Greetings programs! This week on the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast, we talk about the new Netflix heist film (and sequel to Army of the Dead), Army of Thieves and the latest blockbuster adaptation of a classic science fiction story from Canadian auteur Denis Villeneuve, Dune.Continue reading “Awesome Friday Movie Podcast: ‘Army of Thieves’ & ‘Dune’”
Only five months ago, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead premiered on Netflix and gave us a dumb but fun heist movie set amid a zombie apocalypse. While reception of the film was mixed (I liked it!), most people agreed that Matthias Schweighöfer’s character, a safecracker named Dieter, a highlight.
Netflix must have liked him too because they gave actor Matthias Schweighöfer a bunch of money to direct this prequel cantered on his character. You know what? It was money well spent.Continue reading “Review: ‘Army of Thieves’ is a fun heist movie”
Zack Snyders latest film is on Netflix, and Matt stopped by the For Reel Crew & Cameos Podcast to talk about it!Continue reading “Matthew talks ‘Army of the Dead’ with Thomas & Tim on the For Reel Crew & Cameos Podcast”
Zack Snyder has been making comic movies almost exclusively for the last 15 years, starting with 300 and most recently with this year’s release of his extended cut of Justice League. That’s not a complaint, but it is interesting to me that he has come back to zombies after having finished that run, the genre that started his career.
It is my opinion that his remake of Dawn of the Dead, penned by James Gunn and released in 2004 as his first feature, is my favourite of Snyder’s films. His return to the genre is a proposition that I found exciting, and while it’s not a perfect movie by any stretch, Army of the Dead is his best movie in ages.Continue reading “Review: ‘Army of the Dead’ is dumb, fun, and Zack Snyder’s best movie in years”