The time has come to say farewell, each moment we’ve spent sure has been swell. We’ve laughed, we’ve sang, we’ve seen some flicks, but mostly we’ve just talked about [male flesh meat]. We be reviewing two films before taking a long, much needed hiatus; addiction drama ‘Beautiful Boy’ (Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan), and Luca Guadagnino’s update of the Italian horror film, ‘Suspiria’ (Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth). Old friends stop by. We derail the conversations. It’s business as usual. Thanks so much for sticking with us. It’s been a pleasure - and we sincerely hope to give you more in the future. So it's goodbye for now but gosh it's been a blast.
We set the mood and keep it rude this week, while we review the new Danny McBride/David Gordon Green ‘Halloween’ (Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak), the Oscar worthy ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ (Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells) and Jonah Hills’ directorial feature debut ‘mid90s’ (Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges). Tis the season to run down a list of the highest grossing horror films of all time and throw some love at John Carpenter’s soundtrack work. You bet we mention ‘Your Highness’.
On a personal note, when I typed the title of this episode, I, Darren, refused to use the same font Jonah Hills insisted upon using for his film, since he already insisted upon showing his movie in 4:3 ratio and that's about as much insisting as anyone can handle regarding any special requests. Consider yourself censored, Hills. No, I insist.
Outside the streets have gone mad, and between the two of us we spend the equivalent of a day at the theater this week. Reviews include, Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ (Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler), Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson), and the fourth iteration of ‘A Star is Born’ (Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott). We talk dong, Hemsworths, and show Buzz Aldrin the door. We close the show with some good, old fashioned email readin’.
It’s a short, campy, schlocky week this go around. We review Panos Cosmatos’ dystopian, revenge film ‘Mandy’ (Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke), and shark-centric, monster movie ‘The Meg’ (Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose). Darren gives ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ a box office boost, just to check out the IMAX 3D release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, and Anthony skips town again. The world’s greatest Erik Estrada joke gets highlighted.
Singing genitalia, Anthony’s new catchphrase, and Darren’s post performance celebration. This week’s reviews include Michael Moore’s political followup ‘Fahrenheit is 11/9’ and Sam Levinson’s social critique, ‘Assassination Nation’ (Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra). Maude Apatow impresses and Bill Skarsgard is in everything EXCEPT True Blood. We rundown a list of our favorite sports announcers, and shoot hot, Halloween juice all up in your furniture.