Mr Right Review | TIFF 2015

Mr Right

The hitman comedy seems like something that is so played out. Even in the case of Paco Cabezas’s Mr Right, it appears that way too. With a script from Max Landis (ChronicleAmerican Ultra), everything just feels super conventional and safe. But a by-the-numbers screenplay does not automatically mean the film is garbage, especially in the case of Mr Right. Utilizing great comedic performances from all of its actors, the film is a gleefully violent time hurt only by its need to be unique.

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Infinite Respawncast – Krampus

It’s almost Christmas time! So Chris and Dylan strapped in and watched the new horror film from Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘R Treat), Krampus. The festivities continue with the guys discussing James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, why we’re excited for Batman V Superman now, and how Netflix will rule the TV world with double the programming in 2016. Chris finally saw Room and he talks all about how he bawled like a baby, and Dylan talks about The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s newest film. Next week, we are reviewing The Big Short, but there will likely be some other new releases.

Show Notes:

(1:41) Krampus Review
(16:30) Krampus Spoilers
(24:37) James Franco played dress-up and is all set to play Tommy Wiseau in what will surely be a disaster with The Disaster Artist
(27:20) There was a new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer and it turns out they’re really having fun with this one.
(32:27) New Releases
(47:06) Netflix is doubling its original TV programming in 2016, which is crazy because it feels like a new Netflix show is premiering every week.
(50:47) Phoenix is getting a Criterion release. We don’t understand.
(53:00) Room
(61:26) The Good Dinosaur
(64:47) Krampus trivia explains why you heard some Jon Lajoie in the podcast
(66:41) Closing Comments

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The Little Prince Review

The Little Prince

Whimsy and beautiful animation is often not enough to carry a film beyond its initial couple of minutes – which is something that The Little Prince tackles directly. Opening with muted colours and a child with her whole life planned out, the film explores what it means to be a child and adult alike. Even with deeper explorations of themes than most family films, this is still a wild adventure that makes up for a lack of subtlety by the time it reaches its heartwarming conclusion.

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Legend Review

0d21e23b-5de1-43a3-839f-693a9d0c1689-1020x612Seriously, how could two Tom Hardy’s go wrong? The actor behind the Mad Max revival, or the ridiculously fun role of Bane on The Dark Knight Rises, and he was absolutely perfect in Nicolas Winding Refn’s early masterpiece, Bronson. Joining with writer/director Brian Helgeland, Hardy has crafted two performances behind the supposedly legendary Kray Brothers, two siblings that ran the criminal underworld in Britain throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s. What is immediately apparent, is that these men may have been interesting back then, but their story has become derivative and the performances don’t fare much better. Continue reading

Infinite Respawncast – Creed

Chris and Dylan are ready to rumble with a review of Creed, the spin-off/sequel to the Rocky franchise. We then talk Star Wars (is that even surprising anymore?), Magic Mike, and discuss the National Board of Review’s film selections for 2015. There’s also some new releases, as always. Then Chris explains why Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is far superior to Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Meanwhile, Dylan saw two Tom Hardys in LegendNext week, we’ll be reviewing Krampus, which Dylan is really looking forward to.

Show Notes:

(2:40) Creed Review
(18:11) Creed Spoilers!
(32:45) Star Wars will be evoking Hamilton! The Musical, has some people who requested Carrie Fisher lose weight for her reprisal of Princess Leia, and Steven Spielberg has seen the The Force Awakens three times. Good for him.
(37:50) New releases for Blu-Ray
(47:16) Alex Pettyfer finally dishes the dirt on why him and Channing Tatum did not get along during Magic Mike.
(50:16) National Board of Review lists some highlights in film from this year. Chris gets mad because The Gift wasn’t mentioned a single time.
(58:22) Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
(63:57) Legend
(68:00) Closing comments

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The Tribe Review

14TRIBE2-articleLarge-v2Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s debut feature may be among the most frustrating film in years, for a select group of film-goers. Those select film-goers being the general public, but this movie seems to have been made for a specific type or person, the Arthouse snob. The Tribe is a beautifully shot and authentic feeling european film that harkens back to the silent era mixed in with the harsh reality of now. Make no mistake, The Tribe is, on the surface, an incredibly pretentious film, but it also stays increasingly fascinating over the course of the 2 hour and 20 minute running time. It turns out that making a movie using only Ukraine Sign Language isn’t as off putting as it sounds. Continue reading

Infinite Respawncast – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

It’s the end of a series as Chris and Dylan dissect the conclusion to The Hunger Games. Chris has seen all the film, and Dylan skipped the last one. Tune in to find out how that colours our opinions on the final act of the series. We also talk about some Riddick news, Zoolander 2‘s trailer, Mission Impossible 6 news, Netflix, and The Hateful Eight. Also there are once again new releases. Then Chris mentions that he saw Edge of Tomorrow again, but more importantly, Dylan talks about The Tribe – a film done entirely in sign language. Next week we will be taking a look at Creed, the spin-off from the Rocky franchise.

Show Notes:

(1:47) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review
(21:41) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Spoilers
(37:22) Mission Impossible 6 will probably have Christopher McQuarrie return to the director’s chair. And maybe Rebecca Ferguson.
(39:10) New Releases
(45:53) The Hateful Eight is going to cost theaters some serious money.
(47:11) Riddick is going to get another movie and a TV spin-off.
(49:45) Netflix’s most popular show is revealed. It is unfortunately not Bloodline.
(53:13) Zoolander 2 has a full-length trailer and its kind of terrible.
(55:29) Edge of Tomorrow
(56:18) The Tribe
(61:33) Closing comments, some IMDB trivia, and reader mail.

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