Writer/Director Wes Anderson turns in another "only-could-be-made-by-Wes-Anderson-wonder" in his latest film Isle of Dogs. Starring just about everyone you can think of, and featuring a kidney-transplant surgery created in stop motion animation, the film is a wonder. Funny, sad, and made by human hands, it's definitely worth your time.
Dr. Strange, the 14th (!) entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, boasts an impressive and well-pedigreed cast, amazing visuals, and a complete lack of comic-book-required-reading. This sci-fi, fantasy trip is fun, loose, and whip-smart. Benedict Cumberbatch headlines as the titular hero who is shown the powers of the universe (and infinite other universes) and who must gather his strength and new skills to battle Mads Mikkelsen, the third actor to portray Hannibal Lecter who has gone on to star in a Marvel film. Tilda Swinton rocks full-Bowie to play The Ancient One and steals most of her scenes. The action is tight, the effects impressive, and the music even memorable. Check it out. Also, check out Danny's written review HERE.
Amy Schumer arrives on the big screen with her major motion picture debut - Trainwreck. She wrote it, she stars in it, she will mess you up in it. Bill Hader joins in as the straight man who woos the walking mess. LeBron James is in it for some reason.
Terry Gilliam convinces a cavalcade of Hollywood stars and serious actors to walk through his latest train wreck. In The Zero Theorem, Christoph Walz stars as a seriously troubled data entry analyst obsessed with waiting by the telephone for a call that may never come. The movie also has a big subplot regarding virtual reality - so, it's timely. Anyway, check out the episode and please feel free to sound off in the comments section.
Want to discuss a Korean adaptation of a decades-old French science fiction graphic novel? No, no, wait, come back!! What if I told you it stars Captain America? And everyone loves Octavia Spencer! Check out this week's episode to hear what the guys thought of the new sci-fi action film Snowpiercer available in theaters and on demand. Like the movie itself, you should give the episode a try.
Curious about Wes Anderson's latest? Take a number. Get in line. The Grand Budapest Hotel is the biggest box office hit of his career, boasts a usual-for-Anderson all-star cast, and received stellar critical reviews. This week, the guys check out the film which has recently been released on digital streaming services and on DVD/Blu-Ray. Check out the podcast and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.