Marvel Movie Minute

Marvel Movie Minute

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The Next Reel’s Andy Nelson and guests take on the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — one minute at a time. Join us for season one as we talk about the film that started it all: Jon Favreau’s Iron Man.


The Return of The Incredible Hulk
Sep 4 • 51 min
Andy and Pete break the silence as they prep for MMM Season 2 with a look back at the last time the Hulk was a pretty big deal.
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
Aug 14 • 49 min
Before Bana. Before Norton. Before Ruffalo. There was Bixby.
Secret Origins of Superhero Cinema • Bonus
Jul 18 • 59 min
Before Steve Rogers could do this all day, before Batman asked Superman if he could bleed, before Venom got weirdly obsessed with the pancreas, there was a superhero boom in the movies of the late 80s and early 90s that paved the way for the golden age we…
IM126: Avenger Initiative
Jul 1 • 43 min
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
IM125: Ratio of Table Ladies
Jun 28 • 41 min
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
Jun 27 • 17 min
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
Jun 26 • 27 min
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
Jun 25 • 23 min
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
IM121: Clippy
Jun 24 • 27 min
in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about the credits; look at the Petes, Andys and Toms in the film; and dig into the career of Cricket Sloat
IM120: A Shoutout to Elijah Samuel Quesada
Jun 21 • 30 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about Kent Seki and the impressive HUD work, Jeff Bridges’ longtime team of doubles, and Shane Mahan and the team behind the incredible physical suit effects
IM119: Nerdspeak
Jun 20 • 25 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about the credit animation sequence, bust out some SHIELD acronyms, and bid adieu to our top-billed actors
IM118: I Am Iron Man
Jun 19 • 54 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about breaking comic book history, Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, and Kevin Feige’s rise in the Marvel ranks
IM117: Snarky With Intent
Jun 18 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about Christine Everhart’s stoic stance, Tony’s ‘fantastic’ reaction to her, and Rhodey’s frustration with dealing with Tony yet again
IM116: The Star Wars/Muppets Cinematic Universe
Jun 17 • 22 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Nick Exposito from Fantasy Flix League talk about subverting expectations of our superheroes, improvised conversations, and Favreau’s comedic twists
IM115: Just Call Us S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jun 14 • 30 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest - Niall McGowan from Bat Minute – talk about the nod to the bodyguard story from the comics, the scripted absence of Coulson, and Agent Coulson’s first rodeo
IM114: Who Is the Iron, Man?
Jun 13 • 27 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest - Niall McGowan from Bat Minute – talk about the newspaper photo of Iron Man, the hero’s rebirth, and Agent Coulson’s return
IM113: Alright, everyone – pizza time!
Jun 12 • 36 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest - Niall McGowan from Bat Minute – talk about Tony’s heroic moment of self-sacrifice, the death of Obadiah Stane, and the ever popular use of the Giant Sky Beam
IM112: Hot Pockets
Jun 11 • 29 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest - Niall McGowan from Bat Minute – talk about Jeff Bridges’ moment of zen meditation on set, Pepper’s smarts at overloading the reactor, and Stane’s villain monologuing
IM111: Can you pass me the Pepper?
Jun 10 • 38 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest - Niall McGowan from Bat Minute – talk about how the glass entrance at the front of the building got shattered, the possible silliness of Iron Man leaping onto Iron Monger’s back to rip out some wires, and a possible…
IM110: Ice Try!
