HMPOD.com Podcast 152 — Captain America 1 & 2, The Avengers, Cellular, The Iceman, Sunshine, Snowpiercer

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Howdy-do, listeners. Welcome to another episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those wide-bodied watchers Jerry & Mark. This week the guys are discussing several movies by well-known actor & pretty boy Chris Evans.

Beginning with Captain America: The First Avenger, our hosts naturally progress to the newer Captain America: The Winter Soldier. From there it’s an easy segue to a discussion of 2012′s The Avengers. These huge-budget special-effect spectacles can be good fun. But are they good movies?

The 2004 thriller Cellular is next, starring a very young Evans & the not-quite-so-young Kim Basinger. (Ignore Jerry’s mumbling comments about writer Larry Cohen; he meant Lloyd Kaufman.) That is followed with a discussion about the B vehicle The Iceman, with Evans taking a supporting but still interesting role.

Director Danny Boyle‘s 2007 feature Sunshine sparks a heated argument between our hosts which is only doused when someone dumps a bucket of ice-water on the dopes. This gentle reminder to stay “on track” leads to the final movie in this episode, 2013′s Snowpiercer. This last is an allegorical locomotive journey through a class system that is only becoming closer to reality every day. Please keep your arms & legs inside the train at all times.