Directors Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin have spent years putting together the documentary, "Scheme Birds." The piece is showing this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and follows a young woman, Gemma, who is growing up in a housing project in Scotland.
What does it take to spend years on such a project not knowing the outcome? Why follow this particular woman? What's next? The directors clue us in.
We were trepidatious about buying a car with a Blu-ray player, our kids already have enough devices on car trips, but last week a road trip using the Blu-ray player reminded us just how wonderful an experience movies can be when shared. We watched our child watch "The Kid who Would be King," and saw the beauty of emotions playing across his face.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are both funny men. They are funny together and they are funny separately. Spoofs can be very funny. Sherlock Holmes is a character ready to be spoofed (and he has been spoofed before).
That said, these two funny men with what could be a very funny idea for a movie end up delivering something... less than funny in "Holmes & Watson."
It took six tries for them to finally make a good Transformers movie, but with "Bumblebee," the franchise finally got it right.
On this week's podcast we chat about just where "Bumblebee" succeeds where the others fail and what we want out of the future of the franchise.