Welcome to D54! A podcast where Amit, Dennis and Sunny review Movies and TV shows to determine whether they meet our unbelievably high or unbelievably low standards. If you just want to listen to a couple of dudes shoot the ... come join us.
Amit, Dennis and Sunny review the Tamil-Indian blockbuster - part action, part thriller, full insane, Vikram. We follow Agent Amar as his black ops team unravel the mystery of a group of masked vigilantes leaving a trail of bloodshed. We discuss Kamal Hassan’s towering performance, the superb supporting cast with some truly diabolical villains, fight sequences that Hollywood could learn a thing or two from, it’s masterful storytelling, and the exhilarating musical score. This gritty, high octane epic will leave you eagerly awaiting the brilliantly foreshadowed sequel and remind you that there’s nothing in the world more dangerous than Agent Tina with some kitchen utensils!
The Gray Man w/ Doug (My Dad, I'm Dad)
Amit is joined by the one and only, Doug from the My Dad, I'm Dad, podcast to review the latest Netflix Original action blockbuster, The Gray Man. This movie was wild, and we were all in for the craziness it had to offer. We talk about the Russo Brothers style of directing, the return of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans hilarious villainous turn, the cameos from Dhanush and Jessica Henwick, and of course the non stop action. This movie was like a throwback to the 90's, and we were there to revel in all it's macho glory.
My Dad, I'm Dad Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/20oVnOfveGp4m2SWa6iSGP
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Pig w/ Johannes (Movie Mistrial)
Amit is joined by Johannes from the Movie Mistrial podcast, to discuss the one of the best movies of 2021, Pig. We go into great depths and discuss how visually stunning this movie is, the performances of Nicolas Cage and the supporting cast, as well as talking about how deep and profound this movie is. This is the kind of movie everyone should watch and appreciate as it brings about questions we all face in our lives. We had a blast with this one and couldn't speak highly enough about it.
Movie Mistrial: https://open.spotify.com/show/5rkaW0CAsj57C75hpxgBqk?si=f6bfe4a9a3cf48f7
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Amit is joined by the legend and Nic Cage super-fan Grant to review The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. We can't stop talking about this movie, as we discuss the legacy of Nicolas Cage before breaking down this film for all it's greatness. We discuss how well this movie is written, how much of a meta mind trip it takes us on, the perfect pairing of Nic Cage and Pedro Pascal and how we need more movies like this in Hollywood today. If you want to listen to a couple of Nic Cage super fans, tune in for this one.
Thor Love and Thunder
We discuss Marvel’s latest offering, Thor: Love and Thunder (aka Love and Chunder). Is this the messiest, legacy-killing Marvel movie to date, or a refreshingly bold commitment to being ridiculous? We discuss whether this gag a minute comedy hit all the wrong notes, the decided lack of Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Hemsworth the funny guy, Christian Bale as the terrifically frightening Gorr, and that Russell Crowe cameo. And don’t forget those screaming goats, bao gods and Thor’s true love – Mjolnir (and Jane Foster). The film might not be the GOAT, but is it at least worthy?
D54 Ep16: Jana Gana Mana
We review the part thriller, part courtroom drama that is Jana Gana Mana (2022). The film takes us on a breathless journey following a police officer who tries desperately to solve a heinous crime, to an impassioned lawyer who makes you question everything you thought you knew. We discuss the ambitious reach of this film, touching on everything from the role of the media to institutional racism and classism, the towering performances of the two leads, and the film’s cinematic and narrative choices. This is a film that will entertain, infuriate and ultimately, shine a light on how a nation, and we as individuals, discover the truth.