Blake and Dan were gone this week, so we brought in intrepid Asian reporter
Tricia Takanawa Steve to discuss the film. He does such a fine job, you won’t even notice their absences (except during the whole podcast).
Meanwhile, Kevin gives us the weekend box office report. Four new movies topped the box office grosses this weekend; find out which ones!
Not to be outdone, Joe gives us Dan’s latest Video Recovery for the week: They Live.
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Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey
Director: Jeff Wadlow
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The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology — and the world — forever.
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons, Annika Bertea
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
These are the words of a man known only as White (Zachary Allen Farmer), one half of the characters in “The Sunset Limited.” Written by Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author responsible for “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men,” his second published play is an hour and thirty minute long conversation between two men who view the world very differently. White, a professor and atheist who earlier that day attempted to catch the Sunset Limited by jumping in front of it, was saved by a man who appeared out of nowhere. Black (Robert A. Mitchell), his savior, is an ex-convict and Christian who attempts to change White’s opinion of the human condition. Tackling a show like this is no small task, and an ambitious choice for Theatre Lab’s first production.
Farmer, who wowed audiences most recently as the lead in New Line Theatre’s “Bukowsical,” is fantastic in his poignant and thought provoking performance as White. The character is one who has given up hope, whose faith in God and humanity has vanished. You can feel the pain he has experienced through Farmer’s portrayal, as he meticulously brings McCarthy’s words to life in a series of powerful monologues.
The “yin” to Farmers “yang” is Bob Mitchell, a veteran of the St. Louis theatre scene and former artistic director of the NonProphet Theater Company. His masterful performance as Black pulls you in, as he tries to convince White that life is still worth living.
This week We’re the Millers hits theaters. Jason Sudeikis plays a smalltime pot dealer forced to smuggle a large amount of marijuana across the Mexican border. In an effort to evade the law he assembles a fake family consisting of a stripper (Jennifer Aniston), a teenage runaway (Emma Roberts) and a nerd who lives in his apartment building (Will Poulter). Then he piles them into that most middle-class of vehicles – the motorhome.
So that’s a lot to choose from when creating a list: pot, drug smugglers, Mexico, fake families. But those were too easy. And we here at ReviewSTL.com don’t like to take the easy way out. So here’s your list… Movies featuring Motorhomes. Hmmm… we need six of these things, right? Ok. Here we go.
Year – 2011