Films from the Phantom Zone: Failed & Forgotten Comic Book Movies

Films from the Phantom Zone: Failed & Forgotten Comic Book Movies

A podcast where we deep dive into a failed comic book movie! What's a failed comic book movie, you ask? Well, anything that was cancelled. Tune in and see why we think they're underrated or deserving of its failed status!


March 31, 2023 43 min

I am definitely going to regret this.  But we're marathoning the Fast & Furious series because idk, Berto said so.  So, enjoy some in-between mini bonus episodes where we rant about these movies as fast & furious as possible

The Fast and the Furious (2001) is not available to stream but is available to rent.

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Hey you! You spoke poorly of this film without seeing it didn't you?  Anyway, listen to our review and go see it!

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is in theaters!

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0:00  -  No Spoiler Review
24:11  -  SPOILERS

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March 8, 2023 82 min

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is among us!  Did you know that Shazam used to be called Captain Marvel? Ok that's a fairly well known fact.  However, you know what's not well known at all?  This Shazam TV show from the 70s: a mix of afterschool PSAs and superhero "action".  Let's watch!

On Keep or Cancel , we're keeping it low key with the star of our show, Billy Batson himself, TV's Michael Gr...

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February 23, 2023 79 min

Look out for the little guy! We did and we're talking about it.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is in theaters!

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9:33  -  No Spoiler Review
30:18  -  SPOILERS
1:00:28  -  Easter eggs

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February 8, 2023 126 min

Let's morph one last time as we visit the 2017 reboot, Power Rangers!  The ambitious gritty adaptation maybe bit more off than it could chew, and not enough people were willing to give it a chance.  Let's get into it!   

It's another lightning round on Keep or Cancel , so we're talking about Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Latin pop star, Becky G.


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January 22, 2023 120 min

Shift into Turbo!  We're reliving our childhoods continuing through the Power Rangers movies.  This time, we're watching the season 5 movie pilot, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. 

On Keep or Cancel , we're talking about original rangers, Austin St. Johns and Amy Jo Johnson.

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) is available on YouTube!

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7:36  -  Background

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AYE AYE AYE!  We have made a major exception to include media franchises that launched comics and also recently discovered that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers also launched a comic in 1993.  So, it is with great pleasure that I say, IT'S MORPHIN TIME!

On this Keep or Cancel , we're talking about the late great, Jason David Frank.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) is unfortunately not available...

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Merry Christmas! This year, Arnaldo, Berto, and Sabel are out of things to talk about on Christmas, so join us for a barely structured episode filled with Christmas memories!

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Christmastime is here!  How do they celebrate Christmas in space? The Guardians sure want to find out, so let's talk about it!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special is streaming on Disney+!

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9:45  -  No Spoiler Review
15:42  -  SPOILERS

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November 28, 2022 116 min

ALERT! Quick! We have to do this movie ASAP, because DC will be making a proper sequel to it, therefore nullifying it as a "failed or forgotten movie"!  No worry, we jumped on it.  Constantine is a great little religious fiction, and specific nugget of its era.  Rewatch before the sequel comes out!

On this Keep or Cancel , we're reviewing the legendary career of Keanu Reeves!

Constantine (2005) is a...

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November 20, 2022 90 min

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the very emotional sequel, is adding some much needed drama to the MCU.  But Namor gives no fucks about your emotions.  Let's talk about it!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters now!

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2:23  -  Background
34:57  -  No Spoiler Review
49:20  -  SPOILERS

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November 6, 2022 67 min

The hierarchy of the DC Universe is about to change... Well actually, it already did.  But it had nothing to do with the Rock.  Little late to the game but here's our review on Black Adam that we actually recorded right after the opening weekend.

Black Adam is in theaters now!

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5:57  -  Background
21:52  -  No Spoiler Review
40:10  -  SPOILERS

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Spooky times are back!  This year, we're joined by Sabel (@SabelsStudio) and Blake (@BlakesTakes1) !  This year we're rambling about our watch list of spooky movies and sharing costumes and personal spooky experiences.

13:08  -  Halloween Movie Lists!
Sabel's Spooky Corner

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October 26, 2022 85 min

Did you like Werewolf By Night?  Did the guest appearance of Man-Thing intrigue you?  Well, prepare for all of that to be undone in this strangely recent Marvel horror film, Man-Thing (2005)!

On this Keep or Cancel , we're debating Rachael Taylor.

Man-Thing (2005) is available to rent anywhere or free with commercials on Tubi TV.

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3:43  -  Background

28:47  -  Initial ...

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October 16, 2022 57 min

Is this a movie?  Is it a TV show?  Well, let's talk about it but we're considering it almost a movie so it gets a review!  Marvel's favorite werewolf is brought to life by composer turned director Michael Giacchino and stars Gael Garcia Bernal! 

Werewolf by Night is available only on Disney+.

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2:01  -  Background

11:20  -  No Spoiler Review

41:16  -  SPOILERS...

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October 8, 2022 93 min

*Insert Daredevil Music*  Daredevil isn't just cameo-ing in She-Hulk.  He's jumping into this Hulk movie, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk!  In this one, Hulk is arrested and none other than Matt Murdock is his defense attorney. 

On Keep or Cancel , we're talking Mr. John Rys-Davies!

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1988) is available to rent on Apple TV Shows (or iTunes) or Amazon Prime Video.

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September 22, 2022 90 min

It's finally time for the Hulk movie with Thor in it!  The one we were supposed to cover near Thor: Love and Thunder's release but c'est la vie, the show must go on!  This is the third TV movie in Bill Bixby's The Incredible Hulk series, and the first of the three reunion movies to come after 5 seasons of the show and a 6 year hiatus.  Each of these was intended to serve as a backdoor pilot for new Marvel shows,...

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Sony made us go back to the movies to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home again for 11 minutes of extra footage in what they call, The More Fun Stuff Edition.  For our original review of the movie, go back a few episodes to that review.  Today, we're just covering the new footage added back into the movie.

Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Edition is in theaters now for a limited time!

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Full transparency, we recorded this two months ago.  The idea was to match the next film with Thor and the final two with She-Hulk and Daredevil's appearance so half of that worked out.  This is the second adventure in Bill Bixby's The Incredible Hulk series.  This second TV movie pilot was split into two episodes so it's sometimes listed as episodes 2-3, or 1-2, or sometimes one full movie so read the descriptions w...

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August 17, 2022 57 min

Where the Justice League fails, the League of Super-Pets is bound to succeed!  Maybe.  I don't know.  Either way, let's review this super fun super pet friendly film!

DC League of Super-Pets is in theaters now!

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