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June 10, 2024 49 mins

Mike’s favorite movie of 2023 ‘Godzilla Minus One’ had a surprise drop on Netflix and quickly went to No. 1. In honor of that, Mike shares the best new movies that were released in the last year and are now available to watch at home. All movies have been added recently to streamers and might be ones that you may have missed in theaters but can now experience for free at home. In the Movie Review, Mike and Kelsey review Disney's Young Woman and the Sea starring Daisy Ridley. They share what made the movie so inspirational, the rules on 'spoiling' movies based on history and why Disney is the best at making inspirational sports movies. In the Trailer Park, Mike talks about why the final Venom movie will be a beautiful disaster. Venom: The Last Dance is the third movie in the "Venom" trilogy  and it brings back Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and his alien alter-ego, as they both are on the run from their species. 

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Hello, and welcome back to movie Mike's movie podcast. I
am your host Movie Mike. Today I want to share
with you five new movies you can stream at home,
because my favorite movie of twenty twenty three, after six months,
is now available to watch you at home, and I
was so inspired and so excited. I want to share
with you more movies that maybe you missed in theaters,

(00:20):
but now you have a chance to either watch them
at home for free or for pretty cheap anyway, So
we'll do that. In the movie review, we'll be talking
about Young Woman in the Seas starring Daisy Ridley, the
true story about Trudy Etterly, who was the first woman
to ever swim the English Channel back in the twenties,
not the twenty twenties, but the nineteen twenties. And in
the trailer park we'll talk about the final installment of Venom.

(00:43):
The Last Dance is coming out in theaters in October.
It looks like it could be a beautiful disaster. So
thank you for being here, thank you for being subscribed.
Shout out to the Monday Morning Movie crew. And now
let's talk movies in a.

Speaker 2 (00:55):
World where everyone and their mother has a podcast. One
man it stands to infiltrate the ears of listeners like
never before in a movie podcast. A man with so
much movie knowledge, he's basically like a walking IMTB with glasses.

Speaker 1 (01:13):
From the Nashville Podcast Network. This is Movie Mike. Movie
Podcast Today has finally come. My favorite movie in the
last year. Godzilla minus one is now available to watch
on Netflix, and I am ecstatic. I've been waiting to
tell you guys when this movie was going to be
available since I saw it in theaters last December, which

(01:35):
anytime I watch a movie towards the end of the year,
I always fear I have recency biased because I just
watched it. I'm doing my end of the gear list
and I think, oh, I have to put this on
my list, but it's putting it at number one, over
hyping it. But I didn't have any other movie that
came close to the theater experience that I had for
Godzilla minus one, so I kept it there and I
am proud of it, and I have now rewatched it

(01:58):
on Netflix since it came out, and I still stand
by it. It is so good. I'll get into more
about why I love this movie, but I wanted to
share with you a total of five movies you can
now stream at home. All of these came out in
theaters within the last year, except for one. I decided
to include a documentary that I just watched. It's movie related,

(02:19):
and I don't really get a whole lot of chances
to talk about documentaries on this podcast, So that is
the only movie on this list that didn't actually come
out in theaters. But let's kick it off now with
number five. I'm going with American Fiction. This is another
movie that kind of slided through the cracks, coming out
in December of last year, but it stars Jeffrey Wright.
He plays this frustrated writer who has had a little

(02:43):
bit of success. He put out one book, became a
little bit famous in the book world, but has been
trying to find his next big hit. He is a
black author, and what he's struggling with is all the
publishers are looking for quote unquot black books by black authors,
looking for a very specific style, and he hates that

(03:06):
because he thinks anything that I write is a black book,
because that is who I get him, that is who
is making it. But they want more of the influence
and the identity to be put in the books that
are now kind of seeing success. They want more of that,
so he decides to write a book that is almost
a slap in the face to them. It kind of

(03:27):
reminds me of the Sarah Barrella song love Song, which
you hear that and you think it is telling somebody
that they either have a relationship with or was trying
to hook up with them, that I'm not going to
write you a love song, But that is actually her
telling her record label who wanted another love song from her,
that hey, I'm not going to write you a love song.

(03:48):
That is kind of what I feel like Jeffrey Wright's
character did in this movie, because he went and said, Okay,
this is what you want. You want a black book
by a black author. I'll give you that. I'm going
to turn everything up to a liv and make it
such a hyperbole and make it feel like it is
such a blatant joke and essentially spitting in your face.

(04:08):
This is gonna be terrible. Nobody's ever going to read it,
and it ends up being that book that they want
and turns him into the star that he has been
trying to be for his entire career. So that is
really what I thought was going to be the a story,
the main plotline of this entire movie, but underneath it

(04:29):
is really just the story about family and all of
the hardships that his family is going through, his sister,
his brother played by Sterling K. Brown, and his mom
who is suffering from dementia. And it was just this
really unexpected slice of life movie that had a lot
of humor, a lot of dark humor rooted in things

(04:49):
that are essentially just sad, and you have to laugh
at these situations otherwise you're going to cry. A lot
of raw emotion and really great performances and the style
in which this story was told, going back and forth
between the plot point of his book being successful and
him having to fake being this author that wrote this

(05:11):
book and changing his entire persona, to going back to
his family life and him trying to keep things normal
and running smoothly at home when that's just as chaotic
as his professional life. You also have Adam Brody in
this movie playing a ridiculous character, and it's a really
big commentary on hypocrisy and overall artist integrity of how

