That’s right, it’s an all-new episode of The Flickcast! And it’s on time again this week. Three in a row! Not that we’re counting. Okay, we are.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe discuss all sorts of new and recurring topics, per usual. Some of these topics include the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation movie, the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, even more on their current favorite TV show Mr. Robot, Chris’ not-so-favorite TV show Wayward Pines, the former Top Gear gang heading to Amazon Prime, a new Dungeons & Dragons movie and still more, more, more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Joe’s pick of the John Scalzi novel Lock In.
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You knew it was bound to happen. After all, it’s been years since the last cinematic incarnation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four. You know, the one that featured Captain America‘s Chris Evans in his first Marvel superhero role: Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch.
Well, have no fear, there’s a new version of the Fantastic Four coming our way. In fact, the first teaser for it just dropped and we have to say, it looks pretty good. Sure, you could argue about some of the casting or story choices (especially certain family ties, or lack of) but that’s not really the point.
This is a movie based on a comic book series. It may not satisfy everyone, especially hard-core comics fans, but it might just be a good movie anyway.
We’ll find out when it hits theaters on August 7. Check it out after the break.
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Zac Effron is Jason, a 20-or-so book-cover designer living in New York with his best friend and co-worker Daniel (The Spectacular Now‘s Miles Teller) and other best friend Mikey (Michael B. Jordan). Mikey discovers his wife canoodling with the lawyer who will eventually handle their divorce, and so he and Dan and Jason make a pact to remain single. However, Jason meets Ellie (Imogen Poots), they hit it off, but he’s reluctant to tell his friends because of, you know, the pact.
And Dan meets someone. And Mikey hooks up with someone. And they keep those trysts secret, too, because, again, pact. And to go any further meet be a spoiler, but so then would be any wild stab-in-Central-Park conjecture as to what happens.
That Awkward Moment isn’t a difficult movie to review, because it’s not very good. The dialogue plays like any mid-90s attempt to imitate Pulp Fiction — which is basically sitting around a table dwelling on the minute, trying to sound clever.
Jason, for example, believes it an incredibly profound insight that, when coming from a girl, nothing good ever follows the word, “So…” as in “So, where is this going?” a phrase I’m certain was the film’s title in at least one stage of development (but then they couldn’t say “Based on the popular meme!”), and yet, who reading this has not had an awkward break in the conversation when “So…” has led to intercourse?
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Yeah, I remember my first beer too. And now, it did not result in hazy night of debauchery — which is probably why that story isn’t a movie.
Fortunately, this one is. It’s called 21 and Over and it’s the next movie from Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. In the movie, “chaos ensues when a straight-A college student’s two best friends take him out for a “quick beer” to celebrate his 21st birthday the night before his all-important medical school interview.”
It’s not too hard to guess what happens, right? 21 And Over, which stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright and Skylar Astin, is set for a March 1, 2013 release. Check out the trailer after the break.
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