Category Archives: New Films

Podcast July 13 – Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3

Blah! The summer heat is getting to Cory and Tristan, and they think it’s high time for a summer vacation…perhaps to Hong Kong?

Follow our intrepid critics as they brave the wilds of sequel animation in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and the dull effects of yet another brainless Dwayne Johnson action fest with Skyscraper.

Cory takes us back to the early Robert Redford years with a double feature: Barefoot in the Park (romantic comedy with Jane Fonda) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (classic western with Paul Newman).

Tristan wiles away his hours with two recent flicks: Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic horror Crimson Peak and a lost biopic of Harry Houdini starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones: Death Defying Acts.

All this, some Emmy discussion and some fanboying over the early ’90s Tommy Lee Jones filmography, if you listen below:

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Podcast July 6 – Ant-Man and the Wasp, Gotti and Yellowstone

Tristan’s birthday film this year is Marvel’s latest blockbuster: Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s a direct sequel to 2015’s Paul Rudd introduction to the MCU, and focuses on the gang from that film (including Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly) hoping to rescue the missing Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the Quantum Realm.

He and Cory review that film, and how well it fits in with the overall timeline, before delving into other new projects, such as Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount Network show Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as a grumpy ranch owner.

Cory enlightens us as to what truly went wrong with John Travolta’s Gotti and the half-baked and misleading sequel Escape Plan 2, which doesn’t quite star Sylvester Stallone or Dave Bautista.

We take a trip down memory lane with board game comedy Clue and Walter Hill’s The Driver, following up with an Independence Day double feature MASH and Patton.

Listen in as we discuss all this, and what it truly means to be a film critic these days. Don’t worry, we don’t get too philosophical, but remember to consider what we say and comment responsibly.

Thanks for listening in!

Podcast June 25 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Two big releases this past weekend unfurled before us – the heavily anticipated follow-up to Colin Trevorrow’s incredible blockbuster Jurassic World, one that reignited everyone’s love of Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg’s massive 1993 hit Jurassic Park.

Does Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hold up to those standards? You’ll have to listen in to our podcast below, where we also take some time to reflect on the life and career of one Fred Rogers, the entreprenurial children’s PBS host who had tons of love to dole out to each and every one of us. That documentary, as many know, is Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

In addition, Cory saw three older films – 1972 animal horror Frogs, late Don Bluth “film” The Pebble and the Penguin and the classic musical starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando: Guys and Dolls.

Tristan caught up a little bit more on 2017’s missed list with Tom Cruise’s latest, American Made.

All this, and well..actually just all this, if you click below and listen in! Remember to comment responsibly:

Podcast June 15 – The Incredibles 2, Tag, Hereditary, First Reformed, Ocean’s 8 and Hotel Artemis

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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Podcast June 2 – Upgrade, Gringo and The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

After the last few weekends of expectedly huge blockbusters, the cinemas took a rest considering they might be overdoing it a bit. In Solo’s stead, a trio of minor films released this weekend, and Cory managed to see the most intriguing: Upgrade, by Leigh Wannell and starring Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

Tristan found recent indie The Vanishing of Sidney Hall on Amazon Prime, while Cory saw early March release Gringo as the pair caught up on winter releases.

There’s not too much to this week’s edition of the Interjections podcast, just three simple film reviews. So sit back, put your headphones on and take a listen in:

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Podcast May 28th – Solo

Not too much differentiates this week’s belated edition of the Interjections podcast, though the main featured film is the latest Star Wars epic puzzle piece: Solo, the origin story of everyone’s favorite smuggler.

A lot has been said about whether this was necessary, as the mystery and intrigue surrounding Princess Leia’s one-time paramour was one of the best parts of the original Star Wars tale, but what did Cory and Tristan think?

Listen in below as you digest your hot dogs and hamburgers, and never forget to comment responsibly:

Podcast May 19 – Deadpool 2, Life of the Party and Terminal

So now that we have you gathered here, it’s time for the big announcement:

The Interjections Podcast is completely turning into the “Burt Reynolds Life and Times” Podcast, or: “BLT” for short. We’ll be hosting question and answer sessions with some of the biggest Burt fans, and each week we’ll go into extensive detail showcasing one of his many splendid films.

First, we’ll have our final movie talk ever, where I guess we’ll tell you how that Untitled Deadpool Sequel went, as well as the last important Melissa McCarthy cinematic endeavor Life of the Party. Cory can enlighten us on the stranger indie films like David Tennant’s Bad Samaritan or Margot Robbie’s Terminal, or Jim Carrey’s Dark Crimes, or now with more doves™ : John Woo’s Manhunt, out now on Netflix.

We’ll also take you back in time to the early ’90s with some Nicolas Cage features: It Could Happen to You and Guarding Tess, and an early Brad Pitt debacle, Cool World. Tristan highlights a pre-Oscar James Ivory with his final directing job on The City of Your Final Destination.

Finally, you’re in for a surprise treat to end this week’s final cinema-centristic conversation: a Burt Reynolds film from the early ’80s, which is why we’ll be transitioning next week into All Burt, All the Time.

Stay tuned for more later, but for now, listen in below and remember to comment responsibly: