Summer Horror Month on the podcast continues with a look back at the star-studded thriller “A Perfect Getaway”; plus a review of “River”.
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Things start with a discussion of the highly anticipated new adaptation of Dune and the film’s hefty two-and-a-half-hour runtime. Movies have gotten longer over the years, but is that an excuse? We also talk about the minimalist approach to the poster and the importance of highlighting the entire cast.
The Cannes Film Festival has seen a bevy of interesting movies and news. One of the most interesting things to come out of the fest is the word of a possible new franchise. We discuss whether we would watch — and if it will, in fact, be the most depressing movie series ever.
Sticking with the theme of sad movies, we review one of the saddest movies of the year. River is supposed to be a science fiction drama. It is filled with bad writing, a nonsensical plot twist, and stilted acting. It does not get much sadder than that.
Finally, the month of July is Summer Horror Month here on Adventures in Movies. We kicked things off by diving into the cosmic/body horror film The Beach House (2019). Last week, we took a Summer trip back in time to 1986’s Body Count. This week, we’re packing our bags and heading off to A Perfect Getaway.
This 2009 film definitely stands out among the movies covered during Summer Horror Month. It has a cast filled with big-budget stars and does not have many horror elements. The film’s serial killer reveal might be a little too obvious, but does that prevent it from being fun? Tune in as we discuss!
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