The Dark Universe has an inauspicious beginning in The Mummy. The first act is good, and as long as it stays about the mummy, it’s good. The shared universe stuff is terrible. Andy and Adam disagree about the ending, but no spoilers. It Comes At Night is suspenseful, not scary. It’s apocalyptic, but there’s no monster.
Joined by Kaitlyn Booth again to school Andy and Adam about Wonder Woman, but first we (briefly) talk Captain Underpants. The first great movie of the DCEU. Why the ‘No Man’s Land’ scene resonates. War! World War I vs II. Born Sexy Yesterday? Now just stick the landing, DC.
Studios try to revitalize once-beloved franchises with Baywatch and Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Then we take a swear-filled rant about the “controversy” over the women-only screenings for Wonder Woman at the Alamo Drafthouse. And next week a (returning) special guest will join us to talk Wonder Woman! Stay awhile and listen!
Alien: Covenant for the adults and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul for the kids. Well, certain kids, because there are lots of bodily function jokes in this movie. Kiddie version of The Griswolds. Alien: Covenant is more of a Prometheus sequel than an Alien prequel, but it tries to split the difference with your classic facehuggers and chestbursters, etc. Split. Logan: Noir. Get Out.
We have Snatched and King Arthur this week, and also a look back on Prometheus and how it ties in to Alien: Covenant. We could seriously discuss it for hours, but we’ll just over you the basics– including spoilers for a 5-year old movie, for which we don’t apologize.
It’s a Giant-Sized Episode #100 featuring Kaitlyn Booth from Bleeding Cool and a full hour of spoiler-free discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Family. Character moments. Character pairings. Platonic relationships. Music breakdown.
We spend most of the episode talking about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tracklist released this week. But before that we talk Armenian Genocide love triangle drama The Promise and ridiculous shoot ’em up Free Fire. We’re taking a week off but then will be back to talk Guardians 2 in our 100th Episode.
The big giant crazy movie of the week is The Fate of the Furious, but you should really consider checking out Gifted, and maybe even Their Finest. Gifted is one of Adam’s favorite movies of the year so far. Andy mentions his mom twice on the podcast, once because she might like the BBC costume drama of Their Finest. How Fate of the Furious might have finally fixed Andy.