I think it’s safe to say M. Night Shyamalan’s films are hit and miss. There was a time when that wasn’t the case. The Sixth Sense, followed by the superb Unbreakable made it seem like Shyamalan was the next big thing, the director to keep an eye on. But the next few films he released seem to falter in quality. Once The Happening and The Last Airbender were released, it seemed Shyamalan was washed up. Even his Will Smith starring vehicle After Earth didn’t revive his career.
Well, after his last film The Visit and now Split, Shyamalan is finally headed in the right direction again.
After winning the Oscar for Best Picture for his film Argo, Ben Affleck is finally back in the director’s chair again. And he’s gone back to his directing roots, if you will, adapting another Dennis Lehane novel (Gone, Baby, Gone was also a Lehane book).
In 2001, Peter Jackson brought to life the first chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. Now, fifteen years later, the guys discuss what works and what doesn’t, if anything. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
After the hugely successful Spider-Man 2, everyone had high expectations for part 3. Unfortunately, those expectations were not met. Instead we got a movie over-stuffed with villains, cheesy dialogue and Peter Parker dancing in the street. Spider-Man 3 should have been great but instead it was a sad ending to Sam Raimi’s trilogy. Listen to what the guys have to say about it below!
This Halloween the guys decide to dive into a discussion on the made-for-tv movie based on Stephen King’s novel IT. Starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, this film was released as a two-episode mini-series and remains a classic of the horror genre. Does this three hour long film hold up after 26 years?
Todd McFarlane was a big name in comics. In 1992 he created his original character Spawn and unleashed him upon the world. A murdered CIA operative who makes a deal with the devil, Al Simmons is transformed into a supernatural “hell-spawn” who decides to break his deal and fight for justice.
Or something like that.
The film stars Michael Jai White as Simmons/Spawn, John Leguizamo as The Violator (Clown) and Martin Sheen as Jason Wynn.
Is Spawn good? Take a listen and let the guys tell you what they think.
After the Star Wars films wrapped up, George Lucas decided to enter the realm of high fantasy. The result was the Ron Howard directed film about a Nelwyn farmer who becomes the guardian to a newborn baby who is being sought after by an evil queen.
Starring Return of the Jedi cast member Warwick Davis as the titular Willow and Val Kilmer as Madmartigan, the self-proclaimed best swordsman who ever lived.
This is a film from John and Justin’s childhood. Check out what they think about it now. Does it hold up for them?