This episode of Justice & Doom Movie Reviews on The HMC, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI.
It's been 7 months since Mildred (Frances McDormand) has heard from the Ebbing police with any news on her daughter's killer. Taking matters into her own hands, she rents three billboards with provocative statements to force Police Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) into action.
Writer/Director Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES) knows how to do dark comedies. And it's far darker and more violent then the movie trailers let on. Unfortunately the film does not capture the American heartland with the same degree of genius that Alexander Payne (NEBRASKA) or the Coen Brothers (FARGO) have done. Nor is the writing as good as McDonagh has it in him to do -- IN BRUGES is a far better script and story. The film drags a bit and is filled with random and unresolved subplots including one with Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as McDormand's love interest. There are some fantastic performances particularly from Sam Rockwell as police officer Dixon, who has the most complex character arc. Harrelson and McDormand are great as always. We didn't love it, but do give it some Justice primarily for the trifecta of brilliant acting -- McDormand, Harrelson, Rockwell. 7.5/10
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This Episode of The HMC's Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Yes! It's finally here, many many years in the making. We were super excited watching Jason Momoa run through the 6000 person crowd in Hall H to introduce the cast of Justice League. So was the movie worth all the hype? We break it down, talk Tomatoes, and compare universe blueprints -- Marvel v DC. The Justice League may crush The Avengers in a Super hero war ( Superman folks, come on, okay and Martian Manhunter, seriously, stop arguing this one), but Marvel is DESTROYING DC in the movie universe. We break it all down. Justice 7.3/10
JUSTICE LEAGUE is directed by Zach Snyder (with significant reshoots by Joss Whedon), written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Godot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons.
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This week on The HMC's flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI, Stranger Things Season 2 & another episode of We Talk Dead, Ep 804.
We Talk Dead - 5:06
Three Billboards Review - 31:05
Stranger Things 2 - 45:40
Bonus stuff! Robert Kirkman's new show Secret History of Comics, the Rotten truth about Rotten Tomatoes.
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On Episode 313 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe review Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express.
Also, the Marvel blueprint for success, Infinity War preview and Disney gotten too big for its britches? The LA Times banned from advanced screenings of all Disney Films, 1st Amendment Smackdown! We discuss.
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On this episode of The HMC's interview series podcast, "Conversations With", host Sarah Mason sits down with Jean Picker Firstenberg to discuss her new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute.
“This book puts you directly behind the scenes for a story that began with a dream, overcame constant challenges, and evolved into the institution it is today.” ―Steven Spielberg
Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute will be available 10/10/17.
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This episode of Justice & Doom Movie reviews, Now Streaming: BRAWL ON CELL BLOCK 99.
A former boxer (Vaughn) loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage to wife is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work as a drug courier. He soon finds himself in a gunfight between police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.
Writer/Director S Craig Zahler (BONE TOMAHAWK) film BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99.
The HMC's Sarah Mason traveled to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual Salem Haunted Happenings festivities. On that trip she visited the Peabody Essex Museum to see the new exhibit, It's Alive! Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammet Collection. Here's a highlights from the exhibit from Ep 312 of The Harold & Maudecast.
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This episode of The Harold & Maudecast, 312 "Dead Weight". Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview It's Alive: Classic Horror & Sci-Fi from the Kirk Hammet Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.
We Talk Dead is back for Season 8 of The Walking Dead. We review the premiere Ep 801 "Mercy" and 802 "The Damned".
Now Streaming Movie Reviews, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter and Don Johnson, written and directed by S. Craig Zahler (BONE TOMAHAWK). We gave it much Justice 8.5/10.
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On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, host Jake Essoe reviews Telltale Batman: The Enemy Within, Ep 2 "The Pact".
The death of a villain at the hands of a mysterious assassin was just the beginning. As explosions rock Gotham City, Batman races to meet a new foe, but encounters a force that may cause even the Dark Knight to fall. In the guise of the billionaire, Bruce meets John Doe's 'friends' and becomes enmeshed in a plot where the only way out is to go deeper in. But at what cost?
Episode two, 'The Pact,' is now available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. In addition, both episode one and two are now available for iOS and Android-based devices. Episode one is free for all mobile players, and going forward, new episodes will launch the same day on all platforms.
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On Ep 311 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review BLADE RUNNER 2049 and give their recommendations for some creepy October horror films Now Streaming.
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 captures the texture and silence of Ridley Scott's original film(BLADE RUNNER), whose involvement is reduced to Exec producer, but don't let that discourage you. This much anticipated sequel has an A+ crew including Director Denis Villeneuve (THE ARRIVAL), screenwriters Hampton Fancher (BLADE RUNNER), Michael Green (LOGAN), multiple Oscar nominated Cinematographer Roger Deakins (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, SKYFALL) visit his imdb it's incredible www.imdb.com/name/nm0005683/?ref_=nmawd_awd_nm). Ryan Gosling masterfully takes the lead backed by a phenomenal cast, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Lenny James, breakout star Sylvia Hoeks as bad girl replicant Luv and a potential Oscar winning performance by Harrison Ford reprising his role as Deckard.
Do yourself a favor, see it in the theaters. It's a stunning, thoughtful, brilliant film. 9.6/10 on our Justice & Doom movie meter.
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For over 10 years The HMC has been producing popular podcasts, digital content and events. The Harold & Maudecast is the flagship podcast for The HMC Network. Hosted by writer/producer, Sarah Mason and writer/comedian, Jake Essoe, The Harold & Maudecast offers a fully-informed look at your favorite movies, series, comics, conventions, video games and more. They combine critical analysis with passionate fandom. Go beyond the basics and get down and dirty with our in-depth, funny analysis and commentary.
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