Episode 53: James Gandolfini, In Memorium

We’re back for another episode of Podcast Gold, and this time we’re talking Man of Steel and Man of Steal! Get it? Because Tony Soprano stole things!

I think. Actually, I’ve never seen an episode of The Sopranos, so I may be way off. I always assumed that it was a cross between Goodfellas and one of those PBS “3 Tenors” specials. Only, you know, higher pitched.

In truth, we only found out about the untimely death of James Gandolfini moments before we recorded, so prepare yourself for a hastily constructed and poorly thought out memorial for him. So, basically like the rest of everything we’ve ever done on this show.

After that, though, we get to work deconstructing Man of Steel, and have what I modestly believe to be the single best film discussion in the history of the medium. Sorry, Siskel and Ebert. You had a nice run, but the new king is in town.

Wait, what? They are? Really? Man, now I feel like a heel.

We spend some time after the Man of Steel review talking about expensive movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, where for reasons unknown they used nothing but real Spanish doubloons throughout the movie.

Nate spends a little time talking about Now You See Me, a movie I didn’t see but assume is just 90 minutes of someone playing peek-a-boo with a toddler.

After we come back from the break we discuss our favorite movie of the summer, Mud. I think I’m going to start a Neckbone fan club.

We wrap up our memorium episode with one of the single most soul-suckingly depressing segments we’ve ever done. Just listen, you’ll be sad glad you did.

Look! On the Internet! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a couple guys talking about movies!

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