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.
Do you like blood and gore? Do you enjoy self-aware video game nods? Do you like dead fish main characters that are overshadowed by the great action scenes that are the REAL reason you went to the theater? Well then, let me tell you about a movie called Mortal Kombat. We’ve seen the latest entry in the Mortal Kombat film franchise and it was pretty much everything we wanted. Join us for the podcast to hear our non-spoiler review as well as some trailer talk and, if you’re a Club Bald Move member or Patreon supporter, stick around for the full spoiler review.
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.
Charlie Kaufman’s new film is out on Netflix right now and we’ve decided that it’s a good idea to cover a movie about general anxiety, hopelessness and the futility of life while we’re in a full-blown lockdown pandemic. Join us, won’t you?
The year is 2020 and Bill & Ted are back on the big screen, or the small screen depending on how you choose to watch it, to Face the Music. Their quest is to finally write the song that will unite the world and fulfill their destiny. Is their most triumphant return a truly Excellent Adventure or a Bogus Journey? Join us on the podcast to find out.
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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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!