The Lego Movie was a surprise hit. The Lego Batman Movie was one of the better Batman movies of all time. The Lego Ninjago movie was a slight misstep but still fun. So where does The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part fall? Is it above the rest or does it set a new low for the franchise? Listen in to our review where we also talk the Academy Awards the the awards that are won't be presented live, nominate the 22nd class of Honorable Mensches, and as always end with our content of the week.
January tends to be a slow month when it comes to new releases which is why we are going back and reviewing one of the 2018 films that we missed. This weeks film is Blindspotting which tells the story of a man, played by Daveed Diggs, who while on probation, begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend played by Rafael Casal. Listen in as we also talk trailers from the Super Bowl.
2018 was a fantastic year for movies! We had surprising big budget animations, small indies that everyone fell in love with, movies that reminded us of what is important in life, and everything in between. Listen in as we count down our top 10 films from the past year as well as a few superlatives like what was the most surprising film of 2018.
In one corner we have indie star Thunder Road, the directorial feature film debut of Jim Cummings about a police offer whose life spirals out of control after the passing of his mother. In the other corner we have Academy Award hopeful Won't You Be My Neighbor? about the incredible life and talent that is Fred Roger. Two films enter the ring in an epic battle. Actually, there is no battle. Just us talking about why both of these films are some of the best of 2018! Listen in!
This week we are playing a little catch up on Oscar contenders from earlier in the year and reviewing Lynne Ramsay's newest film You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix. Listen in as we review this film as well as briefly talk frustrations with the Golden Globes, the top 100 shot films of the 20th century according to the American Society of Cinematographers, nominate the 20th class of Honorable Mensches, and as always end with our content of the week.
On part 2 of episode 78 we review the new DCEU film, Aquaman. We have been pretty hard on the DCEU in the past (with the exception of Wonder Woman) but we head into this review with clear eyes and full hearts hoping that this film doesn't lose. Listen in as we talk all things Aquaman from Jason Mamoa to characters hair to charks with laser beams on their heads.
Its a two parter this week to make up for time off over the holiday. On part 1, we review Roma, the new film from Honorable Mensch Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity and Children of Men. Listen in as we reivew what Cuaron has called his most personal film to date.
Animation + Spider-man + Miles Morales + Phil Lord and Christopher Miller = One of the best movies of the year. Who would have thought that the creative team behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie would be able to take one of the most beloved superheroes and make something this visually amazing. Listen in to our review where we also talk the let down of Avengers: Endgame as well as thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi now that it has been out for a year.