It may not seem like it most of the time, but we here at Interjections work our darnedest to bring to you the hard-hitting news of our time.
This week finds us doing the Lord’s work by lowering ourselves in two dreadful directions: VOD, and Bruce Willis’ latest paycheck Once Upon a Time in Venice; and Terrence Malick’s latest opus Song to Song.
Those films may be some of the worst of the year, but that’s not the highlight of this week’s podcast – big news on the horizon came to us and the bulk of our discussion focuses on the upheaval on the Han Solo set, as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were ousted in favor of everyone’s favorite Opie, Ron Howard.
Tune in below to hear Cory and Tristan discuss the latest developments and much more, remembering always to comment responsibly:
So a bit of a surprise this week, a touch of a lull – Cory and Tristan were caught catching up on some of their favorite shows and enjoying the heat that vanquished the northeast.
While the weather attempted to overwhelm us, Tristan managed to take a look at one of his more anticipated horrors of early 2017, Oz Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter, which stars Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton as boarding school inmates that are stuck in the snow over break while a demonic presence begins to stalk them.
With a lack of new material, Cory and Tristan resorted to interrogating frequent guest Jimmy with a similar game to What Do These Posters Mean? (played with Jeff) by giving him an upcoming film’s title and having him guess what they would be about.
Tune in below to see how he did, and if you should stop by Amazon to check out a new horror this weekend:
A bit late this weekend as our travels took us separately to Virginia in search of music, food and other endeavors, but Cory and Tristan are back with reviews of the most recent two films out in theaters:
- The Mummy, a pseudo-reboot of the classic Universal monster horror film that takes more from the first reimagining (with Brendan Fraser) by making it an action adventure with Tom Cruise, and seems more focused on world-building by featuring Russel Crowe as another heavy with more screen time than the actual mummy (Sofia Boutella).
- It Comes at Night, an apocalyptic thriller starring Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo that finds their family hiding from a highly infectious disease in the back woods somewhere in America. When the disease finds them, perhaps in the form of stranger Christopher Abbott, they must navigate the horrors of that outside world.
Cory also witnessed The Wizard of Lies, the recent HBO biopic that tells the recent tale of Bernie Madoff (Robert DeNiro) as he and wife Ruth (Michelle Pfeiffer) concoct a Ponzi scheme that will come at a great price for many of their clients, and themselves.
Tune in below to hear about all that, as well as thoughts on the new iteration of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the first trailer for upcoming Marvel actioner Black Panther. Remember to comment repsonsibly:
Also, one final note – June 13th marks the second anniversary of the podcast! Happy birthday Interjections (and our beloved host Cory Taylor)!
Summer is in full swing here at the Interjections podcast, and we’re rolling right along with a few new flicks:
- Gal Gadot appears in the first solo Wonder Woman film ever, as she discovers that war surrounds her Mediterranean island enclave and must defeat Ares in order to restore balance to the DC universe.
- Brad Pitt lowers himself into Netflix with the pseudo-biopic parody of General Stanley McCrystal’s time as leader of American forces in Afghanistan with War Machine.
- Johnny Depp lowers himself back into that bank vault full of gold coins as he fails to recapture the magic of Jack Sparrow with a fifth(!) Pirates movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Will Will Turner turn up? Or did this franchise clearly take a Swann dive?
- Cory also gives us his thoughts on the new limited Twin Peaks series, without even seeing the original!
- Tristan continues his New York series on classic films with Spike Lee’s opus Do the Right Thing, showcasing racial injustices in Brooklyn in the 1980s – a still timely message for us all.
Tune in below to hear all this and some new trailers. Remember to comment responsibly!
Cory and Tristan are back in a big way, much like a certain television series that hasn’t been around since they were still innocent children. That’s right, Sunday saw the highly anticipated return of Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s mystery opus that brought to television an entirely new genre of small-town murder fantasies. Lynch literally changed the game, and here he has new episodes finally to either answer the questions left behind in 1992, or just fuck around with our heads for a few more episodes. Either way, it’s a damn fine way to spend some time.
A very bad way to spend some time would be to see the film adaptation of Baywatch, according to Cory. Dive in to our podcast to find out why, like the recent adaptation of CHiPs, this film was a horrible mistake.
Speaking of horrible mistakes, a lot of space-faring journeyman make them along the way to a new colony planet in Alien: Covenant, but you probably already would have guessed that from it…being an Alien movie. The disposable crew this time includes Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup. Michael Fassbender, of course, returns as the Lawrence of Arabia-lite android David.
Finally, Tristan brings us one of the many unsung films from late 2016, lost in the glut of Oscar races – Christine – a little film that tells the story of oddball reporter Christine Chubbuck as she navigates changing methods in the news world of Sarasota, Florida.
Grab some cherry pie and coffee, sit down, and listen in below:
Remember, you can always comment responsibly.
This past weekend was a bit light, as only Cory saw anything new-ish – the Amy Schumer/Goldie Hawn starring Snatched. The film finds the pair attempting to bond on a trip to Colombia.
Meanwhile, Tristan saw two classics, varying in quality – 2008’s doggie tearjerker Marley & Me and Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi epic 2001.
Tune in below to hear which one the pair thought was better. Never forget, comment responsibly!
A little light this week, as we expected in dull, thankless April, Cory and Tristan were happy to take in a handful of films that might have been found underrated by regular audiences.
Firstly, of course, is the complete opposite of that, as our first feature The Boss Baby was the leader in tickets for the past two weekends. Thankfully that will be ended by the new film…wait, what? Fuck, another Fast and Furiouus film.
Next up, the pair discuss the latest mumblecore masterpiece by kingpin Joe Swanberg, Win It All, stars Jake Johnson as a gambler forced to make a choice – use the money he just found in a convict’s bag he’s keeping safe for a night at the casino, or? You know where this is going.
Afterwards, Dolph Lundgren provides his best film in recent memory with Don’t Kill It, a fun romp through the swamp which, besides having Tristan’s favorite name for a horror film in a good while, provides a great premise for Dolph to try and survive against.
Other films discussed include recent horror film Sinister, older horror comedies Popcorn and There’s Nothing Out There.
Tune in below to find out who won last week’s poll and more; remember to comment responsibly: