Bald Movies – Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

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.

Bald Movies – Cinema Spooktacular: The Search for Spook! (2019) – Vol. 1

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).

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Bald Movies – Joker (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…

Bald Movies – Ad Astra (2019)

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.