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.
Don’t forget that Logan came out this week– but there’s also Before I Fall and (if you live in Utah) Tim Timmerman: Hope of Tomorrow. Also, Andy got to see Beauty and the Beast early and we go through the non-controversy of gay LeFou.
We give you just a taste of Logan at the end (we’ll go into more detail next episode) but first Adam hated Fist Fight, and The Great Wall was more meh than great. Watch for a special early episode this week as we get ready for the Oscars and talk Logan more in depth!
Three sequels all of which tease next chapters in The Lego Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter Two, and Fifty Shades Darker. The first two of those are great, the last is terrible, but if you’re reading a review of it you don’t care anyway. 50 Shades is not sexy terrible fanfic, abuse masquerading as kink. John Wick delivers on expanding the world of the original and a rare sequel as good as the original. Lego Batman is an amazing homage to previous Batmans and boasts the most amazing supporting cast ever. Why can’t the rest of the Warner Brothers comic movies be this good?
The Space Between Us and Rings both disappoint, but for different reasons. Is The Space Between Us stupider than xXx? Why Rings doesn’t compare favorably to the original The Ring, or It Follows, or Halloween, or the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St movies. And why did it set itself up for sequels like this? Don’t go see these– go see any of the Oscar-nominated movies out there.