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Critics and Criticism: A Very Special Episode…

Hey, everyone. This is another non-standard episode, one which touches directly on what we do here at the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast; how we view what we do as critics compared to what you all think about what we do here.

There’s a lot of talk about the role of critics and reviews, and review aggregation sites like Rotten Tomatoes, and some of that discussion got me thinking… well, it got me angry really, and I decided that we needed to hash out what our job here really is.

Have a listen, and please, let us know what you think. Are we right? Wrong? Is one or both of us full of crap?

In the end, we do this for you all, hopefully to give you some good information about your movie dollars. If we’re not providing that to you, then I, for one, would very much like to know about it.

And so, without any further ado–

Only the Brave

Hello, all!

Up this time is

Only the Brave

Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Taylor Kitsch, Only the Brave is based on the real-life story of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, a wildfire fighting team from Prescott, Arizona.

Can the quasi-rookie director, Joseph Kosinski, who directed the science fiction films Tron: Legacy and Oblivion bring home the story of twenty brave men, destined for greatness and tragedy?

Gear up and let’s find out.

The Foreigner

A quick-hitter for you all today. I caught a screening of the new Jackie Chan/Pierce Brosnan film the other day:

The Foreigner

Have a listen and let us know what you thought of it: planning to see it? Skip It? Love Jackie Chan? Hate Jackie Chan? Give us a shout.

A little Monday morning note.

Hey, all!

Last night I watched a really interesting animated film from 2016 called My Life as a Zucchini. it’s a foreign film, re-dubbed with English voices/dialogue, and in many ways deserves it’s PG-13 rating.

I know recall whether Ryan was impressed with this movie (although I know he really enjoyed The Red Turtle), and while I don’t know if we’ll do an episode on it or not, I thought I would share the basics with you that I enjoyed it: the story, the clunky animation style, and the characters.

Well done.

Have a great week, everyone!