The delayed episode in which I ended up finishing things alone, where Trump is in the White House, Sundance is covered in snow, streamers make moves, Hellboy 3 might be coming, AMC Theaters continues its global dominance, Superbowl LI is streaming for free, and I review The London Heist, Black Mirror’s Playtest episode, my VR playtesting gig, and Damien Chazelle’s TCM block. Meanwhile, Steve talks Samurai Cop 2, Hell or High Water, The Magnificent 7 (2016), and Sony’s Passengers. Plus, The Terminator is returning to James Cameron, Legendary lost its CEO, Paramount gets into bed with China, things don’t look good for Sony (across TV, Film, and PSVR), Netflix seduced Jerry Seinfeld, and some VR things to close out the show.
After giving the many films we’d each seen much thought, Steve and I finally wrote down our best of the year lists. We start the show off with our honorable mentions (00:46), move into some fun awards (08:16), then get to the main event, our top 10 (33:49).
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).
The episode in which we announce the reviews section of Two Cents is becoming the new Dollar Reviews, Amazon is rumored to offer premium content through Instant Video, Yoga Hosers is playing Sundance, Gods of Egypt’s lack of diversity, J-Law wanting to be a director, and Netflix’s next theatrical releases. Plus, reviews for Cop Car, The Guest, The Night Before, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The Good Dinosaur, Creed, Tom Sawyer, The Dirty Dozen, Tangerine, Bound, True Story, Turbo Kid, and Spike Lee’s Oldboy.