It's a short hop in the WABAC this week as Snooty and Goon review the brilliantly crazy (and crazily brilliant) 2018 debut movie from Boots Riley! But don't worry, they only use Fair Trade criticism in this review, so it's 100% ethically reviewed.
Empty your cup, that you might quench your thirst for knowledge with Snooty and Goon of this American kung fu cinematic experience that brought two Hong Kong film legends together for the purpose of teaching a white kid from Boston the secrets of the art.
Real talk: adapting an obscure Canadian manga-themed six volume graphic novel series that mined its deeply nostalgic visual aesthetic from 70s-era video games was never going to be a box office hit. But in the hands of Edgar Wright, it makes for one hell of a visual treat! Join Snooty and Goon in the WABAC as they look at this quirky little 2008 film that deserves a lot more attention than it got.
It's a kids' movie, and a cartoon, and based on a 6-year-old reboot of an aging franchise, AND primarily a vehicle for advertising new toys. So how the hay can it actually be good? Join Goon and (the truest version of) Snooty to find out!
Adventure! Intrigue! Excitement! All of these things were promised, and all of them were delivered with the digital fanfare worthy of a Star Wars prequel. Snooty and Goon hop into their WABAC to take a look at this early-2000s love letter to the action serials of yesteryear. Take to the skies and fly along!
Men and Women! Media and Politics! Life and Death! Titanic themes clash in this fast-talking, quick-witted screwball comedy from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Armed with their stolen WABAC, Snooty and Goon take a trip to yesteryear to visit a time when comedies were still actually funny on purpose.
200 episodes! That's a lot of time to waste on talking about movies. But instead of visiting the highs, the lows, and the talking points of something recent, Snooty and Goon instead share their darkest secrets: the guilty pleasure movies they can't resist. Somewhere beyond good cinema, beyond bad cinema, and beyond so-bad-it's-good cinema, lies movies like these, the guilty pleasures you can't defend but can never give up.
With the regular crew down for the count, Professor Science and Captain Action take a crack at an old 80's classic, that rare sci fi comedy that tackles big philosophical issues while sidestepping its own much larger social and racial issues. It's BYOL (bring your own laser) as the show is taken over by Action and Science!
Classic war movies feature cigar-chomping, fearless, John-Wayne-type macho men as their leads. But what if instead a war movie sung the praises of a mathematician who saved more lives than any single soldier in the history of warfare? You'd wind up with this week's retro review, which takes Snooty and Goon on a WABAC trip to Bletchley Park in World War II. Don't forget your crosswords!
What would happen if Johnny Five from Short Circuit was just a little bit sexier (preference depending)? Alex Garland seeks to answer that very question in this 2014 sleeper sci fi film that took home a well-deserved Oscar despite most people skipping it. Snooty and Goon feel like it's worth another look, and they hope you will too.
Snooty and Goon are trapped in the Mountaintop Fortress/Recording Studio, and the only way to keep their sanity is to review the garbage fire of a movie they've been forced to watch for a week straight. Nintendo's first and only foray into cinema is awful, but there must be something in it worthwhile. Right?