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42 – You’re Killing Me, SXSW! (And Bats v Supes Throwdown)

Just say no to Allegiant as we instead review In a Valley of Violence, Slash (both premiered at SXSW) and You’re Killing Me. And we discuss the highs and lows of the Batman and Superman movie franchises.

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In a Valley of Violence a great, classic Western with modern sensibilities and a really cute dog. Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Karen Gillan are all at the top of their game. Great fun. Andy gives it 8.5/10.

Slash – a movies set against the backdrop of teenage relationships, sexual awakening, and slash/fic– the genre of fan fiction that takes often antagonist characters and puts them in homosexual erotic scenes. While the language and content gets naughty and saucy, it rarely crosses the line and is mostly played for laughs. Also a 8.5/10

You’re Killing Me – vapid YouTube wannabe George has a new boyfriend, who it turns out is killing their friends. He’s too dense to figure it out. The script thinks it’s catty and clever, but it’s dumb. Adam gives it 2/10.

Our favorite Batman/Superman movies:

Adam is #TeamBatman and his fav is Mask of the Phantasm. Kevin Conroy is our Batman. Mark Hamill as the Joker.

Andy is #TeamSuperman and recommends The Donner Cut of Superman II. How Richard Donner was fired from the movie. Why Richard Lester camped it up. How this makes more sense.

41 – 10 Cloverfield Keanu #SXSW Civil War

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.

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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.

40 – WTF? Zootopia has Fallen

We’re once again joined by Brooke Heym as we review London Has Fallen, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Zootopia.

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London Has Fallen is a sequel/lazy rehash of the first movie. The production delays and “creative differences.” Laughable script. Ridiculous premise. “Time of the month” jokes. A dick flick, not a chick flick. But stuff blows up, and there’s Gerard Butler, so there’s that. Brooke gives it 2/10.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is Tina Fey producing an adaptation of a memoir of a television journalist about her time on Afghanistan from 2003-2007. It’s not a comedy– it’s real life, with real humor interjected to lighten the mood. Like M*A*S*H. Lots of talk about Afghanistan. Tina Fey delivers an amazing performance that’s both emotional and funny. Andy and Brooke both give it 7/10.

Zootopia is possibly the best movie of the year so far. A cute story about a bunny who wants to become a cop becomes “48 Hours” when she gets paired with a streetwise fox. Sooooooo much deep meaning in this movie about prejudice, bullying, etc, but maybe too much? Andy’s pancake analogy– Adam prefers waffles. Trump. Hillary. Not quite as good or straightforward as Wreck-It Ralph, but almost. Andy gives it 8.5/10, Brooke gives it 9/10 and says Andy is wrong about Tangled.

Oscars wrap-up! We were mostly right! Except that Best Picture thing. Andy’s idea about Spotlight– we need a new Oscar category for acting or “Best Ensemble” and one for “Best Special Performance in Motion Capture, Voice Over or Animation” and how it would be good for diversifying the Oscar nominees and winners.

Next week! Cloverfield sequel and Andy will be at SXSW!