Our pal Hunter Johnson from over at LAHORROR.COM attempts to break down the plot to Fede Alvarez’s DON’T BREATHE, and we end up thoroughly entertained.
Check it out and listen to the episode later this week!
In the process I pitted some films against each other who otherwise should never be. I have to pause, consider details, and in the end go with the movie that brought me the most joy and or moments of thought.
For example Rogue One beating out The VVitch. Two movies I thoroughly enjoyed for very different reasons. The VVitch being such a visceral film I had a long hesitation but Star Wars wins when Star Wars is done right.
That left Hell Or High Water against The Handmaiden. Two power house films about love, loss, entrapment, desperation, and good old fashioned capers. It’s weird to think about these films being so similar, in such drastically different settings, culturally and locality. But there they were, two desperate women fighting with two desperate men.
In the end I had to go with Hell Or High Water because of my own current cultural desperation. Hell or High Water shows me the world in which Trump became president and it humbles my liberal feminist heart a little. Just a little. Not too much. #dembabyblueeyes
So my cultural bias chooses Hell Or High Water as the best film of 2016.
We’ve got a super special episode for you this week. We’re joined by the folks from The Front Row Movie Reviews to give us their best of the year in movies. Special Guest Jeff Ott calls in to tell us the go-to games from last year. Coy Jandreau from Marvel Movie News flies in to gush about how Marvel took 2016 by storm. The Chicks Who Script hit us up with the best television. It’s a big episode so don’t waste another minute and listen now!
If you want to play along, we list all the categories we discussed below. Why not fill it out and let us know in the comments?
To keep it from being any longer, I only included the live action theatrical releases, so no mention of Batman: The Killing Joke on this list. They were easy to rank at the top, but the rest were engaged in a nosedive race to the bottom.
I gave it my best shot anyway, enjoy!
Did you have a good holiday? I bet it wasn’t as crazy as the one that Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, and Anthony Mackie experienced in THE NIGHT BEFORE. Bet it didn’t involve a weed-dispensing Michael Shannon, and we’re willing to bet it didn’t involve taking a miniature train through a light tunnel to attend the biggest party of the year. It was that crazy? Oh. Well. Cheers. Special guest Erik Steffens joins us for this wild and crazy episode!
It’s a Secret Santa Special! We’re changing things up for the holidays and giving each other the gift of…MOVIES. That’s right, we’ve picked a movie for each of our co-hosts to watch and they have to guess who picked the movie. Also, we ALL have to give 30 second breakdowns of the movies we’re assigned. It’s the most important episode you’ll listen to yet! Friend of the show Christopher Ortiz joins us in this wonderful movie game! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!