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May 6, 2024 50 mins

Mike and Kelsey share their best and worst movie experiences to recap the month of April. They also discuss The Rock showing up to set 7-8 hours late, Chris Hemsworth admitting he became a "parody" of himself in "Thor: Love and Thunder" and a study that found Americans think the perfect movie length is just 92 minutes. In the Movie Review, Mike gives his thoughts on The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. He plays a stuntman and she is a first time action movie director. His character must find the missing star of her movie…trying to win back her love in the process.  In the Trailer Park, Mikes breaks down the Mufasa: The Lion King which serves as both a sequel and a prequel to the 2019 ‘live-action’ movie. Mike says what this movie will need to have in order to match the previous box office total of 1.6 billion set by its predecessor. 

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Hello, and welcome back to movie Mike's movie podcast. I
am your host Movie Mike, joined today by my wife
and co host Kelsey.

Speaker 2 (00:05):
How are you.

Speaker 3 (00:06):
I'm great, it's sunny, it's the beginning of May, it's
almost the anniversary of our first date.

Speaker 1 (00:11):
So many things, and it is time to talk about
our best and worst movies we saw in April. In
the movie review, we'll be talking about Emily Blunt and
Ryan Gosling and The Fall Guy. And in the trailer
park Mufasa the Lion King. Is it another Disney cash grab?
We will answer that question. So thank you for being here,
thank you for being subscribed, Shout out to the Monday
Morning Movie crew.

Speaker 2 (00:32):
And now let's talk movies.

Speaker 4 (00:33):
You don't want to talk more about our first date anniversary?

Speaker 1 (00:36):
Oh, you can get into that when we started the episode.
I'm trying to get to the meat of the episode.

Speaker 2 (00:41):
My bed ready, Let's go.

Speaker 5 (00:43):
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Speaker 2 (01:03):
This is Movie Mike Movie Podcast. All right, let's get
right into it. What was the best movie in your opinion?

Speaker 3 (01:11):
From April Easy Challengers. I love Zundeia. I thought it
was so well done. The casting was perfect. I liked
the going back and forth in time. The cinematography was great,
like some of the shots where you like, feel like
you are the tennis ball. Like I just thought, overall,
it was an extremely well done movie.

Speaker 1 (01:28):
And overall it was one that evoked a lot of
emotion in the audience. In our theater, there was a
lot of reactions during several different parts.

Speaker 3 (01:36):
One girl leaned over to her friend I could hear,
and she goes, what is this movie?

Speaker 2 (01:40):
It's one of those movies.

Speaker 1 (01:41):
And I was talking about in my review of it
that I was surprised by not the level of nudity
that it had, but the level of male nudity.

Speaker 3 (01:49):
Watching HBO, which is yeah, I was like, I don't,
We're watching euphoria.

Speaker 1 (01:52):
We're used to seeing That's true, We're used to seeing
that at home more than we are in theater. Was
that jarring to you to see the male wiener and
the male butt in a public setting?

Speaker 3 (02:02):
No, Because one time I took my Grandma to a
movie and there was male nudity, and I felt so bad.

Speaker 4 (02:10):
If you can just imagine me me being like.

Speaker 1 (02:12):
Oh, it's just so much more assaulting, like female nudity
in a movie we don't really notice, which there's not really.

Speaker 3 (02:19):
No, that's not true because in Oppenheimer, all anyone could
talk about was always all Florence Pew's boobs.

Speaker 1 (02:24):
We also saw that in seventy millimeter Imax, so it
was the entire screen was just their boobs.

Speaker 3 (02:29):
People are always talking about female nudity, They're always talking
about should I go back to my free the nipple tangent.

Speaker 1 (02:34):
But it's not as surprising when you see a Wiener
on screen.

Speaker 2 (02:38):
It's like whoa saying that?

Speaker 6 (02:41):
What?

Speaker 4 (02:41):
We yes?

Speaker 3 (02:42):
But also like this isn't a spoiler. It's in a
locker room context, like you kind of. It wasn't like
he was just like whipping it out right.

Speaker 2 (02:48):
It was a locker.

Speaker 4 (02:50):
Room where you're like, okay, yeah, like men are taking.

Speaker 2 (02:52):
A shower, and there it is.

Speaker 3 (02:54):
We've just watched so much HBO in Victoria that at
this point I'm just like, there's another one.

Speaker 1 (02:58):
Like I wasn't as shocked, but just seeing other people
react to it. I thought one that movies have kind
of got away from having nudity in movies. The R
rating keeps some people away from seeing it, and some
people are still aren't fully comfortable with nudity. So just
to see it on a movie of this scale, commit

(03:18):
to it. I was like, oh, yeah, some people aren't
going to like this.

Speaker 4 (03:21):
Listen.

Speaker 3 (03:22):
I was more offended visually shocked when they caught off
her head at the start of Napoleon.

Speaker 1 (03:29):
Yeah, the movie's very brutal. Not a spoiler, it happens
pretty soon in the movie like that.

Speaker 4 (03:33):
To me, it was like cover my eyes.

Speaker 1 (03:35):
That movie as a whole I had some pretty brutal violence,
not only to humans but also to animals.

Speaker 4 (03:40):
But this I was like, whatever, Yeah, I loved it.

Speaker 1 (03:44):
Still, I stand by my four point five out of
five rating.

Speaker 2 (03:47):
What would you give it? You have it a five
oh five.

Speaker 4 (03:50):
It kicked off the summer blockbusters.

Speaker 1 (03:52):
I feel like April as a whole was a really
solid month. It was there were so many great movies.
For me, my best I think I'm still a little
bit too close to Challengers. I have a little recency
bias that I feel like saying that was my favorite
overall would be too soon to say that, although I
do have it on my list of potential best movies
of the year, like I already put it on that

(04:13):
list because I think it was that good.

Speaker 2 (04:15):
But for me, I'm gonna go best to still Civil War.

Speaker 3 (04:18):
Also, it's very hot that you just said recency bias,
like that's such like a public health term. I know
you're using it in a movie context. Oh really, that
was a good one.

Speaker 2 (04:26):
I've just heard that a lot.

Speaker 1 (04:27):
But I would go at Civil War because it is
the movie I've seen this month and have continued to
think about and go back to, and it's one that
right now I immediately want.

Speaker 2 (04:37):
To go back and rewatch it.

