Josh loves his son, but that hasn't made it any easier for Josh to watch his son grow up preferring red lightsabers and always choosing to be a Stormtrooper or Sith Lord over a Jedi. Could the boy be Kylo to Josh's Han? It is a fear that has kept Josh up at night.
Perhaps though watching "The Force Awakens" has stopped the young lad's trip down the Dark Path. Perhaps it no longer dominates his destiny.
Just what does it take for a writer/director to get their vision on screen? Just what does it take for two of them to make it happen together? Today, the co-directors and co-writers of "They're Watching," Jay Lender and Micah Wright, stop by the podcast to tell Josh about their process, whether it's in animation, graphic novels, or this not-quite-a-horror-comedy that is opening in theaters and on demand on March 25th.
Today, Josh cogitates about "The Peanuts Movie" and "Zootopia." These two films are, as he sees it, almost exact opposites of one another. "Peanuts" depicts a stripped-down world, the distilled Charlie Brown story. "Zootopia" on the other band builds an incredible, exciting, amazing world.
Two films, two opposite approaches, but both wind up being brilliant.
Want to see people get angry? Talk to them about bailouts and banks and the way we should treat those who tank the entire economy in order to line their own pockets.
"The Big Short" does just that and it does it well, but Josh isn't entirely sure it does it well enough. If you ask him (and you do), it comes up short in one very important area...
When did asking people to be humane and do the right thing become political? When did the notion that we should all help each other out become political? Why is it that we all too regularly turn on each other when we should be looking out for one another?
"Lass is More" is back after taking last week off and Josh finds himself disheartened with the world.