From Writer-Director Ben Younger comes Bleed for This, the true story of boxer Vinny Pazienza, who fought to box again after a horrific car accident left him nearly paralyzed. Does the film give audiences anything new or is it just the same tired boxing movie tropes?
With Episode 85, Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to lament the disaster that is Fantastic Flop…er…Four. They discuss the movie that showed up on screen and then sift through all the rumored behind the scenes drama. They also discuss the new Deadpool trailer that dropped last week and a few Captain America: Civil War rumors. Take a listen…if you dare!
By now, you’ve probably heard about the terrible reviews that 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four has been receiving. There are reports of Director Josh Trank being pulled off the film and key scenes being scrapped by the studio—lots of behind the scenes drama. However, is the film really that bad as all the reviews suggest? Well, yes and no.
Basically, if you read my review of Divergent from last year, a lot of the criticisms still apply to its sequel, Insurgent. There is a point in the film where Tris (Shailene Woodley) literally turns to Four (Theo James) and says, “I know this doesn’t make any sense.” Truer words were never spoken, sweetheart.
Ever since it hit the festival circuit earlier this year, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Writer-Director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Even the poster is heaped with quotes of praise from various critics. The question is, does the film live up to the hype? Yes, and then some. In fact, Whiplash may just be the best film of the year.