After the Credits Episode 210: June Preview

SHE ARRIVES!

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.

Join Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) as we jump deep into the abyss of June to break down what’s coming on a weekly basis.

Also, much fangirling from me about Wonder Woman.

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After the Credits Episode 209: Littlest Hobo Media Spew – April

Let the obsession begin!

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.

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After the Credits Episode 208: May Preview

Last meal?

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.

Join us as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) look at what’s coming in May.
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Trailer: The Dark Tower

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.

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After the Credits Episode 207: Littlest Hobo Media Spew – March

Richard Simmons has totally made a come-back. Sort of.

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.

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Girls on Pop – Episode 11: Hollywood Hates Netflix

He’s baaaaack!

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.

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After the Credits Episode 206: April Preview

Anne Hathawy losing her shit is definitely one of the highlights of the month

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…

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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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