This weekend Jon has another full slate with The Meg, Slender Man, Dog Days, BlacKkKlansman, and Eighth Grade, plus a couple quick discussions on updates to the MoviePass saga, technical difficulties with Amazon Prime Video and Fandango Now, and the recent changes to the Oscars in our first ever Lightning Round.
This week Jon reviews the latest Mission: Impossible movie M:I-Fallout, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, July's Studio Ghibli Fest movie Princess Mononoke, and has a Netflix and Chat about the 2013 microbudget sci-fi movie Coherence. Then, Jon does a Magnificent Sevens on cartoons deserving of their own animated theatrical movie.
Be warned, after the break Jon has an extended rant about a recent trend by film reviewers in the wake of the Disney/Fox deal, and he yess at certain points. Be sure to watch the volume in that section.
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This episode, before Jon could enjoy Double Toasted Live in Chicago, he had to sit through Sicario and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Uncle Drew, the Italian Fantasia parody Allegro Non Troppo, and even revisited Jurassic Park 3 and Jurassic World for Patreon exclusive content. Plus, a quick discussion on movies that spawned from advertisements.
With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom being the big release this weekend, Jon reviews it, along with the infamous John Travolta movie Gotti, the indie heist movie American Animals, a special presentation of Studio Ghibli's Pom Poko, plus a Netflix and Chat about the two Animal Farm adaptations. Plus, a discussion on the different ways filmmakers have brought dinosaurs to life.
This weekend, Jon has a nice helping of humble pie after being misled on what happened on the set of Deadpool 2, then reviews it alongside Book Club and Show Dogs before having a discussion about acknowledging your mistakes, when to stop supporting awful people's creations, and the importance of making sure you're getting correct information before lighting your pitchforks and torches.
This week Jon winds down from the epic release of Avengers: Infinity War with both versions of Overboard, the new Diablo Cody/Jason Reitman movie Tully, and Dean Devlin's new thriller Bad Samaritan. Then, since MGM has been on a kick remaking their old properties, Jon lists the Top 7 MGM movies that warrant remaking.
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There's only one movie to talk about this weekend, and that's the cinematic event 10 years and 18 movies in the making: Avengers: Infinity War. First a non-spoiler review, then spoiler talk, then Jon discusses the current state of the MCU, what he likes and doesn't like, and what he hopes to see from it in the future.
While Borg vs McEnroe didn't make it to my area, this weekend still gave us Rampage, Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, and the wide release of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, plus I throw in a short review of Anderson's first animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox. Afterwards, I bring back the Magnificent Sevens with a new list: The Top 7 Stop Motion Animated Feature Films.
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