Phil pulled his socks up and tried not to scream (too much) watching the new take on Stephen King’s horror classic It with Bill Skarsgård, while Laurie watched Jeremy Renner try to out craggy-face Daniel Craig in Taylor Sheridan’s chilly crime drama Wind River. We also dip into the news that J. J. Abrams will return to direct and co-write Star Wars Episode IX, replacing Colin Trevorrow, and cover Jet Li’s Fearless (2006) and Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises (2007) for WWBW this week. Stay tuned to the end for your emails and tweets, and keep them coming to email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening!
Six older films to watch or avoid this week in a WWBW special. Laurie tackles Mark Wahlberg’s Shooter (2007), Paul Verhoeven’s original RoboCop (1987) & bizarre Brendan Fraser rocker/slacker comedy Airheads (1994). Phil covers Quentin Taratino’s True Romance (1993), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) with Beyoncé Knowles & indie sci-fi flick Circle (2015). We also discuss the news that Colin Trevorrow has been dropped from Star Wars Episode IX, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Twitter meltdown leads us into the relationship between filmmakers and film critics. And we go through some of your emails and tweets too. Loads of stuff! Stay in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros – and thanks for listening!
Phil saw Kathryn Bigelow’s latest heavy-hitting drama Detroit, with John Boyega and Will Poulter, and also caught Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower, adapting Stephen King’s hugely popular series for the big screen. Laurie saw Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke prance about in Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Stephen Ackroyd’s novel, The Limehouse Golem, and he brings Road House with Patrick Swayze to the table for What We’ve Been Watching. Phil also offers up his own views on Colossal with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, and we’ve got all your emails and tweets to read out too. Send your thoughts and ideas to email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter – thanks for listening!