Dave is back from vacation, and he’s excited to talk about movies! We start with LUCK (2:17), a poorly thought-out Skydance animated film about a young woman (Eva Noblezada) with bad luck trying to turn things around for herself and her young friend with the help of a black cat (Simon Pegg). Next, we dig into Jae-rim Han’s ambitious Korean disaster movie EMERGENCY DECLARATION (20:40), which is long, yet features a great ensemble, compelling themes, and tense action scenes. We wrap up with Scott Mann’s anxiety-inducing thriller FALL (38:23), about two friends trapped at the top of a 2,000-foot radio tower. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about the 1989 neo-noir GLEAMING THE CUBE, starring Christian Slater as a high school skateboarder investigating his adopted brother’s murder.
Evan kicks things off this week by reviewing Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis’ THE TALE OF KING CRAB (2:57), an Italian adventure film split in two parts with one that’s much more interesting than the other. Next, everyone reviews Sam Jones’ HBO documentary TONY HAWK: UNTIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF (11:42), a comprehensive film about the life and career of skateboarder Tony Hawk, which has us split. We wrap up with Jane Schoenbrun’s horror film WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR (30:39), a spooky, ambiguous film about a teen who plays an online horror game and documents the strange changes she goes through afterward. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about Gareth Evans’ 2011 Indonesian action flick THE RAID aka THE RAID: REDEMPTION!
This week we talk about the vibes we get from Teddie Peanut Butter before the movies. First, Evan reviews PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN: THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY (3:09), a documentary about the Tony Hawk video game franchise. Then, Dave covers THE PALE DOOR (11:45), a Western with witches. Next Megan and Evan discuss CARMEN Y LOLA (23:27), a queer love story about two young Romani women. After that everyone covers the Netflix action flick PROJECT POWER (37:28), starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback. Finally, they dig into TESLA (50:52), a biopic about inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, starring Ethan Hawke. On this week’s Patreon exclusive bonus episode, we discuss EASY A, Will Gluck’s 2010 film, starring Emma Stone.