Some news and a brief reminiscence at the career of the late John Mahoney before Simon and Mat rip into the reviews. The pair of them look at Steven Spielberg’s The Post, the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks-starring journalist flick looking at the first great scandal of the Nixon presidency: The Pentagon Papers. Is it the film of the year, or just a Trump-baiting wannabe?
Finally Mat went and saw Marvel’s latest, Black Panther. Is it just another ho-hum superhero flick, or has something genuinely different appeared. How does the first overtly black (and African) superhero flick do? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out.
I haven’t read the book, but it seems to be a dystopian look at a world ruled by Google. Not much to go on in the trailer, but the subject matter and cast are interesting. I reckon this is one to watch.
I was skeptical about this film when I heard about it. Oh no, here’s a load of American jingoism again. both trailers look like they are trying to tell a true story carefully and respectfully. Deepwater Horizon was similar and extremely well done, so I have high hopes for this. Still can’t forgive them the loss of an apostrophe, though….
Universal is determined to have another universe franchise so is re-inventing it’s legendary Monsters – you know Frankenstein, Dracula and, kicking it all off, The Mummy with Tom Cruise.
Naturally the Cruiser does lots of running, there’s some intrigue (is Cruise dead or not?) Russell Crowe being enigmatic and Sofia Boutella as the Mummy. Lots of interesting ideas and concepts, so probably worth following, though I’m a bit disappointed that it’s clearly not as fun as the Steven Sommers capers of the 2000’s.
So he’s got another dog, and another car, he’s in another city and has gained the wrath of Ruby Rose and the support of Laurence Fishburne. The first one was really really good, this looks more of the same.