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Dec 15, 2017

Audy and Elvin review two worthy films, but with very different opinions. The first film they review is Lady Bird - directed by Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), and starring Siorse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn) as a senior in high school on the brink of graduating, and dealing with her temperamental relationship with her working class mother played by Laurie Metcalf (Rosanne), Elvin respected the acting between both of the leads, but felt that there wasn't much else built around that dynamic, whereas Audy loved the film, giving it a Top 10 of the Year rating due to the authenticity in the acting and Gerwig's directing. Next, the fellas segue into reviewing The Disaster Artist, a film directed by James Franco (Spider-man, Pineapple Express) about a behind the scene's biopic of the greatest/worst film that was ever created called The Room - Franco plays the real life Tommy Wiseau as he is rejected from Hollywood, along with his friend Greg Sestero, played by James' brother Dave (21 Jump Street) start to embark in making the cult classic film or aka the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies. Lastly, both guys go over the 2018 75th Golden Globes nominations - Elvin is dumbfounded that Jordan Peele didn't get nominated for best director, or even best screenplay for Get Out, while Audy can't believe that Ansel Elgort's punchable face got nominated for best actor for Baby Driver, but both are still rooting for Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor, and Get Out for Best Picture, even if it's in the "comedy" category. 

Lady Bird
Audy: 3.5 out 4 stars - Hell Yeah (Top 10 for the Year)
Elvin: 2.5 out of 4 stars - Hell No

The Disaster Artist
Audy: 2.5 out 4 stars - Hell Yeah
Elvin: 3 out of 4 stars - Hell Yeah

 

 

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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Dec 7, 2017

THIS WEEK: Your two favorite film reviewers, Audy and Elvin, are back! They first review the Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) written and directed, Denzel Washington (Malcolm X, and Training Day) starring Roman J. Israel Esq. While Elvin appreciated Denzel's acting and movie star ability, the movie overall for him was quite weak and not really that good of a legal thriller, while Audy felt director Dan Gilroy couldn't quite nail down the characterization realistically of Roman along with feeling the entire film was unfocused and contrived in its drama. Next, the fellas rebound to review the dark comedy crime drama from Martin McDonognah (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Both really loved the film and praised the direction, writing, and tour de force acting of Frances McDormand (Fargo and Burn After Reading), but also the acting efforts of costars Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Woody Harrelson (Money Train, White Men Can't Jump). Both state it's a must watch, and a Top 10 Film of the Year with strong chances of being a contender for best picture in the awards chase. Lastly, both guys review the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Elvin loved it and can't wait for the film to come out, whereas Audy was not so impressed. He expected more since this movie is the whole validation of the MCU's overall existence of being for the past 10 years. 

Roman J. Israel Esq
Audy: 2 out 4 stars - Hell No! 
Elvin: 2 out of 4 stars - Hell No!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Audy: 3.5 out of 4 Stars - Hell Yeah! (Top 10 for the year) 
Elvin: 3.5 out of 4 stars - Hell Yeah!  (Top 10 for the year) 

Avengers: Infinity War trailer: 
Audy: 2.0 out of 4 Stars - Hell No! 
Elvin: 4 out of 4 Stars - Hell Yeah!

 

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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Nov 11, 2017

This Week: GET OUT! Audy and Elvin are joined by guest co-host, Warren James. All three fellas give different perspectives and predictions on GET OUT and its chances on actually landing any Oscar Nominations this year. With mainly focusing on the major categories (Sorry Sound Mixing/Editing) They first start off on Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Allison Williams and Laketih Stanfield (3:44) then they focus on Original Screenplay, Jordan Peele for Best Director (13:25) and end with assessing its Best Picture chances (32:17).

 

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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Nov 6, 2017

This week: Thor RagnaROCK YOUR WORLD! The fellas review the 17th Marvel Cinematic Universe film - the gut busting galaxy rocket ride, Norse God Thor Raganrok! Audy and Elvin bring on special guest host, Warren James, to go over Taika Waititi's about face, refreshing superhero comedy. First, the fellas start off with initial thoughts in which they all agree the film was a blast, with excellent, irreverent comedy led by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. Next, the fellas dive deeper and give a thorough review of the movie. Audy really liked how they revitalized the Thor character arc based off of Chris Hemsworth comedic ability from Ghostbusters, while Elvin gave a Wayne's World SCHWING!! to both Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson's badass, sexy performances. Next the fellas break down nitpicks of the film, such as shoddy CGI work in parts, and basic, generic action sequences. Lastly, Audy, Elvin and Warren vote on who is the film's MVP, had the funniest line, and what in the film will age the best and worst in five years . Also, Audy passionately, yet repeatedly, fails to convince the fellas that Matt Damon's cameo was #BestThingInThor and everyone laughing on hearing Elvin say the Devil's Anus with a straight face.

