‘allo me old beauties, and a cheerful tinkery-tonk to one and all! We’ve got ourselves one last entry in our “In Theaters Now” series, and it’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the Disney classic based on the P.L. Travers book “Mary Poppins.” Yes, we all asked for it and here it is, a mere 54 years after the original. Hold off on flying that kite or investing that tuppence until after you’ve listed to our take on this bit of cinema. Is it a spoonful of sugar or nothing but medicine? Listen and find out. For Queen and Country! Pip pip! Cheerio! Apples and pears! Bob’s your uncle!
Once again we find our intrepid heroes grappling with another superhero movie in their series “In Theaters Now.” This week, can the dyspeptic duo marshal all their periodontic powers and converse about a possible cacaphonic celluloid calamity? Will they have to call their fishy friends? Will concentric circles expand out of their heads as they discuss “Aquaman,” the latest addition to the DC Cinematic Universe? Tune in to find out! Same fish time, same fish channel!
Hey there, true believers! This week’s “In Theaters Now” involves the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,” the most recent attempt to translate Spider-man to the big screen. Does it work? Does it fail? More importantly, if he’s got the powers of spider, why do his webs come out of his wrists? Shouldn’t they come out of a more . . . abdominal region? And if he “does whatever a spider can”, doesn’t that mean he should catch thieves, cocoon them in his web for a while, and then eat them? Wow, that would be a REALLY different movie . . . [Spoilers: at no time does Spider-man eat any of his criminal foes. At least . . . not on screen . . . ].
Robin Hood, Robin Hood/Riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood/With his band of men
Ah, the glorious story of Robin Hood, told so many times in literature, song, and film. And here’s yet another interpretation, another in our series of “In Theaters Now” discussions. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and a bunch of other unfortunates, I mean actors. So does this one earn a place in the canon? Will it make us forget such classics portrayals as those of Errol Flynn, Patrick Bergen, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck? Give a listen and find out!
Hallo there, my little droogies! While we didn’t take a break for Thanksgiving, we are taking one this week. Just for this episode, promise! We’ll be back next week with meanderings, musings, and . . . um, marmosets. Yes, in our next series we’ll be focusing exclusively on the sprawling sub-genre of films that prominently feature marmosets. That’s what we’ll be doing. I’m totally not completely lying about this and I’m certainly not going to pretend next week that I never said this. Cough.
Please do join us next week!
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all our stunning and well-groomed listeners! Continuing in our “In Theaters Now” we have the animated film “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph.” Join us as we ask the question on everyone’s mind: why isn’t Dirk the Daring from Dragon’s Lair in this movie? Serious oversight. Ralph, Vanellope, Felix, and Calhoun are all back. Plus internet references! So . . . many . . . internet references. Enjoy!
‘morning, my merry muggles! Another in our series “In Theaters Now”! And what’s in theaters now? Why the latest in the Potterverse movies “Fanfictional Beasts: The Crimes of the Bandersnatch.”
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s the title. Once again we follow the adventures of Newt Scamander (yeah, his brother’s name is “Theseus” and this poor schlub is stuck with “Newt.” Nice one, Mr. and Mrs. Scamander) as he dives into an immensely complicated plot endeavoring to squeeze a little more magic out of this franchise. Does he succeed? Not even the Cruciatus Curse could force me to reveal it! But listening to this episode just might.
Enjoyio Podcastio! (. . . . I’m so sorry)
Here we are with another in our series “In Theaters Now,” where we discuss a movie that just opened this weekend. This week, just in time for . . . two weeks before Thanksgiving . . . it’s the newest update/reboot/reimagining/cashgrab of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas tale “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, an animated creation with the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones and a brief voice cameo by Angela Lansbury. Is it any good? How does it stack up against the original 1966 animated classic? Give a listen and find out. Hear us be holly and jolly and other words ending in “-olly”!
Welcome to our latest series, “In Theaters Now.” In this series, we actually discuss a movie that is currently playing, quite possibly in a theater near you; we see the movie on Thursday or Friday and then have the discussion up for you on Monday. How do we do it? Volume, volume, volume! And speaking of volume, this week we’re talking about the rock bio-pic “Bohemian Rhapsody” starring Rami Malek, which tells the story (sort of) of the rise of the classic rock band Queen. Is it worth seeing? Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?
One last hidden gem for you! This week we’re havering about the 1996 directorial debut of Tom Hanks, “That Thing You Do (exclamation point)”. It’s the story of a the rise of a band from Erie, PA in the 1960s called The Wonders and their one hit . . . huh . . . I feel like there’s a reference I’m missing here . . . It’s charming, the acting is good and you won’t get the title song out of your head for quite some time. Enjoy with us, won’t you?