing to be traded to the Maple Leafs, to the trials and tribulations of Morgan Rielly, we looked at all the issues currently surrounding Toronto’s least successful professional sports franchise.
We also talked a little Habs and Lightning, if you’re interested in that.
Arune Singh joins me once again, and originally we were going to talk about Fox’s X-Men movies this week, but since Logan came out and I haven’t seen it yet, we felt it wouldn’t be right to do it without being completist.
I did however, see John Wick 2, so that’s the topic for this week’s podcast.
Before we got int that though, we had to touch on the firing of Michel Therrien and hiring of Claude Julien, the trade deadline, and the return of P.K. Subban to the Bell Centre.
After a few minutes of hockey, we get right into the John Wick 2 analysis. Beware: Here lie spoilers.
This week Arune is back with me for another spin off episode, something we might decide to make into our own separate podcast, to talk Star Wars.
Neither of us are huge Star Wars fans, and we discuss the reasoning in the podcast, along with giving Star Wars it’s due credit in being the gateway movie for almost every bit of pulp entertainment we enjoy today.
We pick our most overrated characters, our series MVPs, and our top prospects for who will be the most interesting character in the expanding universe.
And at the end of it, answer our poll:
New podcast coming from @arune and me on Star Wars shortly, but we want you to tell us what you want us to talk about next week.
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) February 21, 2017