June is one hell of a month this year. On what is now the Interjections Third Anniversary podcast, Cory and Tristan discuss a mere thirteen films on the way to one of their biggest episodes yet.
That’s right, June 13th was the inception of the Interjections discussions (and it also happens to fall on Cory’s birthday). With that in mind, and a bit of busy work days last week, we decided to pack two weeks into one for a blockbuster conversation. On top of that, several films we’d been clamoring to see dropped all at once. In order, we cover:
1) Tag – Jeremy Renner and his team of pals have been playing a game of tag for thirty years in this comedy also starring Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress.
2) The Incredibles 2 – The long-awaited sequel to what some say is Pixar’s greatest film. Was it worth the wait? Meet back up with the Parr family as they take on the last fifteen years of superhero films, and Mr. Mom.
3) Ocean’s 8 – Sandra Bullock recruits seven like-minded ladies for the perfect heist – a super-expensive diamond necklace at the Met Gala. She uses her genetic skills to craft the perfect crime (turns out, she’s Danny Ocean’s hereto unforeseen sister.)
4) Social Animals – an Austin set romantic comedy starring Noel Wells and Josh Radnor as they navigate how hard it is to actually make a good romantic comedy.
5) Ibiza – Netflix ponied up the money for Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson to take a vacation in Barcelona and the nearby island of Ibiza. They meet super-hunk DJ Richard Madden there.
6) Action Point – Jackass patriarch Johnny Knoxville pulls off some pranks in this loosely comedic romp in the fictional Action Point theme park, based on the shoddy Action Park from 1970’s northern NJ.
7) Book Club – The nonagenarian set will love this female-driven version of Last Vegas starring Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and…Last Vegas star Mary Steenburgen.
8) Hotel Artemis – This zany action thriller stars Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown as they attempt to stave off mercenaries led by Jeff Goldblum. I was sold at zany.
9) 211 – Nicolas Cage gets roped into another half-baked straight-to-video thriller, this one about burglary or some such nonsense.
10) Blade Runner – Tristan finally watched the movie that launched a thousand director’s cuts! Harrison Ford might be a robot, or he might just have had a close shave at the barber! What did Tristan think?
11) Adrift – A surprisingly well crafted lost at sea picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.
12) First Reformed – Ethan Hawke dazzles in this soft-spoken drama about the pastor in a pre-Revolutionary war church who must confront a member who is having second thoughts about bringing a child into the world. What follows is one of Hawke’s best performances.
13) Hereditary – The horror picture everyone’s talking about was Cory’s birthday film, so it’s fittingly final in our massive podcast. Is it worth seeing in person? Is it too scary to see alone? Is the ending too divisive to even bother? Let’s unpack this.
Last but not least, we dive into not just one, but 25 new trailers that debuted in the past week and a half. What, did they dump everything for the fall just now? Rapid fire suggestions ensue.
Without further adieu, here’s the podcast:
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