At the show’s outset, the guys wonder what a wiki site run by Kris would be like, before they dive into this week’s movies. First, Kris regales Dave and Evan with his thoughts on the cinematic implications of the Chinese/American collaboration THE GREAT WALL (at 3:06), an action film with Matt Damon in a non-white savior role that has great creature design, but ultimately is really dumb. Then Evan spoilerpieces FIST FIGHT (at 26:43), a completely nonsensical, failure of a comedy, that has bloopers funnier than its entire hour and a half runtime. Lastly, he and Dave explore I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (at 45:42), the Oscar-nominated documentary that describes what it’s like to be black in America through the words of author James Baldwin. The brilliant insights Baldwin reveals really resonate with them intellectually and emotionally, although the documentary’s dense content prompts them to recommend more than one viewing, to take in all of its poignant commentary.
Happy Thanksgiving! Before you head off to the movie theater after turkey, check out the gang’s thoughts on HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN, and the goofiness of PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR. Evan, Kris, and Dave all offer thoughts on the reasoning behind the latest HORRIBLE BOSSES debacle, there’s a lengthy debate over the merits of THE HOMESMAN, and the penguins? Well, penguins are cute, damn it!