December 27th, 2017
In a world, where elves are rich and powerful, orcs are thugs and fairies…well pretty much just annoy humans and are seen as tiny pests that like to eat out of bird feeders but can easily be bested by a household broom.
That’s right folks we take a look at the newly released 2017 Netflix original film Bright directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Suicide Squad) starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. In an alternate present day of Los Angeles where humans live among fairies, orcs as well as elves, LAPD officer Ward (Smith) is back on the streets with the departments first orc race hire Nick Jakoby (Edgerton), after recovering from a gunshot wound he endured in the line of duty. After responding to a disturbance call Ward and Jakoby end up in a whirlwind of magic and chaos during which they encounter an elf named Tikka. Tikka has left the inferni which is a secret society whose mission is to return the dark lord to reign hell on earth, she also has the gift of being a “Bright” which are the only ones and few among the earth that can use a magic wand make your wildest dreams and fantasy a reality, or simply bring doom and despair to anyone who stands in your way.
Bright is a unique film experience overall, while it obviously has its core formula of being a buddy cop movie it also has the fantasy element set in present day which is something not totally at the fore front of Hollywood’s radar in movies. Sure, you have vampires and movie monsters, but not too much of characters written in folklore. The movie can be predictable at some points, while others are stereotypical of your normal action flick. On the flip side of the coin you have a present day reality with many fantasy elements that’s very creative in its writing and dialogue which makes for an interesting blend on screen.
So kick back and enjoy super film fans, it sure will be a bumpy and magic filled ride.
December 22nd, 2017
We are the night! By that I mean we are three guys that just happen to review movies usually at night for your listening pleasure.
This week as we continue our Merry F!@#ing Xmas theme of jolly episodes, we review the 1992 super hero flick, Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito directed by Tim Burton. In this outing the caped crusader is back as he takes on The Penguin and Catwoman as they wreak havoc on the city of Gotham during the holiday season all the while Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) is doing is own evil bidding in the city.
Is this a holiday film you may ask? Of course it is! I mean there’s snow on the ground, they light up a giant Christmas tree in Gotham Square, people have presents and people are wishing one another happy holidays. For a sequel, and for a superhero sequel to boot, the movie does a wonderful job on many levels. You get to see the origins of not just one but TWO coveted villains of Batman lore with the bonus of seeing them very well portrayed on the big screen. Next up the story is well written to where it’s not drawn out and keeps you entertained from beginning to end and lastly, Keaton dons the cowl once again for a superb performance as the dark knight.
Put on your rubber suit (without bat nipples), grab the batarang, and strap in to the batmobile as we go full thrust on this episode.
December 13th, 2017
Jingle bells, batman smells, Sinbad cracks a joke, and Arnie saves the day hey!
As we continue our Merry F@#&ing Xmas we take a trip down that good ole holiday memory lane as we review 1996s Jingle All The Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In this wacky outing Arnie trades his machine guns for candy canes. After letting his son Jaime (played by Jake Lloyd, future Anakin Skywalker) down numerous times by letting work get in the way, he goes for the Hail Mary to make it up to him by getting the season’s hottest toy, the Turbo Man action figure while trying to get it on the worst day of shopping, Christmas Eve.
As long as you take the movie as it is, which at the core it’s simply just a holiday comedy for kids, then you won’t be disappointed. If you try to take it serious by any means then you are most definitely setting yourself up for a letdown. I have no clue as to why you would even remotely try to take this film seriously when Arnold punches out a reindeer followed by having a beer with it in the back yard!
So sit back with a cup of hot cocoa, some fresh baked cookies, find your Christmas spirit and have a listen.
December 13th, 2017
We blew it! We had a bit of a snafu with our recording equipment guys but click right on that play button to hear our final thoughts on this holiday classic! We hardly ever fuck up so cut us some slack its Christmas time after all!
December 6th, 2017
Looks like we’ll have to register this episode as awesome! As we kick off our Merry F@!king Xmas with the bros this month with holiday themed movies we pick a movie that doesn’t get as much recognition as a Christmas movie and honestly I have no clue as to why.
This week leading off our MFX month we go with the 1987 film Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson, and Danny Glover. Perhaps one of the best buddy cop movies around. Danny Glover stars as Det. Roger Murtaugh who after finding out the daughter of an old friend is murdered he gets teamed up with fresh transfer and newly assigned partner Det. Martin Riggs who everyone thinks has a death wish. As they dig deeper in their investigation it leads them down a rabbit hole filled with guns, explosions and heroin in Los Angeles.
This is such a great movie on so many levels, from cinematography, acting and script it’s fantastic from start to finish. Directed by Richard Donner (the whole Lethal Weapon franchise, Superman, The goonies) and written by Shane Black (The Last Boy Scout, The Nice Guys) the movie has no doubt the sense of Hollywood flare to it but it also has the gritty authentic elements of real life thrown in for good measure. Furthermore how can you not forget its status of being solidified in cinema history with a release during one of the best summers at the box office in the glorious year of 1987.
Kick back with a beer, a three stooges marathon, and possibly a Beretta under the ole Christmas tree and listen to this one.
