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.
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
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
Episode 15: Audy and Elvin are back for the fall season and ready to get back into the swing of things! First off they review The Girl on the Train and tell you how long it takes for it to go off the rails. Audy wonders who in their right mind would buy a house with a railway that passes in the backyard. Next they split on Birth of a Nation. Elvin, gives it a "hell yeah" go see it, while Audy has mild trepidation with its moments of brilliance, but uneven film direction. Then, it's all about the latest Rogue One trailer. Audy has already deemed it the "greatest Jedi movie ever, not to star any Jedi", While Elvin feels this one could really separate itself from the other Star Wars films. Lastly, the fellas both give The Accountant a "hell yeah" rating, with Ben Affleck channeling his best Batman C.P.A. to offset the movie's failure to stick the landing after a superb start.
This week: Squad goals! And no we're not talking Taylor Swift! Your favorite movie critics discuss the Warner Bros/DC hype beast, Suicide Squad. Audy struggled with the disjointed film and internal decision-making turmoil that created the final cut between David Ayer and Warner Bros., while Elvin gave the film an unprecedented rating from the strong leads of Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Also, the fellas bring on their friend and fellow cinephile, Bryant Foster, to discuss if Suicide Squad delivered the anticipatory hype, what the next step for this franchise is, and where the hell the artist formally known as Joker was in the whole movie.
This week your two favorite and handsome cinephiles split on Star Trek Beyond's episodically written, placid, action melodrama, but agree that while Matt Damon's Jason Bourne made a somewhat convincing comeback, it did nothing to reinvigorate the franchise with its predictable storyline. Next the fellas review 2016 San Diego Comic-Con and talk about the winners, losers and everything in between. Lastly, they decide if they want to answer the Ghostbusters' call to reboot worthiness behind Paul Feig's much needed improved upon direction.
Movie review for Star Wars - The Force Awakens
Movie reviews for Spectre, The Assassin, Sicario
This episode, Audy Christianos and Elvin Jones disagree about the utilization of horror (or lack of thereof) that Guillermo Del Toro chose for the haunted estate in Crimson Peak, then try to determine just how stupid Vin Diesel’s nerd passion project, The Last Witch Hunter, really is. Lastly, they debate if Rosemary’s Baby is a deserved classic or flatly overrated.
Movie reviews for The Walk, The Martian, Beasts of No Nation
Movie reviews for The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Straight Outta Compton, American Ultra
Movie reviews for Ant-Man, Trainwreck, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation