The Breakdown of Marvel Magic, Plus Remembering John Singleton and Peter Mayhew

This week we look at one of the most successful film franchises of all-time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We analyze why it became such a hit and what elements made it so revolutionary. We also look at the things that other movie studios tried to copy and why they got it wrong. Endgame is on its way to be the highest grossing movie of all-time, so it is the perfect time to look at what has made Marvel Studios so successful.

Then we pay tribute to director John Singleton and actor Peter Mayhew. Both men played a big part in our move going experiences. Singleton broke into the movie industry with the classic Boyz n the Hood and Mayhew was one of the most beloved movie characters ever in Chewbacca. As always, we had a great time recording the show and we hope you love it. If you do, please spread the word on social media so other movie fans can check us out.

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The Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. The Lion King
2. Hobbs and Shaw
3. Detective Pikachu
4. The Secret Life of Pets 2
5. Men in Black International 
6. Annabelle Comes Home
7. Angry Birds 2
8. Shaft
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
10. Long Shot - $9 740 064
Total: $9 740 064


1. Toy Story 4
2. Spider-Man Far from Home
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
4. Aladdin
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
6. Rocketman
7. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Artemis Fowl
10. Ma
Total: $0