On this week’s show, Evan runs us through his week in festivals: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Boston Israeli Film Festival (3:43). Then Kris makes the case for why you should take ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (10:25) seriously and see it this weekend — prove the pundits wrong! Dave recaps ARCTIC (21:08), a strong film featuring Mads Mikkelsen in a grueling, survivalist role. Kris and Evan then wrap up with HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U and RUSSIAN DOLL (34:25), which arguably have similar plots but take them in radically different — and both extremely entertaining — directions.
Kris and Evan shower appreciation on Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR while Dave hates it (loudly). There’s also some talk of IF I STAY, the few things it gets right, and the one billion things it gets wrong. Plus, the guys get into a tangent on Quentin Tarantino (the word “masturbatory” is used more than once).