Thor: Ragnorak
Audy/Elvin/Warren: 3 out 4 stars - Hell Yeah! 
 
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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

 

Oct 25, 2017

This week we get down with Jackie Chan in the Foreigner, Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project, and Michael Fassbender mean muggin' a Norwegian snowman in The Snowman. First, Audy and Elvin review the revenge/political action film, The Foreigner (4:28). Audy thought Jackie Chan showed a rewarding dramatic range that audiences had never seen before but felt the movie was overall incomplete with an outrageously silly plot, as Chan and co-star Pierce Brosnan rarely interacted. Elvin said the movie was fine, but offered very little to the action genre and that it was ultimately unforgettable. Then, the fellas review the independent, Cannes Film Festival darling, coming of age film, The Florida Project (15:13). Elvin appreciated the acting but was not feeling the documentary style and camerawork along with little to no plot presentation in the film. Audy on the other hand loved the film and named director Sean Baker's film the second best film of the year after Jordan Peele's social/racial horror Get Out. Audy praised the performances and the observational film structure along with the beautiful cinematography and examination of the movie's collection of flawed characters. Lastly, the fellas close out the podcast with a bang by reviewing Tomas Alfredson's serial killing film The Snowman (27:22), starring Michael Fassbender. Based upon the best selling book by Jo Nesbo, Audy and Elvin killed the film and labeled it one of the years worst films. From incomplete production, choppy editing and an obvious killer, The Snowman, according to Elvin is a "No" man! Plus it doesn't help that you have a disheveled performance from "dubbed voice" Val Kilmer. Both guys were almost convinced this movie was one big practical joke against them!

The Foreigner
Audy: 2 out 4 stars - Hell No! 
Elvin: 2 out of 4 stars - Hell No! 
 
The Florida Project 
Audy: 3.5 out of 4 Stars - Hell Yeah! (Top 10 for the year) 
Elvin: 2.0 out of 4 stars - Hell No! 
 
The Snowman
Audy: 1.0 out of 4 Stars - Hell No! 
Elvin: .5 out of 4 Stars - Hell No! 
 
 
Follow your hosts:

Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

 

Oct 18, 2017

EPISODE 25 RECAP: This week trailers, trailers and more trailers! Audy and Elvin discuss the new official trailer of Marvel/Disney's The Black Panther movie. Both guys are so hyped from what they have seen and agree that February can't get here fast enough. Audy doesn't know if The Black Panther will be any good, but it just feels right and passes the eye test - which is good enough for him. Elvin is just stunned that Disney went H.A.M. and dropped two of the best trailers back to back and dropped the hammer on the industry. Next, your hosts are joined by special guest Warren James, and the show's producer, Jessica Elliott, to break down Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. First the panel goes over their initial impressions and gives a minute by minute rundown of each interesting moment in the entire trailer. Then Audy does an exit survey in which he asks everyone questions like "Best Moment in the Trailer" and "Kylo vs Leia, who ya got?" And finally the panel does a roundtable of predictions of the plot, will the Last Jedi be better than Force Awakens etc.

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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff 
IG: cinemasamurai 
website: www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com
Oct 11, 2017
EPISODE 24 RECAP: This Week: Your hosts Audy and Elvin are joined by their friend and fellow movie lover Warren James to review the long awaited BladeRunner 2049. The film starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto and Robin Wright is the 30 year old follow up film from the Ridley Scott 1982 sci-fi noir cult classic Blade Runner. The fellas really dive into things by starting off with a Non spoiler review which all three guys agree that this is technically impressive film led by strong direction by Denis Villaneuve and frequent collaborator cinematographer Roger Deakins but still felt collectively that the film came up short in a lot of other areas. Then they discuss Blade Runner 2049 underperformance in the box office. Next they do the spoiler review where they unpack a lot, and we do mean A LOT of the puzzling aspects of the film with its intended ambiguous and mysterious narrative. Lastly, Audy, Elvin and Warren ask the unanswered questions left at the end of the film and where the movie's franchise's next move in the story will go. 
 
Film Ratings: Blade Runner 2049 
 
Audy: 2.5 out of 4 stars - Hell No! 
Elvin: 3.0 out of 4 stars - Hell Yeah! 
Warren: 2.5 out of 4 stars - Hell Yeah! 
 
