So what exactly has the ATC crew been consuming over the last few weeks? Movies. A lot of movies.
Forget “endless summer.” We’re officially into endless June.
I mean, how many movies can you possibly release in a month? Apparently many though how many will actually be seen by any great number of people remains to be seen. Still, June offers up a little something for everyone so there is that to get excited about.
Also, much fangirling from me about Wonder Woman.
Let there be movies!
In a slight change of pace for the crew, in addition to huge amounts of television, this past month we’ve also been watching a heck of a lot of movies.
Join us as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) touch base on what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to and this month including some minor gushing about a couple of shows with Canadian ties.
We have officially entered summer movie season and this year, it seems the studios are really entrenching themselves in the concept that if a tentpole is opening on any given weekend, nothing else can open for at least two weeks because they won’t make any money.
At least that’s what it feels like looking at this month’s calendar which includes a couple of potentially huge blockbusters spread a few weeks apart with only a few titles of interest to tide viewers over.
Though it’s now been out for a few days and you’ve most likely already seen it, the conversation behind the scenes here about the posting of The Dark Tower trailer turned into a rather amusing chat about how little a few of us care for the source material.
There’s a lot of love in the world for Stephen King (I’m a fan of a swatch of his work) but from the moment an adaptation of “The Dark Tower” was announced, fans whipped themselves into the kind of frenzy generally reserved for comic book movies and Star Wars. Every announcement and setback were dissected for the smallest ounce of information and the project, which seems to have been in production for years, has morphed from series to movie to some combination of the two.
Idris Elba stars as The Gunslinger, a man who travels through a world that is parts Old West/apocalyptic nightmare/Mordor, in search of The Man in Black (the devil himself apparently – played by Matthew McConaughey in rather great casting) and the mythical Dark Tower which, he hopes, will save the world. Into this mess comes a boy from our world and together with The Gunslinger, the two have to save the Dark Tower in order to save both worlds.
As has become a sort of norm with the crew, this month’s what we’ve been watching is both chalk full of older titles and a whole load of TV, some new, mostly returning.
Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) touch base on what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to and this month, both Colleen and I have fallen into the abyss of Richard Simmons and it’s fascinating stuff.
It’s here! The long awaited return of Sarah (@iBrockely)!
Sarah finally decided to take a break from school and we met up on a semi-clear, not so warm evening to record a show on the patio of a local dive bar.
We were mostly undisturbed except for the occasional interruption to order more food and beer. Sarah and I (@themarina) managed to have a pretty long winded conversation covering everything from a bunch of new trailers to recent hints from the Hollywood establishment that they’re not too thrilled with the way Netflix is throwing their billions around.
We’re getting the band back together! Or more accurately, we got the band back together!
After a couple of episodes with one member short, this month we managed to find a time that worked for everyone involved and what a reunion it was. If only the month looked better…
Join us as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) walk through the April releases and marvel at how it doesn’t look like much of a summer release month. I guess the world has stopped fighting the force that is the Fast and the Furious franchise. If only the new entry looked better…
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.