Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 052: Shane

To celebrate an entire year of paying off our cinematic debts, Steve thought it would be cute to pick another Western. It was a great idea; however, this one doesn’t come close to our initial selection. Join us for a dismantling of a Best Picture nominee many have called “The Greatest Classic Western of all Time.”

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Debt to Cinema 049: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

As someone who loves comedic gore, especially Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson’s offerings, all I needed was a gentle reminder from Edgar Wright on Twitter to finally scratch this Hong Kong classic off my list. Its everything you want and then tons more than you’d ever expect. If you’ve ever laughed out loud at the sight of blood I’m sure you’ll love this manga adaptation just like me #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Dollar Reviews 027: The Little Prince/Tallulah

Finding the time and money to go to the movies is harder than staying at home; however, when Netflix streams features that are on our radar its basically the best of both worlds. We begin with Steve’s darling The Little Prince (which he has now seen five times) and the Sundance selected, Juno quasi-sequel, Tallulah (26:08). Later on, my better half pleads for me to check out Sausage Party (40:00) while I do the opposite for the first season of Seth Rogen’s AMC adaptation of Preacher (43:23).

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Debt to Cinema 047: Catwoman

With the critical world proclaiming DC’s Suicide Squad to be one of the worst comic book movies of all time, I thought we should give the prior titleholder a view. Get ready for Oscar winning actress Halle Berry giving her metahuman all, and more importantly, us praising how much fun this is.

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Dollar Reviews 026: Suicide Squad/Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition (Feat. Cynical Cartoons)

We begin with David Ayer’s new, Snyder-less approach to the DC Extended Universe before diving into BvS (57:30) for a third, and final, time on the show, and close with a tease for the guest spot I made on Tyler’s show for The Killing Joke (01:48:00). Also, given that critics unanimously despise both these films I felt it necessary to rehash my gripes with the Rotten Tomatoes system and the clusterfuck which is contemporary film criticism (46:10).

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Debt to Cinema 046: The Dirty Dozen

With DC’s “only bad guys can stop the real bad guys” movie coming this weekend, Steve thought it was only fitting for me to catch David Ayer’s admitted inspiration from 1967. Its a fun movie, especially for its length, but something is slightly off about it for me, listen in while I try to explain what that is while praising the ensemble cast.

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Two Cents 055: Carmike, Odeon, and Paramount, Oh My!

The week in which China’s Wanda Group continues its attempt to take over the cinematic world, Javier Barden might be Universal’s Frankenstein, unapproved password sharing is a federal crime, Warner Bros got in trouble from the FTC for YouTube payola, Google paying music publishers over $3 Billion for copyright claims, and ABC/Fox taking huge steps for the cordcutting generation. Plus, Lionsgate isn’t done making Saw films, Star Wars VR projects, VR headset exclusivity featuring Samsung, Flixtapes, and Nintendo turning a new leaf.

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Debt to Cinema 042: The Witches

I’m fairly critical of this widely unseen childhood horror flick, but I give my reasons. I get truly animated towards the end once we get to the film’s bullshit ending though. My problems aside, this is a fun and pretty damn spooky Roald Dahl adaptation with some great Jim Henson puppet work sure to please the kiddies come October.

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Debt to Cinema 041: Odd Thomas

2016 has been a horrible year so far in terms of celebrity deaths. David Bowie and Alan Rickman are probably the most notable passings, but whereas they both had several iconic performances that made them cultural icons, Anton Yelchin was only just starting out. What better way to remember him than viewing a film about him being able to see ghosts?