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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff 
IG: cinemasamurai 
website: www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com
Aug 2, 2017

This week, your boys are back with three brand new movie review. First, the fellas review 80's new wave kickass thriller, Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron. Elvin liked it and got lost in the movie's mix of pumped up 80's music and action, while Audy wanted to not like it but eventually came around with a brilliant action packed second half of the film. Next, both guys discuss 2017 Comic-Con and their overall thoughts of the event and give out their choices of winners and losers. Then, they review Christopher Nolan's, Dunkirk. Audy thought it was par for the course Nolan affair with his standard intense visuals and technical prowess, but felt a new found laziness in Nolan's latest film. Then they discuss Valerian and try to figure out why it completely bombed at the box office. Lastly, they review War for the Planet of the Apes. Elvin felt the trilogy went out respectable and connected with the fatherhood/protection aspect of Caesar's character to his family. However Audy felt the film relied too much on religious allegory that came across too hacky, too obvious, and the trilogy deserved to go out much better than that. 

 
Film Ratings 
Atomic Blonde
2.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Audy)
2.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin) 
 
Dunkrik 
3.0 and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Audy) 
3.0 and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin) 

War for the Planet of the Apes
2.0 and "Hell No" don't go see it (Audy) 
2.5 and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin)
 
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Follow your hosts:

Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Jul 12, 2017

This Week: Your hosts Audy and Elvin are joined by their friends and fellow cinephiles,Bryant Foster and Warren James. First all four guys review Edgar Wright's new Heist/Comedy crime film 'Baby Driver' - Elvin, Warren and Bryant all give it a Hell Yeah because of its combination of visceral action scenes and usage of music, whereas Audy thought Edgar Wright was trying to hard to replicate Quentin Tarentino,and was a pale imitation to a much superior same genre movie 'Drive. Next Audy, conducts an exit survey of Baby Driver by asking questions to the rest of the panelists, such as exactly "On a scale of 1 to 10 how punchable is Ansel Egort's face?". Then Lastly, Warren, Audy and Elvin review the Columbia Pictures/Marvel Studios joint venture - "Spiderman: Homecoming. Warren and Elvin gave it a "Hell Yeah" review, while Audy gave it a "Hell No" and felt that Spider-man deserved a better movie than what was given with the disjointed action scenes, banal music score along with very rough amateur direction from Jon Watts. 

This week's guests hosts: 
 
1. Bryant Foster 
2. Warren James 

Film Ratings
 
Baby Driver - 2.0 stars and "Hell No" don't go see it! (Audy)
                    3.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin) 
                    3.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Bryant) 
                    3.0 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Warren) 
 
Spider-Man: Homecoming - 2.5 and "Hell No" don't go see it (Audy) 
                                         3.5 and "Hell Yeah" go see it (Elvin) 
                                         3.0 and "Hell Yeah" go see it (Warren) 

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Follow your hosts:

Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Jun 20, 2017

This Week: Your favorite movie reviewers and podcasts hosts are back! and ready to kick in to gear the summer movies of 2018. First they review Universal Studio's reboot "The Mummy" Audy thought it was a complete waste of Sofia Boutella's talents, while Elvin thought the Dark Universe is off to a miserable start. Then they review the summer movies thus far and try to pinpoint just why movies like Alien Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy just failed short of expectations and why dumb ass movies like Baywatch and Pirates 5 still get greenlit. Afterwards, they review Wonder Woman. Elvin praises the film saying its the "purest superhero movie since the original Christopher Reeves Superman. Next the fellas discuss the promising news of Joss Whedon taking over the Justice League movie and the implications it has on the DC Universe movie forward and Lastly -- The fellas split on "It Comes at Night" Elvin thought the movie was one gigantic false advertisement from peviews to screen, whereas Audy really appreciated its accomplished masterwork on a small budget to achieve its psychological and symbolic scope convincingly. 


Film Ratings 

The Mummy - 1.5 stars and "Hell No" don't go see it! (Audy) 
Wonder Woman - 3.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin) 
It Comes at Night - 3.0 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Audy) 

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Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Feb 15, 2017

This Week: The fellas are joined by special guest and resident horror movie critic Sulla Black from trashtuesday.com and Wolf Wheel Productions. First off the bat, all three hosts review the 2017 Best Picture Nominee, neo-noir western Hell or High Water starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Audy gave it a Top 10 best film's of last year rating, while Elvin thought it was good but slow and Sulla just not feeling it as it derived too much off No Country For Old Men. Next, Sulla puts his foot up Hollywood's ass for its dire need to get political during award shows in his "The Hills Are Burning" Segment. Then the fellas review M. Night Shyamalan's Blumhouse Production collaboration horror film Split, starring James McAvoy. Elvin and Sulla liked it and claimed Shyamalan was back, while Audy thought it was another exercise of hack work direction of the nth degree! Lastly, Sulla and Audy, rave about Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi, human condition/alien case study Arrival starring Amy Adams. Audy gave it a Hell Yeah, another Top 10 picture, and Sulla gave it a rare 4 stars review! 

