Jordan Peele's GET OUT is making waves. It's proving that a film with a black lead, from a black writer/director, can be a blockbuster hit, something previously thought to be unlikely. Not only is making tons of money, it seems to be a unanimous hit with audiences. But we're not so sure. Is it really as good as it's hype?
After 17 years as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman unleashes his claws for the last time, and unlike anything you've ever seen in an X-men film. James Mangold's action-packed, contemplative, and beautiful film is both a crowd pleaser and a bonafide hit, and the panel doesn't disagree.
Due to popular demand, we discuss ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story!
We all know Paul Jensen is an absolute super fan. But what did his wife Tanya think of the film? Did Ian like it as much as he liked The Force Awakens. And what put Nick in such a daze that he could barely remember a detail of the film after viewing it?
Mel Gibson's return to Hollywood, although you would be mistaken for thinking this is a studio picture. Is disgraced Gibson's comeback all its cracked up to be? Well, the panel can't agree, yet the film has multiple Oscar nominations... Will it walk away with any gold at Sunday's 89th Academy Awards? Gibson has two Oscars to his name already... and the Academy loves a comeback...
Without a doubt, the most unlikely film of the year: both in it's heartbreaking subject matter, as well as it's unlikely journey from concept to creation. The other unlikely factor: the amount of humour in the dark events of this story. Kennether Lonergan's film (he wrote and directed) has six Academy Award nominations. The question is, does the film contain a single bad moment? The answer to this, we all agree on.
The gang dives into the most important film of the year: Moonlight, writted and directed by Barry Jenkins, his first major feature. Nominated for eight Oscars, does this film run the risk of walking away empty handed at the 89th Academy Awards?
The podcast is divided on Damien Chazelle's awards season hauler. Two of us love it. Two of us: well, it's not quite our tempo...
La La Land has fourteen Oscar nominations, tied with 1950's All About Eve and 1997's Titanic. The record for wins is eleven... wil this film make history at the 89th Academy Awards?
After the divided discussion on Marvel's Doctor Strange, Paul Donnett and the Jensens uninamously praise up and coming director Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Forest Whitaker. It's a thoughtful, quiet, introspective film and a shoe-in come Oscar season.
We swtich gears from horror to hotshot Stephen Strange in our return to Marvel's ongoing dominance at the box office. Two of us love the film, the other two... not so much. We also discuss how Doctor Strange ranks in the pantheon of Marvel's films. Listen now and don't forget to subscribe here on podbean as well as in iTunes.
Doctor Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chietel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton.