We saw the Ford v Ferrari tonight, and got exactly what we were bargaining for. A film about cars designed to go fast and the men who are driven to, uh, drive them. There’s lots of cussin’ and fussin’ and punchin’, and going real fast. All driving strategy is reduced to shifting a gear and hitting the gas at the dramatically appropriate moment, and there isn’t a lot of depth and complexity. But man, the cars are beautiful, the driving action intense, and the sound design amazing. If you were looking forward to seeing this film like we were, then it’s hard to imagine you’ll be disappointed. And if you weren’t? Well, see us back next week for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!
Jim and went to see Dr. Sleep tonight, and left the theater wide awake. It’s not The Shining, but it doesn’t try to be. Instead, it does it’s own thing, which in retrospect is appropriate for a movie about an adult Danny Torrance, who battles his father’s demons with addiction to emerge a better man. The cast is amazing, led by the ever engaging Ewan McGreggor and relative newcomer Kyliegh Curran as the brightest Shine of a generation. Director Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game) once again proves a deft hand adapting Stephen King. Don’t go in expecting Kubrick, and we think you’ll be pleased. See you next week for Ford v. Ferrari!
Cecily and A.Ron continue the Search for Spook with the third annual Cinema Spooktacular, Vol. 3. In this year’s installment, we try out a new format: classic movie, wildcard movie, and a current year release. This year’s Cinema Spooktacular will be presented to you in three volumes throughout the month of October.
Surprise! Cecily and Alexis (pin-y) will be covering HBO’s latest His Dark Materials starting Nov. 4, with full episode coverage posted the Wednesday after an episode airs.
In preparation, they have released coverage of the 2007 movie, The Golden Compass. This movie was a fun romp that is different from the books and confusing during most points, but nonetheless, a fun jumping off point for starting coverage of His Dark Materials. Please enjoy this episode, and join us again in November for the series premiere!
Cecily and A.Ron continue the Search for Spook with the third annual Cinema Spooktacular, Vol. 2. In this year’s installment, we try out a new format: classic movie, wildcard movie, and a current year release. This year’s Cinema Spooktacular will be presented to you in three volumes throughout the month of October.
Jim and I saw Zombieland: Double Tap tonight, and we are prepared to give it a triple, quad, quint, or whatever amount of Tap required to put this series down for good, because baby… it’s gone bad. We are pretty big fans of the original Zombieland, but it turns out they used up all the imagination, fun, and clever jokes in the first one. I will say that the house I saw the movie in was having a good time, and laughing at/with the movie, and at time of writing it’s boasting a pretty respectable Rotten Tomato score. Maybe there’s something fun here we’re missing? But we recommend you miss it too.
Jim and A.Ron watched Netflix’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. We follow Jesse as he escapes from the nazi compound, and fondly remember a time when nazism in America seemed preposterous. They enjoyed the movie overall, and are always glad to be back in the ABQ. Watch the podcast being recorded here: Leave Us A…
Cecily and A.Ron keep Bald Move’s spooky tradition alive with the third annual Cinema Spooktacular. In this year’s installment, we try out a new format: classic movie, wildcard movie, and a current year release. This year’s Cinema Spooktacular will be presented to you in three volumes throughout the month of October.
In Volume 1, we discuss: Halloween (1978), Spring (2014), and Brightburn (2019).
Jim and I went to see the Joker tonight, and it was intense, challenging, but also beautiful and engrossing look at mental illness and the sicknesses at the heart of our society. Director Todd Phillips gives us a plausible, believable, and terrifying Joker to inhabit a world that is set in a hazy late 70s period but…
Jim and I went to the outer reaches of the solar system with Ad Astra, the paradoxically slow moving, absorbing, thoughtful, but action packed sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. We spend the better part of an hour talking about what we thought the film was about, and the strange, ultra-realistic yet dreamy quality to a lot of the proceedings. I think we both admired the film more than loved it, but I at least wouldn’t be surprised if further contemplation (and watches) revealed some hidden depths.