Multiple viewings and hours of sober reflection have led us both to believe that Con Air is a bad movie. The plot is contrived, the accents are awful, and it’s perhaps the least “Cagey” performance in Cage’s entire career. And yet, maybe based on star-power alone, it remains a classic which simply must be watched.
A shocking discovery was made as we attempted to rewrite the cheesy classic, Con Air: It’s actually way harder than you think to fix this movie. Does that mean that the plot is actually better thought-out than we first assumed? Or is the fundamental idea so flawed that it’s simply impossible to film if you respect your audience? Or perhaps it’s simply a lack of imagination on our part? Any way you view it, we had to get real silly to make this one work, but we had a lot of fun in the process.
We kicked off the back half of Season of the Cage with perhaps his most mainstream film of all time, Con Air. Does that mean it’s inoffensive? No. Is it one of Cage’s more impressive acting jobs? Also, no. Is it even a good film? Again, no. But that also doesn’t mean it’s not a fun movie to watch. Jim loves it, A.Ron probably doesn’t, but you should decide for yourself as you listen to us make jokes over it.
Jim and A.Ron have a split decision on the forth episode of Amazon’s The Romanoffs, “Expectations”. A.Ron found it pointless and borderline unwatchable, where Jim was drawn into the human element of Amanda Peet’s Julia struggling to deal with a secret that has been weighing on her conscience for 20 years. Regardless, the episode does feature engaging performances from very likable stars (the previously mentioned Peet, and John Slattery). What did you think? Tell us using the contact info below!
Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Body”. We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017! We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th. Got feedback? Send it in using the contacts below! We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th! Come marathon Stranger Things with us!
Jason is still a true believer, but A.Ron and Jim are a bit wary, and weary of the “is it real or is it all in their minds??” questions that threaten to derail an otherwise engaging season of FX’s Legion. Even still, we really dug the groovy guest spot with Jemaine Clement, and are really impressed with Aubrey Plaza’s suddenly fearsome Lenny, and are intrigued with the revelations around David’s imaginary (?) pooch King.
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily are back with another papal powerhouse podcast, talking about the very strange and yet strangely entertaining fourth episode of HBO’s The Young Pope. The Pope deals with the three stages of life; conception, birth, and death, in a decidely Young Popeish kind of way; intense prayer, disdain, and screaming at nuns. Sorry about the tardiness of our coverage this week, our plan going forward is to cover both Sunday and Monday episodes in a single Bald Move TV podcast on Tuesday. See you then!
Another intriguing and informative episode of HBO’s Westworld is in the books, and we continue to have a lot to discuss. In “Dissonance Theory”, we learn that Ford has god-like control of the park, that the robots are largely made of “meat”, that Maeve is coming dangerously close to unraveling the illusion of her life, and that Bernard is intentionally steering Dolores towards the mysterious end-game of Westworld, the maze.
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.
A.Ron and Jim continue their re-watch with episode 104 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Bastards, Cripples, and Broken Things”. If you’re new to Game of Thrones, enjoy our spoiler free episode discussion and recap, but if you’re a hard bitten, winter ready veteran of the Game, feel free to skip to 01:23:50 for our spoiler filled discussion of the episode as it fits into the over all series, including spoilers from the books!