This week on The Fate We Make the Binge Buddies, composed of Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Johnny 5” Dykes, Joel “Marvin the Paranoid Android” DeWitte, and Ryan “R2-D2” Lootens “excitedly” sit down to discuss ‘Terminator Salvation.’ It’s got Christian Bale in it, and it’s got up-and-coming names that are going to be big, and McG directed the thing so it can’t be bad, right? RIGHT? It’s the best one ever, RIGHT?!?!?! Should probably listen to the episode and find out just how great this film is.
We take a bit of a turn in our John Singleton retrospective with the film Shaft, not to be confused with Shaft, or the more recent film Shaft. It’s a film that features a lot of dirty cops and dirtier criminals and the sum of all these interesting parts leave us feeling uncomfortable. It’s a film that features the line “It is my duty to please the booty” along side a frat boy version of Patrick Bateman beating a black man to death and getting away with it. Well, at least until the end of the movie. There’s a lot here, and while some of it doesn’t quite work, and awhile some of it is tough to watch in 2020, it stands out as another strong piece of filmmaking from John Singleton.
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This week we’re joined by friend of the show Jackie Trudel as we take a long and hard look at the downer Western that is Hostiles. It packs quite a punch but undercuts itself at every turn by focusing on perhaps the least important character of the story. There’s a lot here and you won’t want to miss a moment of it.
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