Episode #146: “Cadillac of the Skies” | Empire of the Sun (1987)

When a young Bruce Wayne gets separated from his parents, he must learn to do whatever it takes in order to survive in a Japanese internment camp, whether it’s stealing supplies for his friend Basie, protecting the weaker residents of the camp, or being left completely in awe of anything with wings and a propeller. Empire of the Sun was directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Christian Bale and John Malkovich, with music by John Williams.

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Episode #145: “They Love Everybody But You” | Hamburger Hill (1987)

Most Vietnam War movies deal with the psychological torment of war and how soldiers left as idealistic young men, but came back scarred physically and mentally… and having to face a nation that was not proud of their sacrifices. Hamburger Hill tells a different story: one of a band of brothers trying to do the impossible in the midst of war, racism, and the knowledge that they may now be outcasts even in their own country.

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Episode #136: “Stop A War With Love” | Wonder Woman (2017)

She’s come to the world of men and we don’t deserve her. Much to the surprise of movie executives — but not movie fans — Wonder Woman has been the biggest success of the DCEU so far. Does it deserve that accolade? What do we want to see from a sequel? Also, we take a moment to say goodbye to another superhero: Adam West.

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