Frotcast 256: Comic-Con-troversy, ‘Ant-Man,’ And ‘Suicide Squad,’ With Burnsy And Laremy

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Brendan, Bret, and Matt Lieb are out this week (illnesses and extenuating circumstances, couldn’t be helped), but in their place I tapped world famous FilmDrunk contributor Laremy Legel (of the Florida Legels) and Uproxx editor Ashley Burns (of the Florida Burnses).

The theme of this weeks’ so is SO MUCH #CONTENT. Turns out, when Matt isn’t around to discuss his sex life, you go pretty deep into the actual Issues of the Day. (Note: I’m not saying this is a good thing). FYI, the Ant-Man (my review) spoilers are very light, but if you want to avoid them completely, skip from the 27-minutes mark to 34 and you’ll miss everything.


4:44 – This week’s fanboy cry sesh: Comic-Con exclusives! Are they exclusive enough anymore?

5:25 – Hey, what ever happened to Nikki Finke?

7:36 – Back to Comic-Con leaks in earnest.

19:46 – Suicide Squad trailer

23:00 – C-Tates helping Stan Lee offstage at Comic-Con, and the future of Stan Lee cameos. Like if Stan Lee dies, will Andy Serkis help digitally recreate a Stan Lee cameo?

26:43 – First mention of Ant-Man

27:26 – Ant-Man end-credits scene spoiler!

28:08 – Another Ant-Man end-credits scene spoiler. (sort of. ends about about 28:40)

33:09 – 33:45 – Very vague Ant-Man spoilers.

34:50 – 35:30 – More slight, vague Ant-Man spoilers.

37:33 – Burnsy has a story about meeting a guy from O-Town

38:57Trainwreck and Judd Apatow. Does he add Melissa-McCarthy-sh*tting-in-the-street scenes into lady-centric movies to sell them to dudes [and Melissa McCarthy sh*tting in the street is to Bridesmaids what Lebron James is to Trainwreck], or is he just an easy scapegoat for the jokes that don’t seem to fit?

45:35 – Peter Berg and Caitlyn Jenner.

50:05 – We try to parse my new favorite RottenTomatoes pull quote:

“I’m not sure who’s most responsible for Trainwreck’s ultimate timidity, for the mordant ribaldry evinced in the first half hour or so inexorably oozing into couple-y goo.” [I actually agreed with the full review, strangely].

1:09:35 – Question from the emails: What is the most 90s movie?

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