After the Credits Episode 205: March Preview

It’s Belle. It’s really BELLE!

Summer is officially here. Seriously? It’s still snowing in Vancouver!

Who cares about the weather. What’s really important is the fact that as far as Hollywood is concerned, summer movie season is here.

Join us this week as Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) delve into the huge list of releases this month. And we mean huge. From big titles like Logan (see it!) to smaller titles like Suntan, March is looking mighty fine.

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Review: Logan

Director: James Mangold (Cop Land, Girl Interrupted, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine)
Screenplay: Michael Green, Scott Frank, James Mangold
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner
Starring: Doris Morgado, Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant
MPAA Rating: R
Running time: 135 min.



My original posting of this review can be found at Quiet Earth


At this point, the superhero genre has devolved into a yearly battle for delivering ever-more bombastic movies. Sometimes they have interesting stories but mostly it’s about big action sequences smashed between some quirky dialog and maybe an inkling of story. Some of these movies are more fun to watch than others but of the comic book adaptations of the last few years, the most interesting work is being done on the small screen – until now.

The marketing suggested that Logan, director James Mangold’s second Wolverine movie, might be in a different class than the rest and this time, the marketing didn’t lie.

This superhero/action/western hybrid unfolds in 2029. In this future, Logan is aging, healing slower than before and caring for Charles Xavier. Their not-so-peaceful living arrangement is up-ended even further when Logan is approached by a woman who wants him to take a little girl named Laura to South Dakota. That meeting sets rolling a whole load of trouble in the form of Donald Pierce, Dr. Rice and an army of mercenaries determined to get their hands on the girl at any cost.
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After the Credits Episode 204: Littlest Hobo Media Spew

Watch out. Here comes the Mennonite mob

Reality TV?! That’s right – we’ve been sucked into the world of reality television but this isn’t exactly “The Bachelor.”

Join us this week as Colleen and I (Letterboxd) delve into some of the material that’s been keeping us busy over the last few weeks including lots of TV, a few books and even a couple of albums!

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After the Credits Episode 203: February Preview

Keanu has a new suit and is ready to kick some ass!

January came and went in the blink of an eye bringing with it a solid assortment of early-year winners as well as a couple of major stinkers. Now February looks to topple the balance of good entertainment. Will it succeed? It’s certainly looking optimistic.

Join us this week as Colleen and I (Letterboxd) mourn Dale’s (Letterboxd) absence before jumping head first into February’s movie offerings which bring everything from cheesy romances to kick-ass action.

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Girls on Pop – Episode 10: 2016 Counted Down

2016 has come and gone and though by the year’s half-way mark it looked like it might be one of the poorest movie years in some time, the latter part turned out to be an abundance of riches, offering up more than enough great movies to make up for the mostly dreadful first half.

So what did we think of last year’s movie crop? What turned out to be our favorites and not so faves? On this momentous episode of Girls on Pop – not only is this our first episode of 2017 but also our first in the double digits – I’m joined by newly minted Row Three contributor and all-around awesome movie maven Melissa McDowell (@MelsyTweets) to count down our favourite movies of 2016.

Along the way we also talk about the poor state of women in Hollywood, some of the close calls that didn’t quite make the list and one or two underrated gems just waiting for discovery.

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After the Credits Episode 202: Littlest Hobo Media Spew

Oh yeah. It’s weird.

A bit of time off during the holiday break means the crew managed to catch up on a lot of TV and movies.

Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) chat about some of the entertainment which keps us occupied over the holiday season, from prestige award hopefuls to some of the best (and strangest) shows currently on TV.

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After the Credits Episode 201: January Preview

Selene is back!

Welcome to 2017!

This show was actually recorded last week but with the holidays, it didn’t make it up before the end of 2016 so it is, instead, our first episode of the new year!

Tune in as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) look ahead to the first releases of the new year and as per usual, there’s an interesting mix dumping ground releases and a number of left over prestige pictures – even though we don’t really talk about them other than in passing since most of them were discussed during our December preview.

Stay tuned because 2017 is going to be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

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Contest: Win Passes to See SILENCE in Vancouver!

Silence opens in theatres on January 6, 2017 but we have a chance for you to be among the first in Vancouver to see it at an Advance Screening on January 4, 7:00pm at Scotiabank Theatre.

Silence is one of Martin Scorsese’s passion projects, being twenty-eight years in the making. Scorsese snapped up the film rights to Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name back in 1989, and the film has been in and out of development since then. With the film now finally complete, SILENCE is perceived as his most personal and deeply felt work to date – a project he was so passionate and “obsessed” with, that it had to be completed.

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After the Credits Episode 200: Littlest Hobo Media Spew

Travelers: The best new show on TV

Travelers: The best new show on TV

I can barely believe it’s here. Not only is the holidays a few days away but we’ve hit episode 200. That’s a lot of talking over the years! Here’s to 200 more!

Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) catch up with some of the stuff we’ve been reading, watching and listening to over the last few weeks!

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