Jun 7 • 31 min
in which Andy, Pete, and their guests – Rick and Julia Ingham from the Mad Max Minute – talk about falling from 81,000 feet, Adi Granov’s hero poses, and the reasons Tony is a superhero
IM109: Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Jun 6 • 22 min
in which Andy, Pete, and their guests – Rick and Julia Ingham from the Mad Max Minute – talk about how fast Iron Man and Iron Monger are flying, the payoff of the icing problem, and Tony’s hero shot by the moon
IM108: The Wallpaper Placement Podcast
Jun 5 • 21 min
in which Andy, Pete, and their guests – Rick and Julia Ingham from the Mad Max Minute – talk about ‘Die Hard 2’ and Looney Tunes nods, the lumbering qualities of the Iron Monger suit as it takes flight, and the fact that Pepper hasn’t moved at all
IM107: Let’s Torture Tony
Jun 4 • 22 min
in which Andy, Pete, and their guests – Rick and Julia Ingham from the Mad Max Minute – talk about our love and hate of the SUV’s escape, the idea of collateral damage, and a deleted scene with Rhodey driving in for an assist
IM106: A Grand God Erupting Like a Volcano From the Asphalt
Jun 3 • 32 min
in which Andy, Pete, and their guests – Rick and Julia Ingham from the Mad Max Minute – talk about how Iron Monger managed to burrow through the roof of the Section 16 lab into the parking lot, Stane’s cartoonish bad guy lines, and the Roxxon Corporation
IM105: Chain Forest
May 31 • 40 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Joe and Andrew Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast and Disney Animation Minute Essentials Podcast talk about the appearance of Ironmonger in the comics and here, the various new HUDs, and the tragic end of some of our…
IM104: The Last Supper of Agents of SHIELD
May 30 • 24 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Joe and Andrew Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast and Disney Animation Minute Essentials Podcast talk about Rhodey disrespecting Tony’s garage, the strangeness of Obadiah’s secret bad guy lair, and the Last Supper…
IM103: Not For You, Terrence
May 29 • 32 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Joe and Andrew Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast and Disney Animation Minute Essentials Podcast talk about Pepper’s daffy reaction to Agent Coulson’s device, the reactions from the SHIELD agents when the device…
IM102: Classic Tony Prank
May 28 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Joe and Andrew Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast and Disney Animation Minute Essentials Podcast talk about why Tony’s still on the ground, the lazy security guard at Stark International, and Pepper’s double-swipe of…
IM101: King Kong Cut
May 27 • 36 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Joe and Andrew Darowski from The Protagonist Podcast and Disney Animation Minute Essentials Podcast talk about the payoffs for DUM-E and Pepper’s gift, Obadiah’s dark turn, and Rhodey’s repeated line
IM100: Chekhov’s DUM-E
May 24 • 36 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Eric Deutsch from the Escape From New York Minute podcast talk about Pepper’s shortcut, Tony’s elevator lobby, and Raimi crash-zooms
IM099: Ibex Skin Rug
May 23 • 20 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Eric Deutsch from the Escape From New York Minute podcast talk about Obadiah continuing to kick Tony while he’s down, Rhodey’s fake driving, and the SHIELD insignia
IM098: The Midichlorian Plug
May 22 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Eric Deutsch from the Escape From New York Minute podcast talk about the quality graying done on Tony’s face by the effects team, the comparison with Howard Stark’s involvement with the atomic bomb, and what’s happening…
IM097: The Absence of JARVIS
May 21 • 25 min
in which Andy and our guest Eric Deutsch from the Escape From New York Minute podcast talk about where Obadiah Stane was hiding, Aesop’s fable “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs”, and why Tony still hasn’t repaired his ceiling
IM096: I’m Not Tony Stark
May 20 • 32 min
in which Andy and our guest Eric Deutsch from the Escape From New York Minute podcast talk about Peter Billingsley and his career, Jeff Bridges’ great tie flip, and a deleted scene that includes some great villain monologuing
IM095: The Villainous ‘I’m Not Even Going to Look at You While I Say This’
May 17 • 40 min
in which Andy and our guest Alex Thompson from the Independence Day Minute talk about Pepper’s stealthy move to get the lock chip, Obadiah’s discovery of what she’s been up to, and the meeting time that never made sense between Pepper and Agent Coulson
IM094: Mad Men-esque
May 16 • 26 min
in which Andy and our guest Alex Thompson from the Independence Day Minute talk about Obadiah’s terrifyingly deep register paired with his honest comments, the awkward dialogue in the script, and Jeff Bridges’ fantastic zigzag of a vein on his temple
IM093: Building 54, Where Are You?
