T2 Trainspotting picks up 20 years after the events in the original film, 1996’s episodic blast through Scotland’s drug-infused underground that culminated in Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) absconding with the proceeds of a medium-sized drug deal. Flush with cash, Mark jetted off to Amsterdam and wound up with a white-collar office gig, leaving mates Simon (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) high and dry.
In the latest Substandard (Subscribe! Leave a review! If we get to 100 reviews on iTunes by next week, Bill Kristol will record an especially condemnatory opening message!) we unveil the long-awaited Beauty and the Beast podcast! More importantly, we spend 25 minutes yammering about board games. Let’s be honest, you love the yammering. The yammering is the best part. Listen below!
On the latest edition of The Substandard (subscribe and/or leave a review!), JVL, Vic, and I discussed Kong: Skull Island and other sundry monster movies. Give it a listen!
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In the latest edition of The Substandard, JVL, Vic, and I discussed Logan and the other X-Men movies as well as improvements in the theatergoing experience. (Listen below, subscribe here, leave a review!) One thing I didn’t spend too much time on in the Logan podcast, but will here, is my annoyance with the way that comic books and the movies have treated mutants as a metaphor for the various civil rights struggles of our day.