This week, Jon reviews Eli Roth's first kids move The House with a Clock in Its Walls, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman's new movie Life Itself, Michael Moore's latest film Fahrenheit 11/9, the exploitation movie Assassination Nation, and a quick Netflix and Chat on the Walking with series from BBC Earth. Then, a discussion on documentary films and what makes a good documentary.
This week's episode is fully loaded with 5 theatrical releases plus a Netflix and Chat. In theaters, Jon saw The Predator, A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, and the 25th Anniversary Screening of Jurassic Park. Then, he has a Netflix and Chat on Bravest Warriors Season 4, The Future is Wild, Anime Crimes Division, and a bit of Rocko's Modern Life.
This week Jon reviews the second Conjuring spin-off The Nun, Jennifer Garner's return to action in Peppermint, the 100% Certified Fresh drama Leave No Trace, and the frontrunner for Best Documentary this year Won't You Be My Neighbor? Then, a quick discussion on the history and merits of spin-off movies.
This Labor Day weekend, Jon saw the low budget sci-fi family drama adventure Kin, the story of Mossad's capture and extraction of Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale, and, despite having to drive to the next county to see it, seeing John Cho in Searching. Then, after a Netflix and Chat on HBO's Fahrenheit 451, Jon breaks down what's to come in the waning months of 2018.
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.