Are videogame adaptations the next big studio cash cow? We take a look at the state of the videogame film genre, covering box office winners & losers over the last 20 years and trying to figure out why none of them have so far avoided a ‘Rotten’ critical reception. Featuring detailed looks at Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil (2002) and Mark Wahlberg in Max Payne (2008), we also chat through other videogame franchises we’d like to see on the big screen. Stay tuned to the end for your emails & tweets, and keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening – and sorry it’s a day late this week!
Looks like it’s drama week! Laurie saw Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander in the 1921-set melodrama The Light Between Oceans, while Phil saw David Oyelowo & Lupita Nyong’o in Disney’s chess movie The Queen of Katwe. Cheese or Wine returns with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey; how would it go down if released today? And we also compare great ensemble casts with individual performances. Keep in touch on email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter – thanks for listening!