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.
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.