Joe Hall and Cheryl Quimba watch movies then say things about those movies. They have strong feelings about Todd Haynes, Korean horror, class warfare, and how not to make a twenty-first century rom com. They're basically Siskel and Ebert, but with nothing to lose.
Episode 87 – The Gray Man (2022)
This week we're coming at you from our neighbor to the north - Canada! We watched The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling (a Canadian!) as a CIA assassin named Six who learned a little too much about his employer and so is on the run in a cat and mouse chase across Europe. The movie was wildly expensive to produce and is wildly mediocre. Do better, Netflix.
Episode 86 – Elvis (2022)
Special episode alert! We've got two guests joining us -- New York State Assemblymember Jon Rivera, and Ethan Powers -- to review Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. We laugh, we cry, we disagree, we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what's going on with Tom Hanks. Are you lonesome tonight?? Well, come join us! sorry :(
Episode 85 – Clockwatchers (1997)
It's 1997 and our queens Parker Posey, Toni Collete, and Lisa Kudrow are at the height of their powers playing temps trying to survive in a mind-numbing cubicle hellscape. Clockwatchers, another entry in our ongoing series on labor movies, feels prescient in its representation of disposable workers that sadly still holds true today. Bonus: we reminisce about a few of our own past jobs! There's some, uh, pallet smashing.
Episode 84 – The Bob’s Burgers Movie (is Not Maverick) (2022)
For this episode we joined the Bob's Burgers crew in their quest to pay one month of their business loan payment and solve a grisly murder. It's sweet and gross and comforting and touching. The Belchers - they're just like us!
Episode 83 – The Sleep Dealer (2008)
In Alex Rivera's 2008 sci-fi drama Sleep Dealer, people are plugged into a global computer network via nodes on their bodies, work involves controlling your robot avatar in another country, and memories are sold to pay back student loans. It's the near future!!
Episode 82 – The Humans (2021)
Hey, it's Joe. I'm not used to writing these episode recaps and, well, we watched the 2021 movie The Humans (based on the 2015 play) and it was, uh, full of sad but also enduring humans.
A real treat
Cheryl and Joe make an insightful and charming duo and often make me consider movies in a different light. I love the diverse selection of televisions and movies they review. Would highly recommend!
These two are super smart and well spoken! Highly recommended.
Best show ever
Did I write a review before? This is the best show ever