Much like the brilliant The Lawnmower Man, which is a Stephen King story riffing off (or ripping off) the book Flowers for Algernon, this feels like another weakling-to-warrior. I’m not sure if this will be more Foot Fist Way or Karate Kid. I’m planning a medicated movie viewing to squash my own bias. How will you do it, Cobra Kai?
It’s been twenty-three years since Swingers came out.
The two actors have had quite a bit of success over the past few years. I’m not going to do the pop culture deep dive for you. You can find out for yourself. But I’m not going to leave you completely hanging.
Jon Favreau is now knee deep in Disney money. He will make Star Wars history with the first live action series, The Mandalorian, on the Disney+ streaming platform. He also is part of the MCU playing Happy Hogan. Life is good.
This was a time when Vince Vaughn’s velocity was be a huge star. But that slope is very slippery. A few bad decision and Hollywood takes back all it’s promises. Since that, he’s been doing voice work for Netflix and working with S. Craig Zahler in what might reinvent his whole career.
You’ve come a long way, babies! In these days of all things re-purposed in the name of nostalgia, maybe we are ready for the swingers to return.
Zac Efron as Ted Bundy is too good to pass up. Smoke a little indica to help keep the nerves down and watch it. Unlike Bundy himself, it won’t kill you give this film a ride.
I’m scared, I’m stoned. Hitting play.
Are we at the superhero saturation? It seems like a pretty resounding no with Avengers: Endgame making over a billion dollars worldwide. So with this in mind, I wanted to give a contrary to the do-gooders with a child from the heavens with hellish powers. Yeah, this is one bad kid who has the strength of Superman and zero moral compass. Mom’s going to do her best, but this is likely to get ugly and bloody.
The film could take place in a variety of art & culture hubs, but it feels the most right in Los Angeles. This is satire at its core, but so satisfying to see its pretentious characters picked off one by one in some brutal old testament kills. To paraphrase one of the character’s lines, art kills.
But the art scene is still sexy as it is shallow just like Velvet Buzzsaw. And everyone want to be part of the freak scene. Part snake oil, drugs, spectacle, parties, and celebrity while the 1 percenters compete for their art de jour conquests. Fire up your Netflix account (or somebody else’s) and watch the whores hustle and the hustlers whore. People will die and we can all stand up and cheer about it.