Ep 380 – Atomic Blonde – Graham and Chris
*FILMS DISCUSSED: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE BIG SICK, READY PLAYER ONE, SUBURBICON* Chris and Graham talk to producer Aaron Brungardt about this weeks films. Graham was inspired by Inconvenient Sequel. Chris found Atomic Blonde a little uneven but overall good. The Big Sick is a really good film in Graham’s eyes. Ready Player One trailer looks like Spielberg is in rare form. Suburbicon trailer has everyone a little cautious. One good DVD and then two different films in theaters this weekend. This episode is like a loyal boyfriend or girlfriend.
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