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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!

33 – #BENGHAZI!!

Adam reviews 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and we discuss this year’s nominees for the Oscars and Razzies.

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13 Hours – It’s a Michael Bay movie. More like live action Call of Duty. But apolitical, for what it’s worth. Gets bogged down trying to humanize the soldiers when they’re pretty undifferentiated otherwise. But big action sequences, like you would expect from Michael Bay. 5.5 out of 10

This year’s Oscars – #OscarsSoWhite AGAIN. Not surprising. Where’s Inside Out? Ex Machina? Hateful Eight? Lots of love for The Big Short.

Andy fills out his Razzies ballot live on the podcast. So much hate for Adam Sandler and Jupiter Ascending.