Best friends and film buffs Sonny and Alex give their take on Hollywood, discussing a new movie or TV show each week. Because the one thing the internet needs is another pair of opinionated armchair critics! Our hosts also share their thoughts on other pop culture topics as well as covering the week's entertainment news. With a new episode every Friday, no film is safe from these podcasting pals!
Moving Castles and Marriage Stories | Taking on Hollywood Ep.8 - Howl's Moving Castle
In this week's episode, Sonny and Alex cover Howl's Moving Castle from Studio Ghibli and somehow manage to turn it into a rant about Marriage Story. Alex discusses the importance of backstory and Sonny tells us why he thinks sound in movies should be appreciated more. Our hosts also give their two cents on collaboration and film school.
Digital Botox | Taking on Hollywood Ep.7 - The Irishman
Sonny and Alex kick off their 2019 movie retrospective miniseries, discussing one of their favourite films of last year - The Irishman. Our hosts also fanboy over Better Call Saul and discuss the Apocalypse Now making-of documentary Hearts of Darkness.
Dr. Zaius, Dr.Zaius! | Taking on Hollywood Ep.6 - Planet of the Apes (1968)
This week, our hosts review one of the greatest and most influential sci-fi movies of all time, the original Planet of the Apes. Sonny and Alex also give their opinions on the Justice League Snyder cut and discuss what it means for fandom as a whole, as well as talking about Unreal Engine 5 and how they think it will revolutionise not only video games, but movies too.
Weed Tacos | Taking on Hollywood Ep.5 - The Breakfast Club
Sonny and Alex give their take on 80s classic The Breakfast Club. Alex also talks Game of Thrones and Sonny discusses the effect of nostalgia goggles on modern sequels and remakes. Our hosts also pay tribute to the life and career of the late comedian and actor Jerry Stiller.
A World of Pure Abomination | Taking on Hollywood Ep.4 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
In this week's episode, Sonny and Alex discuss one of the most divisive remakes in cinema - Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Alex rants about people's expectations when it comes to TV and film and Sonny talks about the hero's journey and story circles. Our hosts also give their thoughts on Taika Waititi directing an upcoming Star Wars movie.
Look How They Massacred My Franchise | Taking on Hollywood Ep.3 - The Godfather Part III
Sonny and Alex round out their retrospective of the Godfather movies with the third and final instalment, the ever controversial Godfather Part III. Our hosts also discuss the 1920 German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and as always cover the week's entertainment news.