Sometimes when you don’t know anything going into a film, this magical moment happens where you’re so stunned by its brilliance you feel almost stupid for never knowing about it. This week’s selection is that feeling two fold as Steve and I praise this masterful “horror” mystery which is better than the sum of its parts. #IdBuyThatForADollar is quite the understatement this time around, but if the shoe fits..
The week in which I stumble out of the gate but still implore everyone to visit LACMA’s Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, Black Panther has new big talent, Amazon launched Video Direct, making them a Youtube competitor, the A to Z store is rumored to offer its own food items to Prime members, We Do It Together is making a female centered short film collection, the scary trend of people live streaming sad shit, Warner Bros makes Godzilla moves as Gareth Edwards moves on, The Russo Bros are making a Chinese superhero movie, Wentworth Miller is going to be a recurring character across the Arrowverse, and Disney Infinity is no more as The House of Mouse has ceased all videogame development.
The episode in which my car gets broken into again, The Muppets are playing Outside Lands, Seth Rogen is adapting another comic book for TV, Warners has decided in favor of more DC instead of risks, Marvel is going to Freeform and Sony, while not staying true to itself, reactions to Rogue One’s first trailer, Starz joins the OTT train, and 4K UHD Blu-rays are becoming a clearer picture. Plus, sports broadcasting on Twitter and Yahoo/the latter being acquired, VR being used for real world applications, Pharrell is producing Hidden Figures, Charlize Theron re-teaming with past directors, and Caitlyn Jenner appearing on Transparent.
The episode in which I was lucky Brennan from Scream 101 Podcast joined me because Steve fell asleep before recording, HBO isn’t sending Game of Thrones screeners out anymore, the 21 Jump Street/Men in Black flick is still a thing, Sony is making a standalone Venom franchise, I talk cool additions to the Amazon Echo line (and Brennan has first hand experiences), and Universal Japan is making a Nintendo Land. Plus, VR is coming to Six Flags and McDonalds, I do my Michael Keaton impression, MAX LANDIS, a WWE sequel to Surf’s Up, and the continuing adventures of Steven Soderbergh’s “retirement.”
The episode in which Steve talks about Hail Caesar, I finally catch Spike Lee’s Chi-raq (03:57), we each saw the lackluster Burnt (16:37), plus thoughts on two forgettable/forgotten spy adaptations: The Man From U.N.C.L.E (23:24) and The Saint (27:44). I also give my thoughts on The Muppets midseason premiere (32:01), Gilmore Girls (35:11), and Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Awakening DLC pack (41:13).
The episode in which we talk about #ForceForDaniel, Jon Stewart coming to HBO, the streaming only Star Trek series, Activision creating a film division, Sony making another Steig Larson movie, Duncan Jones’s Warcraft and Mute, Key and Peele voicing a stop motion flick, Shane Carruth’s next project’s crazy, good cast, and the Luther TV movie. Plus, reviews for Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Man From Reno, Irreversible, and Netflix’s Master of None.
The episode in which Steve had plans so we recorded a day early. Topics discussed include Bill Finger, Furious 8’s director woes, Fox adapting Agatha Christie, the Oculus VR press conference, Mubi’s rise from obscurity after snagging a Paul Thomas Anderson exclusive, Ridley Scott’s proposed Prometheus title.
Plus we talk about The Babadook, Limitless, its TV adaptation, and some pilots (Minority Report, The Muppets, Scream Queens).