We dare to face the heartbreak and horror of the dark fairytale “Moon Garden” and the almost unbearably hard-to-watch “Soft & Quiet”.TRIGGER WARNING. ONE OF THE MOVIES THIS WEEK DEALS WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STRONG LANGUAGE
There is a LOT of movie news this week!
Beetlejuice is an absolute classic, so the news of a sequel was met with lots of excitement. But the original came out over three decades ago. And Tim Burton has not made a good movie in decades. Plus, sequels made years after the fact do not tend to do well. Are we still excited? We discuss this, along with the surprising Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer and Danzig’s adventures on the French Riviera.
Then it’s on to our featured review.
Moon Garden sounds like one of those movies that kids will love. It boasts fantastic imagery, outrageous characters, and an awesome villain. How did it end up being one of the most difficult films we have ever watched, and why?
In another case of style over substance, we try to figure out the audience for this movie and question the casting.
Plus, we take a look at the recent Netflix film Soft & Quiet.
We have covered some difficult movies on this show. Soft & Quiet may top the list. Both of us were left affected and have a lot to say.
Perhaps surprisingly, both of us had drastically different opinions. We agreed that there were some definite flaws, but one of us would never wish this on anyone, while the other felt this was something worth seeing.
There is no doubt it is a topical movie, but is it an important film of this generation? Would it have made a greater impact if it were released at a different time?
What was the point of Soft & Quiet, and did it take things too far?
All this and more on our latest show.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about a sure standout of 2023 and one of the biggest horror films of 2022, Blackberry and Smile.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partners in crime Danny Martinez and Blake Heath discuss indie and genre movies you have have never heard of, the ones you cannot hear enough about, and the ones you never want to hear about again.
We begin with a talk about two of this year’s biggest and most controversial releases. The latest Indiana Jones film was met with a mixed reaction at Cannes. Meanwhile, on this side of the ocean the director of The Flash releases a huge spoiler. How is this good news for Indy and bad news for the DCEU?
One of our most popular episodes was a show we did centered around erotic thrillers. For whatever reason, we have not covered one in a long time. This week we return to the subject with a fresh take on the genre out of Argentina. The Attachment Diaries is a stylish neo noir that tackles some heady topics. The film is well-written, boasts two strong lead performances, and is unafraid to get graphic. But does pacing and an abrupt ending destroy all the good will?
There are arguably more movies about sharks than any other subject. There were so many that it was almost impossible to fin this week’s feature on Tubi. Shark in Venice proves the number of good ones is much smaller. Are two big name stars (at least, the siblings of A-listers) enough to save a plot that is unsure of what it wants to be?
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.