November 30th, 2017
Simon says listen! This week we drop a bonus episode for you guys instead of something from our regular programming, however hopefully for a good reason you’ll soon find out.
We watch and take a look back at 1993s Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock. Sly stars as John Spartan who after the arrest of notorious criminal Simon Phoenix it’s revealed that innocent bystanders were killed and Spartan is to blame. They freeze him in a cryogenics prison as punishment, but when Phoenix escapes from cryogen stasis after a parole hearing the San Angeles Police Department thaws out the detective as their only hope to catch the mad man.
The movie is nostalgic in its own right for the simple fact of being an over the top action movie with so many wild one liners, as well as action from one of the most familiar faces of the genre. For being a futuristic movie from the early 90s it’s definitely worthy of a watch to get your fill of testosterone fueled action.
So sit back and turn on your favorite wall to wall mini tunes radio station, maybe have a rat burger, maybe some high tech sex, and be well.
November 23rd, 2017
We got drugs, hookers, guns, booze, hookers!!! Ok, not really but this movie sure does have all of that and then some including a tasteful donkey show.
That’s right film fans the bros go down memory lane as we review 1984s Bachelor Party starring Tom Hanks. Hanks plays Rick Gassko who after many years of just living it up with his pals decides he’s going to settle down and get married to his girlfriend Debbie. His buddies decide to throw one last hoorah before he becomes unavailable. 80s chaos ensues while Rick parties like an animal while everyone is knee deep in booze, drugs, and women while also managing to not get killed by Debbie’s crazy ex-boyfriend.
The movie was much funnier as we were younger and more juvenile but it was nice to take a trip back down the road of nostalgia. While the movie wasn’t gut busting hilarious, it was still funny and was great to see 80s Tom Hanks when he was doing comedic roles before he made the huge shift to drama.
Bust out the big hair, drugs, women and animal shows for this episode.
November 14th, 2017
It's all posh and shites this week on our show film fans as we review not just a dirty movie, but a fucking filthy movie filled with drugs, sex, and alcohol.
That's right we went with 2014s Filth starring James McAvoy. McAvoy plays Bruce Robertson who is a drug addicted, drunken, bi-polar, hallucinating scoundrel bastard of a detective trying to solve a murder of a Japanese student.
The movie is exactly how it's titled...just filth, but not in a completely bad way because you just see how one man while trying to hold on to his humanity and win back his wife and daughter just completely spiral out of control into the abyss of utter chaos. He bullies his friends, he belittles his co-workers, while doing just about every drug he can get his hands on while still battling all the skeletons in his closet.
McAvoy delivers a great performance in this film and that's pretty much what makes it bearable. Definitely worth the watch if you like the type of movies in this genre.
Kick back, pour yourself a wee glass of whiskey, and listen aye.
October 31st, 2017
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*in ring announcer voice* In one corner we have the master of horror himself John Carpenter and his 1978 masterpiece Halloween starring the scream queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis! In the other corner we have the demon speeder himself Rob Zombie with his 2007 remake of Halloween! Both of which feature the man from the depths of hell, the man of pure evil, armed with only a butcher knife and sheer brute strength…the man..the myth…the boogeyman himself…Michael Myers!! Let’s get it on!
That’s right film fans, as we close out our Brotober series this month here at film bro studios we do a dual movie review comparison of Halloween. Both movies star the evil antagonist Michael Myers who after committing murder as a young boy is sent to a psychiatric hospital where he then escapes to come back and wreak havoc on his home town. He stalks Laurie Strode and her friends ultimately killing them and fighting to the death with Laurie in the end, but is he dead? The sequels kind of spoil that.
With the help of our special guest Brent we review both of these films and talk about the good and the bad in their own equal rights given the fact they were done almost three decades apart.
Just remember fans if you’re a horny teenager and need to give into those “desires” don’t use an abandoned house, or another family’s bed or else end up stabbed or choked out. If you have a bitchin van, use it instead. That way you can out run the serial killer slow walk of death. Happy screaming and of course Happy Halloween!
October 25th, 2017
Who ya gonna call? Well in this case The Monster Squad! That's right folks it's the 1987 film directed by Fred Deckker, written by (Shane) Black and Deckker. Continuing on with our month long Brotober series Wade selected this 80's cult classic as his pick of the week and man was it a nostalgia filled romp getting to revisit it.
In the film a group of unlikely kids are the only thing standing in the way of Dracula and his gang of monsters (including Frankenstein or Frankenstein's monster if you're a purist dickhole, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and Gil-Man) from taking over the world using a magical amulet that has the power to turn the tide of good vs. evil. It's only up to them to discover Draculas evil plot and stop him from destroying all life as we know it.
The movie is classic 80's fantasy and definitely hasn't aged as well as some of it's same time period contemporaries, but if you enjoy a decent and entertaining stroll down memory lane then definitely check this one out, especially if you're a fan of Universal's classic monsters and you've never seen it before.
So get ready and grab your wooden stakes and do your best Van Helsing impersonation and send those monsters back to where they came from and join the crew in The Monster Squad!