The latest episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot, “eps3.8_stage3.torrent” manages to raise a lot of questions that we’re hoping to get at least some answers to for the finale next week. Has Elliot really managed to “own” the Dark Army, or is this an elaborate rope a dope once again by White Rose? Is Phillip Price really out of plays? Who’s driving the van that picks up the now super crazy Angela? Is Dom and Darlene secretly working together to out Santiago as Dark Army’s rat inside the FBI? And for the love of God, what exactly is White Rose up to?! See you next week where we can find out together!
Ho ho ho, what’s this? Another drunken Lunch for our Merry Culkin Keatmas? LET’S GO!!!
We have seen The Disaster Artist, the behind the scenes look at the creation of The Room, which is quite possibly the worst film ever made. Based on the book of the same name, the brothers Franco play Tommy and Greg in a way that manages to feel honest, sympathetic, and most of all very funny. It is frustrating that there is so little there, there. There is no big revealing answers that make any sense about the deeply weird and enigmatic Tommy, and the friendship between him and Greg also feels like the barest sketch possible to make the film work. But it does work, and like Ed Wood before it, manages to make an amazing movie out of a dog turd. It’s an amazing alchemic work, spinning gold from lead. Go see it, regardless of how familiar you are with the source material. You’re going to be in for a good time.
This is a podcast where Jim and I, using tools created for the purpose, randomly generate a title for a fictional TV show. We then pitch ideas to each other based on what that show would be like if it were real. We like to call it, “Quit Yer Pitchin’!”
The Merry Culkin Keatmas rages on with our podcast that brings the Keaton to Keatmas, 1998’s box office bomb, Jack Frost. The film isn’t great, but we managed to extract a surprising amount of fun and holiday cheer from it. Enjoy! And don’t forget Lunch coming this Friday! Next week we’ll tackle Home Alone with both LiveWatch and podcast. See you then!
AMC’s The Walking Dead presents for us a perfect storm of mullet, trash people, rapid onset morgalizing, and terrible action sequences. Except in the actual perfect storm it was two terrible things coming together to make a larger terrible thing, and in “Time for After” it’s four. Regardless, George Clooney and Marky Mark ain’t making it out alive. The question Jim and I are left with is, do we go down with the ship? Or accept coast guard rescue? Honestly, I’ve kind of lost the metaphor at this point, but if Gimple can do it, so can I!
Watch us record the podcast, including all the sound checks, flubs, and riveting research breaks that you’ve always wished you could see… Hey, at least you can hear the podcast before anyone else.
The first present of our Merry Culkin Keatmas Christmas celebration has been opened! Sit back and sync up our Live Watch commentary with your copy of the ill conceived and ill fated 1998 Michael Keaton / horrifying snowman puppet / CGI monstrosity Jack Frost! See if you can spot the Robert Baratheon cameo before we do! Can you solve the mystery of the woman who against all evidence is not actually Elizabeth Shue? Thrill to us trying to decipher the dialog of Charlie “the Brain” Frost’s marble-mouthed performance. And have your heart warmed by a story featuring a boy who loses his father on Christmas — TWICE! — while we play to Grinch who picks the film apart! And if Live Watches aren’t your thing, wait until Wednesday, when we release a podcast where we recap what we learned and took away from old Jack.
Come watch the episode with us. If it’s bad, we’ll make fun of it. If it’s good… well, we’ll still make fun of it, just a little less seriously.
USA Network’s Mr. Robot offers us a quieter, more introspective, but no less fascinating episode this week. A possible turning point for the series and our protagonist, as told through a meditation on suicide and death as seen through the lens of deletion. And if the material didn’t grab you, my god, the visuals. Sam goes all out and widens the scope to “Cinema” both literally and stylistically offering us one lush and well crafted scene after another. Just two more episodes to come, what can Esmail and company do to keep raising the narrative and artistic stakes? See you next week to find out!