A.Ron and Jim discuss the 2003 movie, Matchstick Men. They discuss the casting of older actresses, Nic and Sam at their best, and the art of the long con. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts
Jim and A.Ron cover another classic movie this week, with 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro”, starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This is one of the last classic Hollywood movies, where stunt men did incredible stunts seamlessly and it was a lot of fun.
Jim and A.Ron continue a trend of covering movies that cover a time period of ’69-’92. They discuss the “H” word, prescient knowledge of future events, and what works vs. what doesn’t.
A.Ron and Jim review the 1992 movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, Universal Soldier. Make sure that you check for any bugs on your person before listening.
Jim and A.Ron discuss the free-spirited classic, Easy Rider. They enjoyed the value of this kick-off to ‘New Hollywood’, and it’s resonance through the years.
Jim and A.Ron have shockingly never done a review of the 1993 film, Groundhog Day, despite having watched it live on stream for 24 hours previously.
Jim and A.Ron have left their nexus ribbon to revisit the first TNG movie, where Picard’s crew meets Kirk’s crew for the first time. Jim thinks much more highly of it than A.Ron did, but they had fun watching anyway. Listen to the full podcast to hear them elaborate, and join us every week for a new movie!
Tonight Jim and I went to see Sam Mendes’ WW1 film, 1917. It was a truly harrowing experience, and a strangely intimate piece despite the grand scale of the theater and war itself. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman do incredible work forging an emotional connection with the audience in a very short amount of screen time. The movie is paced flawlessly, shot beautifully, whether it’s the pitiless hell of no-man’s land or a burning French town illuminated chiefly by the harsh flat light of flares as the British and German troops play a deadly game of cat and mouse. It’s an extremely tough watch in places, but an effective reminder of the horrors and pointless futility of war.
Jim and I saw a Star Wars film tonight. We were displeased. If you loved or liked the film, we’re really happy for you. But this trilogy wasn’t for us, much like it’s father, the prequel trilogy before it. If you hate the film, we totally get that, too. All we ask is that you try to be happy for the people who are happy, and try to be understanding to the people who are feeling a bit numb like us. We’ll be back in 2020 for some more awesome movies, and probably a few that will suck, as is tradition. See you then!
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