Gook

Carpool Movie Reviews on the Podcast!

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Marjorie Prime

Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey

John Hamm as Walter Prime virtually real on your phone!

Karate Kill

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories

Harmonium

Person to Person

Gook

The last time I heard and used the term “stick the landing” was in reference to the release of The Dark Knight Rises which, in my opinion, did accomplish that phrase. Some friends disagreed, citing how the comic adaptation played a little loose and free with the main hero, but I was thankful for such … Continued

Carpool Movie Reviews on the Podcast!

LIVE from Chris and Anthony’s drive home, it’s Carpool Movie Reviews! Will the Sharknadoes ever end? Why are drinks at The Wiltern so expensive? Were we blown away by Dunkirk? What happens when Oscar Issac gets struck in the face by lightning? Should you stay away from The Dark Tower? Plus Game of Thrones theories, … Continued

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – the follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth – plays like an ecological thriller where the President of the United States is the villain. Except this isn’t a Hollywood thriller. This is real life. “Climate change isn’t a matter of who was right and who was … Continued

Marjorie Prime

Michael Almereyda’s film Marjorie Prime takes us 20 minutes (years?) into the future when software and interfaces will be so seamless that we won’t be able to discern, or won’t care, when we’re interacting with a digital system or a biological one. Technical interaction is often portrayed as being inhuman or artificial, but by definition … Continued

Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey

Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey is a coming-of-age movie set in Los Angeles during the 60’s. Young men face the reality of being drafted to Vietnam and may never come home. In the meantime, everyone else has the threat of nuclear annihilation hanging over their heads. Liza (Mikey Madison) is a 15-year-old high school student, … Continued

John Hamm as Walter Prime virtually real on your phone!

NEW YORK, NY (August 16, 2017) — Jon Hamm’s “Walter Prime” virtual character in the upcoming acclaimed film MARJORIE PRIME has become a reality today. Volumetric capture startup 8i announced that its Holo mobile augmented reality (AR) app has released a collection of Jon Hamm holograms to celebrate the theatrical release of FilmRise and Passage … Continued

Karate Kill

Karate Kill harkens back to a politically incorrect era of filmmaking filled with Oh-My-God moments. From writer/director Kurando Mitsutake, Karate Kill is a martial arts movie featuring over-the-top gore, gallons of fake blood, and an abundance of nudity. I also forget to mention the racist cult leader, internet snuff films, and abundance of nudity. Karate … Continued

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories

Horror anthologies are most often a mixed bag, with even the best of them – Creepshow, V/H/S, Trick ‘r Treat, et al – varying pretty noticeably in quality, creativity, and sheer scare factor from one segment to the next. For fans though, the trade-off these films offer is often worth it. When a traditionally structured … Continued

Harmonium

Japanese helmer Koji Fukada, active since 2008, has in Harmonium his best film so far. As an advocate of solemn dramas with surprising twists, Mr. Fukada, who also penned the script, keeps us entangled in a web of emotions, revelations, and startles, that pushes his film beyond the surface. The severe psychological backbone of the … Continued

Person to Person

Writer/director Dustin Guy Defa explores everyone’s need for human connection in his drama, Person To Person. Defa’s large cast and multiple storylines succeed in watering down its few insightful moments about personal relationships.  The old adage of “Less is More” applies to Person To Person as it follows four main storylines along with two sub … Continued