In this week’s super episode, the Substandard reviews Marvel’s Black Panther. JVL has plenty of questions, two of which aren’t rhetorical. Vic discusses his “blowout” lunch. Sonny reveals his own origin story.

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, digital editor Jonathan V. Last and senior writer John McCormack discuss gun control, immigration, movies, and the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.

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On this week’s episode, the Substandard discusses the Clint Eastwood oeuvre. Sonny reviews The 15:17 to Paris and finds himself strangely drawn to it. JVL tears into the coverage of North Korea at the Olympics. Why is Vic wearing a trenchcoat to the theater?

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On this week’s episode, JVL continues to bask in the glow of a Super Bowl victory. But how about those Super Bowl ads? What to make of Solo? Your cohosts list their favorites. Sonny reviews Hostiles. Plus a hostile review by “Gene”!

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On this latest episode of the Substandard, we talk about the impending Disney-Fox merger. Will the X-Men join forces with the Avengers? Will there finally be a definitive Fantastic Four? We also veer into a discussion of Lord of the Rings, JVL’s pregame jitters, Las Vegas, and the Breakfast Sampler at IHOP.

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On this latest episode, the Substandard tackles (so to speak!) the playoff picture. JVL soars like an eagle. Vic hates getting interrupted. Sonny recounts his basement-dwelling years. Plus a discussion of post-9/11 war movies and a review of 12 Strong.

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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. Sonny thinks The Shape of Water is in great shape to win. JVL wonders if a movie that’s not woke even has a shot. Vic fears that Darkest Hour and Dunkirk split votes? And where’s Wonder Woman?

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In this latest mega-episode, the Substandard discusses the works of director Paul Thomas Anderson—JVL reveals himself to be a PTA scholar. Sonny reviews Phantom Thread. Vic reveals his favorite bathroom in D.C. JVL is writing Eagles fanfiction. And Sonny still hates coconut.

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In this latest micro episode, things get hairy (and husky!) when the Substandard debates the merits of the coconut. Sonny goes on a hate-filled tirade against the drupaceous fruit. JVL and VIc rush to its defense. Who hasn’t dreamed of eating Maryanne’s coconut cream pie on Gilligan’s Island? Who hasn’t tried to drink Coppertone suntan lotion?

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On this latest episode, the Substandard talks about Bright and the sustainability of the Netflix model. Where does all that money come from and how long can this last? Sonny and JVL break it all down. Vic explains his absence.

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Donald Trump wants a “Deal of Love” for the Dreamers, and is willing to negotiate—WAY to willing, in fact.

Meanwhile a judge says that Obama is the only president allowed to use his phone and his pen on immigration policy.

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In this latest micro episode, the Substandard takes on the ultimate Hollywood farce—the Golden Globes! Did Best Picture really deserve to go to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Back and to the Left? And what is the shape of water, anyway?

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On this Vic-less episode, listeners get a taste of life without JVL and Sonny’s congenial cohost as the two remaining Substandardites discuss the year that was in the movie biz, The Last Jedi’s box office success (and failure), and their favorite movies of 2017.

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On this holiday micro episode, the Substandard discusses A Christmas Carol (apparently based on a book). Which version is your favorite? Who’s the best Scrooge? And could the best version not even be called A Christmas Carol? Listeners’ note: The Substandard is off next week so we encourage you to go back and listen to any one of our 87 illuminating episodes. Merry Christmas!

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On this special year-end episode, the Substandard reviews (criticizes), dissects (tears limb from limb), and discusses (goes off on) Star Wars: The Last Jedi. JVL shares his thoughts on missed payoffs. Sonny tries to explain astral projection. Vic wonders why Snoke is wearing a gold lamé tunic. Plus a “Gene” review.

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In this seminal episode, the Substandard discusses Darkest Hour. Is it better than Dunkirk (take a wild guess)? JVL explains to Sonny how watches work. Sonny recalls his Chris Farley-like interview with Gary Oldman. Vic’s Elf on the Shelf turns into Annabelle. Plus JVL on the real Churchill and the return of “Gene”!

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