With Incredibles 2 releasing this weekend, Jon looks at what's in store from one of the most well regarded animation studios. Plus, reviews for the action comedy Tag and the blaxploitation movie Super Fly and its remake SuperFly.
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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On this episode, Jon reviews the new Tomb Raider, heaps praise upon Love, Simon, and trashes I Can Only Imagine and 7 Days in Entebbe before giving a quick discussion on why representation in cinema is important as well as what makes a good ally. Plus, shoutouts to different people Jon follows who are better people to discuss diversity and representation in film.
After reviewing A Wrinkle in Time, Gringo, The Hurricane Heist, and The Strangers 1 and 2, Jon brings up his history in being a reviewer and lists his favorite and least favorite movies during that time between when he started reviewing and when he started podcasting.
If you want to see what Jon's attempts at being a Nostalgia Critic wannabe looked like, you can see his archive of videos at http://dailymotion.com/solitarynerd
In lieu of the single release of Winchester, Jon has an extended Netflix and Chat reviewing Mudbound, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, and then discusses what it will take for streaming to compete with movie theaters and how to improve them. Plus, a look at the haul of Super Bowl trailer spots.