The Jetsons is an interesting concept in 2017. So much of the silly technology on display is either stuff we’ve already surpassed, or just silly enough to earn a few cheap laughs. In that regard Robo-Wrestlemania doesn’t stray far from the past in terms of comedy. You get all the classic bits that made the original Jetsons so much fun in... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I bid farewell to Cage-mas and discuss the profoundly strange Army of One. Trevor: Even though Army of One flew way under the radar (I think it was on DVD two weeks after it hit theaters), I think this might prove to be one of Nicolas Cage’s more polarizing films, for a simple reason: the utterly wackadoo way he portrays Gary Faulkner.... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I discuss a mid-90s curio, Guarding Tess. Trevor: You suggested this movie, and I admit I thought it was something of an odd choice, given that everything else we’ve watched has been either nuts (Con Air), boring (The Runner), or an indisputable classic (Raising Arizona). I’ve seen Guarding Tess before, in middle school, and... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I near the end of Cage-mas with the forgettable Trespass. Trevor: Trespass, for the most part, is a pretty rote thriller, to the point that I started wondering why it was made and who its intended audience was. Then I realized: it was made for people who love plot twists. There were so many of them! And so much yelling! I’ve seen... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I discuss another movie about which we have no complaints: Raising Arizona. Trevor:This is going to be another Moonstruck situation, because I have nothing bad to say about Raising Arizona. I’m biased, of course, because the Coen brothers are my favorite filmmakers (which isn’t exactly a controversial stance). This movie is great and... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I disagree strongly about The Trust. Trevor: Okay, I know we’re in disagreement on this one, but I really enjoyed (most of) The Trust. From the ‘70s-style credits I was on board, and I was really sold on just how goddamn weird it was. Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood have great chemistry, and for me the best parts of the movie were the... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I discuss the hall-of-fame insanity of Face/Off. Trevor: So, the last time I saw Face/Off was probably a decade ago, and I was really looking forward to rewatching it. I gotta admit, I was disappointed. It doesn’t hold up well, and for that I blame director John Woo, whose style has aged very poorly. He flirts with the visual... Read More | Share it now!
Cage-mas continues as Margaux and I talk Con Air. Trevor: You gotta hand it to Con Air, it gets going pretty quick. Five minutes in and Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is already getting sent to prison. This movie wants to get to the plane as quickly as possible, so it dispenses with stuff like backstory. But I’m okay with that, because Con Air is... Read More | Share it now!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn’t start off with the traditional opening crawl, and the familiar fanfare isn’t heard until late in the film. It shouldn’t feel like a Star Wars film, and yet it does. The fact that it has an identity of its own augers well for Disney’s forthcoming slate of standalone Star Wars films, of which... Read More | Share it now!
Margaux and I actually had a lot of fun with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Trevor: I’ll be honest: for a movie that got off to a less-than-promising start (voiceovers are rarely a good sign, even if they’re delivered by Ian McShane), I enjoyed a lot of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. For the most part, it was good goofy fun, Nicolas Cage was... Read More | Share it now!