The second addendum to “Make Me Watch It” voting is available here. Also, the existing voting pages have been updated, removing those titles that were owned by my ex, as well as removing any titles that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as those will get their own podcast in late 2019.
This weekend falls between the big ape and SF hopeful Life, so we’ve got another flashback Weekend Review. This time, we’re traveling all the way to 1941, and a film not seen much anymore (it has been plagued by legal disputes). Never mind. Hellzapoppin influenced (and in many cases was referenced by) Mad magazine, the Monty Pythons and every fourth-wall breaking comedians in TV history, Animaniacs, and the Zucker Brothers, among others. It includes a comic vision of hell, a non-Stooge role for Shemp, and a cameo by Universal’s Frankenstein Monster.
It also spoilers the end of Citizen Kane.
The latest subject of Make Me Watch It is Inception (2010), directed by Christopher Nolan. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
Three years ago, Legendary Pictures revived the Godzilla franchise with their take on The Big G. The film did well enough that it lead Legendary to start up their own Kaiju Cinematic Universe, with Godzilla’s next outing being a big monster battle royale, with Kong joining the Godzilla series staples – but first, we have to unveil this series’ version of Kong.
Note to those who are waiting on reading this review before seeing the film: Stick around through the credits. More…
Hugh Jackman returns, playing the most successful Marvel character who is not a part of the MCU, and playing him (according to some reports) for the last time.
What do we think of the film?
As the trial of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier nears (March or April of this year), we review Irene Taylor Brodsky’s disturbing HBO documentary about the Slenderman Stabbing case—and about the history and impact of the online horror icon.
Accompanying the US Football championship yesterday was a slew of advertisements, including several for this year’s coming blockbusters.
The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.