Episode 258 with Jim Bruce!

*FILMS DISCUSSED: SEVENTH SON, KINGSMAN, 50 SHADES OF GREY, CITIZEN FOUR, PBS DOC BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID* Chris and Graham welcome back comedian/podcaster Jim Bruce. Chris paid his debt to society by watching Seventh Son. Graham actually agreed with Chris that Kingsman went off track. Jim had unique reasons to not like 50 Shades. Graham reccomends a good doc about Butch and Sundance. Jim was scared by Citizen Four. Two good DVDs and new releases! This ep will make you want to trust your government again!

Annie

    Annie, the stage musical, is pretty hoary, but boy is it fun. So is this somewhat inventive, relentlessly sunny update – to a point. If I was a nine year old girl, this would be the best movie I could even imagine. Who cares about the plot? An orphan wants to “find” her parents;…

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Run All Night Review

Liam Neeson’s action movie binge continues with Run All Night, a serviceable thriller with a good cast that sells the material. It might not be award-winning stuff, but it’s a decent watch. The cast really does elevate the material, and as usual, Neeson makes the most of the genre. Just as well, too. I read…

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It Follows Review

This is an interesting little film. It sort of defies convention while paying homage to the very films (and their makers) that created said conventions. It Follows is thick with dread, letting the audience wring their hands or clutch the armrests for nearly the whole of it’s 100 minutes. This is more my kind of…

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Chappie Review

The tagline for Chappie is “Humanity’s last hope isn’t human.” There’s a lot of potential in that statement, and in the premise of this film. Sadly, the tagline should read “Science fiction’s last hope is not Neill Blomkamp.” Oh, I wanted him to be. District 9 was an excellent sci-fi film with social commentary without…

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Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending *** (out of five)   You get an awful lot of movie for your sixteen – or whatever – bucks with The Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, a crazy, fun, infuriating, difficult, fun, bonkers, expensive, fun, ludicrous, romantic, fun flick. It is flawed but is full of… fun. I had a great, cheesy time. Jupiter Jones (surely a…

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Whiplash

When I first saw the trailer I was a little shocked to tell you the truth. I was expecting a movie that would be a darker version of Mr. Holland’s Opus. Wrong. This is one heavy music related drama that holds nothing back. J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller are amazing. They both give solid performances…

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What We Do In The Shadows

Just when you thought your only response to another vampire-­based movie would be rolling your eyes and grabbing the nearest crucifix and garlic, along comes What We Do In The Shadows and turns that frown upside down. I’ve only seen maybe, one episode of Flight of the Concords, but Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have written a rather funny take on the vampire via a mockumentary style reality film.

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