We go on a dark ride with one of our favorites in “The Passenger” and see if the much-anticipated “Natty Knocks” lives up to expectations.
We begin, as always, with talk of the latest horror headlines.
Barbie continues its box office onslaught, but how did it fare against Haunted Mansion? And what would have happened if it had come out at the same time in 2019?
What kid has not, at one point or another, dreamed of being an astronaut? Who has not gazed at the stars or wondered what is out there? How many have demanded the upcoming streaming service from NASA?
Then it’s on to our featured new movie reviews, including one “not for everyone” indie horror hit and a highly anticipated, star-studded miss.
We have reviewed four movies with Kyle Gallner on our humble little podcast. From his underserved role in Smile to the amazing Dinner in America, the actor has shown incredible range. The Passenger sees him in another role, unlike anything we have seen. But is that a good thing?
Teaming up legends Robert Englund, Bill Moseley, and Danielle Harris is a great way to draw in genre fans. And the sheer power seems like enough for a good time.
With the rest of the cast putting in strong performances and the director of Halloween 4 at the helm, there seemed to be no way Natty Knocks could fail. So, what happened?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about the Fantasia World Premiere of Sympathy for the Devil.
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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