(05:34):
you can struggle to even hate the work you end
up producing, and sometimes it is the thing that you
are the least proud of that the most people grasp
onto and I feel like a lot of artists struggle
with that. So this is a movie I felt when
really under the radar. At the end of the year.
It was an OSCAR nominated film. Jeffrey Wright was nominated

(05:55):
for Best Actor. He didn't win, although I thought he
had a fantastic performance. That is why I put it
at number five on the list. Check it out on
Prime Video at number four. Is a movie you have
to rent, but I think if you love horror movies,
you're gonna enjoy. It's worth the money. It's six bucks
on Amazon, or if you have AMC Plus, which I
don't know anybody who has AMC Plus. Maybe if you

(06:17):
have Cable and you have the AMC channel, they give
you AMC Plus. Also, if you have Shutter, which is
a horror movie streaming service, you can watch it on
there too. It came out in theaters earlier this year.
It's called Late Night with the Devil. I actually tried
to go watch it in theaters, but they only had
really late night showings at the theaters here, so I
missed it in theaters, but I rented it at home,

(06:40):
and that is why I'm saying it is worth the
six dollars. What this movie is about. I just love
the format of the movie because it takes place in
nineteen seventy seven and it is a fictional late night
talk show and which you are watching. It's not a
full on found footage movie, but it goes back and
forth between the live TV broadcast and the behind the

(07:01):
scenes of what is happening throughout the show where all
these really evil events occur. You have people being possessed.
And the main character in this movie is a late
night TV host who is trying to get to number one,
but he just can't quite get there. But where you
find him at the start of this movie is he
just lost his wife and he is going through some

(07:24):
really hard times. His show has also tanked, so he
is way down there in the ratings, and he decides
to come back after losing his wife pretty soon after
that and do a Halloween broadcast. And what he wants
to do is how the most epic Halloween show ever
in order to boost ratings because it's happening during sweeps week,

(07:48):
which is so important for a TV show to crush
and to be able to keep their advertisers and to
get all those ratings and hopefully propel him into number one.
But hes a lot of unorthodox things to really captivate
people watching at home and also people in the audience.
So he brings a lot of people who can talk

(08:10):
to the dead, he brings somebody who claims to be possessed,
and underneath the entire story there's this really sinister vibe.
And I think the fact that it takes place in
the seventies and it has that old school feel to it.
They did a really good job making it feel like
that time period, and for some reason, Exorcism or any

(08:33):
kind of possession movie to me, probably because of the Exorcist,
just feels so much more sinister to me. But overall
of the movie is just really simple and well done.
The movie was made for a relatively low budget and
did pretty well at the box office, so has the
recipe for a really great horror movie. That is why
I put it at number four. Again. You can rent

(08:53):
that on Amazon for six bucks, which really isn't that bad.
I know a lot of the stream at home movies
tend to be twenty bucks. Whenever something just leaves theaters
so I felt really good about paying six bucks for
that one at number three on Max. This is the
non movie on the list, but I just watched it
and found it really fascinating. It is called Movie Pass

(09:16):
Movie Crash. It is a documentary on movie Pass, which,
if you remember, back in twenty sixteen, movie Pass took
the world by storm because you could go watch any movie, anytime,
any theater for the low price of nine to ninety
nine and for about maybe a year, people just went wild,

(09:37):
and myself, I did not get a movie Pass card.
And I will tell you why. I knew back in
twenty sixteen that this card was going to fail. It
did not seem sustainable to me because at that time
I already knew how the box office worked, how movies
make money, and for a company to be covering the

(09:59):
charge of a movie ticket losing money every single time
somebody used that because they're only paying ten bucks a month,
but that's even less than what a ticket costs. So
if you go watch just one movie a week, you're
losing like forty dollars thirty dollars on one person. And

(10:20):
that is not even what people were doing. People were
going to multiple movies in a day. In this documentary,
they talk all about how this company was created by
two entirely different people who ended up running it into
the ground, which is the part I had no idea
about Movie Past. It was created by these two people

(10:41):
who were just trying to keep it small. When it
first came out it was forty bucks. But then you
have these two other dudes who are essentially scam artists,
take over the company and run everything they built in
ten years and to the ground. And that's really all
I'll say, because I learned a lot by watching this documentary,
But it's all the shady things that these two guys
who took over the company did. And I'll just speak

(11:05):
on the effects of Movie Pass and how many movies
were affected by more people being able to see them,
because when you give people that price of ten dollars
to watch as many movies as you want, I think
it was so great for movies then because you had
people going to see things that they never would have
watched otherwise. You had people saying in this documentary that

(11:29):
they would go watch The Avengers, watch half of it,
leave and try to just come back the next day
or later in the day and pick it up halfway through.
I have never thought about doing that. For the theater
experience to be that cheap where you could just make
your own schedule on how you want to start and
finish your movie. That would be great for me if

(11:49):
I could just go in the week to watch forty
five minutes of a movie, and then later go watch
another forty five minutes and then go wrap it up later.
It is essentially your own personal theater at that point.
But I knew back when everybody was talking about Movie
Pass that there's no way it was going to last.
And if I had a ten dollars a month movie subscription,

(12:11):
then had it taken away from me to go back
and paying full price, I feel like that would have
hurt my feelings on movies because I hate going from
getting a great deal to going back and having to
pay full price. So that's why I never did it.
And since then you've maybe seen some stories here and
there a movie past returning. I don't think that model
for ten dollars a month will ever happen. It's just

(12:34):
not sustainable for anybody. I think we're better off the
theaters themselves having their own subscription planes like I have
Regal Unlimited. I love that, and it is a much
more fair price, and it's also not as crazy as
you basically being able to run wild in the theater
like Movie Pass allowed you to be. But I do

(12:56):
think it's kind of interesting to go back and look
get all the movies that benefited from that time. But
if you want to have your mind blown and you
love movies, which obviously because you listen to this podcast,
you do, check out Movie Past Movie Crash on Max.
I have that one at number three, also on Max
at number two. I know I've talked about it a

(13:18):
fair amount on the podcast, but for anybody new here
or anybody who hasn't heard me go on and on
about The Iron Claw, this is the movie that I
recommend to anybody. The number one question I get when
I either see people I haven't seen in a while,
or I just meet somebody who doesn't know what I
do and I tell them I have a movie podcast.
They always ask me what do I watch? What do

(13:40):
you recommend? My go to answer right now is The
Iron Claw, because I think even though it is a
sports based movie, it's the story of the Van Eric brothers,
their tragic story, all about their rise and fall in wrestling.
I don't think you have to enjoy sports movies. I
really think the only pre equisite to enjoy the Iron

(14:01):
Claw is do you like to feel feelings? And for me,
when I go into a movie, more so than the
special effects, more so than the actor in it, any
other bells and whistles, cinematography, that all goes out the window,
the thing I look for and really movies, music, or
anything reading something is the emotion. I want to feel

(14:24):
something while watching a movie, happiness, sadness, and sometimes for me,
I searched that sadness my music taste, my movie taste.
I love sad movies just because I think in my
real life it is hard for me to feel sad.
Sometimes it's like my body can't process that emotion. Sometimes
I feel like a robot, like my heart is made

(14:44):
of stone. But whenever I watch a really good movie
that hits me right in the fields, that makes me
like this movie did cry, that is powerful. So that
is why I'm recommending this movie to everybody, and so
far everybody that is reported back without knowing a whole
lot going into it, said, man, that was really sad.
So I don't do that to inherently recommend something that

(15:08):
is so sad and a bummer, but because it's based
on a true story, because you do learn but also
feel something by the end of this movie. That is
why it's been That is why, as of late, since
it was added to MAX, has been my go to
recommendation for people. It is also a movie I feel
was really ripped off not being nominated for Best Picture.

(15:30):
I think it should have won. Zach Effron, not even
a single nod or anything for this movie, I feel
like more people need to see it because the reason
I like movies to win awards is because when people
go back like I do and look at the history
of what was nominated and what won over different years,

(15:51):
this movie isn't going to be on those lists for
twenty twenty three, and I think it should be. So
I think you have to the fact that it didn't
win all the awards, didn't get all the glory, but
hopefully by people watching it now that it's available to
stream at home, more people will see it. The legacy

(16:11):
of the von Eric Brothers will live on and we'll
all get to see a really ripped up Zach Efron.
So I have the iron claw at number two. At
number one, you knew what it was going to be
now on Netflix Godzilla minus one. When this movie first
came out in theaters, I knew it was going to
be good because whenever Godzilla goes back in the hands

(16:33):
of the people who created the character, if a Japanese
studio attached to it, that is who is going to
do Godzilla justice. And I feel like it's also just
so refreshing to watch a Japanese style of storytelling that
is different from the American style of storytelling when it
comes to Godzilla, because there are polar opposites here. You

(16:54):
have the American version who is teaming up with King
Kong right now running a muck. It's a cgi mess,
really big dumb action, which is enjoyable. I like those
movies for what they are, but again, you're not going
to go in there and see the most stop provoking,
the most character driven. It is a popcorn movie, which

(17:17):
every now and then you just need a movie like that.
Some people enjoy their Godzilla like that. You also have
the kind of in between, which would be Monarch, the
TV show on Apple TV Plus, which is still Americanized
but has a little bit more of a story. You
have a little bit more emotional depth, but still a

(17:37):
lot of the focus is waiting for those big action
scenes with the big monsters in that On the complete
opposite end is where I would put Gonzilla minus one,
which is so much more character and story driven. It
is about Japan after World War Two. It's in just disarray.

(17:57):
The city of Tokyo is in shambles. The reason it's
called Godzilla minus one is because Japan's ground zero after
World War Two, and then you have Godzilla rearing his
ugly head and taking them from ground zero to a
step below that, so it is Godzilla minus one. It
follows the story of a failed Kama Kazi pilot who

(18:18):
at the beginning of the movie goes and stops at
this base where you're supposed to go if you're experiencing
problems with your plane. They check out his plane and
they realize, hey, there's nothing wrong with your plane. We
think you were just trying to get out of the war.
And right in that moment you see Godzilla make his
first appearance, and throughout the entire movie it follows this
fail Kama Kazi pilot who keeps encountering Godzilla, and it

(18:42):
is his struggle of wanting to fight but also wanting
to live, but also has PTSD from the war, but
now he is trying to find a way to redeem himself,
and that is what the entire story really is about.
And whenever I popped it on on Netflix, was so excited.
It's surprise dropped at midnight one Friday night, so I

(19:04):
watched it Saturday morning, right as I saw hit Click
on Netflix. So in its original form that I watch
it in theaters, you have Japanese actors speaking in Japanese.
When Netflix did on default was switch their dialogue and
just have somebody speaking an American overdubbed. And I tried

(19:26):
to watch it for ten minutes just to see the
difference because I had already seen it in Japanese with subtitles,
and I found that it took the emotion out of
all of it because there really wasn't any inflection on
any of the speaking lines, and it just felt like
there was somebody in a room with the script reading
it line for line, just like you would like this,

