Summer movie preview podcast Vol. 1: Avengers, Dark Shadows, MIB 3, The Dictator and Battleship

General Tso and Memphis Paul discuss their anticipation for the coming summer blockbusters. Click any poster to hear or download their free, highly unprofessional and poorly produced podcast.

“The Avengers”

Cast and crew: Joss Whedon (director/screenplay); Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg Action, Adventure

Plot: Earth’s mightiest heroes — Captain American, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black WIdow and Hawkeye — gather to turn back an alien invasion.

Release: May 4, 2012

Level of anticipation on a scale of 1 to 10

General Tso: 11

Memphis Paul: 8

“Dark Shadows”

Cast and crew: Tim Burton (director); Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller, Gulliver McGrath

Plot: Johnny Depp plays Barnabus Collins, a vampire from the 200-year-old revived in the 1970s, to pester his modern-day relatives.

Release: May 11, 2012

Level of anticipation on a scale of 1 to 10

General Tso: 4

Memphis Paul: 10

“The Dictator”

Cast and crew: Larry Charles (director); Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, David Mandel (screenplay); Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, J.B. Smoove

Plot: Sacha Baron Cohen acts like a jackass for two hours.

Release: May 16, 2012

Level of anticipation on a scale of 1 to 10

General Tso: 0

Memphis Paul: 0

“Battleship”

Cast and crew: Peter Berg (director); Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber (screenplay); Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Liam Neeson, Asano Tadanobu

Plot: They made a whole movie about the classic Hasbro board game, but maybe it’ll be better “Transformers.”

Release: May 16, 2012

Level of anticipation on a scale of 1 to 10

General Tso: 4

Memphis Paul: 5

“Men In Black 3″

Cast and crew: Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Etan Cohen (screenplay); Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin, Nicole Scherzinger, Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve, Michael Stuhlbarg

Plot: Secret government agents investigate why they made a third movie in this series.

Release: May 25, 2012

Level of anticipation on a scale of 1 to 10

General Tso: -3

Memphis Paul: 0

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