He’s Even the Villain in a Mr. Rogers Biopic!

After a bit of a hiatus, Licence to Spiel returns to take a look at one of the best and most influential action film franchises of the 2000s—which continued to be one of the action franchises of the 2010s (but more on that in a few episodes).

Today, we tackle the film that started it all: The Bourne Identity (2002), featuring a surprising (for the time) turn for Matt Damon, the villain du jour of the time in Chris Cooper, and Walton Goggins as a guy with a lot of push pins.

Shockingly Last-Minute Transit Conferences

Much like the series itself, Thad and Carl return after an unexpectedly long hiatus to talk about the third installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, creatively titled Mission: Impossible III. As always, we ask the important questions like, what exactly IS the Rabbit’s Foot? How much current does it take to kill you? And how do a government employee and a nurse afford such a big house outside DC?

I’ve Seen PRIMER…This Movie Is Not Complicated

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find all Dutch angles, split diopter shots, and humorous computer/tech choices made in this film. Should you fail, the Secretary will disavow all knowledge of your existence. Your download will self-destruct in five seconds. Don’t forget to like and subscribe.

The Unnecessarily Extended Version

On this normal-length episode, we discuss the Extended Edition of Spy (2015), a film that despite some unfortunate choices at times, we both enjoyed quite a bit. However, when the Extended Edition mainly involves literal dick jokes and five punchlines for the same scene, maybe just go with the theatrical version.