Speaker 1 (04:39):
Rarely do I go back and rewatch a movie in theaters,
just because we already go once a week. It's hard
to go back and revisit a movie have time while
it's still in theaters because there's always something new coming
out that I need to go see. But this is
one that I can't wait until it goes on to streaming,
which it'll probably still be another thirty forty five days.
But I need to see it again because I was
expecting something when we first went to go see it,

(05:01):
and now knowing what it is, I think I will
be able to enjoy it even more and it could
move up from the four out of five that I
gave it to a five, because I do think it's
that good, it has that much potential. But in my head,
I thought it was going to be more about the
actual Second Civil War going on and more about the backstory,
and what it really was was about photojournalism and the

(05:24):
implications that come along with taking photographs of really awful things.

Speaker 3 (05:28):
Well, this is a great segway because I loved it,
but I'm going to give it my least favorite of
the month really because it wasn't what I was expecting
and I was so physically stressed during the whole thing.
It reminded me of how stressed I felt during Joker,
Like at one point, I like scrunched down in my
seat and hid behind the guy in front of me
his head because I just needed like a little break
from what was on the screen. Least Favorite not because

(05:48):
I didn't like it, but because my blood pressure was elevated.

Speaker 1 (05:51):
I think that's where we differ in I like stressful movies.
You love a stressful I like movies that at times
will literally keep me on the edge of my seat.

Speaker 3 (06:00):
It's shocking because you're already a high stressed person, and like,
why do you want to be further stressed.

Speaker 1 (06:04):
I think it's because I like movies that evoke an
emotion in me. To be able just to sit there
in a room and watch something that'll get my heart
rate up, that's a powerful thing. So I like feeling that.
So that's why I like horror movies.

Speaker 2 (06:16):
That's why I like.

Speaker 1 (06:16):
Really intense thrillers. The way Civil War did that was
with really loud sound effects, which was by design of
these very visceral sounding gunshots and rumbles that while you're
watching it, when you're not expecting it just boom. And
that also adds to the level of anxiety that the
characters are going through. So the director Alex Garland was

(06:38):
able to also make you feel that stress as well.
So I find that to be powerful. But I could
see if you don't like those situations, how you would
not have a good time watching that movie, especially in theaters.
I think it would be different watching it at home
because it's not as loud, it's not as much you're
engulfed in it, So I wonder if people would still
be as stress watching that movie at home.

Speaker 4 (07:00):
One of tho Storre.

Speaker 3 (07:00):
I felt so stressed, I didn't even want my movie snacks,
and we all know that's my favorite part of a movie.

Speaker 2 (07:04):
You gotta have your snack.

Speaker 4 (07:05):
Couldn't eat it.

Speaker 2 (07:06):
So that's your worst, my worst favorite worst.

Speaker 4 (07:10):
Okay, it wasn't a bad movie, true least favorite.

Speaker 1 (07:13):
For my least favorite, but I'm gonna say worst is
Rebel Moon Part two, The Scargiver.

Speaker 4 (07:21):
I didn't even realize that was out. When did you
watch that?

Speaker 1 (07:23):
I watched it last weekend. But here's the thing. I
didn't finish it, so it's not a movie. I will
give my full review treatment too, but I decided to
include it here because it was so bad. Now the
first one came out and I was able to stomach it.
It's Zack Snyder and it's almost him trying to do
his own.

Speaker 2 (07:39):
Version of Star Wars. The first one was all over
the place.

Speaker 4 (07:43):
I watched like fifteen minutes of it with you, and
I was like, what is this.

Speaker 1 (07:47):
It's a lot of slow motion action shots, but some
of it actually looked pretty cool, and the story moved
along enough to make me complete that movie. But he
filmed these two movies together, put out part one last
year and put it out part two this year. They're
both about two hours, so dude can't make a project
under four hours, apparently, And this one was so bad
within the first fifteen minutes, I could not finish it,

(08:10):
so I kept going. I probably watched forty five minutes
of the movie before deciding there's no point in me
finishing this movie. The story didn't make sense. It was
those same visual things in the first one that were
so repetitive and so overused. I just feel like streaming
movies have really taken a dip in the last two
years when it comes to creating the same level of
quality that you can go see in theaters.

Speaker 3 (08:31):
It was giving budget hula movie from what I remember,
and it was not a small budget, oh not at all.

Speaker 4 (08:36):
That's what it was giving.

Speaker 1 (08:37):
But it's very apparent while watching it that it was
filmed in a big warehouse and it just lacks so
much authenticity, which Zack Snyder has been kind of notorious.
Not a great director, he started out as a really
great cinematographer, which is what this movie does have. Like
there are some shots that look really great, and in
principle it's probably more visually appealing than some of his

(08:59):
other work, but there's just nothing to the story, and
it's trying to create this really big world that just
isn't there. So that was my worst. But we did
see a lot of other good movies. Monkey Man was good,
which I gave out a lot of fours this month.

Speaker 2 (09:11):
I don't think I.

Speaker 1 (09:12):
Gave out anything lower than a four. When it came
to the movies I saw in theaters. Monkey Man, Civil
War was a four. Also saw Unsung Hero, which I
guess I had a screener to that gave that a
four out of five, Challengers a four point five out
of five. We also went to see The Ministry of
Ungentlemanly Warfare, which was a movie I wasn't expecting to
like from Guy Ritchie. Ended up loving that movie, really

(09:33):
enjoyed it. That is a movie that didn't do well
at the box office. It had about a fifty to
sixty million dollar budget and made like twenty five percent
of that.

Speaker 4 (09:42):
It's not a good return on investment, but.

Speaker 1 (09:43):
It also proves to you they also didn't have it
in as many countries as some of these other movies.
But just because a movie doesn't do well at the
box office doesn't always mean that it sucks. I just
think it's hard to have any kind of buzz around
that movie. I don't think Henry cavill has really demanded
that the box office, yet, as big of a star
as he is.

Speaker 4 (10:02):
I think it'll do well in streaming.

Speaker 2 (10:04):
It looks really good.

Speaker 1 (10:04):
Even though it's him trying to do kind of an
inglorious bastard's version of his own. It's still a really
good World War Two movie based on a true story.

Speaker 4 (10:13):
We all know. That's why I saw it.

Speaker 1 (10:14):
The creation essentially of guerrilla warfare and really fun cast
and a lot of really sharp action.

Speaker 3 (10:21):
I really liked it because a lot of the World
War Two books that I read are about the SOE,
which is the Special Operations Executive, which is what this
was kind of part of. It was like the underground,
unsanctioned missions of World War Two.

Speaker 1 (10:36):
The other movie we watched that we weren't expecting to enjoy,
which I think it may have come out even in
March and not in April, but was Ricky Staniky.

Speaker 4 (10:46):
I loved this movie.

