Black Panther is making a splash in newspaper columns & box offices around the world – can it live up to the hype? Staying on the high-expectations train, we also dissect Guillermo del Toro’s massively awards-nominated The Shape of Water. Should it take home all 13 of the Oscars it’s tipped for? Back in WWBW land, Phil caught up with Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, and Laurie watched Ryan Reynolds charm everyone again in 2000s romcom Definitely, Maybe. And there’s also a sneaky Picture Perfect in there Laurie feels somewhat self-conscious about… stay tuned to the end for your emails and tweets, and keep all your thoughts coming to firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros! Thanks for listening.
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 email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening – and sorry it’s a day late this week!
Steven Soderbergh returns from a 4-year retirement to direct his self-admitted ‘anti-glam’ Ocean’s 11 in Logan Lucky, with Channing Tatum, Adam Driver & Daniel Craig – is it worth a watch? Laurie went to see it, and also caught Tom Cruise trying something a little different in Doug Liman’s based-on-real-events drug story American Made. We take a brief look at Ewan McGregor’s career and touch on the announced Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars feature, and Phil takes us through Nora Ephron’s comedy-lifestyle flick Julie & Julia, with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Check out the Dunkirk special for our in-depth review of Christopher Nolan’s latest epic, as well as all your emails and tweets on it. Thanks for listening! Keep in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros.