• Summary

  • Brothers Glenn and Scott Butler (and sometimes guests!) approach media from the perspective of actually trying to enjoy the things we love. Primary areas of interest include movie scores, science fiction, science fiction movie scores, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Formerly known as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, now an independent podcast. NOTE: The "explicit" tag is because we tend to use bad words. Well, mostly Scott.
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  • 58: The Confused Messaging of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    Jun 8 2021

    Is Karli Morgenthau a young idealist forced into a desperate situation by the heartless decisions of detached multinational elites? Or is she the chief architect of an escalating campaign of terror who disturbs even her staunchest allies with her thirst for mass murder? Is John Walker an unhinged menace with an inferiority complex the size of Steve Rogers's pecs, whose violent outbursts lead to the escape of his enemy, the death of his best friend, and literal blood on his hands? Or is he an exemplary soldier who only wants to do the right thing and one little mistake really shouldn't be held against him? Has Isaiah Bradley been so badly mistreated and abused by his country that there's no longer any hope of meaningful restitution? Or will a museum exhibit make things better?

    The Disney Marvel MCU miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to answer all of these questions with an inconclusive whynotboth.gif, leaving Glenn & Scott a bit confused as they try to figure out exactly what the show is trying to say and what its characters actually believe. Along the way they also discuss the various Captains America, the role of Lemar Hoskins, Bucky’s online dating profile, the use of villainy in depicting villains, and how all of this is really Iron Man’s fault. Scott passionately defends the virtue of knowing things, while Glenn is horrified at potential injustices that may or may not be happening under the incredibly ill-defined and inconsistent government and legal systems. Also, follow along at home by counting how many things get stuck in Glenn’s craw! (Where exactly is one’s craw? Is getting things stuck there NSFW?)

    You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9. In our latest Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in her series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

    Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on Youtube if you just want to watch us play games badly.

    The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Buy the score to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier by Henry Jackman reviewed in this episode:

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    1 hr and 29 mins
  • 57: The Horrors of WandaVision

    May 15 2021

    Now that they’re not on a podcast feed full of people with actual knowledge of comic books, Glenn & Scott branch out to examine the Disney Marvel MCU miniseries WandaVison. They examine issues like grief and selfishness, when metatext becomes too textual, and the pressure exerted by audience expectations and the ways creators respond to it. They do their best to determine who exactly the villain of this show is (is anybody on this show NOT the villain?), plus they review the show's score, because there haven’t been enough score reviews on this podcast lately.

    You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9. On this month's Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in this series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

    Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later if you just want to watch us play games badly.

    The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Musical selections from the WandaVision score by Christophe Beck:

    • "Wanda's Theme (End Credits from 'WandaVision')"
    • "Rings"
    • "Wanda and Vision (Love Theme from 'WandaVision')"
    • "Uncharted Waters"
    • "Genesis"

    Buy the WandaVision soundtracks reviewed in this episode:

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    45 mins
  • 56: Sixth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2020

    Apr 19 2021

    It's that time of year again, and Glenn & Scott are here to review the five Oscar-nominated scores: Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard, Mank by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Minari by Emile Mosseri, News of the World by James Newton Howard, and Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste. Listen as Scott decides which of these scores counts as music, marvel as Glenn tries to define jazz, be amazed when Scott actually has positive things to say about Oscar nominees! Plus, find out who they pick to win the award: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, or Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross?

    You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9.

    The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Musical excerpts:

    • "Finding the Gold" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
    • "Otis and Tien Have Dinner" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
    • "There is No Time for Stories" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
    • "Arriving at Red River" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
    • "Dime Mountain" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
    • "Birdslingers" from Minari by Emile Mosseri
    • "All This Time (Happily Ever After)" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    • "Welcome to Victorville" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    • "Born to Play" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste
    • "The Great Beyond" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste

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    1 hr and 7 mins

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