The episode in which two weeks have passed since our last recording and I have open with a horror story to explain why, we mourn Don Rickles and Charlie Murphy, MGM joins the vertical integration party, Cannes adds TV and VR content + a Palme D’or race filled with streaming titles, and my pitch to Universal for where Fast and the Furious goes next. Lots of news on upcoming projects, especially superheroes, Adam McKay, Tim Burton, and Labyrinth, how Amazon is funding its space exploration, and conversation on how our podcast makes film viewing seem like work. Plus, Facebook’s engulfing of Oculus, Netflix’s push for making Hollywood an actual movie town again, YouTube TV details/evolution of cord cutting, furthered marrying of media brands, and Jay-Z’s obnoxious battle for streaming exclusivity especially against Disney’s apparent lack of interest.
This week starts off with Steve’s transgender double feature of Tangerine and Boys Don’t Cry (7:45), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (17:26), Mistress America (20:40), Room (30:09), Love & Mercy (38:07), Joy (43:14), Macbeth (57:53), The Martian (1:05:17), and No Escape (1:14:21).
This week we managed to review a few things besides Star Wars beginning with a rewatch of The Good Dinosaur, Hotel Transylvania 2 (10:09), McFarland USA (16:44), Paper Towns (19:14), Mistress America (31:44), Knock Knock (37:17), Legend (46:22), Black Rain (51:43), and some VR content (57:19)
This week we review Adam Sandler’s first streaming only title, Todd Haynes’s Carol, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, In the Heart of the Sea, Murder of a Cat, Tak3n, The Haunting (1999), While We’re Young, Laggies, The Fault in Our Stars, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Dumb and Dumber To, While You Were Sleeping, Comet, Up Close and Personal, and Transparent Season 2 (54:30).