BANTER BLENDER #96: Inside Comic-Con 2014 and an Early Look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy;’ Guest Host Kyle Buchanan

This week on “The Banter Blender,” Kyle Buchanan (senior editor, “Vulture”) returns to talk movies. First, Kyle takes us inside last week’s annual San Diego Comic-Con to describe what the experience is actually like. Kyle then shares some of the best things he saw, including an extended preview of the new “Avengers” sequel.

Then it’s on to summer movies. First up: “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Kyle has warm words to say about this upcoming Marvel release. Then we tackle “Lucy,” “Snowpiercer,” “Neighbors,” and various other films.

Bone up on your summer cinema and come listen!

BANTER BLENDER #85: Geeking Out Over The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ant-Man, and Vintage NES

This week on “The Banter Blender,” Kyle Buchanan (senior editor, Vulture.com) joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) to talk shop about movies and video games. The two first discuss Kyle’s impressions of the first fifteen minutes of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” before moving on to the fate of movies based on video games. Can there ever be a good one? There’s also plenty of chatter about “Ant-Man,” which is preparing to make the leap to the big screen with Paul Rudd.

Finally, the guys wax nostalgic about some of their favorite vintage Nintendo games including beloved and oft-overlooked “Startropics.”

Come listen!

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