Things start off with the culmination of our Luc Besson Debt to Cinema chain, his long gestating, must see in 3D, comic book adaptation then segue into Christopher Nolan’s larger than life, humanistic war flick (20:30) and my horrible experience watching it. Next Steve tries to lighten the mood with A Ghost Story (46:50), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Little Hours (49:10). Finally I dipped into the anime again with Food Wars (52:47) and Inuyasha (54:50) + my first impressions of my New Nintendo 3DS XL (57:38).
We’ve been nice overall when it comes to sharing our opinions of Adam Sandler’s recent offerings, not seeing the point in beating a dying horse, but after two hiccups on Netflix, Happy Madison has finally delivered something totally likeable. When that conversation trails off we split hairs over the Thor Ragnarok trailer (27:16) before doing a live reaction to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 reveal (33:51), followed by my showstopping Goodwill movie haul (37:46) and impressions of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN (44:17). Finally Steve caught Poltergeist in 70mm (48:58) and Gods of Egypt (51:24), while I saw The Accountant (55:29) and a double bill of We Are the Best and Los Punks (59:23).
The episode in which Universal decides the F8 of a franchise, China might change the way videogame loot boxes work, retail is trying to keep Pokemon Go a thing, Will Ferrell is tackling eSports next, the next Cloverfield movie, Dunkirk’s 70mm teaser, Kodak’s reelfilm website, and the Transformers IMAX VR experience. Steve shares thoughts on Nocturnal Animals, The Fourth Man, and the Willard remake, while I talk Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR experience, and Final Fantasy XV in its multimedia entirety. In bigger news, Al Gore is hoping to return to the Oscars and Jimmy Kimmel is joining him, the Global Virtual Reality Association, the lessened worries of the impending merger between AT&T and Time Warner given the larger threat on hand, especially against Amazon’s attempt to kill retail as we know it.
This week I tried something different, I didn’t watch our selection. Coming out of my whirlwind romance made me reluctant sure, but the last time I viewed this Best Picture winner was with my late grandfather, Barry, and I wasn’t quite ready for a revisit. Instead of technical details I share my recollections from having been in a production at the onset of high school #IdBuyThatForADollar
The episode in which David joins us to chat about Amazon’s confusing Chi-Raq release strategy, George Lucas selling Star Wars to white slavers, CBS shutting down a Star Trek fan film, details on Christopher Nolan’s next film, the possible rise of 70mm, The CW’s DC Film Universe special, Joss Whedon moving on from Marvel, the future of 007, the possible return of NC-17/AO ratings. Plus our predictions for the tech to come at CES and dialogue about VR porn.
This week we had a special engagement on the road for Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film. Plus Z for Zachariah (17:05), Brooklyn (22:40), The Big Short (33:50), Steve Jobs (40:00), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (46:05), Bridge of Spies (49:00), Spy (55:52), Creed (1:04:50), and The Peanuts Movie (1:11:25).
The episode in which I delay going to the emergency room to record a show about the final Star Wars trailer, The Hateful Eight being longer on 70mm, Jennifer Lawrence’s essay about the pay wage gap, HBO’s show about feminism in the 60s, a Die Hard “pre-boot,” a ton of comic book adaptations on TV, War Games going interactive, and more Lego Batman news. Plus discussion about The Uninvited, To the Wonder, Red Oaks, Unfriended, The Final Girls, and It Follows.