Speaker 2 (10:48):
This is like right up.

Speaker 1 (10:49):
Your alley for raunchy comedies that feel like two thousands
comedies which you just love.

Speaker 4 (10:55):
I do love it.

Speaker 3 (10:56):
Yeah, it's like Hangover era Bride. There's like a good
era of movies.

Speaker 1 (11:02):
There's a category of movies a lot that Zach Effront
even starring like Neighbors, all those types of soft moment
I guess rooted in the twenty tens, but where they're
not good movies on paper. And it's not really a
comedy movie that I would recommend to somebody because if
I recommended Ricky Sanicky, you would watch it and think
I'm an idiot for enjoying this movie.

Speaker 4 (11:23):
I'll recommend it because I thought it was funny.

Speaker 1 (11:25):
But I feel like there are certain movies that are
so bad they're good, but there are some movies that
are so dumb that they're funny, and I think that
is the category that this movie falls under. It's pretty
self aware in knowing how dumb and ridiculous it is.
It's about these group of friends that got into trouble
as kids, and they created this fake friend who doesn't exist,

(11:47):
and they named him Ricky Staniky and.

Speaker 3 (11:48):
They like pin things on him, and into adulthood, they're
still pinning things on Ricky Staniky.

Speaker 1 (11:54):
And then people start to become more inquisitive about Ricky
and they want to meet him. So then it's them
meeting John Cena's character and having him play Ricky. So yes,
it is a ridiculous plot, but I found a lot
of enjoyment in it. I giggled, and I think John
Cena is just a great comedic actor, and he also has,
like I think in this one shows another level of

(12:16):
acting that, even though it is rooted in stupidity, I
feel it showed a different side of him that he
can do a little bit more than just the big
muscle guy, which he is still big and muscly in
this movie, but his character almost has like this other
level of depth and at time sophistication, even though he's
pretending to be somebody he really isn't.

Speaker 3 (12:36):
I've been John Cena's biggest fan ever since I found
out that he has the record for the most like
Make a Wish visits, and I just think he has
such a big heart.

Speaker 1 (12:45):
Just seems like a good dude just trying to do
good things outside of wrestling and build a career. Can't
hate on him for that, and that actually leads us
into some movie news here. This story came out about
Dwayne the Rock Johnson from The Rap saying that his
tardiness on the set of his newest movie has cost
them fifty million dollars. What so, the story is that

(13:08):
he is showing up seven to eight hours late.

Speaker 4 (13:11):
That's a whole work day. That is just missing the workday.

Speaker 2 (13:13):
That is not showing up late.

Speaker 4 (13:15):
That is you missed the workday.

Speaker 1 (13:16):
That is you're just missing out. Apparently he works out
three hours a day. He only wants to be on
set for five hours while he's on set. This has
also came out in this story from the Rap that
in order to save time, he'll pee in a bottle
and have people have to dispose of that bottle, and
this led to other stories coming out about him being

(13:37):
chronically late. He was also in a movie called Red
Notice with Ryan Reynolds and apparently they got into a
screaming match because Ryan Reynolds was so upset with the
Rock being so late.

Speaker 4 (13:47):
Give it to him, Ryan Reynolds.

Speaker 1 (13:48):
And apparently they did not speak for a while and
they have since worked that out. They are working on
a Red Notice two. But it all seems to be
rooted in the Rock being cron late.

Speaker 3 (14:01):
So he just thinks the world revolves around him, like
he thinks he's at that level of celebrity that the
world just revolves around him.

Speaker 1 (14:06):
I think he has a lot on his plate. He
does a lot. He shows up to WWE events, he
shows up to XFL events. Maybe it's bad scheduling, but
it also feels like, like, how are you seven to
eight hours late?

Speaker 4 (14:21):
Tying this back into our first date. You thought my
three minutes.

Speaker 2 (14:23):
Was bad, Yeah you were. You were three minutes late,
not seven to eight hours late.

Speaker 1 (14:27):
I don't think that it makes me feel different about
him because I kind of already knew this about him.
There was the long standing beef between him and Vin Diesel,
which I think this has also rooted in. He would
probably show up late to fasten The Furious movies make
it seem like his time is so much more important
than everybody else is because of the level of star
that he is, but not even the level of actor
that he is. So I think Vin Diesel was trying

(14:49):
to tell us this.

Speaker 3 (14:50):
Nobody listen justice for Vin Diesel.

Speaker 1 (14:52):
Yeah, definitely, And I just think that it's put that
on a T shirt. It's him trying to do all
these things, thinking there are no hours in the day,
and then having no regard for the hundreds of crew
members that are there who just sit around waiting, which
good for them for still being able to get paid
for that, but obviously getting paid to sit around and

(15:12):
do nothing is probably tiring. You would rather be working.
So it just seems to me that he has this huge,
huge ego. That is one thing, but also to make
that so bad that you're also showing up, that's a
whole different level of ego.

Speaker 4 (15:27):
That's disrespectful.

Speaker 3 (15:29):
Yeah, it just sounds like he thinks that he is
above everyone.

Speaker 1 (15:33):
I don't like that, and I think it'll it'll probably
catch up to him eventually. But he is also such
a big pool when it comes to box office numbers,
but one or two anymore.

Speaker 4 (15:47):
And I liked that Tequilas there's my stand.

Speaker 1 (15:49):
The other story that came out last week was Chris
Hemsworth admitting that he became a parody of himself and
thor Love and Thunder. I think that was him letting
a lot of the criticism get to him about that
being one of the worst MCU movies, which I don't
think so. I enjoyed Love and Thunder.

Speaker 4 (16:04):
I didn't hate it, and then we were shocked when
everyone was like that was terrible.

Speaker 1 (16:07):
We saw that opening night, I was watching the same
movie Guys for a new MCU movie. Yes, the movie
was a more cartoon like, childish comedy.

Speaker 4 (16:17):
Thor movies have always had a hint of comedy.

Speaker 1 (16:19):
That's what they've been, and I think that's what brought
those movies back to life, because the first two are
a little bit more serious and also viewed as I
think it's also been hard to get the Thor character
down in the movies, and Thor Ragnarok was the movie
that broke through and had critical acclaim and that the
fans loved. So this movie was really in the same
vein as that one, but just a little bit more

(16:40):
on the wacky side.

Speaker 2 (16:41):
And that's what he said.

Speaker 1 (16:42):
He said, I got caught up in the improv and
the wackiness and became a parody of myself.

Speaker 2 (16:46):
I didn't stick the landing.

Speaker 1 (16:47):
I think it's interesting when actors come out and say, hey,
I didn't do so well in that I apologize for that.

