Will The Punisher sooth my Defenders hangover? Well, its too soon to tell. I do know that Jon Bernthal was the PERFECT choice for the gun-weidling badass. I have a feeling that the brutal visuals, awesome music, and fantastic dialogue are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Netflix’s newest superhero installment.
Please excuse me while I sync up war documentaries to Metallica albums.
You know what looks fucking terrible? Being a famous celebrity. For those that have seen Amy, the great yet incredibly sobering documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, you’ll know what I mean. Being a celebrity, especially one in the entertainment business, looks terrifying. You’re constantly being pulled in a million different directions and you never seem to have a personal moment to breathe. Inviting a documentary crew from Netflix to follow you around 24/7 isn’t necessarily going to help that, but it does give fans a peek inside celebrities everyday lives. Gaga: Five Foot Two, if you couldn’t tell by the title, follows around Lady Gaga last year leading up to her Super Bowl halftime show. I’m a Gaga supporter (if you don’t like Million Reasons KINDLY LEAVE) so I’m hoping this is similar to the Amy documentary minus the tragic ending. Gaga: Five Foot Two starts streaming September 22nd.
Jerry Seinfeld always does things differently, doesn’t he? While many other comedians are signing deals with Netflix and putting their new stand up sets on the streaming platform, Seinfeld took a different approach. In Jerry Before Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld literally takes you back to his childhood and early stand up days before he became an international star through Seinfeld. It’s a unique take on a stand up special and a perfect layout for something you’d watch on Netflix. Jerry Before Seinfeld starts streaming September 16th.
This week’s Movie Club pick was ‘Donald Cried.’ Next week’s movie will be ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press.’ Call 401-285-8120 to leave us a voicemail with a comment, question, or observation and we will play it on an episode.
I recently binge watched Master of None on Netflix (I watched the whole thing between Friday & Saturday, don’t judge me) and episode 5 of season 1 starts off with Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side. I loved pretty much everything about Master of None, and that includes the soundtrack, which was beyond perfect. I also haven’t been able to stop listening to Walk On The Wild Side, which was a welcome side effect of watching the Netflix show. Happy listening everybody.
Ever since The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) premiered at Cannes earlier this year I’ve been eager to see a trailer. With Netflix purchasing the film (and all of our souls) we finally get a trailer and a premiere date on the streaming platform. I’m a huge Adam Sandler fan, and while it’s easy to pick on him for his very real knack of making movies with his friends rather than exploring whatever artistic ambition it is we think all actors should be exploring, I choose to focus on the positive. He’s made ALOT of really funny movies, and although he picks a serious role on rare occasions, he’s almost always very good at it. Punch-Drunk Love, Click, Reign Over Me, Funny People; Sandler isn’t reinventing the acting wheel in any of those roles, but people find it easier to write him off rather than give him credit where credit is certainly due. I can’t speak for his role in Meyerowitz Stories, but if the critics like it, chances are I will too.
Sandler isn’t the only character to look forward to, either. The rest of the cast includes Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver & Dustin Hoffman. The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) premieres on Netflix October 13.
This week’s Movie Club pick was ‘The BFG.’ Next week’s movie will be ‘Donald Cried.’ Call 401-285-8120 to leave us a voicemail with a comment, question, or observation and we will play it on an episode.
On Defenders day we get a Punisher trailer!? Talk about having a FUCKING day!
While this “trailer” doesn’t show you much, it actually gives you everything you need to know about the newest Netflix Marvel series. It’s going to be dark, gritty and have lots of long, deep, bloody monologues that will undoubtedly sound bad as fuck coming from the lips of Jon Bernthal. While I’m pretty content with my Marvel Netflix selection right now, (being able to go home tonight and binge the shit of the The Defenders and all) I know by the time Game of Thrones is over on Sunday I’m gonna be jonesin’ for some Punisher.