We discuss “The Wrath of Becky” with the filmmakers, plus dive into shark horror and review the erotic thriller “The Attachment Diaries”.
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?
We also talk about some soon-to-be-released horror movies, including The Wrath of Becky. One of us had the chance to see this at its World Premiere at SXSW, and it was one of the bloodiest movies we had seen in a while, with one of the coolest kill scenes. As a sequel, it definitely ups the ante from 2020’s Becky. Lulu Wilson returns as the eponymous Becky alongside Seann William Scott.
We had the pleasure of chatting with directors Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote about the film, what inspired the script, what fans can expect, the decision to cast Sean William Scott and what he brings to the table, and if we can expect to see more of badass Becky in action.
Then it’s on to our featured review.
One of our most popular episodes was a show 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 do pacing and an abrupt ending destroy all the goodwill?
Finally, we welcome summer with a retro review of a shark movie.
There are arguably more movies about sharks than any other subject. (There were so many that it was almost impossible to find this week’s feature on Tubi.) But 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? Tune in to find out!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about the most shocking movie on Netflix, Soft & Quiet.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partner in crime 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 love covering indie films. It is especially fun when you get to see something really special. Still, it is hard not to worry that these little movies will not find a home. We do not expect these releases to have Barbie levels of success (though that would be awesome); we just want audiences to have the chance to see them.
This is why channels like Shudder are so important. Movies like You’ll Never Find Me have an opportunity to be seen and hopefully appreciated. We also talk about the genius of Taylor Swift and the power of her fans. We also look ahead to the last full week of September.
Werewolves have an interesting place in horror. They are one of the most popular monsters, but they are often treated as cute or funny. A strange fate for a creature that is rooted in tragedy. Shaky Shivers is the latest werewolf film with a silly spin. We talk about its performances, comedy, and surprising tie to Fast & Furious.
When people talk about how they dislike foreign movies, they do not think of the works of Park Chan Wook or J-Horror. It is not influential giallo or the body horror from France that turns audiences off either. For whatever reason, people equate foreign movies as “too artsy”. This week’s feature presentation is a great example of why.
The Origin of Evil has all the right ingredients for a fun and twisting narrative. There are wacky characters, an engaging mystery, and some hard hitting moments. It is also strangely paced, constantly anticlimactic and the writing seems unsure of itself. It does just about everything well, but nothing stands out.
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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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