Another week, another brand new episode of The Flickcast. In case you’re wondering, this makes an unbroken streak of six episodes in a row for the new year. High five!
On this week’s show, Chris and Joe talk about a whole bunch of stuff including the news that Spider-Man is making a return to the cinematic Marvel U, the return of The Walking Dead, the Agent Carter series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., origin stories and reboots, the seriousness of Star Wars fans, Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, the awesomeness of the beeper and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the David Mamet film Redbelt and Joe’s pick of the man himself, Jon Stewart.
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Red certainly isn’t an important or groundbreaking film, but it is a lot of fun, and that counts for something in my book. Sometimes that is exactly what we are seeking out, and this film delivers. It’s a blast.
Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, a man who appears to be living a ho-hum existence in the suburbs. He spends his free time convincing a government employee in Kansas City (Sarah, played by a sassy Mary-Louise Parker) that he has not received his government checks. He is really ripping them up, just so he can call her every few days and talk. The two have adopted a flirty rapport during their chats.
In a thrilling opening sequence, Frank finds out (rather unexpectedly) that he is being targeted by assassins, and he quickly and efficiently employs a variety of weapons and booby traps to thwart their efforts. It is clear that this is no ordinary citizen, you see Frank is classified by the CIA as RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous.)
After he has time to get his wits about him, Frank rushes to Kansas City to rescue/kidnap Sarah, because she will be targeted l if the unknown assailants check his phone records.
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