The movie Dumb Money is hitting theaters. Dumb Money was based on true events surrounding Gamestop stonk and Directed by Craig Gillespie. it seemed fitting to look at a similar film by Gillespie that checked all the same boxes. Movie Matt selected the acclaimed “I, Tonya” to review. Listen as we discuss this totally, maybe, possibly, somewhat true adaptation of what happened in real life.
Starring – Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson; Directed By – Craig Gillespie; Written By – Steven Rogers; Music – Peter Nashel; Cinematography – Nicolas Karakatsanis; Editing – Tatiana S. Riegel.
Don’t worry, we heard your feedback, please make it stop. We aren’t listening and dropped our first episode of Season 5. Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, just won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. The Captains wanted to talk about another film directed by the visionary director. With many great options Johnny Dangerous, who is prone to nose bleeds, decided on The Lobster (2008). Poor Things comes out in theaters on December 8, 2023.
Starring – Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly; Directed By – Yorgos Lanthimos; Written By – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou; Music – Various Artists; Cinematography – Thimios Bakatakis; Editing – Yorgos Mavropsaridis.
June 30th marked the 30th anniversary of the 1993 thriller, The Firm. The Captains wanted to look back and see if it held up. Did Tom run as much as we remember? How many movies based on John Grisham novels can they release in a year? Find out on this Deep Dive.
Starring – Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Ed Harris; Directed By – Sydney Pollack; Written By – David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel; Music – Dave Grusin; Cinematography – John Seale; Editing – Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.
Greta Gerwig directed and cowrote the Barbie movie that was just released in theaters. The Captains wanted to select another movie that had another female writer/director combo. We narrowed it down to the movie “In a World..”, written and directed by Lake Bell. Listen as Movie Matt is the “most prepared” he has ever been to a recording.
Starring – Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins; Directed By – Lake Bell; Written By – Lake Bell; Music – Ryan Miller; Cinematography – Seamus Tierney; Editing – Tom McArdle.
With the release of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning, Movie Matt wanted to time travel to a simpler time. To a time before Tom Cruise was jumping in, out, off, on everything he could find. That time was way back in 1996 when Mission: Impossible was released. With a total of 8 movies in the franchise by 2024, these Missions are starting to seem pretty possible.
Starring – Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny; Directed By – Brian De Palma; Written By – David Koepp, Robert Towne; Music – Danny Elfman; Cinematography – Stephen H. Burum; Editing – Paul Hirsch.
On July 4th, 1885, Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman was first published. The Captains are going to select movies that are about real-life writers. There are so many great movies to choose from and we hope they keep getting made. Hopefully, AI doesn’t take over all the writing 😐 .
With the release of Asteroid City later this week, Matty G wanted to look back at another Wes Anderson movie. It took all of his Khaki Scout training to come up with Moonrise Kingdom. So join us as the Captains relive their painful elementary school romances and the times they almost got stabbed in a battle royale.
Starring – Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray; Directed By – Wes Anderson; Written By – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola; Music – Alexandre Desplat; Cinematography – Robert D. Yeoman; Editing – Andrew Weisblum.