This week, we review two wildly different films, the newly released “Bootyology” and the upcoming true-crime thriller “The Black Mass”.
We begin as we always do by diving into the latest and greatest horror news.
Barbie finally relinquished the top box office spot in a close race. It was extremely close and did nothing to make us believe that the pink phenom is done at theaters. The question becomes, will it reclaim number one? We also talk about National Cinema Day and why 50 Cent is so pissed.
Then it’s on to our new movie spotlight.
Bootyology is a refreshing change of pace. Even the silliest movies we cover have an air of seriousness around them. This mockumentary about two white rappers who rap exclusively about butts has nothing serious to say, however. But is it too silly? Its subject matter means it is going to go for low-hanging fruit. And as awesome as The Booty Boys are, the duo are incredibly dumb. Bootyology then becomes a case of whether the pros outweigh the cons.
On the other end of the spectrum is this week’s feature presentation.
The Black Mass is a true crime thriller about the twenty-four hours leading up to a gruesome rampage. It is methodical, creepy, and has a third act that is hard to stomach. It also revolves around one of the most overused subjects in true crime.
Devanny Pinn did not make it easy for herself in her feature debut. We have talked about our dislike of Bundy films. Even if you ignore the fact that he is always glamorized, there is just a glut of releases centered around him.
The Black Mass strips away all of the serial killer’s power and focuses on the evil around him. But did Pinn do enough to make it stand out?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked with filmmaker Zach Passero about his animated feature, The Weird Kidz.
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 may give our opinions on a few movies each week, but it is rare that we go back and remind the audience that they have to go out and watch something. Lovely, Dark, and Deep is the rare exception. We have absolutely gushed about it since we first saw it last year and are glad to see it has finally been released in theaters. There are a lot of options on what to spend your theater bucks on, but this is an absolute must-see.
True Detective: Night Country was over before it began and we have a lot to talk about. We also discuss just how close the world came to getting a Truth or Dare 2 (not the Madonna version). But the strangest news of the week just may have been who has been attached the the Bee Gees biopic.
Night of the Cobra Woman is a strange movie. The story of a woman who is bit by a cobra who apparently has to sleep with men to remain young never really materializes. A person’s first appearance sees assault then kill a woman while his last scene is him saving the day. People realize their significant others are in danger and just leave. Nothing makes sense and it looks like everyone involved had no idea what they were doing. At least the make up effects were good.
Stopmotion is the exact opposite. The story of a talented artist who becomes obsessed with their work is not new to horror. But the performances, effects, and storytelling in the film are fantastic. Though this is live action, it also includes some great animated moments. The horror is expertly done and there is something for all genre fans to enjoy.
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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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