Speaker 2 (16:53):
He's also was.

Speaker 1 (16:53):
Saying that the extraction movies that he did weren't really
fulfilling to him, which I thought was a pretty big
thing to say, because as he's trying to build out
his resume and do movies outside of the EMCU, to
kind of be dragging those movies, so not that far
removed from it.

Speaker 2 (17:09):
I think it's interesting.

Speaker 4 (17:10):
I don't know that he's dragging it.

Speaker 3 (17:11):
He's not saying it's a bad movie, just that it
wasn't fulfilling. Like I think he's getting tired of being
the beefcake in every film, like he probably wants to
be taken seriously. If we are talking a bad about
any like superhero type thing, let's talk about Madam Web.

Speaker 2 (17:28):
Hey, it's about it be on Netflix.

Speaker 3 (17:30):
I mean, I know it's not an MCU, but that's
one of the worst like superhero type movies like that
felt like a parody.

Speaker 1 (17:36):
Yeah, I guess there was a level of expectation with
an MCU Thor movie, probably higher than a Sony Madam
Web movie that also nobody really asks for. But I
think it's also Chris Hemsworth, because he's out right now
promoting mad Maxpiriosa, which is a bit of a different
look at Chris Hemsworth.

Speaker 2 (17:55):
So maybe he is also trying.

Speaker 1 (17:56):
To say, like, these are the movies I want to
be doing, These are the roles I want to see
in my future. So I'm going to invest more of
my time in doing these projects. Well, so I think
if that movie ends up being successful, maybe that will
lead other people to see, oh, there is some potential
here of him not just being thor or not just
being the extraction action guy. The other news story I

(18:18):
wanted to bring is Americans think the perfect movie length
is ninety two minutes, which I did an entire episode
on how I think different genres of movies deserve different
run times. I think the only movie that should be
ninety two minutes is an animated movie and a comedy movie. Yeah,
I don't think ninety two is universal.

Speaker 4 (18:37):
No. I here's the thing.

Speaker 3 (18:38):
And this could also be because I work from home
in the house all the time. Like, if I get
out of the house to see a movie, I want
it to be like an hour forty five, like even
two I'm good with. Like I need it to be
an experience.

Speaker 2 (18:51):
I am minimum two hours. I want to see a
two hour.

Speaker 3 (18:54):
Movie unless it's just like repeating the plot over and over.

Speaker 1 (18:56):
I think it also has to play into the budget
of the movie. Yes, a two hundred and fifty million
dollar movie minimum two hours. I have no problem with
a two hundred and fifty million dollar budget movie being
two and a half hours, because that budget does demand that.

Speaker 3 (19:11):
And we'll say that we did just get tickets to
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and that is
two hours and twenty four minutes, and that's a lot
of time for.

Speaker 1 (19:19):
Apes, but it's a big franchise. I feel like that
movie warns that run time. But when it comes to
like an a twenty four movie, I'm good with a
ninety minute runtime if it's more leaning towards comedy. With
a movie like Civil War that was right around two hours,
I'm good with that.

Speaker 3 (19:34):
And see, even though it was my least favorite and month,
Civil War could have been longer. I would have liked
a little more backstory For what it was. It was
the perfect length, but if it had been more of
what I wanted, could have been longer, If that makes sense.

Speaker 1 (19:44):
I do think there's some power in leaving audiences wanting more.
You'd rather have that than people looking at their watch
in the last twenty minutes of like, all right, let's
wrap this thing up, which I do sometimes some movies. Yeah,
some movies do feel like, oh, this should not have
gone on this long. But I think a good movie
should be at least two hours.

Speaker 4 (20:02):
Challengers could have gone on for another hour and I
would have watched it.

Speaker 1 (20:04):
That was a movie I told you after we leveled
like that, literally melted by.

Speaker 3 (20:08):
It could it could still be going on almost a
week later, and I'd still be watching it.

Speaker 1 (20:11):
I don't think ninety two minutes is the perfect movie length.
I would feel a little bit ripped off if every
movie I went to go see was ninety minutes, because
some stories just demand more, and some budgets just demand more.
I think once you go out, you sit in a theater,
and to be out in ninety minutes, to me, feels
a little bit.

Speaker 2 (20:30):
Like a waste.

Speaker 4 (20:30):
Unless it was the Meg Ryan Airport movie.

Speaker 2 (20:32):
That movie should have been two minutes. It should have
just been the trailer.

Speaker 1 (20:36):
But we'll wrap up here about you wanting to talk
about big dates coming up.

Speaker 3 (20:40):
Oh yeah, I was just gonna say it's been six
years since our first date and then or three year
wedding anniversary next month.

Speaker 4 (20:45):
I don't really need to expand on it.

Speaker 2 (20:46):
I just, oh, you were not seven hours late.

Speaker 3 (20:48):
I was three minutes. And again, as I've said, I
was trying to find a parking spot. You just had
to uber there and get dropped off. I had to
find a parking spot. It was stressful.

Speaker 2 (20:57):
I wasn't but I thought you weren't gonna show up, But.

Speaker 4 (21:00):
Then I did. Then look look at where we are now.

Speaker 2 (21:02):
Six years later.

Speaker 4 (21:03):
Six years.

Speaker 3 (21:04):
Haven't gone a day since that first date without talking,
which is kind of crazy because I feel like after
a first date, you don't jump into like talking every day.

Speaker 1 (21:11):
Yeah, I mean well, we were also a long distance
for two years, and in order to keep that relationship going,
we had to communicate every day because you weren't. You
didn't even have like the meetings in between of seeing
each other. We had to create that constant line of communication.
Otherwise it feels like it would have just gone away.

Speaker 3 (21:29):
I was laughing because I was searching through text today
to find like what I sent you after our first date.
But I was laughing because the text before that was
me sending you my number, but I just put like
kelsey l Like I didn't even give you my last
name on our first date.

Speaker 4 (21:42):
It turns out. You'd already found me.

Speaker 3 (21:43):
I found you, but I just was like so weird,
like to go back to that like mindset of like
a first date, like do I like this person?

Speaker 2 (21:51):
They're like me, let me not give a full name
right now.

Speaker 4 (21:54):
Didn't want you on my identity.

Speaker 1 (21:56):
We also usually mentioned a TV show which I can
go first, while you of years, I.

Speaker 3 (22:00):
Have nothing for this month. This month, no, I take
the back. We are the lucky ones on Hulu. But
I think I might have said that for March, so
I'll just say that again.

