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!
Laurie caught the Baywatch reboot with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron – is it finally time for Zac to head back into our good books? He also saw Studio Ghibli co-production The Red Turtle from animation director Michael Dudok de Wit, and was lucky to catch a Q&A with the man himself too. Phil saw Amy Schumer’s comedy caper Snatched, also starring Goldie Hawn, and today’s WWBW features Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in Pain and Gain, and James Cameron’s classic sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day. As if that weren’t enough, we also have a brief chit chat on great eye acting examples, and ask for your thoughts and suggestions too. Thanks for listening and being in touch on email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter!
The gas-guzzling franchise returns for more ridiculous action fun, but has it finally jumped the shark? Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson & Charlize Theron put the pedal to the metal. In other news, Jude Law has been announced as young Dumbledore, so we give our two wizarding cents. We’ve also got quick reviews of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle with Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert, Trespass Against Us with Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, and four WWBW reviews with Kingsman: The Secret Service, American Hustle, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And of course, your emails and tweets. There you go, more film stuff than you can shake a stick at! Keep in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros – thanks for listening!