Welcome to episode 164 of the Intermission Podcast. This week, the Movie Guys review The Room, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Atomic Blonde. I guess talking about three movies this week kinda makes up for talking about no movies last week. Wait, four movies, Craig also watched The Founder! See, we can be good at our jobs when we want to be, enjoy! If nothing else, listen for The Room movie review, it is the best.
The Room Movie Review
Tommy Wisssyiuea or something (Tommy Wiseau) produced, directed, wrote, edited, and starred in The Room. Guy was very insistent that we watch it and five minutes in we realized that it was a poorly written porno. It was awesome, four guys sitting in a poorly lit room watching soft core pornography. Somewhere between HBO and NBC level stuff. It would have been less awkward if Craig hadn’t kept making eye contact with Guy. The acting was brilliant, like on par the best high school productions. Only they weren’t as good at the sex scenes. Craig started tweeting about The Room while we were watching it and realized how many people follow this. Pick up your DVD and underwear for only 19.99! Lastly, don’t forget the upcoming mockumentary The Disaster Artist that is a Franco brothers comedy about The Room.
Speaking of porn, Josh sent us a video of something called grapefruiting. Look it up, meanwhile, we are going to the produce section.
Craig watched The Founder on Netflix, which is the story about how McDonald’s came to be what it is. He liked it but it subverted his expectations. Then Craig and Guy get into a fight over the moral implications of stealing business ideas and large corporations. Guy loses. There was a lot of yelling though, so in a way so did Craig.
While on the subject of McDonald’s, Craig saw a documentary about the hot coffee lady. As it turns out she was pretty in the right to sue and didn’t even ask for as much as she got. The documentary was called Hot Coffee. No matter what side you take on the issue, you should definitely check it out.
In apropos of self-injury (I’m running out of ways to say “speaking of”) Josh poked himself in the eye with a stick. He is blind now. Get ready for a lawsuit mother nature.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
So this week the Intern invited everyone to go see a movie with him one night, and they all told the Intern that he could go $^&%$% himself, so he went without them. The movie he saw was called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is a dumb name for a movie. Anyway, the movie itself wasn’t that bad, not that great either, unfortunately. The visual effects in it were spectacular though, almost making up for the less than stellar character development. Overall it was a decent movie that could have been a lot better, but it wasn’t.
The Intern still scorned from having to go to Valerian by himself, went and watched Atomic Blonde, by himself. He said that it was a good film, with an ending that was surprising while expected at the same time. No one knows what this means, but no one really understands the Intern half the time anyway. He is just so much smarter than they are… He did say that it wasn’t the John Wick style action movie that seemed to be advertised, but it was a great cold war spy thriller. The Intern did seem to like it though, so it’s everyone else’s loss. Ya, suck it everyone else that’s not the Intern.
While on the subject of kick-ass girls in the film, we discuss the prospects of a female James Bond. We have a very nice discussion and all come to an agreement for a change. We agree that we should have a female 00 agent in the James Bond universe, but that replacing 007 himself with a woman just wouldn’t feel right.
Rick and Morty
Craig talks about his computer issues and Corey digs a little deeper to find out that Craig has lost all of his porn! Worse than that, all of his gay porn! Thousands of dollars, just gone. Poor Craig… Something that should cheer him up, however, is that he has started watching Rick and Morty! The Intern and Josh have been watching it for awhile, but Craig just started and he loves it. Possibly even more so than Futurama.