We review Solo: A Star Wars Story, the origin of the galaxy far, far away’s favorite scruffy-looking nerfherder. Surprise! We love it. For it being such a basic prequel story, it’s surprisingly layered with lots of themes and great filmmaking. Stay a while and listen!
Melissa McCarthy is back with Life of the Party, and we gave it a Gentlewoman’s C. Also, we go back to review three films we missed from the last few months: Isle of Dogs, Love Simon, and The Quiet Place.
WE ARE BACK! Andy swears about Red Sparrow, talks up Game Night, and Andy and Adam both gush about Annihilation. Our Oscar picks– who will win and who should win. Highlights: Andy doesn’t like Three Billboards or Darkest Hour. Adam likes Call Me By Your Name. We both like Bladerunner 2049 and Andy Serkis– who aren’t nominated. It’s a long episode, but that’s what happens when we’re away for months!
Adam is sick, so with our Superman out, Andy had to assemble a Justice League of his own to take on these movies: Kaitlyn Booth of Bleeding Cool, and Mark De Leon and Melissa Martinez from No You Move. We have lots of feelings about Justice League, and even more about Coco. Bring tissues.
Thor: Ragnarok is the best Thor movie. It’s funny, it’s beautiful, and it might even make you think. Listen to us gush over it for almost a half hour set to a soundtrack provided by Led Zeppelin. 9/10. Would Ragnarok again.
WE LOVE BLADE RUNNER 2049!!! And we’re going to spend 30 minutes not telling you anything about it.No spoilers. Zero. But lots of why it’s good. How it succeeds where movies like Ghost in the Shell, mother!, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets failed. This is the best movie of the year, and we both give it a 10/10 perfect score.
This week we discuss Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Brad’s Status. Brad’s Status is Ben Stiller and Mike White being serious about being older. The Lego Ninjago Movie reinvents the long-running cartoon / toy commercial for Lego ninjas with a voice cast of comedy all-stars. It’s lots of fun and fits in well with the Lego movie universe. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is loads of fun, and an even more serious spy movie than its predecessor. Julianne Moore is a great villain. Sir Elton John! Not as good as the original but still great.
Warning! This episode gets PG-13 with a couple of f-words and discussions of the adult content of mother! We also welcome Kaitlyn Booth of Bleeding Cool. Andy talks Rebel in the Rye: a good movie about a kind of garbage person who wrote a garbage book that garbage people love. 5/10. Kaitlyn saw American Assassin and found it utterly unnecessary and cliched. And then there’s mother! We all hate it with a fiery passion. And no, it’s not because we don’t understand it.