Episode 7: The Visit

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A friend of the show wanted it and they got it! On this episode of Rotten Commentatoes, we take a look at “The Visit” – a 2015 found footage horror film by M. Night Shyamalan. It does for Grandma’s house what “Jaws” did for the beach! No, but seriously, it’s a messy film with some interesting character choices that you can’t always take seriously and there’s a lot to pick at here but there is also some really good jump scares and some down right freaky stuff happening and a pretty neat little twist to wrap it all up – I mean come on, this is M. Night Shyamalan we are talking about here, it would be a bigger surprise  if there wasn’t a big twist, right?

Episode 7: The Visit

Episode 6: Thor: Ragnarok

 

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One of the strongest entries in the Marvel Universe, Thor: Ragnarok is all about getting your mojo back. After having his beloved hammer destroyed by his seriously disturbed older sister, Thor finds himself in a bit of a slump. Stranded, imprisoned and enslaved on a junk world ran by none other than Jeff Goldblum (at his Golblumiest), Thor has to fight his way out so he can return to Asgard and defend his home from his super powerful, crazy sister Hela. Armed with a retro aesthetic, a dam good Zeppelin track and some seriously good comedy, Director Taika Waititi delivers arguably the best of the Marvel onslaught. It’s tight, it’s hilarious and it’s all over the place in the best way. If you have not seen this movie, go watch it now. Seriously. Right now. It’s unbelievably hilarious.

Episode 6: Thor: Ragnarok

 

Episode 5: The Witch

 

 

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Historical period piece? Slow burn psychological horror? The world’s longest Captain Morgan’s commercial? It turns out you can be all three! Robert Egger’s directorial debut, “The Witch”, was a divisive 2016 horror film that wowed some and bored others. Whatever side you fall on, you have to admire the extraordinary attention to detail in the writing and production design here. It’s dark, it’s moody and for all you social studies teachers out there, it’s painstakingly historically accurate!  “The Witch” may not be for everyone but it is gorgeously shot and crafted with a sense of time, place and atmosphere that is all too uncommon. So, get your period accurate, hand woven woollies on and join us! Did I mention the Captain Morgan cameo?

Episode 5: The Witch

Episode 4: Blade Runner 2049

ignacio_bladerunnerYou know that memory you have of watching an incredible, cerebral , perfectly shot Blade Runner sequel? No, it was not an implant, that is a real memory. Here we take an in depth look at Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” – the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece “Blade Runner”. Join us as we discuss this neo-noir sci-fi flick that follows officer K, a replicant blade runner who uncovers one mother of a mystery as he follows orders to hunt down a special kind of replicant through an expertly crafted dystopian cyberpunk Los Angeles. It is one beautiful, philosophical journey that oozes with atmosphere and it’s one helluva trip. It’s a long episode too so make sure you buckle in with a drink and maybe a piece of cheese.

Episode 4: Blade Runner 2049

Episode 3: It (2017)

 

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Do small towns suck? Kinda. Does Stephen King have issues? Probably. Are clowns distressing? Most definitely! Join us as we venture into the dark depths of dysfunction and bigotry that haunts the town of Derry, Main while an ancient evil in the shape of Pennywise the clown terrorizes pretty much everyone including the missing children that he feeds on – fun times!

Episode 3: It (2017)

 

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