This Week: Kevin gets ready for the Oscars by not even talking about them much until the last segments. In the mean time, he takes a look at some teasers and trailers before reviewing the new films Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog, Bitter Harvest and You’re Killing Me Susana. Later in the show, he takes a look at the Big Six categories of the Oscars, giving his personal picks to win. Then he wraps things up with some box office and the Home Cinema Round-Up!
This Week: Kevin dives into the show this week with some news about Mel Gibson and Suicide Squad 2 as well as a look at some new trailers. Later, he reviews the movies Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness, Elle and 13th. As things wrap up, he looks at the box office numbers and gives a 20th anniversary look back at the Austin Powers franchise. Yeah, baby!
This Week: Kevin has to offer another rest in peace wish, this time to Battlestar Galactica legend Richard Hatch. He also checks out other interesting development news before looking at some trailers and news from the Super Bowl. Later, he reviews the Oscar Shorts, along with the films The LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Fifty Shades Darker. Then, after some box office news, he continues his look back at John Hurt’s career by taking a fresh look at his film 1984. Big!
Featured music: The LEGO Batman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Lorne Balfe John Wick: Chapter 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard Stranger Things Original Soundtrack by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
This Week: Kevin says another good-bye to a well-known actor. This time, he bids farewell to John Hurt, which inspires him to give a second look to the film V for Vendetta. He also reviews the new films Rings, The Space Between Us, The Comedian and I Am Not Your Negro. Later, he offers some insight into the box office and spotlights the new Pinocchio Blu-ray in the Home Cinema Round-Up!
This Week: Kevin tips his hat (or rather, throws it up in the air) to Mary Tyler Moore, who passed this week. He also follows up on the leaked video from A Dog’s Purpose and gives his reaction to some of the Oscar nominations. Later, he finally reviews Split along with the other new films Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold and The Salesman. Finally, he wraps up the show with some bo office analysis and home cinema recommendations, including a spotlight on Ouija: Origin of Evil.
This Week: Kevin sounds off with a tribute to Miguel Ferrer (RIP) and then gives his fractured opinion about the controversial video from the set of A Dog’s Purpose. Later, he reviews the new films xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, The Founder, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Trespass Against Us and The Red Turtle. Finally, to wrap things up, he spotlights the box office and the home cinema round-up with a spotlight on Max Steel.
This Week: First, Kevin sounds off about Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes, then talks about some new movie trailers. Later, he reviews the new films Patriots Day, Live By Night, Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man and Monster Trucks. He also lays down some box office wisdom and heads into the Home Cinema Round-Up, providing a spotlight on the On Demand flick Nerdland.
This Week: Kevin comes into the new year kicking and screaming. First, he rips apart the idea for the iPhone to have a horrible “theater mode.” Then, after some trailers, he laments the idiocy of white supremacists misinterpreting the meaning of They Live. Later, he reviews Underworld: Blood Wars, Hidden Figures and A Monster Calls. Finally, he wraps things up with a look at the 2016 box office, the weekly box office and some home cinema suggestions.
If you read my previous post about how 2016 wasn’t as bad as you thought it was… well, this is the post that will make the counter-argument. Of course, any year is filled with truly awful and terrible movies. While making any movie takes a huge effort, it seems to be easier for Hollywood to crank out bad movies. Still, I had to go see all of these movies so you don’t have to.
It’s not that 2016 had any more bad movies, but there was something unique about this year. The big reason is if you look at the end of the list, you’ll see some very competently made movies. However, it’s these movie’s cores that are rotten, and that’s the heart and soul of a film. Sure, throw a lot of money at a movie, and you could still end up with a pile of stank.
Calendar year 2016 has gotten a real bad rap this year. And many of it deservedly so. Too many entertainers passed away this year (including, but not limited to David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Prince, Garry Marshall and tragically Anton Yelchin). It has certainly been a year for ups and downs in many aspects of life, but as people are lamenting the year’s end, many seem to forget the good things that came out of 2016.
I wouldn’t say that 2016 could be characterized by a great year in cinema, but it definitely gave us some fantastic films. And from the animation front, you’ll have to search long and hard to find a better year with consistent quality content the likes of what we saw this year (“Storks,” “Angry Birds” and “Trolls” notwithstanding).
So in the grand tradition of internet lists, here’s a look at my choices – many of which were surprises to me – for the best films of the year. And when you get to the end, you’ll have to agree that 2016 hasn’t been the all-around punishing year as many have been characterizing it.
This Week: In this final show of the year, Kevin bids adieu to Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds. Later, he reviews the sort-of new films 20th Century Women, Paterson and Lion. Then he wraps up 2016 by giving his favorite and least favorite films of the year. Thanks to all the listeners throughout the years, and here’s to a greater and more exciting 2017!
This Week: Kevin celebrates the true meaning of Christmas by first calling out silly #DumpStarWars protests and an even sillier backlash to Wonder Woman and the U.N. Later, he reviews this year’s Christmas releases, including Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Why Him?, Sing and Fences. He also offers some stocking stuffers in the form of new trailers, box office predictions and last-minute gift ideas in the home cinema round-up! Ho! Ho! Ho!
This Week: Kevin draws his lightsaber and puts on his Jedi cloak to celebrate the return of Star Wars to the theaters again this Christmas. In addition to reviewing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he sounds off about Amy Schumer as Barbie and reacts to the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Later, he also reviews the films Collateral Beauty, Neruda, All Through the House and Camera Store. Finally, he has a charming conversation with John Rhys-Davies about his experiences making Camera Store. Only a few shopping days left to buy Kevin a present!