Speaker 1 (22:09):
Well mine is I'm still watching X Men ninety seven,
which is the show I'm continuing to watch, which is
in its as of now, last two episodes leading up
to the finale.

Speaker 4 (22:17):
You will be heartbroken when it's over.

Speaker 1 (22:18):
I'm gonna be so sad. I'm going to need a
support group to deal with my emotions after that is over.
But I did start and finish Fallout on Amazon, which
is based on the video game which you did not enjoy.
You didn't even started with me, but just the moments
you saw me watching it.

Speaker 4 (22:33):
I had to leave the room. It was too gruesome.

Speaker 1 (22:36):
It is I think one of the best video game
adaptation series in a long time. I would probably compare
it to last year with HBO's The Last of Us,
which The Last of Us is a little bit more dramatic,
it plays more to the beats of the game, and
Fallout is kind of along those same lines, but it's
more immersive in a world, and the action is so

(22:58):
much more brutal and violent, which I enjoy too much blood,
and it revolves around three characters and how their lives
come together, and it's already been renewed for a season
two and I'm excited. It's also cool seeing a video
game franchise that has has been around for so long
and it's been just so dominant now be mainstream and
people learning about it. So there are so many movie

(23:18):
adaptations at the wazoo right now, but I feel like
that was one of the best ones. The show I
wish would have been better was the Halo Show on Paramount,
because that's a great game that I played a lot
growing up. It's terrible, So I was glad that this
show ended up being really good.

Speaker 4 (23:34):
What's next a Frogger TV show?

Speaker 1 (23:36):
Maybe I'd watch that. That'd be a great animated show.
There is another Sonic the Hedgehog Show leading up to
the movie Knuckles. I may, I may start that.

Speaker 4 (23:46):
Okay, that can be your new Saturday Morning, but then I.

Speaker 2 (23:48):
Got to get paramount plus again there's so many services.

Speaker 3 (23:51):
Oh no, he's on a tangent. Yeah, mine would be
we were the Lucky Ones. And again, if you haven't
read the book, read the book. First show's only eight
episodes and it just has to condense a lot. The
show's beautifully done, so well done, does a great job,
but you get so much more detail.

Speaker 4 (24:06):
And then another book recommendation.

Speaker 3 (24:08):
I'm gonna do something different, and I'm gonna give a
recommendation of a book that I'm only forty percent of
the way through because it's that good.

Speaker 2 (24:13):
You've been reading it and posting about it. Leading Oh no,
this is a different, different one.

Speaker 1 (24:19):
Oh I thought it was the one you hadn't finished
yet that you've still been posting about it.

Speaker 3 (24:22):
You know. I love reading several books, but I can
talk about that one. That one's called Evicted by Matthew Desmond,
and it's a study of like eight not a study,
but he follows about eight families in Milwaukee, like right
after the financial crisis of two thousand and eight and
about poverty and like how often people get evicted in
low incomereas and it's just mind blowing. But no, the

(24:43):
other one is called Becoming Madam's Secretary, and it's about
Francis Perkins, who was the Labor Secretary under FDR.

Speaker 4 (24:52):
I knew nothing about her. It's really interesting, really good.

Speaker 3 (24:55):
I'm forty percent of the way through, and that's the
one that I read at night and then tell myself,
I'm going to better so one.

Speaker 2 (25:01):
When I wake up at midnight and you're still reading that,
I'm like, you're still away.

Speaker 4 (25:05):
Yeah, that happens often.

Speaker 1 (25:07):
We'll say the other show that we watched and finished
that we don't really recommend His three Body Problem.

Speaker 3 (25:12):
Yeah, my little brother is very mad that we didn't
like it. It started off so strong and then it
was just like snooze fast.

Speaker 1 (25:17):
Yeah, that was a really underwhelming finale. Those last few
episodes felt like an entirely different show. So it was
a show that started out with a lot of potential,
and just like it felt like a short to watch.

Speaker 3 (25:31):
We forced ourselves to finish it because we have such
a long list of things that we've started and haven't finished.

Speaker 1 (25:35):
It is hard for a series to keep my attention
throughout the entire thing, and even now with seasons getting
shorter and shorter, that was only eight episodes, but by
about episode four I was over it. It just seems
like we're getting so many TV shows that it's quantity
over quality.

Speaker 3 (25:53):
This is why I go back and just watch things
I've already watched. This is why I rewatch Er, This
is why I just turn off the TV and read,
because I'm like at least books or novel no pun
intended like new concepts that I just get bored with
TV shows like we never finished Masters of Air. Yeah,
can anyone let us know if that gets any better? Yeah,
let us know, let us know if we should invest
the time to finish that out.

Speaker 1 (26:13):
That's why I started going back and rewatching Community, even
though now they took it off Hulu. Now they take
it off Netflix. First, Now, you watched.

Speaker 4 (26:20):
Enough Community in the past like month to tide you over.

Speaker 2 (26:23):
I got three seasons in before I went away, watched
a lot of Community.

Speaker 1 (26:27):
But all right, that is our best and worst of
the month. That is some movie news and other TV
show and book recommendations. Come back, give my review of
The Fall Guy, and then we'll talk about Mufasa the
Lion King.

Speaker 4 (26:38):
And I would just like to say, there is an
edit you had to make in this and I was censored.

Speaker 2 (26:42):
Yeah, you cursed. There's never been a curse word on
this podcast.

Speaker 4 (26:46):
That's not true.

Speaker 3 (26:47):
You let me say badass female heroines.

Speaker 2 (26:50):
I don't consider that a curse word.

Speaker 3 (26:52):
Okay, fine, but yes I was two quote Oprah, were
you silent or were you silenced?

Speaker 4 (26:56):
And I was silent?

Speaker 2 (26:57):
You said one of the big three?

Speaker 4 (26:59):
I did.

Speaker 3 (26:59):
Sorry, it was fitting in the contact, but anyways, I
got censored.

Speaker 2 (27:03):
All Right, we'll come back. Let's get into it now.
A spoiler free movie review of The Fall Guy.