(19:47):
So you don't really get that emotion, you don't get
that inflection, you don't get the real actors interactions and exchanges.
You really just get somebody in a booth over dubble
it with English for the sake of you being able
to understand it. So I highly encourage you when you
go watch this to watch it with the Japanese audio

(20:10):
and American English subtitles. I think you will get so
much out of it. And I get some people have
problems watching movies in another language. I get it. I
think I was like that maybe even just ten years ago.
The movie that really obliterated my entire hesitancy with that
was Parasite. So now I'm all about it, and I

(20:31):
think I'm also in a place where I just want
to watch a movie the way it was intended to
be seen, and I'll adapt myself so I can learn.
And I just feel like there's so much more emphasis
on everything, and the performances are done so well that
you just pick up on it even though you don't
know the language. You get it more with their facial

(20:53):
expressions and the inflections on their voices. So I know
it may be weird if you're not used to watching
movies like that, just give it a chance. I think
this movie is worth it. There is a reason that
I don't really hand out A whole lot of five
out of fives has to be that good. That is
why I put Godzilla minus one at number one. So

(21:15):
happy that it's now on Netflix. I do have some
honorable mentions. Again, this entire list was all movies that
came out in the last year. One movie I wanted
to mention because I've entered in the dragon Ball phase
of my recapturing moments of my childhood, which I was
a really big dragon Ball the fan back in the day.
I used to watch it with my cousins in Mexico

(21:37):
in Spanish and have been dipping my toes back into
the series. But there are so many episodes, so I
find myself gravitating towards the movies. The one I would
recommend is one you actually have to pay for, dragon
Ball Super Superhero, which was the first one I went
and watched and completely loved it. It's almost a dragon
Ball z take on a traditional superhero story. I thought

(21:59):
that would was fantastic, but I think you have to
pay at least three bucks to rent it. But Hulu
did just add dragon Ball Super roy which came out
back in twenty eighteen. This movie is kind of along
those same lines. I just like the emotion in Dragonball
Z of just like this feeling of having all this
pent up anger and then go full super Saiyan, just

(22:20):
unleashing all your power. I also love the way they
incorporate comedy so effortlessly, which I remember that as a kid,
but now watching it as an adult, the comedy in
Dragon Ball is just next level. Another movie I would recommend,
which is now on Hulu that we watched in theaters,
was Ferrari. Because this is a movie that was an
okay watch in theaters, but I told myself, I want

(22:42):
to watch this at home, I probably would have enjoyed
it more. It's about the inventor of the Ferrari and
how that car was entirely embodied in race culture, and
really the primary reason that he even had a company
it was really to be able to to go and
race cars, win and be able to sell Ferraris to

(23:05):
the average person, which you're an average person. I don't
think you're buying a Ferrari, but a pretty good Adam
Driver performance wasn't one I really recommended to see in theaters,
But now that it's available at home to check out
on Hulu if you like. I mean, not a whole
lot of people really know a whole lot about Ferrari.
But if you like biographical dramas with a hint of racing,

(23:26):
that it's a pretty good watch. Also on Hulu. If
you never saw Poor Things with Emma Stone, it is
really weird, a lot of nudity, but I find myself
really gravitating now towards director Yorgos Lantimos. I'm also excited
to see his new movie later this year. So this
is a movie. If you don't enjoy after about twenty
twenty five minutes, you're probably not going to enjoy the

(23:49):
rest of the movie. So now that it's available to
watch on Hulu, give it that first twenty minutes, and
if you're completely repulsed or think it's garbage, just turn
it off. And there are surprisingly a lot of good
movies on Prime. The Boys in the Boat, which we'll
get into a little bit here during the movie review,
was a really great inspirational sports drama about a sport

(24:12):
I didn't really know I cared about, or was that
interesting rowing on Prime, you also have The Holdovers, which
was really heartwarming and moving movie that I saw last year.
Even though the movie is rooted in Christmas. It's not
a Christmas movie, so I think you would be okay
watching it now if you didn't have a chance to
watch it in theaters last year. You also had one

(24:33):
of my favorite comedies that came out in twenty twenty
three now on Prime bottoms, And i'd also put Asteroid
City on the list, which was from one of my
favorite directors, Wes Anderson. Again, I don't think Wes Anderson
movies are for everybody, and this movie is quintessential Wes Anderson,
very kooky, very odd, a lot of dead pan comedies,

(24:55):
so much like I said about Poor Things, if you
don't enjoy this movie after about twenty minutes, just shut
it off for you probably wouldn't get any better. And
that's that type of movie that I really wouldn't recommend
going to see in theaters unless, like me, you are
a huge Wes Anderson fan. But if you're just curious
wanting to dip your toes in it, check out about

(25:16):
twenty minutes of the movie. If it's still not your thing,
it's okay. It's also just beautifully shot, so if you
just like watching scenes that are just so well framed
and colored, so perfectly. Asteroid City might just be the
movie for you. So those are my top five movies
you can stream at home right now with some honorable mentions.
We'll come back and talk about Young Women in the

(25:38):
Sea starring Daisy Really Kelsey will hop in for that review.
I never know what to do with my hand. Let's
get into a spoiler free movie review of Young Women
in the Sea. I have not been this inspired by
a movie that we went to go see in theaters

(25:59):
and they really like time.

Speaker 3 (26:00):
I should have read the book.

Speaker 1 (26:01):
Oh yeah, it's so unlike you. Not well, I guess
I really know a whole lot about this story.

Speaker 3 (26:06):
We just went to see it because it was I
was like, Oh, a movie we haven't seen on a
Friday night.