 
Film Ratings 
 
Hell or High Water - 3.5 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Audy) 
Split - 3 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Elvin) 
Arrival - 4 stars and "Hell Yeah" go see it! (Sulla) 
 
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Special guest:
 
Sulla Black
Twitter: @sullablack and @trashtue
www.trashtue.com / www.wolfwheelproductions.com
 
 

You can follow your hosts:

Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Feb 8, 2017

This Week: Academy Awards nominations are LIT!!! The fellas are joined this week by guest co-host none other then the show's producer, Jessica Elliott aka Peety Draws, to talk about the Academy Award nominations. First Audy and Elvin review Kenneth Longeran's Best Picture Nominee Manchester By The Sea. Audy felt it was just "fine" like a slice of cheese pizza, saggy in its own misery, while Elvin thought its dry humor missed the mark. Next, the fellas try to decipher Ben Affleck's stepping down as director from Warner Brother's stand alone movie The Batman. Afterwards, Jessica comes on with the hosts to determine what all the La La Land hype is about, if it's overrated or really is good as it looks. Lastly, all three hosts breakdown the top six Academy Award categories (Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director and Best Picture) and break down each by "Who should win, Who they want to win, and Who will the academy choose." 

 
Film Ratings 
 
Manchester by the Sea - 2 Stars "Hell No" Don't go see it 
La La Land - 2.5 "Hell No" Don't go see it
 
 
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Special guest:

Jessica Elliott
Twitter: @peetydraws
Instagram: @peetydraws
www.peetydraws.etsy.com

 

You can follow your hosts:

Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
www.cinemasamurai.net

Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @darkphenix305 
www.thenerdfather.com

Jan 8, 2017

This week, Audy and Elvin dive right into the awards season and review three black prestige films that put #oscarssowhite on its ass! First, the fellas review the NASA biographical drama Hidden Figures. Both Audy and Elvin gave it a 3 Stars: Hell Yeah, but question the movie's merits on whether it's good enough to be nominated for Best Picture or not. Then they pay respects and pour an intergalactic 40oz out for Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and reflect on her legacy. Next, the fellas review Denzel Washington's Fences, and walk away amazed by its gripping, wrenching performances from its lead actors. After that, the fellas review Kevin Costner's performance in Hidden Figures and determine if he finally has earned his "Hood Pass." Lastly, your hosts split on Barry Jenkins, humanistic, coming of age, examination of sexual identity picture, Moonlight. Audy gave it a Hell Yeah, top 10 rating but Elvin was less enthused with its ambiguous emotional narrative.  

 
Film Ratings 
 
Hidden Figures - 3 Stars "Hell Yeah" go see it 
Fences - 3.5 Stars "Hell Yeah" go see it 
Moonlight - 3 Stars "Hell Yeah" go see it 
 
 
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You can follow your hosts: 
 
Audy Christianos 
Twitter: @cinesamurairiff
Instagram: @cinemasamurai 
 
Elvin Jones
Twitter: @imthenerdfather 
Instagram: @imthenerdfather
Jan 2, 2017

This week Elvin is on vacation with the worst Wi-Fi in the history of free hotel rooms and Audy is battling the worst cold since Matt Damon in Contagion. They decided to overcome some technical difficulties and put together another great podcast for your listening pleasure. First the fellas review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While Audy praised the film from a character driven standpoint, Elvin was much less enthused but still rewarded the movie based upon its execution even though we already know how it ends. Following Assassin's Creed horrible box office performance, the hosts try to theorize on exactly why "videogames can't get their shit together" when it comes to film adaption. And lastly, they end the podcast with a review of the star-driven Sci-Fi, space romance thriller, Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 3 Stars "Hell Yeah" go see it 
Passengers - 1.5 "Hell No" don't go see it 
 
 
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Host: 
Audy Christianos 
Twitter @cinesamurairiff / IG @cinemasamurai / Cinemasamurai.net
 
CoHost: 
Elvin Jones
Twitter @imthenerdfather / IG @imthenerdfather /  thenerdfather.com 
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