I’m not one to plunk down money to see romantic comedies, but Last Christmas is definitely on my radar. For one, it’s directed by Paul Feig, the filmmaker behind such excellent features as A Simple Favor and Bridesmaids (I still haven’t checked out Ghostbusters). Feig collaborates with Emilia Clarke and his A Simple Favor actor Henry Golding in Last Christmas, and in the audio below Clarke elaborates on why the film should make viewers “feel warm and good inside.”
First off, my sincerest apologies for making this episode just 30 minutes, as I had to pick up my niece within the hour. That said, Anderson and I have a couple of movie recommendations this weekend (Adopt A Highway, The Current War: Director’s Cut, Terminator: Dark Fate). Take a listen to our episode below!!
I’m just waiting for the Dwayne Johnson “We’re Not Gonna Make It” gifs, but if you want a taste of what it looks like check out the very end of the latest Jumanji: The Next Level trailer. Johnson is driving away from a multitude of ostriches which leads the Jumanji crew off a cliff and the rest is history!
Candy, a 2006 feature starring Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Geoffrey Rush (Shine), makes its Blu-ray debut December 3rd via Shout! Factory.
Streaming sites and binge watching gives me an ice cream headache, as there is too much great content out in the universe to consume in a coherent fashion. That said, I am all invested in The Mandalorian, the Star Wars original series that premieres November 12 on Disney+. Series creator Jon Favreau talked about how “Star Wars” shaped his life, and the audio is featured in our post.
Actor Logan Marshall-Green has carved out creatively enriching career in cinema (Upgrade, The Invitation) and television (Damnation, Quarry), and as a debut director he brings a subtle and nuanced hand to Adopt a Highway. During the interview, he talked about working with Adopt a Highway’s Ethan Hawke (lead actor) and Jason Isbell (score), his love for Tender Mercies and filmmaker Michael Haneke (Amour, Caché), and why the acclaimed Quarry isn’t exactly dead and buried.
Psychological thrillers, if done in a slipshod fashion, can turn downright cheesy and uninspired within a moment’s notice. Director Kim Farrant’s Angel of Mine is an elevated execution of the genre that is highlighted by Noomi Rapace’s bold and unhinged performance. The feature hit Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital this week, and it’s definitely worth a look if thrillers (and Rapace) are your cup of tea.
Skillfully constructed and entertaining beyond measure, Cyrano, My Love is one of this year’s most enjoyable films, and whether or not you love the stage (or subtitles), this French feature comes highly recommended.