Speaker 1 (27:13):
Have a bit of a bias going into this review
because I'm a huge Ryan Gosling fan. Drive has been
one of my top ten movies for as long as
I can remember. Whenever I go back and retool what
my top ten of all time is, I feel like
that one still makes the list because he is just
such a great, versatile actor, and he is somebody that
I just count on to show me a different side

(27:35):
of him in every single movie. He's coming off Barbie,
which was massive for him. Now, going into The Fall Guy,
I was still all team Ryan Gosling when it comes
to the two ryans that some people always confuse and
sometimes I'll probably even say the wrong name on this
podcast Gosling and Reynolds. I'm much more on the Gosling side.
I just think he has more of a range, and

(27:55):
The Fall Guy really proved that to me, even more
than anything else he's done before. And I thought it
was interesting him talking about in interviews for this movie
saying that he will no longer do a movie that'll
put him in a bad headspace, which I found really
interesting because I always wonder how much a movie role
affects an actor. If you're doing something so dark and

(28:18):
really getting into your character, spending so much time learning
about them and trying to think how they would act
in certain situations, does that really take a toll on
your emotional state. When he takes on movies now, he
thinks about how it's going to affect his family, and
if it's going to take him there, he won't take
on the roles. So it is interesting to see how
his career has shifted in the last five years. He's

(28:40):
also doing fewer films back in the twenty tens. I
feel like he was in a new movie every single year.
In the last five years. I think he's done three movies,
but they've all been big, massive movies, so he is
still that raining movie star.

Speaker 2 (28:53):
So what the movie is about.

Speaker 1 (28:54):
Ryan Gosling plays a stuntman who leaves the business after
a bad accident.

Speaker 2 (28:59):
He is completely out of the.

Speaker 1 (29:00):
Game, but then goes back to work on a movie
directed by his ex played by Emily Blunt, and he
is kind of put in charge of finding the star
of her movie because star's gone missing and this movie
is a big action movie. Emily Blunt character directorial debut,
so she has a lot of her career writing on
this movie riding on finding this missing star. And the

(29:23):
star of this movie is kind of somebody who resembles
Tom Cruise. They make a lot of references at the
Tom Cruise, so I have to assume that maybe a
lot of this movie is based on how Tom Cruise
really is on set. Maybe doesn't really have to be
the case here, Maybe they loosely based it on some stories,
because I think a big part of enjoying this movie

(29:44):
is knowing director David Leach's story, who was a stuntman
for twenty years he was working as a stuntman in
the late nineties, but more specifically, he was Brad Pitt's
stuntman in movies like Fight Club, The Mexican and Ocean's
Eleven and that is where he got his start. So
this movie is a love letter to stuntman, the unsung hero,

(30:06):
if you will, of the movie industry, because they're the
ones oftentimes doing all of these things that you don't
really see their face for, you're not supposed to see
their face for, and they don't really get a whole
lot of credit. And that is what this movie story
sets out to prove. And David Leach went from being
a stuntman to being a producer. He worked as a
co director on the John Wick movie, so that is

(30:27):
very much his style. He worked on Captain America Civil
War if you remember the airport fight scene from that.

Speaker 2 (30:33):
Movie, which was epic. That was David Leach.

Speaker 1 (30:36):
And he went on to direct movies like Bullet Train
where he got to direct the person that he used
to be the stuntman for Brad Pitt. He also directed
Atomic Blonde and Deadpool two, so that is kind of
his style, which Deadpool two also had a Brad Pitt cameo,
so he really has a knack for action, and action
sequences are his specialty, so it was cool seeing him

(30:56):
get to make a movie that was so personal. And
I think that's really important to know going into this
movie because it feels very unorthodox at times. This movie
felt a little bit weird in the beginning because I
was expecting a full on action movie, and that is
really what the trailer kind of played it off to be.

Speaker 2 (31:16):
It was going to be a.

Speaker 1 (31:17):
Movie about a movie focused on the stunt work of
a movie, and the first better half of the movie,
maybe the first thirty minutes really didn't feel like an
action movie at all. It felt like a rom com,
which was not what I was expecting. The story of
Emily Blunt's character and Ryan Gosling's character and their relationship
history of being together early on in the movie, him

(31:39):
going away for a year and not speaking to her
and then going out to Australia to be a part
of her movie, and the awkwardness of encountering your ex
and then having to work together was very much at
the forefront of this movie. So when you break down
all of the acts of this movie, it felt like
a lot of different genres worked into one. The first

(32:02):
act of the movie was that rom com then we
got a little bit more into a drama slash mystery,
and then the final act of the movie is full
on action movie. And what ends up happening is the
movie becomes really meta because if you're making a movie
about a movie by people who have worked in the industry,
and you have other people playing producers and it feels

(32:26):
very much in the weeds at times of the movie
making process, you kind of have to get used to it.
It reminds me of whenever I would go and swim
in a body of water that was way too cold,
and you think, there's no way that I'm going to
feel comfortable in this, and you see other people out
in the water, like, how are they swimming in this?
It is so freezing. But eventually, if you allow yourself

(32:48):
to sit there for a while, you get used to it.
Your body temperature starts to regulate, and then you are
comfortable in that water. Going from thinking oh, there's no
way I'm gonna feel comfortable. I want to get out immediately,
and then you kind of live in it and you
said in it and you think, oh, this actually feels
really good. I'm glad I got to this point. That
is how I felt, because it felt a little bit

(33:12):
empty at times and almost like a Saturday Night Live
sketch in the beginning when it was really going for
comedy and I was like, what exactly are they doing here?

Speaker 2 (33:20):
The dialogue feels a.

Speaker 1 (33:21):
Little clunky, and I didn't really get the dynamic they
were going for between Emily but and Ryan Gosling. But
then as the story moves along and it kind of
shifts genres a little bit and you get more invested
in the characters, and then the action ramps up. And
the thing I loved about it, as the action is
ramping up, there are parts of it that have to
do with the stunts. Ryan Gosling's character has to do

(33:44):
as the stunt performer working on the movie. But then
there are these other stunts that he is doing that
are a part of the other storyline of him trying
to find the A list actor who has gone missing.
So it's just him out doing stunts in the quote
unquote real world, not on the movie sets. So I
liked the correlation between the two and how you just

(34:08):
kind of assume, like, oh, he is just an awesome character.
Not only can he do these on a movie set,
but he can do these in the real world and
you don't really question it, and he kind of feels
like a superhero at times. I just thought it was
cool how it goes back and forth between that, and
it all works together really nicely because at times when
they are talking about things they want to get right
on the movie. There's one scene in particular where they

(34:29):
want to get this car roll done and have it
flip a certain amount of times to be a record
so it looks really good on the movie, and that
shot is important to the trailers that they want to
show at Comic Con. That same flip was actually, againness
world record in the real world, so not just what
they did in the movie. The fall Guy actually has
that record because they were able to do it. So again,

(34:52):
very meta at times. So once you get used to
the format, once you get a little bit more invested
in the characters, this movie becomes.

Speaker 2 (34:59):
Real, really enjoyable.

