It’s Friday and you’re looking forward to the weekend. You have nothing planned, so you’re looking forward to just relaxing at home, maybe doing a little yardwork, but nothing serious when your phone pings. Your heart sinks as you read over the notification. It’s the government backed cultural department. You’ve been selected for this weekend’s mandatory viewing of the new Marvel movie to help stimulate the economy and prop up the failing movie industry. The requisite $25 ticket price has already been deducted from your account. You consider skipping out anyway. They already have their money, right? But you don’t want to have to deal with appearing in court to contest the noncompliance citation you’d incur. So you go to the movie. How bad could it be, right? Just a couple hours of mind-numbing entertainment starring people with all the free time in the world. You sit in the dark movie theatre, a bowl of government issued pop corn in front of you ($15 deducted automatically from your account) and watch as the title drops. Avengers: The Longest War: Part One flashes on screen along with the FCC mandated run time listed very tiny in the bottom right corner. Your heart sinks further as you read 1 Day, 23 hours, 30 minutes. Chris Pratt appears on the screen and laughs. You know it was probably in the script for him to laugh, but it feels as though he is laughing at you, you poor, poor fool.
We continue our trend of covering huge movie franchises this week by diving straight into a couple of Fast and Furious related updates that are sure to not grate on you. You all love hearing about Vin Diesel every week, right? Right. We also promise and eventually deliver some Star War news that is sure to excite or perplex or whatever. I think we did a pretty okay job of it, too. It’s all right here, right now, on Zero Credit(s).
After being mad and screaming all last week, it’s time to dial things back a bit and just vibe. Little influence from current news, little influence from our lives, mix it up and just vibe and see where we end up. Has the cultural landscape evolved beyond the scope that allowed Game of Thrones to be the tour de force that it was? Let’s discuss how our lives have been changed and shaped by technology so that we’re just little islands for wave after wave of content to crash into. This is Zero Credit(s).
Lots of things to be mad about, and only 1 hour, 12 minutes to be mad this week. Henry and John are charged up with rage this week at the very, very dumb things that are happening. A leak of a supreme court decision draft, the content of the leak, and of course, Fast and Furious news are all just rubbing us the wrong way. Hope you like hearing people be mad.
After a long journey to the very corners of Texas, Henry managed to get his hands on one of the fabled Space Cokes. Does it live up to the hype and warrant a two part segment over two episodes, or will its mediocrity drown us all into a wash of less than stellar content? Only time will tell in this particular episode, fams. We also have the latest Fast and Furious and Venomverse news as there are only two media properties we discuss any more. We’ll find better content soon, we promise, right here on Zero Credit(s).
Welp, the Fast X news starts coming and it don’t stop coming. This week we’ve got two more big updates for the Fast and Furious franchise. We promise we’ll talk about something else soon, but in the meantime, there’s just so much going on surrounding the penultimate film of this time honored, historic film franchise. Not mentioned in this episode because it was announced literally the next day: The 10th movie is called Fast X. We didn’t know that when we filmed, so be prepared to hear us say Fast10 way too much. Apologies in advanced. We’ve got all your FFCU news, right here on Zero Credit(s).
Seldom does it happen that John and Henry both see a movie in the same timeframe without planning to do a Supplemental Reading. This is one of those times. Independently, John and Henry saw Everything, Everywhere, All at Once by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert and both of them came to the same conclusion: this movie warrants a SupRed. Please do yourself a favor if you haven’t seen this movie yet and go see it. Words will not do it justice, and neither will this episode. That being said, here is Zero Credit(s)’ best effort to try to discuss this phenomenal film starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Biff Wiff, and James Hong, among others.
Everything’s back to normal this week on Zero Credit(s), so let’s catch up a little on some of the news we missed. The Fast and Furious franchise has a couple of big announcements for their upcoming last film in the series ever and another film series covered on this show has a monstrous announcement as well. I will now spend the rest of my time listing alternative titles for this episode: Mr. Momoa’s Wonder Momoaporium, AQM (A Qua Man), Chris Pratt is Reviving the Holy Magisterium, It’s Me, Spider Mank, At Least a Couple Wise Men, There Will Be an Ass.
It’s been a while since the last one of these, but it’s just Henry this week on Zero Credit(s) presents a Less Than Zero and boy does he have a lot to talk about. The Oscars happened and for once, it wasn’t totally irrelevant due to unpredictable actions from the rich and famous with little to no consequences. Amazing. Also mentioned but never really discussed: Elden Ring. Is this a good episode? Will people listen to just Henry talk endlessly into the abyss, waiting for a response that will never come? I don’t know, and frankly, it fills me with anxiety. It’s all here, this week on a Less Than Zero.
Adding its cowl to the ring to join a longstanding tradition of films about the caped crusader, The Batman (2022) directed by Matt Reeves is certainly a movie. We can say that for sure. Now is it a movie worth watching? Yes, yes it is. We can also say that for sure. A fresh take on the oft-time filmed hero, The Batman mixes the high stakes of a superhero movie with the by-the-books methodology of a police procedural to deliver a wholly fresh take on the dark knight, well, fresh for a movie that is. I say that because while there have been many films about Batman and the various takes on the character from the overly campy to the overly grimdark, somehow we’ve never focused on the detective aspect of the Detective Comics character until now. These thoughts and more, all right here, on the Zero Credit(s) Supplemental Reading of The Batman.