Welcome to this week’s edition of the Failed Critics Podcast, where hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by special guest Paul Field to tackle a few new releases (and one not-so-new release).
One new release that isn’t reviewed (despite what was suggested on last week’s podcast), due to an administrative cock-up of gargantuan-Stay-Puft proportions, is Ghostbusters. Sorry about that. You’ll just have to tune in again next week.
However, instead, Owen and Steve strived to stay awake long enough during the slog that was The Legend of Tarzan in order to share their thoughts with you all, whilst Paul survived an 80-mile round-trip specifically to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest divisive feature, The Neon Demon.
Elsewhere this week: Steve takes a nostalgia trip all the way back to the mid-90’s for The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down or Speed Up Fast Enough To Escape the Simpsons Meme (aka Speed); Paul digs out the best fan-fiction he can find after watching Slash at the Munich Film Festival (and by “best”, he means “smuttiest”); and Owen endures the micro-budget Amish horror/thriller/mystery/psychological/thing, The Harvesting. Unfortunately for Steve and Paul, it didn’t come with a salad bar and free refills.
The quiz this week was utter chaos – this time thanks to Steve, not Owen! But topical chats were had about Sulu’s sexuality in Star Trek Beyond and the process of delaying or renaming films / TV shows after an unfortunately-timed national tragedy has occurred.
We’ll be back next week to definitely (definitely) review Ghostbusters. Definitely.