Speaker 1 (26:10):
We love Daisy Ridley. I kind of forgot that it
was a Disney movie going into it, but right when
you walked in and you see the Disney logo, you're like, oh,
we're about to be in for one of those types
of movies. And it reminded me that when it comes
to inspirational sports movies, Disney does it the best. They
really don't make them all that often anymore.

Speaker 3 (26:29):
They didn't do the boys in the Boat. No Clooney
did that though. Yeah, so Clooney does a good inspirational
sports movie.

Speaker 1 (26:35):
This movie kind of feels in a way like Boys
in the Boat was, so I thought a little bit similar,
maybe because they're both in water the time period. Although
that one was in World War Two, this one takes
place in the nineteen twenties, so it just has that
similar type of vibe. But what this movie is about
Trudy Itterly or her real name, Gertrude Italy, which you

(26:56):
don't really hear a lot of people named Gertrude anymore.
And I was hoping this movie would come out and
people would be so inspired to name their kids Gertrude.
Did you imagine a baby now named Gertrude?

Speaker 3 (27:05):
Imagine if you had a kid Gertrude, Rodriguez.

Speaker 1 (27:07):
Gertrude, get over here. Gertrude with the knipepad just doesn't
really flow together. But her story is I feel like
it's a little bit of a spoiler because in the
description of the movies it's.

Speaker 3 (27:19):
Not a spoiler, it's based on a true story.

Speaker 1 (27:21):
Because I feel that if you go watch something that
you have no idea about, you have to kind of
present it the same way you would any type of movie.
But the literal description of this movie is Trudy Utterly
overcomes adversity and she becomes the first woman to complete
the twenty mile track from France to England aka the
English Channel. So in the description of the movie, you
know what it's about. But here's how I feel about

(27:43):
these types of spoilers. In particular, if they give it away,
it's okay to talk about it.

Speaker 3 (27:48):
But also, history isn't a spoiler.

Speaker 1 (27:51):
It's true like some things in history I don't know
about and I don't want it, got it.

Speaker 3 (27:55):
It can't be a spoiler if it really happened, like
if you could have learned about it at some point
in time, whether it be.

Speaker 1 (28:00):
A book, it can still be a spoiler, but you
can't be upset about it. Much like the way your
younger brother ruined the end of Ford to be ferrari
for you. He's like, it's it really happened, but still
you didn't know how it happened.

Speaker 3 (28:12):
This is true. Okay, I forgot about that, but still.

Speaker 1 (28:14):
This is something like the whole premise of the movie.
And the reason they made a movie about Trudy Utterly
is because what she accomplished. So you're watching this movie
knowing how it's going to and knowing that she's going
to cross the English Channel and complete it. You don't
know all the hardships, all the hardships, so you don't
know all that. So for me, even if somebody spoils

(28:36):
a movie for me, if it's a good movie, I'm
going to enjoy the journey. But what this movie is about.
You have Trudy at a very young age, who is six.
She has measles. They think she is going to die,
and she ends up pulling.

Speaker 3 (28:50):
Through, which is one of the funniest scenes.

Speaker 1 (28:52):
And then after she has measles, they tell her that
she's not gonna be able to swim because if she
gets in the water she could lose her which measles
is just a wild disease.

Speaker 3 (29:03):
Measles is coming back.

Speaker 1 (29:04):
That's sad because I won't.

Speaker 3 (29:07):
Get on my public health tangent. But there is a
vaccine for it, It's all I'll say.

Speaker 1 (29:11):
But then she wants to swim, and even though her
parents are so scared what would happen if she gets
sick again or if she loses their hearing, she is
able to convince her parents, to her mom, her mom.

Speaker 3 (29:24):
Her mom was awesome.

Speaker 1 (29:25):
Her mom was great. Her dad was the one that
was more hesitant of her swimming, not just because she
was sick, but also because she's a woman, so classic
that was the first hardship she had to overcome. And
what I like about movies like this that are about
a character who overcomes something, and really the main headline
is her crossing crossing the English Channel and all the
training she has to do from not being able to

(29:48):
swim finding a coach, and the movie is also a
story about two sisters, so I always like to find
that underlying story. It kind of reminded me of the
first time I watched La Bamba, which is the story
of Richie Vallen's and his rights to fame. And if
you just look at that trailer of that movie, look
at the description, you think that's what it's going to
be about about it, while it is about him, and

(30:09):
it's a biopic and it gets all into how he
became famous and how he died. At the core of
that movie, it's really a story about two brothers. One
brother who is destined for greatness. His mom is kind
of pushing his career he's like the star child, he's
the favorite, and the other brother is kind of the degenerate,
doesn't really get a whole lot of attention. He's messed

(30:31):
up a lot. And it's how even though they love
each other, they butt heads a lot because they are
so opposite and because one gets more love from the
mom and the other doesn't. Kind Of in that same
way is the parallels between Trudy and her sister, of
Trudy ends up being the one who is the elite swimmer,
even though her sister was also a swimmer, and her

(30:52):
sister goes through these other kind of hardships of how
she is going to find somebody to marry, find a career,
and it's just really hard for both of them. And
even though they are kind of on these opposite trajectories
in life, it is their bond as sisters and how
close they are, how much they look out for each other,
and how much they love each other is really almost

(31:14):
a foundation of this movie. So aside from me being
inspired to want to go out into the sea and
learn how to do the long distance swimming did not
make me want to, uh, there were some parts like
whenever she swims at night, that's literally one of my
worst nightmares, being in open water at night. No, thank you,
that seems terrifying to me.

