We were under the mistaken impression that Basic Instinct was a Prestige film, because neither of us had seen it. What we got was a softcore, movie-length episode of Red Shoe Diaries directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Whether it’s thrilling satire or a satirical thriller, we certainly had quite a bit of fun with it
At it’s heart, Gran Torino is about an old, set-in-his-ways (racist) war veteran realizing that he has more in common with the hardworking, honest Asian family next door than he does with his own spoiled American family. The trouble is, the guy is just so damned racist that it’s hard to get comfortable with him. And even when his opinion of the family next door changes, the offensive language he uses to describe them doesn’t. Gran Torino is a tough movie to talk about.
Lunchtime! This week we talk a little about getting the first dose of COVID vaccine, the recent royal deaths (both rap and other), Jim’s new scale modeling interest and mistakes, and A.Ron’s experience camping with his son over the break, as well as answering a ton of listener questions.
Anthony chats about race/ethnicity with Arthur Njamfa. What does it mean that Arya looks northern? A.Ron and Anthony talk about their favorite Three Right Turns episodes. Steve chimes in on the war of five spinoff shows and answers listener feedback. Theme song: Game of Thrones (80’s TV Theme) by Highway Superstar Join the discussion: email@example.com |…
This week we conclude season 1 of For All Mankind, A.Ron dives into the next 2 episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Jim has finished Ted Lasso, and A.Ron has finished Difficult People.
Ask the average person what they think of when they hear the name Rambo and they’ll probably say something about an over-muscled rageaholic murdering dozens of people with weapons meant to be mounted on vehicles. Even if they know better, they’ll probably agree that this first movie in the franchise is called “Rambo”. Neither of those things is entirely accurate, so we’re setting the record straight in a podcast covering one of Sylvester Stallone’s best movies.
First run movies are back with the next installment of the titans series which desperately wants to be Pacific Rim. Does it live up to the pedigree it inspired? Well, the monster fights are good, but we really need to talk about the rest of it. Join us for the spoiler-free podcast if you’re not a club member or Patreon supporter or enjoy the full podcast with our complete thoughts if you are.
The mid-season finale isn’t perfect but it’s good enough to keep us entertained and get us thinking about what comes next for the nuke theory and our extremely vulnerable communities. Join us for the podcast.
Here’s what’s happening at Bald Move this week.
Kim Renfro is back to talk about the tournament at Harrenhal and GRRM’s big payday. Tara Jenkins (Anthony’s sister!) covers Jon’s introduction to the Night’s Watch. Steve and Anthony wonder why there aren’t more fat zombies.
Road to Perdition is the only movie we could think of that features Tom Hanks as anything other than a wholesome heroic type. It turns out he’s an honest-to-goodness actor and he can absolutely pull off the Irish gangster dead set on avenging his murdered family, especially when he’s sharing the screen with other talented actors such as Paul Newman and Daniel Craig. Who knew!