Thoughts on James Cameron! Complaining about MoviePass! Danny McBride's psycho turn in Arizona! Find out which up-and-coming actor we call BK Broiler! Is BlackkKlansman a triumph for Spike Lee? What about The Happytime Murders? Also: Hereditary! Then, time for a nap.
Ronald is sleepy, John's had a little bourbon, and Steve declares one anticipated film "Family as F@#%." It's a mess but if you sift through the giggles there are some solid picks for the upcoming season of cinema. And if thats not enough, look out for some lovable new characters, The Country Cousins. What will those Schmovie Boys do next?
We need to talk about Kevin. (Feige, that is.) Also, we try to sort out our feelings about the James Gunn situation. Then it's on to a couple of noteworthy recent movies: Ghost Stories, a funny, spooky and very British new anthology; and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the latest stunt-filled action ballet from Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie.
This is one of those free-range episodes where the description is just a list of topics that Ronald, Steve and John touch on, like the Fred Rogers doc, Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Netflix Originals such as Set It Up, Ibiza and Cargo; Ricky Gervais's standup career; Miles Teller; and the bloody Benicio-fest that is Sicario: Day of the Soldado. There's probably even more! We lost track.
Ronald, Steve and John had a lot to talk about so they recorded a double-wide episode and then broke it down into two digestible parts. In this week's installment, find discussions of how the AMC theater chain plans to one-up MoviePass, what's up with Star Wars's toxic fanbase, and the latest Jurassic sequel.
As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend to be studio heads trying to devise a successful slate of imaginary works. Creative collaborators are chosen at random and then the guys pitch their ideas to each other. Dreams will be forged. Some will fail. Aka just another day at Schmovie Studios.
Baltimore-based filmmaker Mike Finazzo retuns to the show for a candid chat about his new movie, Bored in the USA, and a discussion about naturalistic, dialogue-driven movies that focus on relatable human interaction. Everyone brings a few recommendations to the table.
Didn't we just do this? I'd swear we did. Anyway, in this episode we talk about ...a new Star Wars movie! (It really feels like we just did this.) Of course we're referring to Solo: A Star Wars Story, an enjoyable film with a bumpy history that finds its franchise at an interesting juncture. We've got thoughts!