Welcome to a rather late edition of the Failed Critics Podcast this week as hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by Underground Nights co-host Paul Field. The ice cream’s are on Steve.
There’s a hastily arranged quiz (circa 2009) to kick things off before a brief chat about remakes, reboots, reimaginings and re-adaptations following the news that The Matrix is the latest Hollywood property set for the prequel/sequel/revisit/remaster/whatever treatment.
But it’s our new releases this week that have got the crew all hot and bothered as Owen and Paul fall under the spell of Anna Biller’s The Love Witch. Certainly more so than period drama Viceroy’s House turned Steve on, in any case. There’s also space on the pod for a quick trip to Kong: Skull Island.
Paul reckons he’s found the future of geezer movies with Simon Phillips’ sci-fi feature The Last Scout, which Paul adoringly dubs “Hooligans In Space”. We’ve also gone all cultured an’ that, with Steve’s trip to the West End to see Dreamgirls. Yep. Theatre, on this podcast. What have we become.
Join us again next week for reviews of Get Out and new Disney, Beauty and the Beast.