On this week’s show I discussed the fourth film in the hugely popular dino-park films, Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio, and then Phil and I look back over the life and career of Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away this week, aged 93.
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
Much like how Parasyte Part 1 suffered from being all set-up, so its sequel, Parasite – Completion, is similarly hobbled by being mostly a series of climactic stand-offs and philosophical summations, with precious little build-up or satisfactory pay-off.
Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise The Hunger Games. Even with a central cast that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s young elite, and a supporting roster boasting at least two Oscar winners, Insurgent is the awkward middle chapter in a saga crippled by a nonsensical narrative and derivative aesthetic that no amount of flashy CGI action can rescue.