Lumos! Two brave commissioners have sent a request by owl post for Professors A.Ron and Jim to watch the third (and overall most-loved) Harry Potter movie. Jim cries “stupefy” to get this movie away from him. But A.Ron casts “protego” and defends the movie. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who has helmed many decorated dramas, and based on the book series by she-who-must-not-be-named, this movie takes a darker look at the whimsical world of Harry Potter.
Thank you to Keenan and Maggie for commissioning this episode!
Bald Move is rereleasing this very special pod in honor of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! Tune in and chill out to a very special episode from the Bald Move archive.
Once again commissioner Fernando Rodriguez (you may better know him as FernNYC17 on our forums) steps up with a choice selection, this time the oft maligned Return of the Jedi. Often dismissed as derivative or childish when compared to A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back respectively, we have nothing but love for the climax of the story of Skywalker. It’s got the best space battle, the best lightsabre battle, and the best puppets in all of Star Wars. The Special Edition changes? Not so much love.
Note: This podcast was recorded out of order because we needed a live podcast we could do that was accessible and at least semi-family friendly for the Rocket City Nerd Con.
Since its release, The Matrix trilogy has influenced both entertainment and pop culture. The unconventional legacy is peppered with action, iconic characters, and that amazing 90s cyber grunge aesthetic. But above all the spectacle are the questions about human existence, free will, control, and order. Tune in to hear A.Ron and Jim’s conflicting takes.
It’s not a great movie, but it’s a great time! Is it legal? Does it make sense? Isn’t this just Karate Kid 1? How many Bonsai trees must suffer before Daniel and Mr. Miyagi repair their relationship? These are the important questions Jim and A.Ron ask each other. It’s a laugh out loud movie, and a laugh out loud podcast.
Thanks Becky for commissioning this podcast. Happy Birthday, Norm!
James Gunn takes his exit from Marvel with the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The gang is back and messier than ever. Does this lovable group of space misfits have another good story to tell, or does the franchise end on a sour note? Check out Jim and A.Ron thoughts and full coverage for the Club Members! I am Groot!
Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a high-powered lawyer from NYC who moves to LA to rekindle an old flame. Each episode features at least two original musical numbers. It’s relatable and funny in the way it discusses mental health. Though it was one of the lowest rated shows on TV, it kept getting renewed and currently has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s fair to say that it’s aged well.
Nic Cage terrorizes innocents as the notorious Dracula. And the other Nic, Nicholas Hoult, is a delightful balance as Renfield, his familiar. Awkwafina and Shoreh Aghdasloo round out the cast as they bring comedy and gravitas respectively to this cult classic in the making. It has violence, laughs, and a meaningful metaphor. Sink your teeth into this First Run Bald Movie.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is a return to form. It’s beautiful to look at, the action is fun, and there’s some laugh out loud moments. A.Ron has deemed the production design as “wealthcore” aesthetic (let’s see how long it takes for that to trend on TikTok). Jim has a hot take on Keanu Reeves as an actor. Find out more about this ultra-violent ballet of death from your favorite hosts.
Club members, catch the John Wick movie rankings at this coming Lunch with Jim and A.Ron!
You get what you see in the trailer with this movie, and that’s a good thing. The big, messy gore will entertain you, you sick individual. The cast will have you saying, “Hey, I recognize them!” every couple of minutes. And it’s all based on a true story from the 1980s! So, maybe this is technically a historical drama? Club members, you’ll get the strangest and most hilarious play by play for this crazy-fun movie.
In under 90 minutes, this movie manages to offend, stupefy, and disturb. You’ll laugh, but not for the reasons the writers want you to. Sylvester Stallone stars in this movie, and was supposedly tricked into the role. You can check out the Schwarzenegger-Stallone Rivalry in this wild Wikipedia page. It’s worth noting that one of the three writers of this movie is Blake Snyder. Snyder is the author of the best-selling screenwriting book, Save The Cat. So keep that in mind before you drop money on this while we’re already dealing with inflation.