The second last Boy’s review of the week (I’ll hopefully have the one for todays episode up sometime tomorrow) and it might also be for my favourite episode of the season.
And here we go, my review of the 4th episode of this season of The Boys is up and ready to go. Read, enjoy, I’ll have some actual film reviews soon but I’m enjoying getting a backlog going (Just wait, I’ve got a doozy coming)
Here, it’s been a little over a day, have another review of an episode of The Boys, this time the one with the big whale because why not?
Another day, another review over on Soda & Telepaths which means here is my review of the second episode of The Boys, with any luck I’ll be caught up soon so these will go out on the day the new episods appear and I won’t be so far behind anymore
Oh, Over on Soda & Telepaths I have been given the fun job of going through The Boys episode by episode for the new season and talking about it. Come over there and watch as someone who hasn’t read the comic tries to figure out just what the hell is going on.
Released: 17th September
Seen: 17th September
“A Jewish immigrant working in an american pickle factory falls into a vat of pickles in 1919 and is preserved for 100 years, waking up in 2019 where he is put into the care of his only living relative”
It’s a simple concept with a lot of potential, a classic fish out of water story. Ideas like this have brought us such films as Blast from the Past or even the second Captain America movie. It’s a great structure because it can really shine a light on how much people have grown over a certain period of time and can create some fun interesting ideas. An American Pickle definitely has some interesting ideas, even though it hasn’t quite figured out how to go all the way with them.Continue reading “An American Pickle (2020) – Dill With It”
Released: 10th September
Seen: 16th September
The year was 1989, Ted ‘Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winters) were visited by a time traveler named Rufus (The late great George Carlin) who was tasked with helping them pass a history test, a most excellent adventure that made up the plot of a film that had the truly strange title Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
It almost instantly became a beloved cult film, it’s popularity leading to a sequel 2 years after and a short lived cartoon series. Sadly, for the last 30 years or so Bill & Ted haven’t been able to have many adventures, mostly because Ted keeps running off into The Matrix or stopping buses from going under certain speed limits or seeking vengeance for his dog. Well, now that the world’s slowed down a little I guess we can have one more adventure with everyone’s favourite slackers.Continue reading “Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020) – Excellent *GUITAR RIFF*”
Released: 10th September
Seen: 15th September
Home invasion movies are a staple of many genres, have been for years but I think we can all agree that they really hit their pinnacle with a little comedy film called Home Alone (sidebar, you know there’s 4 sequels to that movie? AND a reboot that was filming until *gestures at the apocalypse*) that showed us the fun side of what would happen if a pair of criminals broke into the house of a kid who just discovered who Rube Goldberg was. Of course this idea is a big staple of the Horror genre, films like Hush and You’re Next pit a home invader against an intelligent home owner who will defend themselves to the death… and now someone has gone “OK, let’s take the young kid from Home Alone and blend him with the badass women from Hush and You’re Next” and turns out you can get something kind of interesting out of that.Continue reading “Becky (2020) – Oh My God”
Released: 3rd September
Seen: 14th September
Sometimes, you just want to watch a film where you know the ending before the movie even starts. You just want something that’s safe and digestible, something that you can call the ending absolutely perfectly from the second that you hear the basic setup. In this turbulent world where every day feels like a month and every one of those day-months feels like a free flowing fountain of frenetic feelings, sometimes you just want stability. You want a film you can set your watch to, pop it on and know every step on the way and know that it’s going to be a fun ride. You want a guarantee… Love, Guaranteed.Continue reading “Love, Guaranteed (2020) – Promises Promises”
Released: 17th September
Seen: 13th September (Advance Screening)
When we look back on 2020 in film (through the spaces between our fingers like one might watch a particularly gory horror movie) there will be one film that stands out as having changed cinema forever. That film will be Trolls World Tour, one of the first films to make the leap from a cinematic release to a VOD release that created a stand off between AMC theatres and Universal that ended with Universal getting to put their films on VOD a lot sooner than they ever had been able to before and AMC gets to maybe show James Bond movies if we ever put big blockbusters out again. This film hit VOD in April… oh wait, I’m sorry, it hit VOD in the USA back in April but because of reasons, I had to wait until it came out in an Australian cinema in the middle of September in order to see it. Seriously, this kind of gap is dumb at the best of times but during a pandemic? ANYWAYContinue reading “Trolls World Tour (2020) – All Over The World”