Let’s be honest, with the never ending recycle process entertainment goes through, one block of original/remake tandems wasn’t going to last long. Steve apologized in advance for not picking the Universal monster incarnation, but seeing 1999’s/the release of Dark Universe made me want to see the origin of their only true original franchisee #SilverDollar
Of their many monsters, Universal has seemed most interested in keeping The Mummy alive forever. Between this weekend’s Dark Universe re-reboot with Tom Cruise, the original Karloff features, and of course this debt, Stephen Sommer’s turn of the century swashbuckling, treasure seeking, adventure that kicked off a trilogy, it appears opening the sarcophagus is always a good idea #DimeADozen
Mighty morphing tentpole franchises invade your ears this week as we open with Saban’s Power Rangers before I jump ship to Kong: Skull Island (45:55). I also give my first impressions of Rocket League’s Dropshot mode (53:35) and brag about my latest thrift store finds (57:47); while Steve caught Jeff Nichols’s Loving (59:03) and the forgotten Paul Walker thriller, Into the Blue (1:04:00).
I usually don’t have the balls to watch these kind of movies, so what better selection is there than something remembered for its killer balls? This film kinda has it all (except for explanations) and I’m still not sure what to make of it, but I hope you find our convo on Don Coscarelli’s late 70s classic dreamy.
If I was smarter I would have picked Michael Crichton’s Westworld to tie-in with HBO’s hit series debut, but I was in the mood for splatter instead. Halloween is quickly approaching after all and I felt like paying off my annual debt to the horror genre here first with the Troma superhero film that started it all #IdBuyThatForADollar
Just a year after Prohibition was repealed, Nick and Norah Charles reminded America why they missed alcohol so badly. Between their comedic timing, romance, and scene stealing dog, join us as we decide if this whodunit romcom has enough going for it to make up for the subpar mystery.
I met Tyler from Future Horse Podcast and knew we had to do a RoboCop double feature when he caught the reference to the savior of Detroit in our name. So I skipped the first sequel and made Steve watch this PG-13 trainwreck (perhaps as a little payback for The Star Wars Holiday Special) for his second foray against OCP.
Tom Cruise proves once again that nothing is impossible for him when he has badass theme music, the question is: should you still care?
Arnold said he would be back, and he is! So is a lot from the franchise that was awesome – too bad someone can’t go back in time to fix the things this reboot does so wrong and make it fun again.
Steve and I stopped by our film school pal Hamid’s place just walking distance from our alma mater to talk about the colossal box office reboot beast responsible for the culinary hybrid which is dinosaur nuggets. What will Universal cook up this time?