If you're looking for a fun heist film that is summer movie popcorn worthy, Ocean's 8 is for you. If you're looking for a liberating feminist film that firmly shows how far we've come in the Me Too era, well, you may have to wait until Ocean's 9 for that. While a good addition to the Ocean's franchise and having a good opening weekend, Ocean's 8 set us up for what should have been a great film with a great cast, and amazing female leads. Unfortunately, we get a good cookie cutter film that leaves you wanting more in the end.
Solo - A Star Wars story no one asked for. While a fun space romp, Solo is nothing more than a summer popcorn flick. It answers questions we never asked and if you look just below the surface, it's pretty problematic. While it was fun seeing how the Millenium Falcon came into being, there's a lot to unpack about the roles Women and Droids (slaves) play in space. Come for the action and capes, but that's about it.
This episode we take a stroll through the meta world of "Deadpool 2". While falling slightly short of it's box office predictions, Wade Wilson and what's left of his crew are still doing pretty well. We discuss good and bad of Marvel's bad boy, delve deep into why Fanny Pat expects so much from Deadpool, and how great the score and soundtrack are. Plus the usual numbers and fair or foul. Let's get ready to break that 4th wall!
This episode we enter the world of "Ready Player One". While a great throwback and nostalgia-laced journey, much like the book, the film's ending doesn't really tackle the issues the plot raises. One could argue if anything, it makes the world a worse place to live in. Most of the characters are boring with little depth and are easily forgotten. Both Allan and Patrick feel that Speilberg has lost his ability to tell a story and just relies on stunning visuals to captivate the audience.
If you haven't seen the film, just move along. There are plenty of spoilers as Allan and Patrick dissect what's left of the MCU. They look back on their predictions and realize Rich beat Patrick; they also take a look at what this means for the MCU and what's coming next.
Not sure if you've heard, but this weekend there's this small indie flick with a pretty decent cast coming out. Here are our preview and predictions of how Avengers: Infinity War will do. We even go through and rank the previous 18 Marvels films!
This episode Allan and Patrick try to keep things down as they discuss "A Quiet Place". John Krasinski is the latest TV comedy star turned horror movie director to offer up a certified fresh flick. The lack of dialogue helps the characters as they are forced to shine through their performance and not just a strong script. The film is also another in a long line lately that gives women more prominence on screen. While there are a few horror movie cliches sprinkled throughout, A Quiet Place is a must-see film.
This episode we delve into season 2 of Marvel's "Jessica Jones". This season picks up where the previous left off and proves that when they want to, Marvel can tell a good story. With Killgrave gone, this season is without a main villain and leaves more time to get to know the characters and their stories better. Where the show falters is looking too far ahead. Some of the later plot points are only there to set-up season 3 and other Marvel/Netflix entities.
This week we look at what many hailed as the reboot no one asked for, Tomb Raider. While the acting is fine, the plot leaves a lot to be discovered. It has a strong start, the movie gets weaker over time and ends feeling like an Indiana Jones knockoff.