Happy Hulkidays and a Hulky New Year! The 2000s brought us not one, but two Hulk movies–and both of them were deemed unsatisfactory. But why? We must use scientific research to find out. And also magic, and our feelings. Mary Ellen and Maddy kick this pairing off with a very giggly analysis of Eric Bana’s attempt at the character in the 2003 film Hulk, directed by Ang Lee. This movie……. is funny. And it’s not supposed to be. Whoops.
After last week’s divisive episode about Birdman, you’ll be relieved to hear that Maddy and Mary Ellen both actually enjoyed the movie this week. Been a while since that happened, huh? Our two co-hosts opine about social media, fame, mental illness, art, and Michael Fassbender’s biceps in their lengthy analysis of Frank. At the top of the show, they also read some listener mail about The Big Lebowski. As always, you can share your thoughts and fan-art with us at firstname.lastname@example.org — and let us know if you want us to, like, get a Twitter or a Tumblr or something.