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–
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.
A quick-hitter for you all today. I caught a screening of the new Jackie Chan/Pierce Brosnan film the other day:
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.
Who’s excited for this one?
We both are, that’s for sure! Ryan and I have been talking about this one for a while, especially once we learned the director of the incredible Arrival, Denis Villeneuve, was on board, as well.
We give you,
Blade Runner 2049
Thirty years later, how does this sequel stack up to the original, classic interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Jared Leto, along with a couple of other cameos, it’s certainly got the star power lined up, but can they deliver?
Let’s get started and find out.
*Oh, and by the way, I apologize for any audio issues I wasn’t able to fix in this one. The gods were apparently hiding behind the scenes and wreaking havoc on my feed.*