Speaker 1 (35:01):
So I'm really glad I watched this movie in theaters.
It worries me though, because with a movie like that,
with our attention spans, I wonder what it's going to
be like to people who just watch this movie on streaming,
because I'm not entirely sold in the first twenty minutes
of this movie. And I talk about a lot on
this podcast how those first twenty minutes are so crucial

(35:22):
to a movie. And it's a lot different when you
go watch one in theaters and watch one at home,
because you're already there in the theater. You're not going
to leave unless it's so blatantly bad. It takes a
lot to walk out of a movie. But when you
watch a movie at home, if you're not sucked in
in those first twenty minutes and I think, do I
really want to watch this it's two hours long? Do

(35:43):
I want to sit here? Or do I just want
to skip onto something else, that's a lot harder to do.
And that is why completion rate is so crucial when
it comes to Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and all those services.
So it is a bit of an investment because it
feels so different. But I ended up loving the fact
that it felt like an unfamiliar format because that is

(36:05):
what this movie needed to do. And yes, it is
based on a TV show from back in the day,
but it doesn't really feel like a remake of any sorts.
It's not a TV show I was that familiar with,
so it doesn't really have that same feeling. Oh, they're
just throwing out another remake right now, because I feel
like nothing really correlates with what happened in that show
and what happens in this movie. There are also just

(36:28):
a lot of little inside jokes that are self contained
within the movie.

Speaker 2 (36:31):
So if you're watching as the.

Speaker 1 (36:33):
Viewer, there are little things you pick up on, little
quirks from the characters that pay off later in the movie,
and I thought that was a nice touch. There were
a lot of little inside bits that were treats for
everybody watching the movie. There's one in particular of Ryan
Gossling's character just wanting to have a cup of coffee
and can never get a cup of coffee, so you

(36:53):
have to watch the movie to find out does he
get this cup of coffee?

Speaker 2 (36:56):
Again, a little dumb little bit, but.

Speaker 1 (36:58):
It was this nice little touch that showed me that
they had attention to detail and we're not only focused
on the action of this movie, but also focused on
the comedy, the other interesting part of this movie. It's
the second major movie that I've seen film in Australia
in the last year. The one before this was Anyone
But You with Sidney Sweeney and Glenn Powell, that rom
com movie, and now The fall Guy was also shot

(37:19):
in Australia, and I found that Australia has some filming
incentives right now. They're trying to get more people to
film there, so the same way that a lot of
Hollywood movies are filmed in Canada because they have filming
incentives there. It's cheaper to film there, you get some
tax breaks. So I think Australia is a really good
backdrop for a movie like this. I love all the

(37:41):
scenes of the action happening on the beach, and then
you have the Sydney Opera House, which is the second
time I've seen it in a movie. So I hope
that movies don't use it too often because then it's
going to become a little bit repetitive. But I guess
it is a nice break from having everything based in
Los Angeles and being so familiar with that landscape, or
having movies filmed in New York so many times we

(38:03):
just kind of get.

Speaker 2 (38:03):
Used to that.

Speaker 1 (38:05):
But I feel like Australia is just so distinct and
you have to have a real reason to go out
there and put your characters there. So I'm curious to
see how many more movies are going to be filmed
and based in Australia because of those tax incentives. But
the movie debuted at twenty eight point five million dollars
in the United States made about sixty five million dollars
at the global box office. I think is a little

(38:26):
bit under what they were expecting this movie to do.
With having two big stars as Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.
It's about fifty percent down from last year, whereever Guardians
of the Galaxy three came out, So maybe not the
biggest start to the summer blockbuster season, which I feel
like May is a little bit too early for me
to really feel like it's summer blockbuster season. I really

(38:48):
get that feeling more at the start of June or
that very last weekend. It may feels like the kickoff
to me. But comparing it to last year, I feel like, yeah,
it's a little bit down. But it costs about one
hundred and twenty five million dollars to make, not including advertising,
so I think and hope this movie will end up
making some money given the word a mouth of it
because it is a fun movie. It has that summer

(39:11):
blockbuster feel, but a little bit of a different taste
that we haven't had before. And I think David Leach
is that kind of director who is not here to
make the same movie again and again. And I will
say my favorite character out of the entire.

Speaker 2 (39:24):
Movie is the dog. So for the fall Guy, I
give it four out of five car flips.

Speaker 5 (39:33):
It's time to head down to movie Mike Traylor Paul.

Speaker 1 (39:37):
I'll have to admit I was a little confused about
what the story is going to be in mu Foster
The Lion King, but we have our first look now.
The confusing part was the director came out recently and
said it is both a prequel and a sequel to
the movie that came out in twenty nineteen, which is
a quote unquote live action Lion King, which I don'

(40:00):
I think we should call it that.

Speaker 2 (40:01):
It's not live action.

Speaker 1 (40:02):
They're not going out to Africa and filming animals and
doubbing it in a studio. It is just animated in
a different way. So maybe it's the technology that they're using,
or maybe it's because they don't want to make it
feel like it's a blatant cash grab. They don't want
to call it an animated movie because people are already
saying that nobody asked for this, why are they putting

(40:22):
this out? And Disney gets a lot of heat right
now for rehashing their old EPs in order to make
more money off of them, which I think it's an
introduction to a new generation, which I'm okay with, but
I think you have to have a reason to do it,
and do it in a style that really hit you
in the emotional gut.

Speaker 2 (40:43):
That is what Disney is known for.

Speaker 1 (40:45):
They don't just put out movies for the sake of
putting out movies. They put out movies that last a lifetime.
They become the building blocks of film lovers. They become
movies that I and everybody who grew up and had
a childhood watching movies. It's the pillars of what you
enjoy and then later in life what you were nostalgic for.

(41:07):
So Disney has bigger shoes to fill when they're filling
their own shoes, but what they've been going to back
a lot is just old eyeps and doing these live
action versions. So I feel like the same way there's
a little bit of superhero fatigue. There is that Disney
live action fatigue. So the fact that this is both

(41:28):
a prequel in a sequel does seem a little confusing
after watching the trailer, because it's supposed to be the
story of how Mufasa became the ruler of Pride Rock,
and the tagline of this movie I feel sells it
a little bit more. It is orphan outsider king, So
I guess in a sense it is supposed to be

(41:49):
a Racks to Riches story and how he became the king.
But if you think about that process, that is really
just the Lion King again, which is what they did
in nineteen ninety four with their original anime movie and
then what they remade in twenty nineteen as this quote
unquote live action. So now they are just almost doing
it for a third time, but this time it's Moufossa

(42:10):
and you get to see him in Scar's relationship and
how that ends up going badly is what I assume
we're going to get to by the end of this.
But at that same time, you also have Nala and
Simba who are now together and have a daughter who
is voiced by Blue Ivy Carter in this movie. So
that is the plot line of the movie that is

(42:30):
moving the story forward. So it's going to go back
between two different timelines. What I have imagined is it'll
be Nala and Simba talking to their daughter about the
history of their family, so you'll see her probably rise
to another level here. Hopefully that story advances, and then
you'll go back to Mufassa's time and see how he

(42:53):
rose to be the King of Pride rock. I have
so many thoughts on this, as you can tell. Before
I get into more, here's a little bit of the
mofa a Lion King trailer.