Speaker 3 (31:33):
Also, just like her sense of and she has a
kind of not a guide boat but alongside her, but
her sense of directionality, which I won't give any spoilers,
there's a part where it's like, oh, no, but I
just you're really good at directions. I could stand in
the ocean, you turn me around a couple times, and
I don't know which way is land it's hot.

Speaker 1 (31:51):
Yeah, I couldn't. I don't even know where to look.
I don't even know what to look for. And not
only the part of just like knowing where you are
and knowing where to go, I think just the level
of exhaustion. Oh you have the same much experience.

Speaker 2 (32:04):
Now.

Speaker 1 (32:05):
The only thing I could relate to in that regard
is I run a lot. I do long distance running.
But I can't imagine being in a place where you're
just in the middle of the ocean. It's just like
you keep pushing yourself. You can't stop, you.

Speaker 3 (32:18):
Can't take a break in the stand. Yeah, you like
float on your back from if you run.

Speaker 1 (32:22):
For that same amount for twenty one miles you can stop,
you can take a break, and you don't risk death
just by slowing down. And it's also the fact that
you're just in open water and there are no rules.
The things in the ocean don't know that you're going
for a record here. They don't care about you. You're
not in like a controlled environment. You are just in

(32:42):
the open water. There are no rules. The sea is unforgiving.
It's gonna do what it wants to you. And that's
why this was such a dangerous thing to attempt, why
so many people have failed, and why she was seen
as like, you're not gonna do this. You're a woman,
There's no way you could possibly achieve this.

Speaker 3 (33:01):
Also, I love that they use what was it, like
lard and like porpoise fat. She seems a little unethical.
Probably to keep me warm, Yeah, And then I guess
the lard is to be able to move. Is the
lard also to keep them warm? Yeah, some of it
to keep move through the water better.

Speaker 1 (33:19):
Maybe that too, But I think what I read is
they put it on to keep them warm because she's
in just the swimsuit. Because I'm freezing water.

Speaker 3 (33:26):
I can't even swim underwater without holding my nose that's
the other day gets embarrassing, diggession.

Speaker 1 (33:31):
Freezing cold, and then all the salt, which I did.
This is one of those movies you watch and go
research a little bit about afterwards, and I'm happy to
report that pretty much everything that happens in the movie
actually happened in real life. I think they changed some
of the timeline as far as when things happen, just
to move it along.

Speaker 3 (33:49):
Also sometimes in movies, because I've listened to a podcast
recently where an author of fiction was talking about how
her movies are gonna be made, movies are gonna be
made from her books, and she was saying, like, audiences
don't necessarily want to see the exact same thing in
the movie, like if you wanted the same thing read
the book. But like a movie, adaptation is meant to
keep people entertained and keep the story moving, and there's
a little bit of like creative liberties that come with

(34:09):
turning a true story or a book into a movie.

Speaker 1 (34:13):
I do like some subtle plot changes. I think of
whenever I read all the Hunger Game books and then
went to go watch those movies in theaters. It's a
little bit less exciting to see it play out exactly
how it did in the book and take it beat
from beat because you know what is going to come.
So it's a little less like oh yeah, that was cool.
It's like, oh yeah, then this happens. Then this happens.
I already read all this. It was almost like you've

(34:33):
already seen the movie before going to see the movie, right,
So I do like some changes, And obviously they're going
to hollywood up it a little Did I say that right?
They're going to hollywood it up a little bit. There
you go, because to take a movie adaptation, you kind
of make some more inspiring moments, to change a little
bit of things, you embellish here and there, and you

(34:54):
still hold the integrity of the story, but also make
it a little bit more entertaining, exciting and uplifting. And
I think Disney has done that pretty well over just
all the inspirational sports movies that they've done.

Speaker 3 (35:07):
Were you saying something about the salt? Is that what
we were? What started this?

Speaker 1 (35:10):
Oh yeah, I was researching coming back after. I just
wanted to see how accurate everything was. And the one
thing they actually didn't include in the movie is due
to the fact that she was submerged in salt water
for so long, her tongue was swollen by the end
of it. Because just imagine you're just and you're taking
in all the salt water, just your I mean, I

(35:31):
just imagine what it does to your skin. But then
your mouth is open, so your tongue just flowed up.
Like you probably changed like this, much like people criticize
my podcast because I have a little lisp because of
my braces, So that's probably, well, you don't like what
I make fun of myself.

Speaker 3 (35:46):
It makes me mad. Fun of me, I know right
here on YouTube, and I don't like that.

Speaker 1 (35:50):
But I'm getting them off soon so people can relax.

Speaker 3 (35:54):
That's okay. Somebody wants on your Instagram ast if I
was pregnant, so.

Speaker 1 (35:58):
People on the internet can get it. They did ask whatever,
I just if they have a thought. You know.

Speaker 3 (36:03):
It's like when you think things, maybe don't ask. People
on the internet are just like, you know what I'm
gonna ask, And.

Speaker 1 (36:08):
It's a lose lose situation. Like with me with my braces,
it's either hey, why don't you smile when I do smile? Hey,
when are you getting those things off?

Speaker 2 (36:15):
Hey?

Speaker 1 (36:15):
You talk like I don't know what to do.

Speaker 3 (36:18):
I did see people asking Taylor Swift if Taylor Shift
was pregnant, and I was like, the woman does a
three and a half hour show and is in the
best shape ever. Like we just we can't win as women.

Speaker 1 (36:27):
But this was a movie that I got more and
more inspired as it went along.

Speaker 3 (36:31):
It was so good.

Speaker 1 (36:32):
It was just I think it was also that we
went into it not expecting a whole lot. I'm also
I think we're both now kind of on a Daisy
Ridley kick.

