Episode 529 – The Mummy’s Tuna Fish Sandwich

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This Week: Kevin takes some time to deconstruct the success of and what to expect next for Wonder Woman before looking at some new trailers for the week. Movies on the docket for review include The Mummy, It Comes at Night, My Cousin Rachel, Megan Leavey and War Machine. Later, he looks at the box office from last week before putting a spotlight on new Blu-rays of Beauty and the Beast and Bambi.


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Episode 528 – Captain Wonderpants Woman

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This Week: Kevin offers an alternate take on the intense overhyping of Wonder Woman, but first he gives Kathy Griffin (and those offended by Kathy Griffin as well as those offended by those being offended by Kathy Griffin) the what for. For the reviews, 9-year-old Nicholas Carr makes a triumphant return to the Magical Studio in the Sky to talk about Captain Underpants. Of course, there’s a whole segment about Wonder Woman, including a review and an analysis of the hype surrounding the film. Later, Kevin looks at the new film The Wedding Plan and offers and analysis of the box office, finalizing things with the Home Cinema Round-Up with The Ticket.


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Episode 527 – Family Bonding

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This Week: Kevin covers some sad stories in the news, specifically the tragic story from Zack Snyder’s family as well as the death of Roger Moore. Later, he reviews the new films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baywatch and The Lovers. As things wrap up, Kevin gives some advice on running your own at-home movie marathon for the family as well as puts a spotlight on My Life As a Zucchini in the Home Cinema Round-Up. Happy Memorial Day!


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Episode 526 – Diary of a Wimpy Alien

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This Week: Kevin says good-bye to character actor Powers Boothe before covering a little more movie news. Then he takes a look at some TV trailers that topped out the movies ones this week. Later, he reviews Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Everything Everything and Norman. During the show, he talks to his nine-year-old son Nicholas about one of the movies (not the Alien one) and also interviews Jerusalem Press Club’s Uri Dromi about another film in the line-up (the Norman one). Finally, he wraps things up with a look at last week’s box office and some home cinema recommendations.


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Episode 525 – My Spirit Animal

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This Week: Kevin takes a look at the second-weekend slump in releases for May with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched, 3 Generations, Lowriders and Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. He also covers some movie news and takes a gander at a couple smaller trailers recently released. After checking out the box office, he takes a look at home cinema releases with a spotlight on the solid horror movie The Autopsy of Jane Doe.


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Episode 524 – The Pits!

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This Week: Kevin gears up for the summer movie season while Hollywood kicks things off with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. He gives his thoughts on the upcoming Stephen King adaptation of The Dark Tower with its new trailer as well as Gal Gadot’s arm pits. Later, he also reviews the new movie The Dinner and takes a look back at M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable. Finally, he wraps things up with a listener’s question, box office and the Home Cinema Round-Up, featuring MindGamers.


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Episode 523 – We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Screening!

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This Week: Kevin takes aim at Hollywood this week for wimping out on screening its new releases. But before he gets to that, he bids farewell to Erin Moran and Jonathan Demme. Later, he looks at some other news and a couple new trailers. Then, he reviews the films (or previews those not screened) The Circle, How to Be a Latin Lover, Sleight, Below Her Mouth and My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. Then, he wraps up the show with a look at the Blu-ray of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.


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Episode 522 – Shut Up!

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This Week: Kevin takes a look at almost no Star Wars news from celebration, but that doesn’t stop him from weighing in on the teaser for The Last Jedi. Then he reviews and previews the slate of small moves for the weekend, including Born in China, Free Fire, Their Finest, Unforgettable, Phoenix Forgotten and The Promise. Finally, he wraps things up with a look back at the 90s anthology horror film Tales from the Hood, new on Blu-ray!


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‘Free Fire’ Movie Review



FREE FIRE
(R)
*** (out of 5)

April 21, 2017

STARRING
Brie Larson as JUSTINE
Sharlto Copley as VERNON
Armie Hammer as ORD
Cillian Murphy as CHRIS
Jack Reynor as HARRY
Babou Ceesay as MARTIN

Studio: A24

Directed by: Ben Wheatley
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‘Born in China’ Movie Review



BORN IN CHINA
(G)
***1/2 (out of 5)

April 21, 2017

STARRING
Pandas as THEMSELVES
Snow Leopards as THEMSELVES
Golden Monkeys as THEMSELVES
John Krasinski as NARRATOR

Studio: Disneynature

Directed by: Chuan Lu
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Episode 521 – I 8 2 Fast 2 Furiously

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This Week: Kevin chews through some news stories (but none about Star Wars as that is developing over the weekend), then he moves into some trailers for another Kathyrn Bigelow testosterone-fest and the Marvel showdown making all the noise. Later, he reviews The Fate of the Furious, Gifted, Spark: A Space Tail, Tommy’s Honour and the return of Mystery-Science Theater 3000. Finally, he wraps up the show with some box office info and the home cinema round-up featuring Sing!


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Episode 520 – Just Don’t Bore Me!

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This Week: Kevin takes a moment at the top of the show to bid farewell to insult comic hockey puck Don Rickles. Later, he takes a look at a couple new summer trailers. Then, it’s off to the races with reviews for Smurfs: The Lost Village, Going in Style, Aftermath, Queen of the Desert and The Void. Finally, he wraps things up with a look at the Blu-ray of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. May the Force be with you.


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Episode 519 – The Babyfat Boss

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This Week: Kevin takes a look at a couple new and exciting trailers, including the remake of Stephen King’s It and the upcoming Justice League film. He also reviews the new films of the week, including The Boss Baby, Ghost in the Shell, The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Blackcoat’s Daughter and Land of Mine. Later, he focuses the Home Cinema Round-Up with an interview with John Hamburg, the director of Why Him?, available on DVD and Blu-ray now.


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Episode 518 – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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This Week: Kevin leads into the weekend with a couple fun trailers for the upcoming spring and summer, including Captain Underpants and the highly-anticipated Mystery-Science Theater 3000 reboot. Later, he reviews the new films Power Rangers, Life, Wilson, CHIPS, The Devil’s Candy and Bokeh. Later, he also takes a look at the box office and spotlights the original Ghost in the Shell in the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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