This week’s CinemAddicts has us covering The Little Prince, Little Men, and Can We Take A Joke? Anderson’s currently at camp and, as I am writing this, I am simply bushed from a full week of doing the Television Critics Association tour (NBC and ABC). Basically, I’m brain dead as i write this recap.
I highly recommend everyone to check out The Little Prince, and my interview with the film’s voice actress Mackenzie Foy and director Mark Osborne is housed on my Deepest Dream site.
Anderson and I completely disagreed on Little Men (I loved it – he appreciated aspects but wouldn’t recommend the film). However, we both dug the stand out performance of Michael Barbieri as the gregarious Brooklyn youth who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. I’m a huge fan of naturalistic, nuance driven meditations of life, and Anderson admits that this type of movie isn’t up his alley.
I didn’t see the doc Can We Take A Joke?, and Anderson gives his take on the film during the third segment (he’s recommending the movie but with a few caveats). Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, and Adam Carolla are among the interviewees.
Kids for Cash is Anderson’s streaming pick and I briefly discuss the Blu-ray for The Invitation, a Hollywood Hills set thriller that tone of bite. Click on the media bar below to hear this week’s latest episode.
Although Anderson and I reviewed Jason Bourne for the first segment of this week’s CinemAddicts, the huge takeaway that you’ll hopefully get from Episode 30 is that Gleason is an awesome, life-affirming, and raw documentary that we both deeply love.
Director Clay Tweel’s documentary Gleason, which centers on former NFL player Steve Gleason’s battles with ALS and journey as a father and husband, is hands down one of this year’s best films. The film will be discussed on EP. 30 of CinemAddicts and “180 Seconds or Less,” but since this is our “movie love” segment, we asked Tweel to name a film that he digs.
During Episode 29, Anderson talked about the “valley” aspect of life, and how there were few peaks, at least cinematic wise, during his recent experience with movies. I completely loved all three films that were reviewed this week (Star Trek Beyond, Don’t Think Twice, Trainto Busan), but Anderson had a completely different reaction to STB & DTT.
Now playing in select theaters, Seoul Searchingcenters on a group of Korean teenagers from all over the world who spend the summer in Seoul to learn more about their heritage. The film is inspired by Benson’s own memorable summer, and the comedy is also a loving homage to some of the transcendent teen films from the 1980s.
On this week’s CinemAddicts, Anderson and I will be reviewing the Woody Allen flick Cafe Society and the crime drama The Infiltrator. It’s my turn for giveaways this week, and I’ll be giving the sealed DVD of My Golden Days, which is one of my favorite films this year.
Brad Furman, whose previous directing credits include The Lincoln Lawyerand Runner Runner, is back with The Infiltrator. While promoting The Infiltrator, Furman elaborated on his “movie love” for True Romance, a feature many consider director Tony Scott’s finest achievement.