Infinite Respawncast – Carol

Chris and Dylan reconvene to talk about Carol, the new Todd Haynes film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. There’s some news about Avatar and X-Men Apocalypse, as well as some new releases. Chris watched his second Adam Sandler movie this year with Netflix’s second feature film, The Ridiculous 6. Meanwhile, Dylan saw both Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and the horror/western Bone Tomawhawk. Next week there’s a pretty big movie coming out, but instead of reviewing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chipwe’re going to give you all a review of the smaller film, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Show Notes:

(1:49) Carol Review
(23:42) Carol Spoilers
(34:21) X-Men: Apocalypse had a trailer. We discuss it.
(38:23) Don’t worry, James Cameron is going to have Avatar movies for the rest of your life.
(43:41) New Releases
(55:20) The Hateful Eight started out as a sequel to Django Unchained. We believe that foreshadows the ending of the film, but what do we know.
(58:28) The Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
(62:07) The Ridiculous 6
(71:02) Bone Tomahawk
(77:31) Closing comments and hear the excitement from us as we prep for Star Wars.

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Pixels Review

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My disdain for Adam Sandler has never reached the heights that it has for many others. I tend to stay away from his films unless there is something that hooks me (The Cobbler was seen because of Thomas McCarthy, and before that, I saw Funny People for Judd Apatow). Besides those slightly more serious roles, every film between those two has been unabashedly awful looking, and pandering to a very low-brow audience. But Pixels is a movie which hooked me with its video game premise (and a pretty good short as source material), and ends up being a film that does some of the most pandering in Sandler’s career. With that caveat in place, Pixels actually ends up being an average film (which is apparently the highest praise anyone on the internet could muster) until it’s final act, where it devolves into the usual “throw shit to the wall and see what sticks” motive.

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