IT’S GONNA BE MAAAAYYYY! That’s right. We’re talking about Justin Timberlake in the month of May because we couldn’t help ourselves, and like…why not? To start off, we’re going to talk about the huge bummer known as Alpha Dog. But don’t worry, it’s not a bummer because of quality; it’s just going to completely and thoroughly bum you out. Justin proves in this film that he’s got some serious acting chops and we can’t gush about his performance enough.
We also briefly discuss his voice work in the Trolls movie, which is pretty awesome and elevates a surprisingly not bad children’s animated film. Let’s get our May on!
We bring our month of Joe Dante films to a close with probably one of the weaker films in his arsenal: Burying the Ex. Despite the letdown, there’s still a lot to like here. Anton Yelchin, may he rest in peace, brings energy and nuance to a character that’s difficult to love, and Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Greene steal the show with characters that are awesome, three-dimensional, and written well. It’s the little things that bring the movie down like the brother and some awkward plotting and logic. Is it worth the watch? We give you the scoop.
This week on the podcast we’re taking on Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin as we discuss Thoroughbreds. It’s quite the exercise in style that is not without its flaws. Special thanks to friend of the show Traci Ennes for joining us to talk about this aggressively stylish film!