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Jul232017

Podcast: War for the Big Sick Planet of Baby Drivers

In this episode NathanielJoe and Nick talk three new movies with our usual tangent of asides including Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant Man and the Wasp, Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, and more...

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 National Critics Institute / Michelle Pfeiffer news
07:44 The Big Sick performances, and it's place within the Romantic Comedy ecosystem
19:00 Matt Reeves's War for the Planet of the Apes, Gary Oldman vs Woody Harrelson, prequel issues, and the original 1968 classic.
30:40 Edgar Wright and Baby Driver, plus Kevin Spacey's sexuality, and Jon Hamm as a movie actor

 You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

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Reader Comments (5)

I actually really liked Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick! I was waiting for Nathaniel or Nick to defend her but I still enjoyed Joe's strong feelings about her.

Nick's take on the Baby character convinced me, even if I liked the movie in general more than he did.

PS for Nick: Tomcat and Raising Bertie are both on VOD in the US. Not sure if that qualifies as a US release for you, but they're two movies I know you enjoyed that seem like likely Fifties nominees.

July 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man & the Wasp..... FUCK YES!!!!!!

July 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Thanks so much, Danielle, for the comments and for the tip-offs!

July 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Agreed re: Nick and "Baby Driver" feeling worse as it continues. I think Wright is accustomed to cartoon violence from his other films, but this is the first time he's set it in something resembling the real world. It's an uneasy mixture at best, though Wright is hardly the only filmmaker with a cavalier attitude towards violence and collateral damage.

Would love to hear y'all discuss "Valerian", though with a crowded summer that's probably unlikely. (My three-word review: Why Dane DeHaan?)

July 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

I stopped the podcast half way through because of the disregard to spoilers.

July 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJEFF DOWNS

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