Loads of films this week! Laurie saw Christian Bale in Hostiles, Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World and Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status, while Phil caught Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, and Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s odd film Bernie. Phew! We’ve also got a thought on slow zooms in film; how you begin to notice little technical details as you watch lots of films, and your emails and tweets towards the end of the show. Send in your thoughts, +1s or -1s and anything else you can think of to firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros on Twitter – thanks for listening!
Oscar-winner Emma Stone tackles Billie-Jean King, facing off against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs in Battle of the Sexes – but who gets KO’d? Laurie also saw George Clooney’s Suburbicon with Matt Damon, co-written with the Coen Brothers, and Daddy’s Home 2 with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and… Mel Gibson?? Phil takes us through a tour of top Disney songs, and we wonder what it is that makes the good ones great. Listen out for your emails and tweets towards the end of the show, and send more of your thoughts and comments in to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening – and sorry it’s a day late this week!