It has been a while since we have talked about Star Wars, but the current state of the once-revered franchise has us reminiscing about what the movies meant to us as children and where it is now. We discuss the absence of movies and how that is a good thing, and the surprising popularity of the franchise’s television shows.
Another favorite from our youths was the first two Alien movies. The series has fallen so far since that younger audiences may have trouble believing just how groundbreaking the original movie was. Fede Alvarez has seen a similar fall from grace, though in a much shorter amount of time. After wowing audiences with his Evil Dead remake, his follow-ups have been disappointing to horrible. Can the two save each other?
Unwelcome is a tonal mess. It is incredibly disturbing, cartoonishly silly, and surprisingly gory. The great performances and interesting stories are undermined by oddly artificial set pieces. With a movie that has this many pros and cons, it comes as no surprise that we have different opinions about it.
Triangle of Sadness is filled with great performances, biting satire, and great characters. We talk about its simple and nonchalant storytelling and how it is still a difficult movie to describe. We also discussed whether we thought it had a shot at winning the top prize at the recent Oscars (this episode was recorded prior to the ceremony).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we discussed our thoughts on elevated vs. entertaining horror films. We talked about Children of the Corn, one of the most awful Stephen King adaptations in years. So why did we unironically love it? We also reviewed the arthouse horror film Enys Men.
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 a good mystery. Hercule Poirot, ensemble casts, television shows, we enjoy them all. Though its target audience has always skewed older, we are huge fans of Murder, She Wrote. Recent news of a movie has us excited and we talk about who would make a great Jessica Fletcher. The 2019 Hellboy remake was a critical and commercial disaster. Still, few were surprised another reboot was in the works. The latest version seems to be taking a more streamlined approach but will audiences care?
Undying Love seemed like the perfect pick. It has a thumbnail reminiscent of something out of the 1990s, the plot follows a troubled youth being entangled with a beautiful vampire, and the word “erotic” constantly comes up in descriptions of the film. The fact that it came out in 2022, only made it that much more interesting.
We like to consider ourselves champions of indie film so when this movie that was released in 2022 looked like something from decade, it did not faze us. And as it turns out, Undying Love actually came out in 1991 though it looks like it was made in 1981. Even that would not be problem; the acting, story, and characters, however…
Dance With Death came out in 1992 and looks like it. With a cast that includes Martin Mull and Lisa Kudrow in her first credited screen role, the film certainly has star power. The story may be bare bones (a reporter goes undercover as a topless dancer to catch a killer), but there is plenty of intrigue and great characters. It certainly does not skimp on the nudity, but there is much more to the movie than a bunch of naked women.
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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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