We are settling into our bi-monthly episode schedule, and we have a ton of movies to talk about. Unfortunately, so many of them are just aggressively average so there’s not much in-depth discussion we can have.
Kristen is done with the Has Fallen trilogy, Good Boys is funny but no Superbad, Rocketman is great but follows a very familiar formula, Ready or Not needed to choose what kind of horror it wanted to be, and IT: Chapter Two was a bit too much all around.
In March of 1999, two siblings released a passion project that would have far reaching cinematic implications. Combining a love of science-fiction, martial arts, philosophy and even a bit of anime, the Wachowski’s released a film that took everyone by surprise. Made on a budget of $60 million The Matrix made over $460 million at the box office, while also ushering in a new era of cinematography, visual effects and productions design that moved the entire film industry forward. the Matrix would spawn sequels, video games, comic books, and a rabid fan base that just wanted more. It made us fear technology, question our reality, and confirm that Keanu Reeves was an action superstar. As The Matrix celebrates its 20th anniversary, lets take the re pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
We’re back to talk about what we have been up to for the last month as Katie gave birth to a baby! Turns out that you don’t see a lot of movies in the theater when you spend a lot of time at the hospital. But we all liked Detective Pikachu, and Kristen saw John Wick 3 and liked it a lot.
Next episode, we are doing something we are calling Deep Dive for now, and we’re going to have a thorough conversation about The Matrix Trilogy. What it changed in the industry, good and bad, and what is the lasting legacy of it. If you would like to follow along at home, watch The Matrix, Reloaded and Revolutions before next week!
SPOILERS, I REPEAT, SPOILERS. We saw Avengers: Endgame on opening night and we have lots to talk about including: What actually happened, who died, what arcs we loved / hated, and what the ending means for the next phase of the MCU. If you haven’t seen Endgame yet, wait to listen to this episode!
We are big fans of a tiny penguin named Steve in Disney Nature’s Penguins, and we love the bonkers mystery present in Under the Silver Lake. Afterwards we talk about some Non-MCU Superhero movies that we like, and hate, as we gear up for Avengers: Endgame.