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136. Heroes

April 18th, 2016

After a technical difficulties-induced break of two weeks, Matt and Ed are back in full force with a rundown of the big stories coming out of CinemaCon, the furore over AMC's (swiftly abandoned) plan to allow texting in screenings, and favourite examples of creative TV edits. The main topic this week is Heroes in cinema, and encompasses a discussion of superheroes as Greek Gods, the differences between "classic" Hollywood heroes and the antiheroes of noir and the 1970s, and what traits make for a compelling hero.
00:00:00 - 00:26:31 - Intro & News
00:26:32 - 00:49:44 - Discussion of Heroes in film
00:49:45 - 00:54:29 - SRS Recommends & Outro

The Pajiba article Ed mentions in the news segment can be found here, and the New Yorker article Matt discusses towards the end of the show can be found here.