What a difference a word, and one excellent writer / director, makes! The Suicide Squad is a complete 360 from the steaming pile of garbage that was Suicide Squad. It’s fun, action-packed, ultra-violent and everything we would hope to see from the evolution of subversive superhero movies.
We’ve seen the only MCU movie about an Avenger to be posthumously titled with just their name, no subtitles, and we’re here to say that it’s still worth watching. Despite it being an origin story (of sorts) for an already-dead character and having a few third-act question marks, it manages to deliver on comedy, heart, thrills, and spectacle you want from a mainline Marvel hero story.
Oh man, it’s time for another round of Fast and Furious with F9: The Fast Saga. You already know what you’re in for if you’ve seen recent movies in the franchise but we’re here to say that this movie doesn’t disappoint.
We’re finally seeing a movie with the theater crowd for the first time since the pandemic started and it’s the sequel to a really enjoyable movie from 2018, A Quiet Place Part II. This time, John Krasinski is both writing and directing. How does that work out for the movie? Well, join us for the non-spoiler podcast to find out, then stick around after the trailer talk if you’re a club member for the deep dive into the spoilers.
You hear the concept for Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”, a heist movie set in Las Vegas during the zombie apocalypse, and you can’t help but think it’s a great idea. Two great flavors that go great together. Turns out it is, but making the resulting movie enjoyable requires a lot more than just a great hook. Join two other flavors that go great together, Jim and special guest Jason from podcastica.com / The Walking Dead ‘Cast, to find out where things went wrong, and what went right in Army of the Dead.
We were under the mistaken impression that Basic Instinct was a Prestige film, because neither of us had seen it. What we got was a softcore, movie-length episode of Red Shoe Diaries directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Whether it’s thrilling satire or a satirical thriller, we certainly had quite a bit of fun with it
First run movies are back with the next installment of the titans series which desperately wants to be Pacific Rim. Does it live up to the pedigree it inspired? Well, the monster fights are good, but we really need to talk about the rest of it. Join us for the spoiler-free podcast if you’re not a club member or Patreon supporter or enjoy the full podcast with our complete thoughts if you are.
This week there’s something for everyone. We use Cuphead as a springboard to talk about the most difficult games we’ve ever beaten, try to come up with our top 3 movie posters, talk about politics and YouTube as ex-JWs, whether (and how) we track our TV / movie viewings, the fantasy future of bald move, and sports nostalgia from our youth.
A.Ron can’t get enough of The Holiday, so he recruits two all-star Christmas rom-com veterans for this important discourse. Kim Renfro from Insider and Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair join the podcast to discuss The Holiday’s place in romantic comedy history, gumption, fantasy kitchens, healthy levels of “scroodily-doo”, and dream of a Nancy Meyers theme park.
What would Christmas be without a heartfelt message of cheer and togetherness? Elf starts out on a sad and lonely note, but by the end our spirits are lifted. Hopefully we accomplished the same this Christmas season with our podcasts. Thank you to everyone who has joined us for these past few weeks of celebration. Enjoy the final podcast of the season, and we’ll see you next year!