Greeting programs, and welcome to the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week we’re taking a closer look at the new ridiculous (in a good way) Roland Emmerich film Moonfall and the Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi led series Our Flag Means Death. Spoiler alert we loved both of these things, so come and join us for a love fest.Continue reading “Podcast: Moonfall & Our Flag Means Death”
It is a tale as old as time: A man moves to America, that man gets a job at a pickle factory, that man falls into a pickle vat as the building is being condemned, that man wakes up 100 years later and moves in with his great-grandson who is his only living relative. What clash of personalities would result? What clash of ideals and aspirations?
An American Pickle stars Seth Rogen as both Hershel Greenbaum and his great-grandson Ben. Hershel, who left his shtetl in 1919, wakes up in 2020 to find the legacy he wanted for his family is not exactly as he pictured it. He, a hard-working man with cultural and personal beliefs 100 years out of date and Ben, a timid freelance app developer, don’t exactly have a ton in common.
What follows is a sweet, if inconsequential, story of family and identity.Continue reading “An American Pickle Review: Seth Rogen turns in two great performances”
There has been more than a few big news stories this week and I barely know where to begin. Let’s dive right in!