Episode 193 - Ghostbusters (2016), Ghostbusters (1984), Game of Thrones Season 6; review: The Witch[ 1:15:47 ]Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (784)
Hey how’s it going? This episode Dustin is gone so the mice get to play. BK, Cody, and Andy review trailers for the new and original Ghostbusters as well as the Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer. They also review The Witch, now in theaters. All that plus “What We’re Watching.”
Hey everybody, Cody’s getting married! We start this episode with some special messages from our friends to Cody and Neena before their wedding this weekend. Then we remember that we’re a movie podcast and talk about trailers for Matt Damon in the Ridley Scott sci-fi The Martian, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in true story The Walk, and Bill Murray in the dramedy Rock the Kasbah. We also review the entire fifth season of Game of Thrones (beware of massive spoilers!) and talk about What We’re Watching.
So…our friendly little wager about the opening box office for Tammy didn’t go so well…like, really not very well at all…we’ll review. Also, trailers for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, Brad Pitt in the WWII drama Fury, and Bill Murray in comedy St. Vincent. Plus we review Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal in a dual role, and we talk about What We’re Watching.
– Andy: Wayne’s World / Zoolander / Bridesmaids / Admission
– Dustin: Before the Dawn (short film prequel series for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – YouTube – FREE)
– Cody: 22 Jump Street (now in theaters) / Eastbound & Down, Season 4 (HBOGO)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox) — in theaters December 12, 2014
Fury (Sony Pictures) — in theaters November 14, 2014
St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company) — in theaters October 24, 2014
Yello. We’re back to our regular format this week as we watch trailers for the film adaptation of the musical Les Misérables, Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray as FDR, the zombie romantic comedy (?) Warm Bodies. We also review Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with BK and offer our picks of the week.
Moonrise Kingdom follows two runaways in love as they attempt to escape their lives; Sam (Jared Gilman) from his Khaki Scout Troup and Suzy (Kara Hayward) from her misunderstanding family. The film also stars Wes Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, along with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.
I love all things Wes Anderson, but I was a bit apprehensive about this film since Roman Coppola’s storyline and the cast were very kid-centric. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised. The actors pulled it off, and it made me just as happy to see this as Anderson’s previous work. In addition to being strong actors, they accurately showed their childlike view of the world while still addressing some very adult themes.
Overall both children were great, but the standout performance by far came from Gilman. He was believable as a loner, looking for acceptance and a family of his own. As a friend of mine pointed out, Suzy was the Margot Tenenbaum type, complete with green eyeshadow. I didn’t catch that at first, but he was right, though I think Hayward was successful at putting her own spin on it.
See Moonrise Kingdom if you enjoy subtle, dialogue-driven movies with a dash of humor and dysfunction.