Kenneth Branagh's second Hercule Poirot movie, "Death on the Nile," is now out on Blu-ray and streaming and that makes this the perfect moment to discuss just how wonderful the films are.
Josh has some very complicated feelings surroudning Robert Redford's "Ordinary People." Brewing for decades, they are things he has grappled with more than once. With the new Blu-ray release, he has sat down to watch the film again and, while he's not sure it's better, he has decided that maybe the problems don't lie where he initially thought.
The third movie in the "Kingsman" franchise is now out on Blu-ray and digital. It's a prequel, and one that almost seems to be content keeping things afloat until a fourth film can be made. That kind of makes us--ME--the problem, doesn't it?
You know those episodes where Josh gets a little excited and talks too fast? The one's where he's uber-engaged and gets angry about something and rather than yelling speeds up?
Well, that's what happens today with "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City," a movie which he likes but still manages to get angry about anyway. Take a listen.
The Oscar nominated "Summer of Soul" is now available on DVD and digital. We happened to watch it the morning of the Oscar nominations and found it to be amazing and powerful. It is a look at a music festival that took place in 1969, but it's more than that. It's so much more and it ought to be seen.
Here's the thing... nuance exists, shades of grey exist. It is true that one's film diet shouldn't simply consist of Marvel movies, but it is also true that there are Marvel movies that have a lot to say. More than that, Marvel movies come in all shapes and sizes and even genres. One only need look at "Eternals" to see as much.
Imagine taking a bright and colorful animated film, one filled with incredible songs, and making it about something as deeply profound as what it means to put yourself out there, to reveal who you truly are and what scares you. That is exactly what the filmmakers have done with Disney's "Encanto" and it's marvelous.
This month, the excellent "Juice" was released on 4K. The new disk celebrates the film's 30th anniversary and even if Josh hadn't seen it before, he has now. But, unlike with so many other films, watching the movie didn't immediately spark an idea for this podcast episode... why is that?
Here at this podcast we firmly believe that we are witnessing a massive shift in the way movies are watched, a shift away from theaters and into homes. There will undoubtedly be growing pains and struggles as this shift continues but we need to still find and watch (wherever that might be) movies, like Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel," which deserve our attention.
The horror movie "Antlers" is fine, but what has Josh thinking this week is the question of what happens to the characters in horror movies after the film ends? Take a listen as we contemplate the future.