The week in which I hopefully share details about my doomed romance for the last time, Tinder goes trans friendly, Domino’s does drone delivery in New Zealand, and Steve caught Terrence Malick’s A Voyage of Time and Brainscan, while I finally checked out Westworld’s pilot and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Also, Google and Facebook crack down on fake news ads, the possible end of the Electoral College, China continues its foothold in the movie industry, Marvel moves Inhumans to the small screen, the curious case of Watch Dogs 2, and a fun closing conversation about the future of VR, gaming, and 8K.
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 watch the Preacher trailer, Fox puts Neil Blomkamp’s Alien on pause, Ricky Gervais returns to the Golden Globes, Chi-raq gets a release date, some gender bender films, Blumhouse goes Periscope, Jimmy Fallon getting another theme park attraction, and Twitch expands to the creative spectrum. Plus, reviews for The Martian, Men in Black 2, Men in Black 3, Knock Knock, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened, Nightbreed, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, and Get Him to the Greek.
The episode in which we discuss where huge franchises are going, Steven Soderbergh’s next project having interactive narrative paths, Tarantino recording movies on VHS, Taika Waititi being tapped to direct Thor: Ragnarok, Phil Lord and Chris Miller adapting Serial, the next wave of films being transported to the small screen, planes offering “free” movie streaming, and Amazon bullying Google and Apple to support Prime Instant Video. Plus we discuss The Iron Giant, Creep, Baghead, and Peter Jackson’s Braindead (aka Dead Alive).