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.”
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.
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
Eight years later, and shrouded in just as much mystery, JJ Abrams has unleashed another monster on filmgoers. Allow us to illuminate you on this quasi-sequel while still keeping you in the dark.
Given that #OscarsSoWhite is a thing, its important to remember not every black Best Picture winner is Driving Miss Daisy. We knew we had to see this one eventually, but 2015’s film politics just made it that more appealing.
This week Steve caught The Witch (aka “the best horror flick of 2016”) while I binged on Netflix’s Love (5:08) and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo (10:40). Plus I watched the pilot for HBO’s Animals (19:04) and Steve saw Candyman (22:15) and Bloodstream (30:25).
This might be our list of shame show, but I have no shame in placing this on my list of favorites. This may not be an amazing film, but there’s something perfect about. Maybe its just them – the quintessential romcom couple of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan; or Nora Ephron perfecting her style. Either way, this product placement infused, remake is necessary watching and I finally made Steve see it.
We’ve got the word on the Merc With a Mouth in this episode, plus Steve shares what its like to go to the Alamo Drafthouse once again. I was so hooked on CW’s The Flash that I didn’t even watch anything else this week, so I hope you like hearing about superheroes.