Speaker 3 (36:38):
Such a big fan of Daisy Ridley. Her acting, her
range is incredible.

Speaker 1 (36:42):
I also went and saw some of the behind the
scenes and to see her actually in the water filming
this movie. Like I don't know if they went to
the English channel exactly, but they actually went out into
open water and filmed some of these scenes, and she
was saying that she became a better swimmer as filming
went on, so it kind of was like the progression
of her character in the movie. I think that's a

(37:04):
pretty big level of commitment because you could easily just
shoot this all in a tank and not have to
go out and actually swim, or you could just get
a stunt double to do it all, and.

Speaker 3 (37:13):
Then they showed pictures at the end of like the Real.

Speaker 1 (37:17):
Pretty part of a True Story movie.

Speaker 3 (37:19):
And again this isn't a spoiler, but she eventually did
loose her hearing due to swimming and having had measles.
But then she devoted her life to teaching deaf kids
how to swim, and it was so sweet and cute,
and they had like pictures and I'm shocked that they
had the footage of her like making it like they
had like video footage of that from the nineteen twenties.

Speaker 1 (37:40):
I don't even have memories of me from like two
thousand to two thousand and seven, and they have stuff
from back in the twenties.

Speaker 3 (37:45):
I don't know what I did yesterday, So to have
footage of I don't even know that I wear any
of my like VHS videos of me as a child
are so the fact that they had that, that's like
seventeen precursors to the VHS.

Speaker 1 (37:58):
Tape, Like that is important. Better roll on us here,
all right. So overall, for Young Woman in the Sea,
what would you rate it?

Speaker 3 (38:06):
Doing it five out of five jellyfish.

Speaker 1 (38:09):
I would give it a strong four point five out
of five pairs.

Speaker 3 (38:14):
Of goggles, but I think I might read the book. Now.

Speaker 1 (38:16):
I like to say I'd go and read the book,
but I know i'd read like two pages and be like,
I'm going to read something else.

Speaker 3 (38:22):
I'll read the book for everyone and report back.

Speaker 1 (38:24):
There we go, It's time to head down to movie.

Speaker 3 (38:31):
Mic Treylar Paul.

Speaker 1 (38:33):
The Sony Spider Versus like that ex boyfriend, You've taken
back time and time again. You've given them a second chance,
given them a third chance, because every time they've told you,
I promise I can change, I'll be better. You keep
going back, But what do they keep doing? Giving you
the same old thing? I keep going back to the
Sony Spider Verse. Well, if you're not familiar with how

(38:56):
Marvel is different, you have the MCU, which is on
Todasney side, and then you have the Sony side, which
really they just have all the villains. It's your more biases,
it's your Madam webs. It is that entire side of
Sony that, unless it's the animated into the Spider Verse series,
it is just sub sub par. And I think for

(39:19):
most people who really don't know or care to know
the difference between the two, it really diminishes the value
of Marvel as a whole when you have a movie
come out last year like Madam Webb and everybody rip
it to shreds. But when it comes to the Venom
franchise within this Sony Spider Verse, the reason I keep
going back to this one so much and expecting something

(39:41):
so different is because I am such a huge fan
of the character Venom. Venom was my first favorite villain
because I was a kid watching Spider Man the animated series,
and to me, Venom was always the coolest because Spider
Man is my favorite superhero and rarely do you have
a villain that that exactly mirrors what the hero is like,

(40:04):
and that is what Venom is. He is a black
and white, extra charged up version of Spider Man, even
though he doesn't really have the Spider capabilities. He is
a symbiot, so it's this alien creature that in the
origin story from the comics, he overtook Spider Man's suit,
so Peter Parker had the black Spider Man suit, and
then he had his first full appearance later when he

(40:27):
inhabited Eddie Brock instead of Peter Parker. So because I
was such a big fan of him, in the comics
Him and the animated show. I was so hyped up
for that first Venom movie, and I think it's because
I had such high expectations for that film that it
really let me down. Really comes down to the look

(40:47):
of Venom that I am just not a big fan of,
and from one to two to now part three, they
haven't really changed a whole lot about it, and that
really bums me up, because when it comes down to it,
I think me as being such a big fan of
the original character and design in the animated show, I
want to see a more comic accurate version of Venom,

(41:07):
and instead what we get is this big, glossy character
that doesn't really have all those same distinct features that
I feel made Venom who he is, and I would
rather him have a matt finish on his skin, a
bigger emphasis on the muscles, and making the teeth look
really jinky and a little bit scary, which is really

(41:28):
what I get from Venom's character in the comic books
is he had more attitude. There was more of a
sinister quality to Venom, and in this movie he really
has more of a comedic tone. They do that for
Venom in that combined with Tom Hardy's performance, who I
think does a pretty good job as Eddie Brock. He
has really committed himself to this role now doing a

(41:50):
third movie, that is a win within itself. But I
just feel like overall the tone of the character is
just a little bit off. So you've talked a lot
here so far about I feel about Venom overall. Will
get into exactly what is going on in this final
chapter of this story, but before we do that, here's
a little bit of Venom the last Dance that is

(42:10):
coming out in October. There's an army coming that cannot
be beaten.

Speaker 3 (42:15):
As long as the Venom last everything, we may not
make it out of this alive.

Speaker 1 (42:23):
Buddy, your time is come.

Speaker 3 (42:27):
Be honest.

