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!
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.