Speaker 6 (43:06):
This story begins far beyond the mountains and the shadows
on the other side of the light, and lion was
born without a drop of nobility in his blood, and
lion who would change oble lives forever.

Speaker 2 (43:27):
Oh fu.

Speaker 1 (43:30):
So what they said is there's gonna be some stuff
that is cannon, which means it falls into place with
everything the Lion King has already established, and there's gonna
be some stuff that makes this movie its own thing.
So hopefully they don't change too much about the core story,
otherwise we're all gonna be confused when it comes to
the visual aspect, the only scenes that really stick out

(43:53):
in this teaser are the scenes whenever they are in snow.
Those look really crisp. You have them on a big
snowy mountain, this ice coming down. That forced me to
go and research can lyons even survive in the snow.
I thought they were going totally off the rails here
to make this movie more visually appealing.

Speaker 2 (44:09):
Turns out they can. Their fur will grow thicker.

Speaker 1 (44:13):
The hard part for a lion in a colder environment
is finding enough prey to eat, So hopefully they will
make that make sense. And I was already getting ready
to not have any Simba, not have any Timon and
Puma in this movie. But now looking at the cast
and looking at the plot for this movie, looks like
we do get the original voice actors back, which Beyonce

(44:33):
voiced Nala. Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, who is one
of my favorites, is back voicing Simba. You have Billy
Eigner and Seth Rogan back as Timon and Pumba, and
you see them in this trailer, And that was the
moment for me that I was like, what are to
Moon and Pumba? Doing here in a Mufasa story, so
I feel like they are trying to keep some of

(44:54):
the integrity of what everybody loves about the Lion King
while advancing it. I hope this wasn't a big compromise
that the director had to do, which is no longer
Jon Favreau, who did the first movie. Barry Jenkins is
directing this movie, who also did Moonlight, and if Beal
Street could talk, I hope that wasn't a compromise between
Barry Jenkins and the studio of saying got to keep

(45:17):
some of those familiar characters which we do see Rafiki
I believe I did see Zazu in the trailer as well.
But what I think this movie is going to come
down to is emotion, because what hurts the live action
version of The Lion King so much is it's hard
to have an emotional attachment to these three D realistic characters.

(45:40):
I don't know why it's so much more easier to
feel emotion to a lovable, more bubbly, two D animated
looking character when it comes to the Lion King. I
could be associating that with my childhood and loving animated
things at that time, but seeing it now as an adult,

(46:01):
it is hard for me to really get into the
story and really get into wanting to feel something from
this movie because it just looks like a photorealistic line
which the design in the characters looks pretty similar to
the twenty nineteen version. So I feel like they're going
to really have to bring that story in this movie

(46:22):
to have audiences resonate with these characters and have any
kind of lasting ability, because the twenty nineteen version did
do really well back in twenty nineteen, making one point
six billion dollars at the box office, but I don't
know that anybody was itching for this and when it happened.
We also had more curiosity back then of what a
live action line King movie was going to look like.

(46:44):
Once we saw it, we got it. I don't know
that we want to see that again. So it's going
to come down to that emotion and making a movie
that has some lasting power that becomes one of those
building blocks of life, not only for the kids going
to see this movie for the first time and be
introduced to the Lion King, but also for the adults

(47:05):
who grew up with the original one now wanting to
have this other piece in their heart filled, and that
is what Disney does. Disney creates these life lasting movies,
and just by the looks of this trailer right now,
it is not giving me vibes that it's going to
reach the same potential as the twenty nineteen version. This
does not look like a billion dollar movie to me.

(47:26):
It is coming out on December twentieth, which right now
would put it up against Sonic the Hitchhog three. I
feel like one of those is going to have to
move and it's probably gonna be Sonic. Lion King feels
a little bit more like a Christmas movie time for me,
not that it's associated with Christmas, but it has that
big epic feeling, that family togetherness that you'll all go

(47:47):
watch it around the holidays, which I just have a
great association with any movie that comes out during the holidays.
There is something special about going to see a movie
in late December, and Mufasa has more of that feeling
to me than Sonic the Hedgehog three. So I feel
like it would be beneficial for Sonic to maybe move
up a week or even move into January, because I think.

Speaker 2 (48:08):
That movie on its own could do really well.

Speaker 1 (48:11):
I find it interesting that They're coming out so close
to each other because they are both family films. It's
almost like splitting the vote there. That could bode really
well for both of these movies, even though they are
competing studios. I feel like Sonic will end up moving up,
although a good January release could be great for Sonic
as well. But again, Mufasa is coming out on December twentieth.

(48:34):
I will be there and I hope they prove me wrong.

Speaker 4 (48:37):
And that was this week's edition of Movie Li Framer Park.

Speaker 1 (48:42):
Yeah, that's gonna do it for another episode here of
the podcast. But before I go, got to give my
listeners shout out of the week, which I have been
posting a lot on TikTok sometimes things you don't see
on Instagram, so if you don't follow me on TikTok,
make sure to hit that follow button over there. You
can always find all the links to my social media
in the episode notes. But this week's listeners shout out

(49:04):
goes to j WK fifty, who commented on TikTok on
my Challengers review and said, I really enjoy you on
TikTok and listening to your podcast. Keep up the good
work and being you informative and entertaining, which is the
best compliment I could ever receive, because I do try
really hard to research everything, be as knowledgeable as I

(49:25):
can for you guys, and go see a movie in
theaters every single week, and sometimes I question whether or
not I'm doing anything that matters at all, or if
I'm just talking about things that I'm nerdily passionate about
that nobody else cares about. So it's these comments I get,
like this one from JWK fifty that gives me that
little bit of reassurance.

Speaker 2 (49:46):
That I am going in the right direction. So appreciate
that comment.

Speaker 1 (49:49):
Thank you for listening, thank you for being subscribed as always,
and until next time, go out and watch good movies
and I will talk to you later.

Speaker 3 (50:00):
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