Hello from snowy Boston, MA! This week’s show begins with the very solid VERONICA (3:40), a horror movie from Paco Plaza, director of REC. It’s on Netflix now and people are buzzing about its atmosphere and terrifying set pieces. They’re mostly right, according to Kris, except that the scares stop halfway through once you become invested in the story in its own right. Next up, Dave saw 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE (21:54), a new thriller based on a true story involving Israel, Uganda, and a hijacked plane. Despite a few interesting side characters, there’s nothing keeping ENTEBBE in the air. Last up is TOMB RAIDER (33:08), starring Alicia Vikander in the role of Lara Croft. She’s great, as are other members of the cast, but the movie around her is not for its go-nowhere plot, strange self-contradictions, and pointlessly preposterous twist.
This week we talk about Bill Murray in ST. VINCENT and the wonderful feel-good film PRIDE. And of course, we break off into tangents – for example, the age-old question of how one separates an artist from his art. Plus, Evan reveals his love of ranch flavoring as well as his hatred for Mountain Dew, and our good friend and colleague Andy Crump fills in for a vacationing Kris.