Greetings, programs, and welcome to another edition of the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week on the show, we’re taking on her recent Netflix release, They Cloned Tyrone, and the still-in-cinemas Joy Ride. Simon also gets Matthew talking about the recent musical episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which is why the episode runs a little over time. We hope you enjoy it!Continue reading “Podcast: They Cloned Tyrone & Joy Ride”
Stop me if you have heard this one before. A protagonist obsessed with planning, order, and things being just so, ends up in a situation where they have to spend time with a new friend who floats through life, embraces chaos, and for whom things always seem to work out. I don’t know what movie you are thinking of because there are so many possibilities, but I am talking about Vacation Friends, the new film starring Lil Rel Howrey and John Cena, which debuts on Disney+ Star (Hulu in the US) today.
To be clear, this set-up has been done so many times because when it works, you get comedy gold. However, there are two things that a film like this needs to hit that paydirt. First, you need a pair of charismatic leads who have excellent comedic timing and natural chemistry that allows them to bounce off one another seamlessly for the most comedic effect. Howrey and Cena are definitely this. Second, you need a really funny, original script. It’s a good thing that this movie has the first thing.Continue reading “Review: ‘Vacation Friends’ is fine, and that’s fine.”