This week the guys learn that the weed of crime bears bitter fruit... and the bitterest fruit of all is that this is the only version of The Shadow we've got in recent years. Which is a crime.
How many times can villain tell the hero they are two sides of the same coin in a single movie? Are there readily available chemical tests to identify mythical metals? Did we just think this movie was bad in the early '90s because we just expected more from our movies back then?
Dip in to the evil within your own black heart, and tell us what you think of 1994's The Shadow over on the No Time for Heroics facebook page! Or what you think about us on iTunes. Or what Ian McKellen thinks about accidentally inventing the atomic bomb (he thinks it's "impressive work". Jeesh.)
Better than your imagination! More than a dream come true! Without the slightest bit of hesitation, it's our tenth episode, featuring a return to our childhoods (well, probably more like a regression) to watch the 1988 television show My Secret Identity, starring Jerry O'Connell.
Is making fresh water out of air and bacon really helping solve problems with drought? Do Canadian gangs really resolve all conflict with grudging mutual understanding? Are ALL guys named Andrew this smart, noble, handsome, talented, and brave?
If you need us, we're trying to recreate this awesome kid's bedroom by scattering Godzilla toys and Marvel comics everywhere. If we ever come out again, you can reach us on the facebook page.
The guys muster more enthusiasm than the main character in this week's movie ever did and dive kicking and screaming into 2004's Hellboy!
How is it possible to be so blasé about an awesome squiddy demon fight? When is a ton of blade spinning too much blade spinning? Is it necessary to tell us you're in an abandoned subway area after you walk into what is clearly an abandoned subway area following a title card that says "abandoned subway area"?
2004's Hellboy, huh? Eh. Alright I guess. This is gonna hurt in the morning. Boom. There I did it. Whatever.
PS: If you love Hellboy, go tell us how wrong we were on our Facebook page!
NOTE: The audio gets a bit chawed up for about two minutes into this episode for reasons unknown. It gets better though, trust us.
This week our heroes are inspired to hotbox a van and paint pictures of cats by the Living Legend of World War II in 1979's Captain America II: Death Too Soon.
Are you still a hero if you're the one putting the little old lady in danger? Why are those guys just stacking bags of flour in the middle of a shootout? And I know this was the 70s, but can you still get sweet Jonathan Livingston Seagull vans?
Hail Hydra? No, not even a hearty one. Look, to be honest this movie almost broke us, okay? I'm going to go get a cold bath and sleep it off for 70 years or so. Catch you on the reboot.
We AM Iron Man (2008) as the No Time for Heroics podcast takes a trip back to the beginning of the Marvel age of movies to see what all the fuss was about.
Is the first half of this movie just "ISIS: Behind the Music"? Did the screenwriter(s) have a bone to pick with America, or just with Marvel Comics? And can we please just have a movie of Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out and bantering for three hours?
Andrew and Anthony were able to RECORD this podcast IN A CAVE! With a box of SCRAPS of pizza. And nothing else. It was mostly crusts; we were really hungry. Embarrassing things were said. We're both pretty sorry.
This week the guys fail to do adequate Dolph Lundgren impressions while watching his low-budget 1989 Marvel Comics adaptation The Punisher!
If it makes you cool when a house explodes behind you while you walk away, does the house exploding twice make you doublecool? What if you're inside the exploding house. Is that cool or just unsafe? Also, how sweet was it when that annoying kid got decked? (Pretty sweet.)
Come on God answer us! Why did you send this movie when so many others go unwatched? Is it so we could watch it thinking it was junk but then be totally surprised by how awesome it was when Punisher shot that one guy? Cause if so, thanks man, we owe you a solid.
Gentlemen! Let's broaden our minds!
Pack your grappling hooks in with all your other wonderful toys, because on this episode our dynamic duo dives headfirst into a boiling vat of Tim Burton's Batman!
Did Batman kill more people than the Joker over the course of this movie? Is Vicki Vale only investigating Bruce Wayne because he's constantly assaulting her?
Is this sleek, jet-powered Batmobile so perfect as to replace the Condorman car chase in our hearts? And what the heck does "never rub another man's rhubarb" mean anyway?
Find out the answers to most of those (Rhubarb... still no idea.) and more as the guys talk entirely too much about Batman. Relax, enjoy, just whatever you do, don't try to slightly turn your head to the side.
PLUS! We're not going to kill you. We want you to tell all your friends about us. What are we? On facebook!
This week the guys exhibit powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men by stepping back to watch the movie that introduced George Reeves' iconic take on the original superhero, 1951's Superman and the Mole Men!
Shouldn't there be more Superman in this Superman movie? Why is this little girl playing with a bowling ball in bed? Will actors, writers, and artists ever get out from under the shadow of the genre-defining, archetypal George Reeves Superman?
Find out as we dig down deeper than man was meant to delve and break through the crust into the hollow centre of Superman and the Mole Men!
Hey spider-fans! This week the guys somehow compare Sam Raimi's 2004 blockbuster Spider-Man 2 to forgotten Martin Short vehicle Pure Luck and legendary civil rights activist Malcolm X.
Do talking robot arms necessarily have to be good at nuclear physics? Can you make a co-star act by just acting really hard right at them? Will Andrew ever be able to watch Evil Dead 2 again?
Find out as our heroes revisit this movie over ten years after its release, all while trying to maintain some semblance of a normal life!
In this week's episode, our heroes bring the dip, if you'll bring the Dostoyevsky, and rediscover 1981's Condorman, starring Michael Crawford.
How much money is in the CIA's defection budget? Are we approaching the singularity when all superheroes become James Bond? And has there ever been a better car chase scene than the one in this movie?
No. There hasn't. But find out the rest of that stuff and more as the guys order the triple Istanbul Express and take on Condorman!
Can a movie have a scene with a gangster and a pirate and still be boring? Could you ever have too many Indianas Jones? Is there an ethnic group that wouldn't make Billy Zane their enpurpled god-king on sight?
Explore the deepest darkest jungles of these questions and more as our heroes,only the latest in a long line of Andrews and Anthonys, take on The Phantom!