In this week’s episode of FF+ Aaron reviews Joe Cornish’s new film The Kid Who Would Be King, we react to this year’s Oscar nominations, and then we talk some about our hype for the upcoming DC superhero film Shazam!
So, it’s week 3 of our James Cameron Director Month series, and with it comes a film of unsinkable size. Coming in at 3 hours and 15 minutes, and with a $200 million dollar budget, Titanic set out to tell the story of one of the biggest tragic events in history. We welcome Seattle-based blogger, writer, and film critic, Erynne Hundley to the show for this discussion where we find out if this epic historical romance really does make our hearts go on, or if our opinion of the film sunk over the years.
In this week’s episode of FF+ Aaron reviews M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy ending film Glass and then we discuss our theater experience seeing a Fathom Events double feature of the DC Animated films The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen. We also chat some about newly announced projects for Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Trachtenberg, then share our thoughts on the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
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(The Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen) – 0:08:03
In the News – 0:29:04
Trailer Talk (Spider-Man: Far From Home) – 0:38:18
We roll on through James Cameron’s filmography, this week discussing his only movie in the spy genre. But like all of his films, Cameron goes big with this one, creating a balanced action comedy that has stood the test of time.
In this week’s episode of FF+ we discuss two newly releasing films from first-time directors – a charming Indonesian action adventure Western and a documentary that explores the highly controversial topic of sexual crimes, from the perspective of both victims and convicted offenders, and offers an in-depth look at the legal and social system’s harsh treatment of sexual offenders in the U.S. We also discuss our expectations/hype level for Captain Marvel and lay out our plan for TV/series watching in 2019.
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For the second week in a row we go underwater, this time to kick-off our Director Month series on the films of James Cameron. Much has been said about the production problems this film faced and we get into those, but also have a deep discussion about the incredible character development that drives this sci-fi thriller along. Don’t worry, we also have thoughts on the film’s controversial ending, too.
Hail to the King… of the box office, at least. James Wan’s undersea adventure fantasy film is earning gobs of cash and has enormous fan support for its unique and bombastic storytelling style. We have our good friend Andrew B. Dyce from ScreenRant.com join us once again to discuss the new DC Extended Universe entry while using as many water puns as we can fit in. An epic film deserves an epic conversation and we think this is one you’ll enjoy.
In this special SPOILER FREE “minisode,” we wrap up the year by discussing some of our favorite things about 2018. Instead of just a top ten list of favorite films, we talk about the moments and performances that really resonated with us personally. This is a super-sized bonus episode with a ton of content and we really hope you enjoy.
December’s Donor Pick was a runaway winner and we are thrilled to have a conversation about one of the hap-hap-happiest Christmas movies. We talk a lot about what makes this particular film so special for us, and determine it lies not just in the great comedy, but in the fantastic relatable character writing of John Hughes.