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!
How does Tom Hiddleston fare as a gritty adventurer in Kong’s latest reincarnation? Laurie gives a rundown of Kong: Skull Island in this mini episode along with some bonus bits and baby news. One more mini-show next week, then we’re back in action on Monday 27th – thanks for listening!
Did we la la love La La Land? (Sorry, bad joke) find out what we made of the Golden Globe-winning movie and its charismatic stars Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone as they hop skip, dance & sing around the screen. Phil saw poignant fantasy A Monster Calls with Felicity Jones & Laurie saw the much less poignant Monster Trucks with Rob Lowe – who got the better end of the deal? We also discuss Emma Watson’s singing in the recent clips from the live action Beauty & The Beast remake, while Phil takes us on a brief detour all to do with trilogies. Phew! Lots of good stuff to listen to – thanks for tuning in, keep your emails & tweets coming to email@example.com & @superbaileybros!