The highly anticipated sequel to Dune is here. Director Denis Villeneuve takes us back to the gray and brown wasteland of Arrakis where an uprising is brewing. Did this blend of sci-fi and fantasy intrigue Jim and A.Ron? Can Denis justify the THREE HOUR run time for half of one book?
Ethan Coen sets out as a solo director once again to give us Drive Away Dolls. A quirky romp full of intentionally offensive humor, one unforgettable MacGuffin, and drug-fueled sequences. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cringe. And Jim can’t think of any innuendos off the cuff…probably a good thing.
The next Bald Move First Run movie is Dune 2!
John Woo came out of retirement to deliver this Christmas gift. We hope he kept the gift receipt. It’s not the follow up to Violent Night (2022) Jim and A.Ron were hoping for. Joel Kinnaman is a treat, but it’s a rough ride. Jim has a solution to fix this movie.
Napoleon is a movie that can’t decide on which story it wants to tell. The storyline of the steamy romance between Napoleon and his Empress Josephine bucks against the scenes of war. The visuals are gorgeous, the story is muddy. What is Ridley Scott trying to tell us, if anything, about this cantankerous emperor?
The Holdovers is a delightful movie with emotional depths that isn’t seen often in recent cinema. Alexander Payne has crafted a heartfelt movie about a group of boys left at boarding school over Christmas break. Paul Giamatti stars as the curmudgeon tasked with watching them. The film explores the depths of joy, despair, and hilarity. It’s been called an “instant Christmas classic”, and Jim and A.Ron agree.
Martin Scorsese is back at the ripe old age of 80 to spin another one of his gangster tales. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon depicts the injustices suffered by the indigenous poeples of America through the lens of one family’s maniacal and murderous attempts to steal their rights to oil found on their land.
If you’re a fan of robots, AI, Asimov-ian scifi, this might be the movie for you. Following on the all-too-relevant theme of AI, The Creator tells the story of a future where a large part of the world has embraced augmented humans, and the other hates it. It’s visually arresting and sometimes tonally unbalanced, but it will leave you with plenty to think about. And it was a struggle to get into the theater, so thank Jim and A.Ron for braving the difficulties.
Christopher Nolan’s new film is terrifying on many levels. No doubt you’ve heard of Oppenheimer the scientist, but are you ready to get to know the human being? The film comes at the issue of the atomic bomb from many angles. Nolan uses his sci-fi-esque style to breathe life into the man who would become death. If you’re looking for a nuanced look at the birth of the atomic bomb, and the minds behind it, this is the movie for you.
This podcast, should you choose to listen, will recount the adventure of Jim and A.Ron watching M:I 7. Zooooom! Tom Cruise runs faster than he’s ever run before. Marvel alumni, Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff, join the cast. There are great stunts and fun performances by characters new and old to the franchise. What impossible mission will Ethan Hunt tackle this time?
It’s the Indiana Jones movie that no one asked for, but it’s the fun send off the fans needed! How do Jim and A.Ron feel about the new artifact? Did the plot make sense? How does Phoebe Waller-Bridge fit into this well-loved franchise? It’s a galloping adventure with the world’s most charismatic archeologist and scoundrel, Harrison Ford, I mean, Indiana Jones!