Femmes Fatales

It’s all about villainous women this week! Okay, sure, you knew that from the title. What you didn’t know is that Pete saw Angelina Jolie chomp scenery in Maleficent and I saw Scarlett Johanssen tour Scotland in Under the Skin! Yeah, fair enough. You probably could have predicted that too. But did you guess that for homework… Continue reading Femmes Fatales

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Revising History

This episode has a mildly provocative and misleading title because we talk about three films that mess with history in one way or another: franchise reboot Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers movie Edge of Tomorrow. We also discuss the concept of genre. Speaking of… Continue reading Revising History

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Old School

It’s late! So here we go! This week we talk Jon Favreau’s food-van movie Chef and Bryan Singer’s return to the franchise he proved could work, X-Men: Days of Future Past. For homework we have Favreau’s big break, the worthy classic Swingers. And… yeah, that’s it. There’s not much more to say. Except maybe that it’s a good… Continue reading Old School

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