May 15 • 22 min
in which Andy and our guest Alex Thompson from the Independence Day Minute talk about the problematic property layout of Stark Industries, Obadiah’s stealthy entrance, and Pepper’s incredibly guilty look
IM092: Ultra Secret
May 14 • 47 min
in which Andy and our guest Alex Thompson from the Independence Day Minute talk about Obadiah’s secret not-so-secret filing system, some Jeff Bridges’ Easter eggs, and a rather unrealistic translation tool
IM091: Superhero Lite
May 13 • 26 min
in which Andy and our guest Alex Thompson from the Independence Day Minute talk about Tony’s superhero speech, why Tony needs Pepper to hack into his computer, and why the office is so empty
IM090: Vocation
May 10 • 33 min
in which Andy, Pete, and Father David Mowry, the chaplain of the Movies by Minutes community, talk about Tony’s obsession, Pepper’s attempt to protect him, and Tony’s search for reasons as to why he’s still alive
IM089: Evil Pepper Potts
May 9 • 41 min
in which Andy, Pete, and Father David Mowry, the chaplain of the Movies by Minutes community, talk about Raza and the Mandarin, Tony’s scripted healing process, and the possibility of moles at Stark Industries
IM088: Vibrating Eyes
May 8 • 28 min
in which Andy, Pete, and Father David Mowry, the chaplain of the Movies by Minutes community, talk about sonic tasers, Raza’s last smile, and the wheels in Stane’s head spinning as he figures out how Tony worked the suit
IM087: The Evil Bridge Club
May 7 • 25 min
in which Andy, Pete, and Father David Mowry, the chaplain of the Movies by Minutes community, talk about the villains sizing each other up, spaghetti sauce burn makeup, and Stane’s CEO stance as he sizes up the Mark I
IM086: Angry Face
May 6 • 32 min
in which Andy, Pete, and Father David Mowry, the chaplain of the Movies by Minutes community, talk about a Captain America Easter egg, Tony’s comedic undressing, and Obadiah’s appearance in Raza’s camp
IM085: The La-Z-Boy Lander
May 3 • 37 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Kathy Campbell from Friends in Your Ears talk about superheroes punching things to fix them, Tony’s return to Dubai, and Obadiah and his popped pajama collar
IM084: The Back-Snapping, Wing-Breaking Collision
May 2 • 28 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Kathy Campbell from The Robot and the Unicorn talk about Tony’s back-breaking move, falling dummies, and the fascinating (and horrifying) world of ejection seats
IM083: The Starkster
May 1 • 22 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Kathy Campbell from SestraCast talk about Looney Tunes air brakes, a nod to The Empire Strikes Back, and the return of the Iron Man cartoon theme song
IM082: Does JARVIS use Verizon?
Apr 30 • 32 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Kathy Campbell from The Robot and the Unicorn talk about F22 Raptors and their weaponry, water drops on the lens, and the possible Iron Man 2 easter egg
IM081: Really Good Science-y, Military Talk
Apr 29 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Kathy Campbell from Friends in Your Ears talk about acronyms in the CAOC, Rhodey and his fancy watch, and the mysterious bat patch on the mysterious David Owens
IM080: Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions
Apr 26 • 39 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Jonathan and Tabitha Carlisle from Princess Bride Minute and UHF 62nd Podcast talk about Iron Man killing everyone, the team in the CAOC, and Colonel Rhodes’ lazy entrance
IM079: The Musical People of Gulmira
Apr 25 • 24 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Jonathan and Tabitha Carlisle from Princess Bride Minute and UHF 62nd Podcast talk about Abu’s final moment, Tony’s intentions, and battling a tank
IM078: The Day They Saw the Metal Man Come From the Heavens
Apr 24 • 25 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Jonathan and Tabitha Carlisle from Princess Bride Minute and UHF 62nd Podcast talk about the hero landing, reshoots for this scene, and the terrorists’ knowledge of the Geneva Convention
IM077: No More Happy Grandpa
