Category Archives: Supplemental Reading

Episodes dedicated to the entirety of a work, like a whole television show, movie, or book. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Supplemental Reading: Spider-Man No Way Home



You’ve asked for it and it’s finally, finally here: the Zero Credit(s) Supplemental Reading of the Spideredman who refuses to go home. What insights and tricks of the trade did the ZC Boys pick up on upon this rewatch of the final movie in the Spider-Man Home trilogy? You’ll just have to find out by listening, fams. All of our opinions and a couple of facts (and more) are right here, on Zero Credit(s).


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Supplemental Reading: 200 mph



In 2011, a small company had a vision – to trick the elderly and confused into finding their movie in the bargin bin at the checkout of the local gas station and think it is one of the best action movies of all time (Fast Five). That company is The Asylum and the movie they made is 200 mph, a thrilling movie with “fast and the furious like” action that we had the unfortunate pleasure to uncover, and boy is it unfortunate. From terrible CGI to baffling plot and setting choices, this movie is a lot to take in, so let us take it in for you. Spoilers abound so do yourself a favor and watch this movie before listening to us tear it apart (out of love…for the genre).


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Supplemental Reading: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (2022)



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.


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Supplemental Reading: The Batman (2022)



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.


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Supplemental Reading: F9 the Fast Saga



In 2020, a man had a vision. Car go space? Justin Lin was assigned the task and boy, does he ever technically deliver. But is the 9th installment of this time-honored franchise a good entry into the official canon of American muscle cars? Only time will tell, folks. Only time will tell. Until then, here’s our hastily rendered opinions based on vague memories and feelings of sitting in a theatre without the ability to take notes!


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Supplemental Reading: Godzilla vs Kong (2021)



In 2020, a studio had an id–okay you get it at this point. Legendary pictures, Warner Bros., and Toho Studios made a deal for a series of movies starring Toho Studio’s roster of Godzilla monsters and agreed for these monsters to rub against America’s King Kong for extra measure in a reboot of the legendary large monster movies of the past. This is the last of the movies to be made under this agreement and boy, what a last movie it is. We’re not pulling our punches with this one. If you think we nitpick the bad stuff of movies we like, man, just wait, because I’ll tell you upfront that we did not like this movie. So what went wrong? Let’s explore that in full, spoilerific detail. Right here, on a Supplemental Reading brought to you by Zero Credit(s).


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Supplemental Reading: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)



In 2019, a studio had a vision. What if someone were to continue making Godzilla movies set in the Legendary Pictures Monster Cinematic Universe? One person rose to the challenge and teamed up with two other people to write the script. They then teamed up with an multiple production studios, vfx studios, a couple of movie studios, multiple executive producers, and probably a shaman to make Godzilla King of the Monsters. Does the third installment of the Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse stand up to the test of time, or does it fail to connect on so many levels? There’s only one way to find out who the king is this round, and that’s by listening to this Supplemental Reading brought to you by Zero Credit(s).

Music:
Big Drumming Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Kong: Skull Island (2017)



In 2017, a studio had a vision of continuing a franchise they had started in 2014 with CGI monsters the size of buildings doing monster stuff while some people ran around and yelled about there being monsters. But with Godzilla set in the current day, how could they reveal that monsters exist for a second time? The answer: set it in the past and make it a secret that monsters exist while doing the whole monsters exist plot again. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, John C Reilly, Toby Kebbell, Marc Evan Jackson, and more are all here to be separated in the first few minutes of arriving on Skull Island so that we have different parties with different goals to follow and the tensions are high. Is this very much influenced by Vietnam War movies flick a treat for the senses, or is it whatever the opposite of that would be? It’s time we ended something, once and for all – the movie isn’t too quotable so this paraphrase will have to do – right now, on Zero Credit(s).

Music Credit:

Big Drumming Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Godzilla (2014)



In 2014, a studio had an idea. What if we acquired the film rights to Godzilla from Toho Studios to make some American-ized Godzilla films for the modern day? Everyone was aghast. Nothing like this had ever been attempted since the Mathew Broderick 1999 version that tanked so hard, Toho Studios dusted off their cameras to film Godzilla 2000 in response. But for some reason, Toho Studios agreed to a three film deal (or until 2020, whichever happened first) with WB and thus here we are. Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and a male version of Anya Taylor-Joy (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) come together to bring the Big Green Mother of Three to the screen along with Ken Watanabe and the lady from The Shape of Water. Directed by Visual Effects Artist Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), this 2014 film hits all of the notes of a classic Godzilla movie, but where does it rank on the just introduced WB Monsterverse Power Rankings? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by listening to this, the inaugural kickoff of the Summer of Godzilla (in Spring).


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Supplemental Reading: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Part Two)



In 2020, a studio made a decision to rectify a mistake they had made in 2017 to return to Justice League and allow director Zack Snyder to finally present his vision for the film. With HBO Max apparently the perfect avenue for this venture, the studio gave Snyder a $70 million budget to recut the film into the original version. What resulted is a four hour long epic of an experience that fully realizes the characters and set pieces introduced in the film with all the Snyder style we’ve come to expect. This Supplemental Reading covers the final three chapters and epilogue of the film in about just an agonizingly detailed pace as the film itself. Also included is the final conclusion and judgement render unto the fil by Henry and John. Will the Snyder Cut be a good? Or will it fall into the realms of being a bad? Only one way to find out, folks, and that’s to listen.