Phil was off today, so I had the pleasure of chatting with young Judd Boaz on this week’s show. We discuss Guillermo del Toro’s latest gothic extravaganza, Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain; Denis Villeneuve’s excellent drug cartel thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin; and boxing drama Southpaw, featuring a jacked-up Jake Gyllenhaal.
In an increasingly prevalent trend among Japanese blockbusters, Attack on Titan: End of the World arrives just weeks after its predecessor. Like Gantz, Parasyte and others before it, it also eschews much of the promise that came with the high concept set-up of part one, replaced by reams of tedious exposition and backstory.
This week on Radio 3’s Morning Brew, I talk to Phil about Pierre Coffin’s new animated prequel, Minions, as well as the Sam Raimi-produced remake of the Steven Spielberg-produced horror flick, Poltergeist. I also give Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet a brief mention.
On this week’s dispatch I get more than a little enthusiastic about George Miller’s return to his hugely influential dystopian action franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road, then Fernando talks about Ana Lily Amirpour’s Iranian vampire drama, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Before that, we get into one of our regular rambling chats about walking, working and finding work-life balance as a freelancer.
00:00 – Theme Music
00:46 – Introduction
01:09 – Revisiting Singapore and Urban Walking
06:10 – Walking, working and freelancing
24:19 – Review of Mad Max:Fury Road
49:55 – Review of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Dark
66:36 – Final Thoughts, End Notes and Outro Music
67:58 – Brief Review Of Kingsman:The Secret Service