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The Suspect looks at the Spidey flick hated by many and defended by few: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Is it really as bad as people make it out to be? Well no, but it has problems by the fuck-ton.
Happy Financial Literacy Month! This episode: Jack and Ralph, saving, Millennials, dividing people into generations for some reason, and why it may not be such a bad idea to take advice from '40s instructional films. Sometimes.
“While I sincerely doubt that the film will spawn many imitators, I’m glad it exists, because it does what great transgressive art should do: shock the audience out of complacency.”
It was inevitable. Everything has changed. Mostly for the better.
In this episode, the Fear Fan has a look at the latest incarnation of the Frankenstein legend. Does it have a life of its own, or does it just wind up on the slab? Tune in and find out!
A sci-fi classic.
Tom Hiddleston stars in the long-delayed adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s darkly comical class warfare allegory in which a tower block’s problems with power failures, nocturnal disturbances, and petty neighbor disputes escalate into all-out tribal warfare.
Post apocalyptic rat invasion!
“I’d say the powers that be are trying to collectively piss off an entire region of planet Earth, but I get the feeling everybody gets offended equally here, and it’s just Latin America’s turn.”
“It’s amazing that a 150-minute film has such a flat and underdeveloped story. It really feels like a rush job, or that it’s a film based on cheap fan-service, or made by a committee.”
The film (and perhaps the Wachowskis’ directing career) comes to a perfunctory end as we learn that while being ruler of a galactic empire might be nice, it can never compare to cleaning toilets for a living.
A slower zombie movie, with a hint of The Crazies.
Peter Pan begins, but with a friendly Captain Hook, Rooney Mara as an Indian, and songs by Nirvana and the Ramones, you’ll understand the original story even less once you watch the prequel.
“The Fly actually managed to be superior to its ‘50s predecessor. This is because it drastically toned down the tongue-in-cheek elements seen in the earlier version.”
Before we see Louis C.K. make an animated movie, let's watch another comedian's "stinger".
The action comedy that's even more relevant now than it was back then.
“Men’s-only locker room, casual misogyny when it comes to humor, assumptions that women are only interested in material goods. Glad to see the future hasn’t changed, 1969.”
Why Ursa loves these movies, the importance of a wide audience for family films, and why significant time gaps between movies are sometimes really brilliant. Plus: character arcs for you, and you, and you, everybody gets a character arc!
The roots of one of the most important and influential horror films of all time.