We're back from our respective Thanksgivings, and after we're done musing about family and food, we get down to business. Reviews include Pixar's 'Coco' (Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez), 'Darkest Hour' (Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James), and Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of 'Call Me By Your Name' (Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg). 'Lady Bird' and 'In Bruges' are touched on, 'Frozen' gets shamed, and Darren's sultry tones read to you from a book. Snapple Facts return!
We recount drunken nights, Mario Batali's cannoli, and a new way to let people know you're interested. Movie reviews include Zack Snyder/partially Joss Whedon's 'Justice League' (Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller), Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne), and the Netflix documentary, 'Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond' (Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito). Charles Manson's dead, but one of us eats ice cream cake with just his face, so consider the crazy-void filled. Public Service Announcement: Know which side of the shot glass you're drinking from.
Darren flies straight in from Mexico just in time for this week's round of reviews. Movies include Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell), Kenneth Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express' (Judy Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe), and 'My Friend Dahmer' (Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser). We talk about the intimacy of borrowing cellphones, Darren fends off an aggressive wedding dancer, and Anthony has a series of complicated run-ins with a neighbor. We ponder Jeffery Dahmer's ideal menu.
Darren leaves for college, Anthony takes an uncomfortable shower, and we dive straight into two movies; Taika Waititi's hilariously epic 'Thor: Ragnarok' (Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo), and Greta Gerwig's second directorial feature, 'Lady Bird' (Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges). Jeff Goldblum rockets through the Goldblum ceiling. Both of us get a little homesick. Plus, we finish our thoughts on the newest season of 'Stranger Things'.