The Movie Breakdown Episode 98: 'Terminator Genysis' and 'Magic Mike XXL' Reviews Reveal if They Can Keep Their Franchises Alive

This week Scott and I review the two major releases in Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL. Then we head to the vault to review and discuss the original Magic Mike and Barbarella. We also talk some movie news including Ava Duvernay turning down Black Panther and what that means about the big studio system and as well, we bid farewell to Maria (played by Sonia Manzano) who is leaving Sesame Street.

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The Movie Breakdown Podcast Outline:

0:00 - 4:30 Intro (Sepp Blatter talk and Scott reveals second international hero)
4:31 - 10:38 Political correctness altering pop culture artifacts
10:39 - 21:12 TV Remakes, Commercial cut-aways, Reality TV exploitation, dangers of child stars
21:13 -38:39 Terminator Genisys review
38:40 - 48:14 Magic Mike (2012) review
48:15 - 55:56 Magic Mike XXL review
55:57 - 1:02:42 Barbarella review
1:02:43 - 1:07:31 Box Office Game Update
1:07:32 - 1:12:57 The implications of Ava Duvernay turning down Black Panther
1:12:58 - 1:19:20 The loss of imagination by movies no longer leaving things unseen
1:19:21 - 1:25:54 Good-bye to Maria from Sesame Street (discussing childhood crushes)
1:25:55 - 1:30:47 Quick The Martian book review
1:30:48 - 1:34:26 Review rundown
1:34:27 - Closing and analyzing if Montreal Screwjob was a work

Star Ratings:

Terminator Genisys *** (CS) & **½ (SM)
Magic Mike ***½ (CS & SM)
Magic Mike XXL *½ (CS & SM)
Barbarella *** (CS & SM)