Ep 372 – Pirates Of The Carribean – Erik Griffin
*FILMS DISCUSSED: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, KING ARTHUR, WAR MACHINE, CHRISTINE (2016), MERRY KISSMAS, EMOJI MOVIE* Graham and Chris welcome back Erik Griffin. Erik talks about his new gig on Showtime, I’m Dying Up Here. Chris was disappointed with Pirates. Erik had low expectations with King Arthur which made it ok. Chris found War Machine uneven. Graham liked some things about Christine but it was too slow until he got lost in nextflix Christmas movies. Emoji is another kid film that will do well. Ok DVDs and then will DC finally get it right with Wonder Woman?? An episode for the ages.
Sometimes movies are exactly what you expect. Sometimes they’re more, sometimes less. It’s all about expectations. If you want to see this movie, I’m not really sure what you’re expecting. If you’re expecting a gritty realistic crime drama with twists and turns you’re going to be sorely disappointed. If you’re a Keanu Reeves fan then–…Details
Okay, I didn’t like “Little Miss Sunshine”. Sorry. I thought it was contrived and forced and had every indie screenwriter cliché shoved into it and down the audience’s throat. The performances, which were excellent, masked these weaknesses and went all the way to fooling the Academy, which by the way, isn’t that hard to do…Details
The taking of my $12: 1, 2, 3… See? The jokes write themselves. This movie was like watching a bubble float by. Pretty for about three seconds and then it pops and you forget it ever existed. It’s the story of… does it matter? Travolta playing a wall street psycho who hijacks a subway train…Details
I do love me some good whiny suburban angsty nihilism. And “Revolutionary Road” has it, and then some. Director Sam Mendes returns to familiar American Beauty territory, winds back the clock, and then casts his wife and the other guy from Titanic in the leads. And you know what? It works. Based on a novel…Details