On this solo episode, I run down some of the most notable releases coming out the next few months:
- Sept 21 (Limited) – The Sisters Brothers
- Sept 28 (Limited) – The Old Man & The Gun
- Oct 5 – A Star is Born
- Oct 5 – Venom
- Oct 12 – First Man
- Oct 12 – Bad Times at the El Royale
- Oct 19 – Halloween
- Oct 19 (Limited) – Mid90s
- Nov 2 – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Nov 2 – Suspiria
- Nov 2 – The Other Side of the Wind
- Nov 9 – The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
- Nov 9 – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
- Nov 9 – Overlord
- Nov 9 (Limited) – Burning
- Nov 16 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Nov 16 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
- Nov 16 – Widows
- Nov 21 – Creed II
- Nov 21 – Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
- Nov 23 (Limited) – The Favourite
- Nov 30 (Limited) – If Beale Street Could Talk
- Dec 7 (Limited) – Under the Silver Lake
- Dec 14 – Mortal Engines
- Dec 14 – Roma
- Dec 19 – Mary Poppins Returns
- Dec 21 – Aquaman
- Dec 21 – Bumblebee
- Dec 21 – Holmes and Watson
- Dec 21 – Vice
I’m joined by my friend Zach as we trek deep into the rainforest to parse through The Predator, the latest in the sci-fi action saga. Then we discuss some worthwhile streaming options, including the first two seasons of Letterkenny (now on Hulu) and the second season of Ozark (now on Netflix). We may even do our own rendition of the Schwarzenegger-Weathers handshake. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Letterboxd.
I’m joined by my friend Jessica as we dive deep into the Internets to discuss Searching, the new techno-thriller starring John Cho. Then we go over items we’ve been streaming recently, including the very good thriller Marrowbone (now available on Hulu) and the upcoming 20th (!) season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. We’re gonna have to get used to that. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Letterboxd.
It’s a full house as I’m joined by my friend Brittany (along with her husband Andrew, my wife Aubree and of course, Ebert the Corgi) to discuss Eighth Grade, the directorial debut of stand-up comedian Bo Burnham. Then we go over some other titles we’ve been watching, including TV Land’s series Younger and the parenthood dramedy Tully. It’s gonna be lit. Find us on Facebook, Twitterand Letterboxd.
I’m joined by my friend Andrew as we choose to accept to review Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the newest film in the Tom Cruise-starring action franchise. Then we discuss some other recent offerings as well, including the new Hulu series Castle Rock, the surprisingly effective comedy Blockers and the generally dismal Ready Player One. I also somehow mix-up Brian’s Winter with Brian’s Song, so there’s that. Find us on Facebook, Twitterand Letterboxd.
I’m joined by my friend Paul as we break down the wild and sometimes wonderful Sorry to Bother You, the first film from rapper Boots Riley. Then we get to other films we’ve digested recently, including the new Sicario sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado and the Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (tissues are highly recommended for the latter). Find us on Facebook, Twitterand Letterboxd.
On the tenth episode of Awake in the Dark, I’m joined by my incredible in-laws Deb and Dennie Doud as we discuss Incredibles 2, the new animated film from Pixar. Then we discuss some other things we’ve been watching, including Netflix’s Flint Town, The Death of Stalin, and The Endless. As Dennie says, “any movie is better than no movie!”
I’m joined by my friend Logan as we pass down some of our thoughts on Hereditary, the new horror film from indie distributor A24. Then we talk through the Alien franchise, specifically the prequel Alien: Covenant, and I give a sorta recommendation for Thoroughbreds, the feature debut from writer/director Cory Finley. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Letterboxd.
The Star Wars spin-offs continue as my friend Kate and I discuss the latest entry Solo: A Star Wars Story, which delves into the background of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder: Han Solo. We then discuss the daunting task of catching up on Arrested Developmentin time for the brand new 5th season and also recap the unhinged silliness of the new comedy Game Night. Find us on Facebook, Twitterand Letterboxd.
We brought the whole family together, including my wife Aubree and our dog Ebert, as we talk over Isle of Dogs, the new stop-motion animated film from Wes Anderson. Then, we go over some of our streaming favorites these days, including the harrowing new season of The Handmaid’s Tale and the re-mixed fourth season (and upcoming fifth season) of Arrested Development. Of course, neither of these are a match for the guilty pleasure that is Catfish: The TV Show. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Letterboxd.