Apollo 10 1/2
Apollo 10 1/2 takes us through a fictional space mission taken by a young boy to help NASA astronauts land on the moon by taking a smaller prototype for a measly test walk on the moon. Along the way, our now much older narrator gives a slice of 60s Americana from his perspective, warts and all.
Keith, Tim, and Aaron talk about the use of animated rotoscoping, targeting films for older demographics, and the effectiveness of non-linear story telling in this nostalgic review.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 vs. The Best Superhero Movies of All Time
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 finally puts our favorite, Rocket Raccoon, at center stage, even if he spends most of the movie asleep. We're divided on the latest from the great James Gunn, but that leads to a discussion of our favorite superhero movies ever and which comic books we wish we could adapt.
Friday, May 5, 2023
Love to All Writers Everywhere, But The White House Plumbers Just Isn't Our Thing
We think Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are very good in The White House Plumbers, and we realize the writers had a very difficult job to do, and we love and respect all writers everywhere. But this just wasn't our thing.Also, Aaron wonders why there are so many Nazis in our films and TV shows, because fuck those guys.Finally, Tim recommends the excellent 2004 mockumentary Confederate States of America by Kevin Willmott. And this is maybe Keith's least-favorite conversation ever.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Rye Lane is a Charmer
Prepare to be delighted by Rye Lane, a film about two people who've recently broken up with others and make a quick connection.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Swarm, Beyonce and Michael Jackson
Swarm, the new serial killer social satire from Donald Glover and Janine Nabers, stars Dominique Fishback in an astonishing performance. We're into it.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Bruiser asks what makes a true father
The new Hulu film Bruiser is about 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) who has a seemingly happy family. But when he begins hanging out with a mysterious local man named Porter (Trevante Rhodes), his parents (Shamier Anderson and Shinelle Azorah) warn him to stop, and things turn violent.The more we talked about the film, by director Miles Warren, the more we came to appreciate its subtle and nuanced characterizations, and the questions they raise. We ended up talking a lot about what it truly means to be a father.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Creed 3: It's Really Good
We talk about how the latest installment in the Creed-verse pays homage to the Rocky-verse, even if Sylvester Stallone isn't on board.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Is Weightless and Unfun
This week we talk about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a movie that is weightless in every sense. We wanted to like it but the movie made that impossible.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Poker Face is a low-key charmer
This week Aaron, Keith and Tim talk about the simple, well-crafted joys of Poker Face, which follows an ex-gambler (Natasha Lyonne) who solves murders as she flees the mob. It's just high-stakes enough to keep you in the game, but doesn't stress you out with constant drama. We like it.