Greetings, programs, and welcome to the latest edition of the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast! This week we are looking at two new Netflix movies. First up, The Harder They Fall, a western starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, and a host of other talented actors. Second, Tick, Tick… Boom! , the new film adaptation of famed Rent composer Jonathan Larson’s one-person show directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Andrew Garfield. One of these movies we have differing opinions on, the other we unabashedly loved. Listen in to find out which!
There has been more than a few big news stories this week and I barely know where to begin. Let’s dive right in!
Andrew Garfield has a marvellous gift: when he smiles, he does so with his entire face, including his eyes. This may sound like a weird thing to start a review with, but when you’re talking about a film where he has to lay completely motionless save for his face, it becomes a big deal.
I’ll give you a full review after the jump but let me take a moment right now to just give it to you straight: this movie is fucking awful and you shouldn’t see it. In fact I think it might be best if as few people as possible see it because if it doesn’t live up to Sony’s expectations then maybe we’ll be spared more of this crap.
The following review will contain some minor spoilers but you shouldn’t see this movie so it doesn’t matter.
There’s been about a million trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which I haven’t posted because, well, there’s been about a million of them. This one purports to be the last one they’re releasing though, and does appear to have all the interesting tidbits from the rest of the marketing. Let’s watch!
Here’s a new Amazing Spider-Man trailer debuted today featuring all the villains. Well, Electro and then also some brief shots of Goblin and Rhino.
Alright folks it’s finally here: A trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This is where I’d normally just sigh and say let’s watch but this time around I have to point out that you should maybe not watch this because while it doesn’t really have much in the way of plot details I (and half the internet it seems) are pretty sure that it spoils the end credits scene of the movie (yeah, wtf is that) and at the very least some set up for the already green lit Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4. Ugh.
Ok, let’s watch.