What Kevin Gootee has checked out:
Suicide Squad 2 (2021)
Look, anything is better than the first SS film…except Batman and Robin cause that’s a piece of shit. So this James Gunn iteration is different for many reasons but the main one is there is no other A level DC characters unlike the first one. This one has just Harley Quinn and the other characters are virtual unknowns to the non-comic book nerds like myself. It’s good, I liked it and it’s the 2nd best DC film, next to Shazaam. It drags at times but is overall good. Check out our full review on our youtube page!
Into the Wild (2007)
Emile Hirsch plays a quasi rich kid from Atlanta who decides to throw it all away and hike across the country to end up in Alaska. It’s told in a non-linear fashion as he meets different characters in his travel. This is obviously a “finding yourself” journey which also happens to be a true story. I enjoyed it and I believe you would too.
The story of Herman Mankiewicz who wrote Citizen Kane with Orson Welles. This is your perfect example of a film that was made for actors to win a performance. Gary Oldman played Mank and probably would’ve won for best actor if he didn’t already win for Darkest Hour. But holy shit, this was boring. He’s a drunk, we get it. He goes through Hollywood on whimsy and charm but I don’t give a shit about his character or his story. Did the story of Citizen Kane need to be told THAT badly? I say no. I know the critics ate this up but I’ll be damned if I’m going to pretend to like it.
What Kevin Israel has checked out:
Suicide Squad 2 (2021)
- The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world — Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others — to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.
- So, KG and I did a video on this, but in case you missed it – here we go. I really enjoyed SS2. It was FAR superior to the first disaster. It was fast paced, action packed, funny and…fun! The movie hits you in the face from the get go and never lets down. The characters were all great and had just enough backstory and development that you actually cared about them. Margot kills it as Harley, Idris is always good, and John Cena really stepped up. Not much bad I can say. The movie even had an interesting and VERY unique bad guy. 7/10