Apr 23 • 27 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Jonathan and Tabitha Carlisle from Princess Bride Minute and UHF 62nd Podcast talk about Favreau’s Star Wars wipes, in-suit massages, and terrorist story tropes
IM076: Mark III
Apr 22 • 37 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests Jonathan and Tabitha Carlisle from Princess Bride Minute and UHF 62nd Podcast talk about Tony’s workshop additions, flight time to Dubai, and of course the Mark III suit
IM075: Smashy Smashy
Apr 19 • 23 min
in which Andy and Pete talk about Tony finding out Raza is alive, Tony’s work on his hero poses, and Tony’s reasons for getting the Mark III ready for action
IM074: Ray Gun on the Mantelpiece
Apr 18 • 20 min
in which Andy and Pete talk about Stane’s turn to a villainous businessman, the news report from Gulmira, and Tony’s ray gun
IM073: Conversations About Conversations
Apr 17 • 20 min
in which Andy and Pete talk about the hero’s call (finally), Leslie Bibb on IMDb, and a rough transition in the script to Obadiah outside
IM072: I’m Not a Cheeseburger
Apr 16 • 18 min
in which Andy and Pete talk about the notion of romancing Tony based on his past, how we like our martinis, and background actors looking into the lens
IM071: The Lovey-Dovey Minute
Apr 15 • 26 min
in which Andy and our guest Jared Abrahamson from the Epic Marvel Podcast talk about social security numbers, a rough transition with Agent Coulson, and Pepper’s scripted nonsense
IM070: The 24th at 7pm
Apr 12 • 39 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Dr. Arnold Blumberg of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, talk about Agent Coulson’s odd meeting time plans, Tony’s and Pepper’s chemistry, and the reasons SHIELD might be interested in the Ten Rings
IM069: Stan Lee
Apr 11 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Dr. Arnold Blumberg of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, talk about the strange corporate synergy of filming at the Disney Concert Hall, Agent Coulson’s friendly persistence, and Stan Lee’s cameo
IM068: Bulgari
Apr 10 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Dr. Arnold Blumberg of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, talk about the color variations of the early Iron Man suits, the joy (and expense) of owning Bvlgari watches, and Tony’s drive to the fundraiser
IM067: Zorianna Kit
Apr 9 • 25 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Dr. Arnold Blumberg of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, talk about the layout of Tony’s monitors, Tony’s health drink, and the amazing story of Zorianna Kit’s US citizenship
IM066: Like a Doll’s Eyes
Apr 8 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guest Dr. Arnold Blumberg of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Review, talk about cold coffee, the danger of trashing mini arc reactors, and Omar’s and Ahmed’s struggles to piece together the Mark I suit
IM065: The Magical Ice-Breaky Lever
Apr 5 • 35 min
in which Andy Nelson and guest Kyle Olson from Legible Scrawl talk about methods of de-icing, Fin Fang Foom and the Golden Dragon Casino, and rough landings
IM064: Flying Too Close to the Icy Sun
Apr 4 • 26 min
in which Andy Nelson and guest Kyle Olson from Legible Scrawl talk about the mysterious children on the ferris wheel, the fate of the Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, and Tony’s icing problems
IM063: Delta Pose
Apr 3 • 26 min
in which Andy Nelson and guest Kyle Olson from Legible Scrawl talk about the specifics within the HUD, how fast Tony’s moving, and the wonder of the moment when Tony flies out into the world
IM062: Mark II
Apr 2 • 25 min
in which Andy Nelson and guest Kyle Olson from Legible Scrawl talk about the thrill of watching the Mark II suit come together, the origins of the HUD, and real versus CG suit parts
IM061: Sad Pixar Lamp
Apr 1 • 30 min
in which Andy Nelson and guest Kyle Olson from Legible Scrawl talk about sad-sack DUM-E and RDJ’s banter with it, the potentially CG armwear RDJ is wearing, and the joy of watching Tony learn to steer
IM060: Day Eleven
