David, Devindra, and Jeff wonder why Showtime announced Twin Peaks at all, praise the audacity of The ABC’s of Death Part 2, and get in an intense debate about House of Cards: Season 3. Be sure to read up on why Netflix’s nostalgia is squelching creativity and why House of Cards insults your intelligence.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the powerful new film by Alex Gibney, Going Clear, as well as the uproar around the new host of The Daily Show. Be sure to check out David’s new advice podcast with Stephen Tobolowsky, and read Scott Mendelson’s piece on the Furious 7 franchise, Maria Bustillos’ take on Going Clear, and Matt Singer’s insane ranking of the Furious films.
David, Devindra, and Jeff try to figure out why Liam Neeson films aren’t doing as well this month, discuss wonder where Bloodline is heading, debate the effectiveness of The Jinx’s re-enactments, and get excited about the next Mission Impossible. Be sure to read Richard Brody’s piece on why re-enactments never work.
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss whether or not it makes sense to devote 8 years of your life to someone else’s work, get disappointed by Run All Night, and praise The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, dong jokes and all. Also: Full reviews of Riley Stearns’ Faults and Andrew Jarecki’s extraordinary The Jinx. Be sure to read The New York Times’ interview with Jarecki.
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the flashiness of The Jinx, the ugliness of Dumb and Dumber To, and the intelligence of Rick and Morty. Be sure to read Angie Han’s and Drew McWeeny’s review of Chappie, how Sam Biddle came to peace with Justine Sacco, and what really makes you you.
Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff review Will Smith’s latest and are joined by Joseph Kahn to discuss the making of his new short film, Power/Rangers. Be sure to catch Joseph’s last film, Detention, on Amazon or iTunes.
David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Angie Han to discuss Fifty Shades of Grey and also uncover what exactly didn’t sit right about Kingsman. Be sure to check out Angie’s great review of the film, Dave’s thoughts on things Christian Grey does that’d be creepy if he did them, why Fifty Shades is important, Josh Lewis’s review of Kingsman, and Matt Vaughn’s interview with EW.
David, Devindra, and Jeff get disappointed by Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, break down their favorite soups, and David gets defensive about spoilers. Be sure to check out David’s interview with the co-composer of the Kingsman score and read about Kingsman’s weird politics.
David, Devindra, and Jeff praise Ryan Reynolds in The Voices, get thankful for Fresh Off The Boat, and react in real-time to the news of Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Be sure to read Jeff Yang’s piece about Fresh Off The Boat.