Leave it to America to make a proudly Parisian film even more French, this Luc Besson romantic thriller bleeds angst and oozes style. Before the two remakes and equally as many American TV adaptations, this is the breakthrough international piece of cinema which made the EuropaCorp president an action impresario and household name #IdBuyThatForADollar
Debt to Cinema 087: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
Following how grueling The Tribe’s abortion scene is, and my mentioning this film during its breakdown, I felt Mother’s Day was a natural fit for a film where another unwanted pregnancy is central to the story. However, like Catwoman before it, this Palme d’Or winner’s secret weapon isn’t the long takes, or atmosphere, but window into womanhood it offers #SilverDollar
Two Cents 087: Non-Sexism is the New Sexism
The episode in which daylight savings just began so we are a day late, Ghost in the Shell is getting an awesome Japanese dub, we predict the futures of Blumhouse and Disney’s live-reactions, La La Land goes on a world tour, Ridley Scott wants more Xenomorph flicks, and Avatar 2 has been delayed yet again. I finally caught X-Men: Apocalypse, share my trip to the New Wave Bar, continue my descent into Lego Dimensions, and give a taste of PSVR 3D Blu-ray playback. Also, Camarada brings 3D recording to all Android devices, Oculus continues blurring VR’s future, IMDb’s F-rating for female projects, Time Warner expands its streaming to animation, our take on videogame adaptations, and the slate of 2017 blockbusters.
Dollar Reviews 031: Elle
If the name Paul Verhoeven doesn’t mean anything to you, chances are you’ve never thought about our site’s branding. Robocop is one of those films that just gets me, so finally having the chance to not only catch it’s director’s latest work, but also review something of his for the first time, was a special treat for us. Given the nature of this flick, we are mum on details, but you can tune into A Few Dollars More for the juicier conversation.
Debt to Cinema 059: Love & Basketball
I’ve been telling people recently how strange it is that I don’t care about sports anymore. Football, baseball, and basketball were all such big parts of my identity at different points of my life, and yet I have moved on. I can point at this podcast as a more worthy time suck, but chances are the only game I pursue now is love. This magically, emotional film, despite its title, aligns with my heart, leaning one way more than the other despite its makeup #IdBuyThatForADollar
Two Cents 017: Get Down With The Sickness
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.
S2E9: Magic Mike XXL
I convinced Steve to put the female targeted, erotic dance sequel no one thought they wanted on his watchlist and we found ourselves in a discussion about the female gaze and stripping the social stigma men have against it. Get your dollars ready because we’re gonna make it rain!