The Dark Tower and Detroit opened this week. Neither of us are familiar with the source material. Adam gives it a 7, Andy gives it a 6. A cameo by Mr. Meeseeks. Detroit and Andy talks for a long time about racism. Get Out and Mondo posters.
While the regular box office brought us more dreck in Gold and A Dog’s Purpose, Sundance delivered some good films to compensate. Gold is boring and long and predictable. There’s no excuse. Also no excuse for animal cruelty in A Dog’s Purpose, but if you can get over that and don’t mind emotional manipulation, it’s barely mediocre. XX lets the ladies take on the horror anthology subgenre, and it’s mostly pretty good. Meanwhile The Discovery explores life after the verified existence of an afterlife. The Yellow Birds was one of the best things Adam saw at Sundance– our young Han Solo is amazing.
This week we take on Blake Lively’s shark attack movie The Shallows, Matthew McConaughey fights for good ol’ boy southern freedom and equality for people of all races in the Civil War drama Free State of Jones, and we bitch about how awful Independence Day: Resurgence is. Warning: spoilers. Luckily, this movie is spoiler-proof, as it comes pre-spoiled for your convenience.