After running in circles with their Cars sequel, Pixar is back in form with this original tale about the importance of family, passion, music, love, and death. But don't worry about that last part. It's not so bad. Join Snooty and Goon on their trip through the Land of the Dead!
"Quality" is a tricky word to apply to art. Is it the measure of a work's objective merit, or is it closer to the broader reaction of the work's audiences? That question spawned the entire film genre of "So Bad It' s Good," and there is perhaps no better example than the subject of this based-on-a-true-story film. Join Snooty, Goon, and Substream Magazine's Leigh Monson as they pick apart the picking apart of the best-worst film ever made!
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!
In this double-length review, Snooty blows his voice out with his passion for DC criticism and Goon longs for cartoons as they square off against the culminations of DC's major movie scheme. The League is united, fans are divided, and tempers are running hot. Let's rumble!
Think another weighty, turgid comic book movie will leave you feeling thor in the morning? Think again! Join Snooty and Goon as they take a look at Marvel Studios' latest sequel, embracing the fun and frivolity of living gods smashing the crap out of each other for our amusement!
Sorry folks, but bit of bad news on our Thor: Ragnarock review. Some unforeseen technical issues arose, Snooty got summoned to Jury Duty and in his rage at other people actually thinking "They are his peers" he may have thrown some things at some important equipment needed for recording.
So, while Snooty suffers through passing judgement on others (seriously, I would think he would love doing that, its like his favorite hobby!) I, your humble Goon, wait for replacement parts and equipment to arrive to repair the damage. Worry not though, our dear listeners. We promised you a Thor review, and a Thor review you shall have! Just not this week. Next week. Review is coming next week.
You guys trust me, right?
What do you do with a dark comedy that isn't funny, a thriller that isn't thrilling, a mystery with no mystery, and a satire with nothing to say? You call it Suburbicon! Join Snooty and Goon as they bemoan this misfire of a movie, which gets it wrong from start to finish.
Firefighters never seem to get their due in movies, and that goes double for the brave men and women who battle wildfires. But this biopic based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots looks to correct that omission as it tackles a surprisingly recent national tragedy. Join Snooty and Goon as they brave deadly forest fires from the comfort of their theater chairs!
If your loved ones were hurt in an unspeakable act of violence, how far would you go for justice? Lucky for Snooty and Goon, they don't have any loved ones (not even each other). But they both love Jackie Chan, and this week they're digging into this political thriller!
Another blast from the distant past gets its sequel, which is set even further in the far-flung future. Confused? Good! Now try to wrap your head around the line drawn between human and non-human in a world where humans make humanlike non-humans to do human jobs that humans don't want to do. Then throw in examinations on the unreliability of and ownership of memories, environmental conservation in a post-environment world, human interaction with marketable non-physical companions, and the extreme convenience of flying cars. Is that too much for you? Don't worry! Snooty and Goon are here to break it all down.
It's a true story, and an incredible story, but is it a good story to make into a movie? Snooty and Goon grapple with that question as they follow the exciting life and times of Tom Cruise as a patriotic smuggler extraordinaire!
Editor's Note: Snooty can't correctly say the last name of director Doug Liman because he's secretly also a goon. Don't tell anyone.
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