Speaker 1 (42:27):
I mean, how fast do you think you can get
that thing you go without killing it on? So I
think that is the big thing you heard there at
the end of the trailer that everybody is talking about
is Venom taking over this horse his body and they
ride off together on this symbio horse, Which that tells

(42:51):
you overall what the tone is going to be in
this movie. It is very campy. It is very fun,
very comical, and I don't like the direction that came
book movies tend to go in when they take that route, Hey,
we're gonna make this fun We're gonna make all these
little jokes. I don't want my comic book movies to
be funny anymore. I think that was so much of

(43:12):
a reflection of the twenty tens that really should have
ended with Endgame, And I know that was something that
Marvel became known for. They're funny and action packed at
the same time, but now it just feels so dated
to me, and I just want to see a straight
ahead finally to this movie. You take away all the
jokes and it comes down to who is going to

(43:34):
live by the end of this film. Is it gonna
be Eddie Brock, Is it gonna be Venom? Are they
gonna go down together? Is one going to survive? Is
one not? Because in this movie they are both being hunted.
Venom is being hunted by the symbiotes who live back
on his planet. It looks like they come down to
Earth and they are just so overpowered and crazy looking,

(43:55):
so he is trying to take them on. And then
you have Eddie Brock being pursued dude by military and
scientists you have Juno Temple playing one of the scientists.
You probably know her as Keighley from ted Lasso. You
also have Danny Rojas from ted Lasso, who, if you
remember from the No Way Home post credit scene, it

(44:15):
was a Venom post credit scene for some reason in
that movie, which is really weird to connect these two.
And the big rumor is Andrew Garfield going to be
and have a cameo in this? Before I put those
two together, I would have said no. And I was
so hell bent on him or Toby Maguire not being
in No Way Home, and we all found out they were.

(44:38):
So do I think Andrew Garfield is going to be
in this one? I kind of hope so, mainly because
I need this movie to have something else going for it.
But at the end of No Way Home, the post
credit scene was Eddie Brock going to a bar and
Danny Rojas is his bartender, And pretty much what you
take away from that is, well, it kind of had
a confused because they reference all the things in the MCU,

(45:00):
But you have Eddie Brock there who is not in
the MCU. He is in the Sony Spider Verse, and
those characters already don't go together. But then at the
start of this trailer you see both Daniel Rojas and
Eddie Brock wearing the exact same outfit that they were
wearing in that post credit scene, So that leads me
to believe that the Last Dance is taking place right

(45:24):
after the events, at least in some weird They had
to have some kind of plan that these two movies
were going to bleed into each other. So if it
wasn't for those details of them wearing the same shirts
of Andrew Garfield being in No Way Home, I would
have said, no, probably not a chance. But now I
think he's open to it. I think he saw all

(45:45):
the love he got after doing that movie. So I
lowered my expectations going into two. I really have even
lower expectations going into three. I'm going to take it
for what it is. This isn't a movie I'm going
to go in and want to ripped to shreds for
the sake of ripping it to shreds. Because I love
the character. I want it to be better than Part two.

(46:09):
But by the looks of this trailer kind of feels
like they're pulling out tricks from the same bag, doing
all the same gags, The action doesn't really look to
be advancing much. The sound design is really the same.
There's nothing really exciting to me about this trailer, and
the one real moment that I think they were expecting
people to really grasp onto them riding away on that

(46:33):
symbiote horse, even that was, oh man, this is really
what they're going with here. But as long as Eddie
Brock doesn't say the line he was in the Amazon
with my mom researching spiders right before he died, I
think will be okay. Venom the Last Dance is coming
out in theaters on October twenty fifth. I will be there,
And again I have to predict that I'm gonna say

(46:54):
that Eddie Brock is going to die because Tom Hardy
had that big post saying goodbye to the character, and
I really don't think he would do that if one
like you said he is done playing Venom. But also
that we're going to have a really definite end, So
I think Eddie Brock will die. But then they'll do
that thing like they did in the No Way Home

(47:14):
post credit scene where you just see the little black
blob start moving at the end of the movie, So
then that would open it up for the symbiote to
take over another person and you go into another trilogy
with another actor. So hey, we have that to look
forward to.

Speaker 2 (47:31):
If that was this week's edition of Movie lin Framer
par and.

Speaker 1 (47:35):
That is gonna do it for another episode here of
the podcast. But before I go, I got to give
my listener shout out of the week. How do you
get one of these and comment one of my videos
on YouTube, on my TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, all those things
you can find always the links to those in the
episode notes of this podcast. But this week I'm going

(47:56):
over to my letterbox, and you're not familiar letterbox. It
is essentially social media for movie lovers. So much like
Facebook is for your grandma, TikTok is for gen Z,
you have Letterbox, which is just a place for film enthusiast,
film nerds, movie buffs, pretty much anybody who listens to

(48:18):
this podcast at any level of movie fan that you are,
and you can go on there and log every single
movie you watch. So I have been making it a
point this year to categorize and list all the movies
that I watch, not only the ones that I review
on this podcast, but even movies I go back and Rewatch,
I log it all there, I give my thoughts, I
give my star rating. So ifever you miss an episode

(48:41):
and you don't want to watch it on YouTube. Like
individual movie reviews that I post there, you can go
over to my letterbox and just see my written reviews.
And this week I'm going over to the comments there.
I got a comment on letterbox from Luke Who, who said,
does this qualify for the listener shout out of the week.
I really look forward to your episodes every week, Mike,
so Luke Who, thank you for following me there. Thank

(49:02):
you for listening every single week. I'm gonna follow you
back on letterbox and see what you watch the look
who you are this week's listener of the week. Thank
you for listening in your car, in your earbuds right now.
Appreciate you. Until next time, go out and watch good
movies and I will talk to you later
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