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!
Alice: Through the Looking Glass – The Hatter is Madder and only Alice can help him. Time Travel. It looks nice! Johnny Depp’s vocal affectation. Sacha Baron Cohen’s accent. Adam is meh on it and gives it a 5. Andy holds all time travel movies to a higher standard and gives it a 4. Brooke says we’re entirely too harsh and kids will love it and gives it a 6.
Also don’t forget that the Sundance movie The Lobster is out this week in theaters– but you can also catch it at home on video on demand or dvd if you’d prefer that. Adam gave it a 7, and if you’re complaining about Hollywood not doing enough original, then go support this.
We review Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Black Mass, and Everest. Also, we apologize in advance we will skip next week because of Salt Lake Comic Con and lack of new releases being screened. We’ll be back Monday, October 5 to start a month of Halloween-themed episodes!
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials picks up where the last one abruptly ends. Tried so hard to be the epic, dark, character-driven second episode in the trilogy but fails. It’s overstuffed. But at least it’s a vast improvement on the first movie. Andy gave it 3.5/10.
Black Mass tells the story of Whitey Bolger’s rise as the biggest crimelord in America. This is Johnny Depp’s movie. Amazing performances, but maybe tries to humanize him too much. This could’ve lost 20 minutes and been great. 8/10
Everest – the Utah pronunciation of the word “mountain.” It’s a disaster/survival movie, except real. Amazing cast. Kiwi accents. Andy wishes it was more like Jon Krakauer’s book, gave it 5/10. Adam loved it, despite a first half that needed to pick up the pace, gave it 7/10.
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