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Justin Timberlake: Friends with Benefits (2011)

We survived the month of May and now it’s time to say goodbye to our man JT. Well, until we watch another one of his movies that is. Anyway, we decided the best way to end the month was by watching the romantic comedy Friends With Benefits. No…you’re thinking of No Strings Attached. This is the other rom-com about two friends deciding to keep their sex casual while ultimately falling in love. It’s actually kind of good, until you get to the third act. JT and costar Mila Kunis have chemistry all over the place and it’s hard not being charmed by their relationship as it unfolds. A fun and worthwhile watch.

We also discuss Trolls and Wonder Wheel, two JT films that couldn’t be farther apart on the quality spectrum. Spoiler alert: the animated one is your best bet.


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Corona Cartoons: The Secret of NIMH

This week on Corona Cartoons we’re discussing the Don Bluth film The Secret of NIMH, which marks his departure from Disney and the beginning of quite the interesting pivot in his filmography. If the name doesn’t sound familiar to you, the films might. From here he went on to do An American Tail, Land Before Time, Rock-A-Doodle, as well as the video games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. This movie is also maybe linked to our love of rats in general. A great episode and a fun discussion. We also give an update to the status of Corona Cartoons and the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast.


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Justin Timberlake: In Time (2011)

Our month of May takes a bit of a downturn with the film In Time, which just can’t seem to make up its mind what movie it wants to be. There are a few solid hooks throughout, but they never really pan out and never get much deeper than surface level. It’s quite the frustrating watch, but the cast is strong and our main man JT continues to impress with his charisma and utter watchability, even if he struggles a little as the leading man. Really, we just wished this movie could have picked a path and stuck to it.


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Corona Cartoons: Batman Ninja

Bryan’s life is slowly returning to normal, but still no new episode of Corona Cartoons this week. We bring to you in its place, After the Hype’s episode on the totally insane Batman Ninja! Enjoy! Regular episodes to return next week!


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Justin Timberlake: The Social Network (2010)

Our month of May continues with another winner for good ol’ Justin Timberlake: The Social Network, from writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher. There’s so many things to love about this film, from the standout performances of everyone involved to the masterful score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Obviously, our focus is on JT and his scene-stealing portrayal of Sean Parker, but everything else is just so dang good that we struggle to find much fault in the film.

We also talk about some of JT’s older SNL sketches and performances for this week’s “Where Have They Been Doing” segment.


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Justin Timberlake: Alpha Dog (2006)

IT’S GONNA BE MAAAAYYYY! That’s right. We’re talking about Justin Timberlake in the month of May because we couldn’t help ourselves, and like…why not? To start off, we’re going to talk about the huge bummer known as Alpha Dog. But don’t worry, it’s not a bummer because of quality; it’s just going to completely and thoroughly bum you out. Justin proves in this film that he’s got some serious acting chops and we can’t gush about his performance enough.

We also briefly discuss his voice work in the Trolls movie, which is pretty awesome and elevates a surprisingly not bad children’s animated film. Let’s get our May on!


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Corona Cartoons: Mask of the Phantasm

This week on Corona Cartoons we’re back on the Batman train with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, a film that almost no one saw in the theater. Or maybe you saw it if your parents were cool. Anyway, we brought back Ben Kurstin and Chewie joined us and we had a grand ol’ time, so you probably want to check this out right quick.

**Disclaimer had some audio issues with a crunchy noise that was persistent. Thought the conversation was too good to not release, apologies all around, please still enjoy!!**


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Scarlett Johansson: Iron Man 2 (2010)

To celebrate our last week of ScarJo month we’re discussing perhaps one of the worst of the MCU fare, the film that put Scarlett on our radars and Black Widow in our hearts. That’s right, we’re talking about Iron Man 2. It…doesn’t hold up, but not for lack of trying. You’ve got Robert Downey Jr. in top form, Sam Rockwell killing it as usual, and Scarlett Johansson kicking ass and taking names. You’ve even got Mickey Rourke in there hamming it up as the villain and despite having a bit of a mangled role, he manages to make an entrance.

We also discuss Ghost World and Jojo Rabbit in brief, as well as try to figure out why this month’s selections were all over the map quality-wise. It’s a great episode that wraps up a really fun month.


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Corona Cartoons: Batman The Animated Series

This week on Corona Cartoons: A Venture Bros Podcast, Bryan is joined by Matt Dykes, Adam Slutsky, and Ben Kurstin to discuss one of the best cartoons in recent history – Batman: The Animated Series. They all dive into what made the show so great as well as discuss the episodes “Joker’s Favor,” “Heart of Ice,” “Read My Lips,” and “Feat of Clay: Parts 1 & 2.” If you haven’t seen the show, stop what you’re doing and watch all of it, and then return and listen. If you’ve seen it…listen first and then go rewatch all of it. We don’t make the rules.


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Scarlett Johansson: Under the Skin (2013)

Our strange ScarJo retrospective takes a turn for the better as we discuss the Jonathan Glazer film Under the Skin. It’s quite a bit different from the other movies of hers we’ve seen this month and it’s a far cry from her more action-heavy roles. The thing is, it works and her performance really makes this thing pop. If anything, the experiential nature of the film loses a bit in the watch from home. We get into that as well as discuss some of the themes that stood out in the movie, so you probably want to hit that play button ASAP.


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