Bad Santa 2
Directed by Mark Waters
Dashing in to theaters more than a decade after its predecessor, Billy Bob Thornton and his motley merry band deliver another installment of unfiltered holiday comedy that manages to match and occasionally outshine the original.
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Writer/director Tom Ford spins an ambitious tale of existential ennui and vengeance in his excellent follow-up to 2009’s A Single Man.
When Suicide Squad hit movie screens earlier this year at the tail end of the summer movie season; expectations were high. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice had been a massive critical disappointment and, aside from kudos for the respective performances of Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, most found the film to be overstuffed and dour. The trailers for Suicide Squad promised a lighter film; one akin to Marvel Studios’ recent 2014 success Guardians of the Galaxy with a team of lovable rogues teaming up to fight a greater evil, accompanied by repurposed classic rock songs. Director David Ayer had great success with mainstream ensemble films like End of Watch and Fury and many were expecting a film with an auteur’s touch that would rival Deadpool in hewing close to the source material.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them returns us to the cinematic world inhabited by J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter and casts us back to a time before the epic battles to come between The Boy Who Lived and He Who Shall Not Be Named.
Spoilercast: Doctor Strange and Arrival – Cult Following Episode #48
It’s Episode #48 of Cult Following. This week, we take an in-depth look at two of the fall’s most anticipated movies; Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange and Dennis Villaneuve’s Arrival. We talk about what we liked about both films and share our thoughts on why they worked or didn’t work for us.
We also chat a bit about recent films like Blood Father, Hell or Highwater and Phantasm: Ravager.
We also talk some more about collectibles; including the recent release of the NES Classic and MONDO’s latest vinyl releases like the FIGHT CLUB soundtrack on vinyl. Give us a listen.