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IM126: Avenger Initiative

July 1, 2019

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute talk about Nick Fury’s surprise appearance, Robert Downey Jr.’s initial thoughts on the scene, and Edgar Wright’s suggestion to Jon Favreau that led to a franchise expectation

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IM125: Ratio of Table Ladies

June 28, 2019

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about Robert Downey Jr.’s suits, Scarlet Letters title work, and mystery song cues

IM124: The ‘Name That Least Sounds Like a Name’ Name

June 27, 2019

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the sweatshop mentality of some effects studios, the animating career of Samati Boonchitsitsak, and the mysterious Grantland Gears

IM123: An Ironic Newt

June 26, 2019

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the ever popular Tony’s Food Service, what’s involved in the Greens department, and where animals were in this film

IM122: March of the Propmakers

June 25, 2019

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about Adi Granov yet again, Avi Arad’s assistant, and the importance of the illustrators

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IM041: Almost a Slide Whistle

in which Andy, Pete and guest JJ Jaeger from The Next Reel talk about Favreau’s style of paying off moments of awesomeness with comedy beats, the chances of surviving a fall like Tony does, and the beauty of amazing crane shots (particularly in wind storms)

IM040: Bullets and Flamethrowers and Rockets – Oh My!

in which Andy and guest Liz Whitaker from the Mean Girls Minute talk about setting everything on fire and the logic of Tony’s plan, Tony’s rage possibly driving this scene, and the ability of the Mark I suit to keep Tony from cooking in all the fire

IM039: The First Life You Save or Lose

in which Andy and guest Liz Whitaker from the Mean Girls Minute talk about Yinsen’s tragic end and the great acting in the scene, discuss the hero turn Tony takes in this minute, and bid adieu to the cave set, which we’ve come to know so well

IM038: Maggots

in which Andy and guest Liz Whitaker from the Mean Girls Minute talk about the logic of trying to shoot Iron Man in the head, the need for inner protection in the Mark I suit, and the possible maggots in the wheat upon which Yinsen is laying

IM037: A Scream, Once Started…

in which Andy and guest Liz Whitaker from the Mean Girls Minute talk about the horror movie version of this minute, interesting action camera shots, and the logic of hitting people with the Mark I suit’s gloved hands

IM036: Stealth Mode

in which Andy and guest Liz Whitaker from the Mean Girls Minute talk about Tony playing with dramatic lighting, how stealthy the Mark I suit apparently is, and a fun cameo by guitarist Tom Morello

IM035: Yinsen’s Fake Rock

in which Andy and his guests Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast talk about Favreau’s handling of comedy in action scenes, Yinsen big decision, and the idea of Tony figuring out how to finish getting himself suited up

IM034: The Hungarian

in which Andy and his guests Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast talk about Yinsen’s increased panic opposite Tony’s calm, the art of movie explosions, and Hungarian comedy (or tragedy, depending on your point of view)

IM033: Building a Hero

in which Andy and his guests Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast talk about elements of the movie montage, Russian Rambo movie posters, and a rough deleted scene with Rhodey

IM032: A Candle Kind of Mood

in which Andy and his guests Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast talk about the awesome shots of Tony hammering away at his mask (by candlelight nonetheless!), the quality of CGI smoke vs. real smoke, and Yinsen’s unnecessary monologue

IM031: So Many Tennis Balls

in which Andy and his guests Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast talk about stronger threats from no subtitles, the work of utility stunt players, and the Raiders of the Lost Ark hot poker comparison

IM030: High-Stepping

in which Andy, Pete and our guest Eric Nash from the Watchmen Minute Podcast talk about Raza’s speech (and all of its inaccuracies), the background of actor Faran Tahir, and the sound of an extra footstep