Mar 29 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests this week – Scott Carrelli and Nick Jimenez from Cornetto Minute – talk about Obie’s and Tony’s pizza battle, the logic of Tony doing testing near his expensive cars and a row of windows overlooking a cliff, and the…
IM059: Ray’s Famous Pizza Bib Box
Mar 28 • 31 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests this week – Scott Carrelli and Nick Jimenez from Cornetto Minute – talk about Tony’s reasoning for wearing a shirt with a hole in it versus one without, the many iterations of Ray’s Pizza, and petulant teen attitudes
IM058: I Love a Good Montage
Mar 27 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests this week – Scott Carrelli and Nick Jimenez from Cornetto Minute – talk about holo-tables, accidents with flight stabilizers, and the rivalry between Salieri and Mozart
IM057: The Upside Down Coffee Cup
Mar 26 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests this week – Scott Carrelli and Nick Jimenez from Cornetto Minute – talk about the lack of Jarvis in Tony’s testing, comic crashes into walls, and the pairing of DUM-E and U as assistants
IM056: ‘TenRingsian’ Slang
Mar 25 • 28 min
in which Andy, Pete, and our guests this week – Scott Carrelli and Nick Jimenez from Cornetto Minute – talk about Raza’s scabby face, Star Wars wipes, and the Mark II boot design
IM055: Marvel’s Hand Person
Mar 22 • 32 min
in which Andy and guests Jonathan and Chris from the Minute Impossible Podcast talk about Star Wars wipes, Ryan Meinerding and the unsung heroes of concept illustrators, and Tony’s fancy tech
IM054: Terrence Howard Is In This Movie
Mar 21 • 21 min
in which Andy and guests Jonathan and Chris from the Minute Impossible Podcast talk about the point of this scene (or lack thereof), the acting chops of Terrence Howard, and the scripted reason why Tony’s here
IM053: A Very Functioning Robot with a Bad Goatee
Mar 20 • 27 min
in which Andy and guests Jonathan and Chris from the Minute Impossible Podcast talk about Tony’s subtle nostalgia joke, Tony’s reversion to robot mode, and an awkward scene with Rhodey
IM052: Such a Strange Hole
Mar 19 • 24 min
in which Andy and guests Jonathan and Chris from the Minute Impossible Podcast talk about the point of the magnet, cardiac arrests, and heaving fake chests
IM051: Where Does That Goo Go?
Mar 18 • 25 min
in which Andy and guests Jonathan and Chris from the Minute Impossible Podcast talk about plasmic discharge, Operation, and romantic banter over a part swap
IM050: Sarcasm Harmonics
Mar 15 • 28 min
in which Andy and guest Steve Sarmento from The Next Reel talk about Pepper’s work space, Tony’s surgery, and the scripted call Pepper has with Agent Coulson
IM049: Unleash the Bear
Mar 14 • 26 min
in which Andy and guest Steve Sarmento from The Next Reel talk about Obadiah’s glee over Tony’s chest, the insanity of Jim Cramer, and the joy of his digital soundboard
IM048: The Superhero Chest Reveal
Mar 13 • 29 min
in which Andy and guest Matthew Westfox from the Superhero Ethics Podcast talk about the nature of a business and the motivations of those running it, obvious edit choices, and mystery background actors
IM047: Tokamak
Mar 12 • 33 min
in which Andy and guest Matthew Westfox from the Superhero Ethics Podcast talk about the Stark Industries complex and its confusing layout, the appearance of the big arc reactor, and how Jeff is the BOSS on that Segway
IM046: Tony’s Charles Foster Kane Moment
Mar 11 • 26 min
in which Andy and guest Matthew Westfox from the Superhero Ethics Podcast talk about what shaped Tony’s memories of his father, the shift in Tony’s business perspective, and how those closest to Tony react to his announcement
IM045: SHIELD
Mar 8 • 26 min
in which Andy and guest Matthew Westfox from the Superhero Ethics Podcast talk about the fascinating Agent Coulson, the purpose of the existence of SHIELD, and Tony’s PTSD
IM044: A Burger King level of hedonism
Mar 7 • 23 min
in which Andy and guest Matthew Westfox from the Superhero Ethics Podcast talk about product placement, the realities of what Tony could accomplish in a cave in three months, and PG-13 sex jokes
IM043: WWTD?
