14 Episodes Refresh
Feb 22, 2021
Men in Black: InternationalFebruary 22, 2021
In honor of Black History Month we're covering the obvious choice...Men in Black: International! Directed by filmmaker F. Gary Gray this continuation of the Will Smith fronted franchise was sure to be a smash, except it didn't star Will Smith. But can its box office failure be blamed on charming replacements Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson? Join Jennifer and Sebastian as they don the black suits and try to de-neuralize this all-but forgotten 2019 flop.
Feb 15, 2021
TenetFebruary 15, 2021
Hold on a second... is this really fair? Christopher Nolan's mega-budget time travel spy thriller came out at the height of the pandemic, can its relative box office failure accurately be blamed on the film? Well no, but it was certainly a misguided effort to save cinemas and many were baffled by the muddy sound mix... look, we just wanted to talk Tenet, OK? Join Sebastian, Troy and Chris as they work backwards in time to make sense of 2020's most confounding blockbuster...
Feb 08, 2021
Lady in the WaterFebruary 08, 2021
M. Night Shayamalan was on a four blockbuster winning streak in 2006 when he left the nurturing bosom of Disney to make his next film, a fairy tale epic starring Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard. Surely the movie would be a critical and financial hit and prove the naysayers wrong... but in a shocking twist worthy of his own filmography it was neither. Join Rodney, Jennifer and Sebastian as they seek to comprehend the bedtime story box office disaster that is Lady in the Water. ...
Feb 01, 2021
GrindhouseFebruary 01, 2021
Coming off the 90s you'd be hard-pressed to find a cooler pair of directors than Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and when they decided to bring their love of Grindhouse cinema to the mainstream in 2007 with a joint effort that also featured hot filmmakers Eli Roth, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie, film geeks everywhere rejoiced. Sadly, mainstream audiences did not, and the film was the first major flop on both directors' resumes. But did it deserve to be? That's what Jennifer and...
Jan 25, 2021
LifeforceJanuary 25, 2021
Take the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the writer of Alien, and you've got yourself an 80s sci fi horror hit, right? Well, not so much. Tobe Hooper's 1985 schlockfest Lifeforce delivered in terms of gratuitous nudity and gonzo spectacle, but in terms of box office and critical reception it was an apocalyptic disaster. Join Sebastian, Chris and Troy as they try to unravel the horny insanity of this baffling yet wildly entertaining misfire. ...
Jan 18, 2021
Jennifer's BodyJanuary 18, 2021
Teaming Girlfight director Karyn Kusama with Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody for a female-driven horror film seemed a tantalizing prospect in 2009; add to that the presence of then white-hot sex symbol Megan Fox to the mix and Jennifer's Body should have been a sure-fire winner. Sadly the film fizzled at the box office and fan reaction was tepid – did this horror comedy deserve better, or was it too clever for its own good? Join Sebastian, Jennifer and Rodney as they try to see...
Jan 11, 2021
Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsJanuary 11, 2021
20 years after dazzling audiences with The Fifth Element, auteur Luc Besson returned to epic sci fi to adapt the beloved French comic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The trailers promised a dazzling, effects-heavy extravaganza that spared no expense and featured hot up-and-comers Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne, so how did it crash so resoundingly to earth with both critics and moviegoers? Join Chris, Sebastian and special guest Witney Seibold as they traverse a thousand planets to...
Dec 30, 2020
DreamcatcherDecember 30, 2020
A Stephen King adaptation helmed by Hollywood legend Lawrence Kasdan with a cast that features Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee and Damian Lewis would seem a solid recipe for success, right? This 2003 sci fi/horror film proves that even a stable of A-list talent and gobs of studio money can still result in a cinematic trainwreck and a box office flop – but is it entertaining? That's just one of many questions Josh, Jennifer and Sebastian ask themselves as they...
Dec 18, 2020
John CarterDecember 18, 2020
Trapped in development hell for close to 100 years, Edgar Rice Burroughs' pulp science fiction superhero John Carter of Mars finally got his big shot to become a blockbuster film franchise in 2012 with Pixar director Andrew Stanton's highly anticipated adaptation. But despite being a clear influence of cultural touchstones like Star Wars, Superman and Avatar, the only honor bestowed upon John Carter was the infamy awarded to the biggest bombs in film history. Join Chris, Rodney and Sebastian...
Dec 08, 2020
Doctor SleepDecember 08, 2020
Following up one of the greatest horror tales of all time was always going to be a dicey proposition, but after Stephen King penned his own long awaited sequel to The Shining novel, it was inevitable some filmmaker would be tasked with doing the same for Kubrick’s groundbreaking version. Hot horror director Mike Flanagan was the man for the job — so why did so few fans flock back to the Overlook in November of 2019? Join Jen, Troy and Sebastian as they take on the True Knot and shine the...