It’s exactly what you think it will be, and for some, that’s a good thing! Thirteen years ago, Cameron astonished the world and gave us a cultural phenomenon. Now it’s time to travel back to Pandora and journey with the Na’vi. Even though they’re blue cat-people, the family drama is relatable. Some parts feel copied and pasted from the first movie, but there’s plenty of fun action to distract you from that. Did you bet against Cameron? Did you?!
Welcome to the first Christmas movie of the 2020 holiday season, The Holiday! It features some major starpower, the likes of Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, and Jack Black. Yes, it’s a romantic comedy but you knew we had to do one eventually. There are just SO MANY rom-com Christmas movies out there and we can’t cover JUST the badass classics like Die Hard and Rocky IV! And if there was ever a season for variety, this is the one. COVID has been hard on all of us, so join us for this mostly-wholesome, very sappy, but also highly-enjoyable holiday treat.
Special thanks to Tyler Shumway for commissioning this podcast, on 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest doing so before you listen to the cast, as it’s a neat little movie with a lot of twists and turns that we’ll spoil mercilessly. Written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, and Elijah Wood among others, it’s a meditation on relationships and loss and why sometimes things just don’t work out, or maybe they can? We’ve got our opinions about the answers the movie has to offer, but I imagine there are lots of alternate solutions.