Another big holiday movie weekend with Bad Santa 2, Rules Don’t Apply, and Moana. Bad Santa 2 is a pale imitation of the first, but at least we get more Thurman Merman. Rules Don’t Apply is overstuffed and too long, but it’s great seeing Warren Beatty play crazy Howard Hughes. The best of the week is Disney’s Moana. Adam has a problem choosing between it and Kubo. Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Bowie, and Jermaine Clement.
This week we review The 33, My All-American, and Love theCoopers. They’re. . .moving pictures! (Barely)Content warning: This episode may contain graphic descriptions of a horrible Christmas movie and includes Christmas music. . . luckily all by Stephen Colbert. Also, if you hate the Texas Longhorns football team. . .or coal mining. . . you have been warned.
My All-American – Plays more like a made-for-tv movie they would show to people to try to recruit them to come to the University of Texas football program. From the writer of Rudy and Hoosiers, so you can guess where this is going. Andy re-enacts the opening scene featuring a doe-eyed reporter from The Daily Texan student newspaper and old coach Aaron Eckhardt in old man makeup. We hate to call your life a cliche, Freddie Steinmark, but. . . Still, not terrible. Just not great. 4/10.
The 33 – True story of the Chilean miners trapped below ground. Should’ve been more heroic, but was mostly just boring. There’s still a few good things in here. 5/10
We don’t have any recommendations, except to go back and listen to last week’s episode. Because James Bond.
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