Mar 6 • 21 min
in which Andy and guest Steve Sarmento from The Next Reel talk about the military usage of C-17s, Tony’s greeting for Pepper (and lack-of-greeting for Happy), and wet tarmacs
IM042: A Tony in a Haystack
Mar 5 • 25 min
in which Andy and guest Steve Sarmento from The Next Reel talk about Tony’s escape plan, the design of Tony’s tank top, and how Rhodey found him
IM041: Almost a Slide Whistle
Mar 4 • 22 min
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…
IM040: Bullets and Flamethrowers and Rockets – Oh My!
Mar 1 • 25 min
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
Feb 28 • 16 min
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
Feb 27 • 21 min
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…
Feb 26 • 19 min
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
Feb 25 • 23 min
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
Feb 22 • 22 min
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…
IM034: The Hungarian
Feb 21 • 17 min
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…
IM033: Building a Hero
Feb 20 • 21 min
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
Feb 19 • 32 min
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…
IM031: So Many Tennis Balls
Feb 18 • 17 min
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
Feb 15 • 19 min
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
IM029: Tickle Man
Feb 14 • 18 min
in which Andy, Pete and our guest Eric Nash from the Watchmen Minute Podcast talk about repeated shots of guards at the front of the cave, some bad comedy with the guards, and the inevitable entrance of Raza
IM028: Laundry Hijinx
Feb 13 • 16 min
in which Andy, Pete and our guest Eric Nash from the Watchmen Minute Podcast talk about Yinsen’s poignant family talk, the difficulty with secrecy when building a secret suit, and the alternate version depicting Abu’s fate
IM027: Shesh o Besh
Feb 12 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete and our guest Eric Nash from the Watchmen Minute Podcast talk about the credibility of secret layered schematics on onion paper, the timeframe to heal from major surgery, and the deleted scene showing Tony and Yinsen throwing down with…
IM026: A Swath of Powerless Houses
Feb 11 • 24 min
in which Andy, Pete and our guest Eric Nash from the Watchmen Minute Podcast talk about the first appearance of the mini arc reactor, Tony’s physical version of an exploded view, and all about Gigajoules
IM025: Something That Might Resemble Something
Feb 8 • 16 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest JJ Jaeger from The Next Reel talk about Palladium and its many uses, the visual cue for the audience in the ring Tony makes, and the fact that Tony is just now asking for Yinsen’s name
IM024: Big Boom Kill
Feb 7 • 17 min
in which Andy and guest JJ Jaeger from The Next Reel talk about the possible number of languages spoken in any given terrorist organization, the comedy of a washing machine gag, and the verbal introduction of the Ten Rings
IM023: Stark-Branded Wheelbarrow
Feb 6 • 16 min
in which Andy and guest JJ Jaeger from The Next Reel talk about Yinsen’s pep talk and Tony’s character turn, the career of Faran Tahir, and the scripted wheelbarrow that makes it to the screen
IM022: That Fantastic Grandfather Smile
Feb 5 • 20 min
in which Andy and guest JJ Jaeger from The Next Reel talk about Arabic translations, the age of some of the stolen Stark Industries gear, and the surprising appearance of Tom Morello
IM021: The Worst Apple-Bobbing Situation Ever
Feb 4 • 37 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Heidi Bennett from the Vibrant Visionaries podcast, as well as several movies by minutes podcasts, talk about the subtext of Tony’s refusal, the usage of utility stunt players, and the surprising reveal buried in the torture…
IM020: Soapdish Algorithms
Feb 1 • 19 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Heidi Bennett from the Vibrant Visionaries podcast, as well as several other movies by minutes podcasts, talk about Arabic translations, Yinsen’s intro vs. Abu’s intro, and our fascination with these supporting actors’…
IM019: Beans and Barbs
Jan 31 • 16 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Heidi Bennett from the Vibrant Visionaries podcast, as well as several movies by minutes podcasts, talk about atrial septums, our fears of car batteries, and Yinsen’s campfire beans in the orange and teal lighting
IM018: Giant Potato Battery
Jan 30 • 20 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Heidi Bennett from the Vibrant Visionaries podcast, as well as several movies by minutes podcasts, talk about the horrors of nasal tubes, the brilliance of sound design, and giant cave tubers
IM017: Cave Surgery Prison Montage
Jan 29 • 19 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Heidi Bennett from the Vibrant Visionaries podcast (and quite the movies-by-minutes podcaster herself!) talk about Tony’s last jab at Rhodey before he gets blown up, cave surgery montages, and waking up to distant screams
IM016: A shot to the heart at GAIA
Jan 28 • 19 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Lorraine Dahm-Milligan from Legible Scrawl wonder about goat deaths from the Jericho missile, continue the debate about time of day here, and question Tony’s price point for the free box of booze
IM015: He’s a general, and a friend
Jan 25 • 21 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Lorraine Dahm-Milligan from Legible Scrawl reminisce about Life Goes On, try to pinpoint the timeframe of Tony’s trip, and laugh at bad embroidery
IM014: Male Bonding At Altitude
Jan 24 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete, and guest Lorraine Dahm-Milligan from Legible Scrawl wonder about Tony’s staffing requirements, debate the flight time from LA to Kabul, and question Tony’s connections to House Stark
IM013: Wet streets cause rain
Jan 23 • 23 min
in which Andy and guest Robert Black of the Michael Myers Minute and Dave Made a Minute podcasts revel in the efficient relationship-building between Tony and Pepper, map out the nonsensical route Tony takes to his airfield, and learn some facts about…
IM012: You don’t buy a Pollock to store it
Jan 22 • 21 min
in which Andy and guest Robert Black of the Michael Myers Minute and Dave Made a Minute podcasts take a tour of both Tony’s workshop and the vehicles he stores there, wince at the thought of storing a Pollock painting, and peek through the window to the…
IM011: They even give her a pin-up page
Jan 21 • 23 min
in which Andy and guest Robert Black of the Michael Myers Minute and Dave Made a Minute podcasts roll their eyes at Pepper’s dated origins, revel in the catty conversation between Christine and Pepper, and jam out to Suicidal Tendencies
IM010: El Flambé Delicto
Jan 18 • 26 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Ryan Dalton, author of the Time Shift trilogy, window shop in Tony’s house, pine for one of the houses they may have used as reference and wish for a gig like Paul Bettany had here
IM009: If Tony’s Dad Worked on the Manhattan Project…
Jan 17 • 23 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Ryan Dalton, author of the Time Shift trilogy, praise what Leslie Bibb is bringing to the table, look at editor Dan Lebental’s great work in the MCU and try to piece together the ages of Tony and his dad, Howard
IM008: Our extensive research into Snake Eyes
Jan 16 • 13 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Ryan Dalton, author of the Time Shift trilogy, praise Terrence Howard’s and Robert Downey Jr.’s relationship, reveal Christine Everhart’s comic origins and share our lack of gambling knowledge
IM007: With ladies on each arm
Jan 15 • 17 min
in which Andy, Pete and guest Ryan Dalton, author of the Time Shift trilogy, revel in the great jump cuts to the casino, talk about Tony’s crazy scripted dialogue and enjoy seeing the director pop up as Tony’s sidekick
IM006: From a show you never knew existed
Jan 14 • 20 min
in which Andy, Pete, and guest Ryan Dalton, author of the Time Shift trilogy, jam out to the Iron Man cartoon theme song, review Jeff Bridges’ character types and discuss Powerpoints as exposition
IM005: Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
Jan 11 • 14 min
in which Andy and Pete take a lesson in Dari/Urdu, talk about the jump backward in time, and dig into Photoshopped magazine covers
IM004: Jimmy is Swiss cheese
Jan 10 • 20 min
in which Andy and Pete bid adieu to swiss cheese Jimmy, look at our first bit of deleted material, and pine for the halcyon days of that fantastic phone
IM003: Ramirez: The only character who has no gift of hindsight
Jan 9 • 18 min
In which Andy and Pete say goodbye to our first two characters, talk about practical explosions and reminisce about Daredevil (not that one).
IM002: It’s not as wildly-insulting as it should be
Jan 8 • 23 min
in which Andy and Pete discuss Robert Downey Jr., AC/DC and Iron Man’s journey to the screen
IM001: You gotta earn your wizards
Jan 7 • 27 min
in which Andy and Pete discuss the opening logos, character origins, and Afghanistan