We fight about Patriot’s Day and whether it’s manipulative mediocrity bordering on propaganda or a gripping drama told too soon. Also, Ben Affleck gets no respect as writer, director and star of Live By Night and Martin Scorsese rips apart faith in Silence.
We’re joined again by Brooke Heym to talk 10 Cloverfield Lane and Andy’s adventures at SXSW including Key and Peele’s Keanu . We also break down the Captain America 3: Civil War trailer and break down over it.
10 Cloverfield Lane– forget everything you think you know about Cloverfield. This isn’t like that at all. Character drama between the only three characters in the film. John Goodman is fantastic. Security vs. Freedom. Strong female leads. Andy and Adam are both at like 8/10, maybe 8.5.
Keanu – Key and Peele have to rescue their kitty! Funniest movie in a long time. Well paced, and it never feels like they overdo a joke. Definitely R-rated. Plays with race and social issues, but ultimately this is just about finding yourself. And a really cute little kitty. 9/10
Captain America 3: Civil War – Brooke is Team Tony, Andy is Team Cap, but this tears us apart because we agree with the other side. Who’s going to die? Underoos.
Krampus – If the idea is appealing to you of an evil cloven-hoofed Santa demon punishing a family of sociopaths who are like The Griswolds^10, then you might like this movie. Andy gives it 5/10.
Trumbo – Hollywood’s best writer gets blacklisted, starts writing under other names. The Blacklist and why it was so terrible. The actors in this. Louis CK. Joan Allen. John Goodman. Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk. ALL amazing. And Bryan Cranston is beyond phenomenal. Andy gives this a 9/10.
The Empire Strikes Back – Andy thinks this is the greatest movie of all time. Adam thinks it’s up there, and it’s the best Star Wars movie. An even weirder movie than Star Wars– it plays backwards. John Williams. Boba Fett. A strange birdwalk about Ewan Macgregor and Michael Fassbender and their. . . ahhem. . . Han Solo and the Princess. That Carbon Freeze sequence tho. Willrow Hood!!! Oh, and Lando, I guess.
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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