Greetings programs! We’re back after an impromptu hiatus! To make up for it we’re talking about three films on the show: Emma Seligman’s Bottoms, Chloe Domont’s Fair Play, and David Yates’s Pain Hustlers. Join us!Continue reading “Podcast: Bottoms, Fair Play, & Pain Hustlers”
Greetings programs! This week we’re getting caught up in the fascination that is gripping the nation. That’s right, it’s the Barbenheimer episode! Both Oppenheimer and Barbie are being hailed as being some of the best filmmaking of the year. Do we agree? Yes, yes we do, and listen in to find out why!Continue reading “Podcast: Oppenheimer & Barbie”
Greetings programs! We’re back with another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast!
Given the state of the world, it might be a more interesting fact that Disney hasn’t made more films based on the rides at their theme parks. I know that’s a weird thing to think about, but the future is weird. Disney is a vast, money-making empire and can monetize its properties like no other vast, money-making empire, and many of the rides in its parks are iconic.
Now, I know what you might be thinking, that it’s maybe a little cynical to make a movie based on a theme park ride, but to that, I say two things. First: tell it to the Pirates of the Caribbean, and second you can make a good movie out of anything. Here to prove that second point is Jungle Cruise, a good movie based on a theme park ride.Continue reading “Review: ‘Jungle Cruise’ is fun!”
There’s a section in the second act of *A Quiet Place* where everyone I could see in the cinema had their hands clamped over their mouth. It’s a strange thing to be in a room full of people sat in total silence, straining to watch a movie that is desperate in its own absolute quiet. This is *A Quiet Place*, John Krasinski’s directorial debut, at its very best – tension gnawing through the screen, audience in the palm of its hand, waiting for the inevitable snap.
And snap it does.
I’m not one to blindly promote products just for the sake of information, so a Blu-Ray release doesn’t usually inspire me to comment. However, when that film is *Edge Of Tomorrow*, and there’s a chance you may have dismissed it at the cinema on account of the worst marketing campaign in recent memory, then I have to try and change your mind. For it’s not just Tom Cruise’s best film in years, it’s also one of the finest slices of sci-fi escapism you’ll ever watch.
This is one of those times that Hollywood confuses me. Here they’ve gone and made a fun, exciting, engaging, and intelligent sci-fi action movie and what little marketing its had has made it seem like something it’s really not: generic.
Yeah, you’re reading this right folks. Edge of Tomorrow is pretty great and you should totally see it.
In case you weren’t sure if you wanted to see _Edge of Tomorrow_ here’s a long trailer to try to convince you.
Tom Cruise’s future war groundhog day movie does seem to have a story, for better or for worse.
_Edge of Tomorrow_ may be a fitting title for a guy who is basically living out a nightmare version of _Groundhog Day_, waking up after dying in combat only to be forced to relive that combat over and over again. I, hover, preferred the original title _All You Need is Kill_.
Either way there is a trailer now so let’s take a look.