Star Trek Beyondis part heady sci-fi that deconstructs the essence of the franchise, and part big dumb action movie thanks to director Justin Lin. All kinds of fans will find different things to like here. 7.5/10 and a more full review here.
The big movie of the week is Finding Dory, and stick around to the end for our late-breaking In Memoriam to Anton Yelchin. Random topics in this episode: better than popcorn but not as good as caramel apple sucker, Octodad. Pixar sequels and best Pixar movies, judging on the Spider-Man scale, seeing The Shallows and Jaws on the water, and buy your tickets for The Killing Joke for July 25th.
Mother’s Day is awful. Don’t let your mother or any other human close to it. 2/10 because the actors are all very charming and talented and deserve better material. Andy’s more full review here.
Green Roomis amazing. A story of punk rockers vs. neo-nazis with murder and evil Patrick Stewart. It follows a sort of horror movie pattern, but it’s incredibly inventive and fun. Adam is in love with this. It’s a 10/10.
Sing Streetis another film by John Carney (Once, Begin Again) and if you liked those you will love this too. Set in Dublin in the 80’s its soundtrack is full of classic 80s songs. Boy meets girl, boy starts band to impress girl, relationships between friends and lovers develop. Great story, great soundtrack. Andy’s favorite song and sequence from the movie: