The week in which Wanda has been added to the Fortune 500, Legendary is making a Pokemon movie, VCR production is finally coming to an end, Max Landis is behind the new Pepe Le Pew movie, Marvel and DC’s latest Hall H announcements, Lionsgate’s rumored game plan for Divergent, Brazil’s Globo is the first broadcaster to join the 4K HDR party, and Nate Parker is already setting up shop for his next production. Also, Twitch joins the fight against Counter Strike: GO gambling, Twitter allows anyone to submit for its blue checkmark, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new master plan, the Mr. Robot VR broadcast, Blair Witch, and a Kentucky man stops his movie theater fight by pulling out a gun.
The episode in which Steve’s roommates are celebrating our Independence Day, The Academy has opened its doors to diverse new talents, Lionsgate is buying Starz, MoviePass is playing with its subscription model, we speculate China’s role in the blockbusters to come, The Arrowverse might have just gotten a lot bigger, and the latest publicity stunt for Ghostbusters has me optimistic about Sony’s future. Plus, Jesus VR – The Story of Christ, The Olympics in VR, Tyrese joins Transformers 5, fun facts about Steven Spielberg, Apple’s patent for blocking camera usage, and more!
With the rat race the 2016 Presidential Election has become, and more importantly, the increasing realization that all lives matter, this amazingly, sardonic Warren Beatty film is necessary viewing. Its over the top and laughably silly, but it comes from the right place. Hopefully this ep helps give it the attention it deserves now since it didn’t get it in 1998.
This week I decided to be a cheap jerk and make Steve catch Adam Sandler’s second Netflix exclusive, The Do-Over, as well as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher pilot (22:15). Steve caught the natural header, X-Men: Apocalypse in 3D (32:45) and last year’s Cannes standout, The Lobster (42:12). Finally, I saw another comicbook pilot in Cinemax’s Outcast (54:49) and give my impressions of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (58:49).
Last week my romance pick wasn’t quite my tempo, and this week Steve’s isn’t his. Perhaps we should start making selections for one another? For some reason, Ang Lee’s acclaimed Chinese martial arts/tragic love story, didn’t strike his fancy, but it leads to an interesting discussion on public perception of classics and the struggle of swimming against the tide of universal acclaim.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this film a couple of times on the show, either in my review of Victoria, or just in passing; but I got a special amount of satisfaction in having Steve pick a classic that I had the good fortune of seeing despite my limited exposure to Classical Hollywood, let alone Hitchcock’s filmography. This is an absolute gem that needs to be seen, even if only one of us is keen on the particulars outside of the technical wonderment.
The episode in which my car gets broken into again, The Muppets are playing Outside Lands, Seth Rogen is adapting another comic book for TV, Warners has decided in favor of more DC instead of risks, Marvel is going to Freeform and Sony, while not staying true to itself, reactions to Rogue One’s first trailer, Starz joins the OTT train, and 4K UHD Blu-rays are becoming a clearer picture. Plus, sports broadcasting on Twitter and Yahoo/the latter being acquired, VR being used for real world applications, Pharrell is producing Hidden Figures, Charlize Theron re-teaming with past directors, and Caitlyn Jenner appearing on Transparent.
The week in which Tesla goes mainstream, Warner Bros scrambles to make their DC Extended Universe viable, the final Back to the Future Ride is closing, Fox has created an Alien Day, Final Fantasy XV is actually being released, Sony’s 4K HDR video marketplace is live, Starz and Showtime try the binge model, HBO is adapting a Gillian Flynn novel, and Fox is putting their relationship with the MLB to good use. Plus, viewing your StubHub seat and saving cats in VR, Amazon Prime going monthly, a Sicario sequel, Jonah Hill is trying directing, several re-teamings, and Marti Noxon is making major moves.
Even though he didn’t appear in the proper review, Steve joins Zane and I to dig deep into the bloated fanfare which is the DC Extended Universe’s first proper cinematic release. We’re gonna spoil this thing, from a DC fanboy perspective, you’ve been warned.
For the first time since 2012, David Junco returns to help us review Mel Gibson’s controversial origin story of the Easter Bunny. Join us for this borderline sacrilegious episode that’s full of so much passion it practically hurts.
Editor Note: Its pretty ironic that the original file was dead, then resurrected on Easter