Highly Suspect Reviews Hosts: The cast of reviewers is subject to change even movie to movie, we have a whole rogues gallery of cinema outlaws, but one thing you can always count on is that these funny and insightful film reviews will always be, in some way, Highly Suspect.
And, well, you know. You know, the less said in advance about this film the better. First Reformed Legendary Hollywood screenwriter Paul Schraeder writes and directs this film about Toller Ethan Hawke , a priest overseeing a very small church kept going, despite minimum attendance, largely because of its long history.
His own struggles with the death of his son who he encouraged to enlist in the military as the family tradition dictated is sidelined by a young parishioner Amanda Seyfried who comes to him about her husband, a radical environmentalist who wants her to have an abortion and who she is afraid might be getting into dangerous stuff.
Check it out here. Check out their review here. Check out the review from Chris, George, and Michael right here. A wealthy man Harrison Gilbertson convinces him to let him secretly and with full non-disclosure implant a chip into his neck that will give him full mobility again. A Star Wars Story This has got to be one of the most simultaneously dreaded and eagerly awaited films of the decade.
An origin story for Han Solo? With a different actor playing Han? Alden Ehrenreich And Lando? Donald Glover And even Chewbacca? Joonas Suotamo Yes, there was trepidation in the fan base that day, I can tell you. Listen to Chris, Ian, Michael, and Beau begin the proceedings… Bookclub What happens when you take four of the funniest, most talented actresses from the 20th century and put them in a movie together?
Probably something different than what happens when you do it in the 21st century. Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen are old friends who meet up regularly to drink wine, talk about books, drink wine, talk about their lives, drink wine, and snack. Then, they are confronted with the book assuming you want to call it that Fifty Shades of Grey, and they all start confronting issues in their sex lives or lack thereof accompanied by coincidentally timed meet-cutes with Don Johnson, Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, and more.
Listen to Chris, George, Michael, and Patience describe how hard their stomachs hurt in their review of Deadpool 2. The desperate refrain of critics trying to shed themselves of expectations. But oh, how those instinctual expectations were justified. McCarthy plays a housewife and mom who when her husband unexpectedly dumps her, decides to go back to college and finish out her degree. The same college her daughter is finishing her senior year in. Season 1 A television series set thirty years after the original The Karate Kid?
Produced by and distributed through YouTube Red? None of this sounds like a recipe for success. So how in the world did Cobra Kai end up being so nuanced and emotionally involving? Well, the writers made it The Karate Kid meets Warrior. There will be minor spoilers discussed near the very end, but you can get a comprehensive non-spoiler review up to the So, what do ya think?
Hate the original so much you hope this gets it better? Have we got the review crew for you! Tully Director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, and actress Charlize Theron are together again on Tully, the story of a beleaguered mother who when she has a third child, is reluctantly talked into hiring a night nanny basically a babysitter who only comes over for overnights so you can sleep.
Much to her surprise, the nanny Mackenzie Davis is indeed the answer to all her problems but all is not as it seems, yada yada. Anywho, Chris and Lara got together to review this one.
Check out their discussion right here. Infinity War The culmination of ten years and 18 films before it, it would just be plain silly to try to deny what Marvel has accomplished here.
This track record of success whether YOU like them or not and giant merging of story-lines is a real first. Oh man, surprises galore and we do a good job being spoiler-free…until we move on to the full spoiler review.
Super Troopers 2 Who makes a sequel to a comedy almost 20 years after the fact? Chris and Michael review the fan-kickstarted movie that sets the off-beat officers in Canada or what was Canada and now has been redistricted as America as they track down smugglers and deal with some cantankerous Mounties and a former hockey all-star mayor of the small town Rob Lowe.
Are there laughs a-plenty? Depends on how well you remember the first movie. Also, you got the extremely in-demand right now Anya Taylor-Joy The Witch , and a talented young cast who all seem on the verge of breaking much bigger. So, this Emily Bronte, if she wrote about the s kinda-sorta horror, made it seem like this might really be the sum of all its parts. Well, not so much. Listen to some of your Deliberations of Doom crew Rob, Patience, Chris put together the pieces of this gothy kinda-thriller.
Unfortunately for him, it turns out some big power players are involved and his rescue quickly lands him in hot water. File this one under horrific and beautiful visuals because if nothing else, this is one great-looking piece of cinema. Listen to Chris, Frank, and Miguel discuss it in their review. Based on the video game.
So obviously, we take it with a grain of salt. I feel like it might have been a better idea to launch this new titular strategy with Happy Death Day because this story of teens being killed by a curse wrapped around the Truth or Dare party game…. A Quiet Place John Krasinski stars in plus, co-writes and directs this horror film that seems to be a surprise hit with audiences.
He plays the father of a family in a post-apocalypse world where monsters roam that are hyper-sensitive to sound. He and his wife his real-life wife, Emily Blunt have taught their children the rules of this new world to avoid getting et.
But how long can they stay safe? How long could YOU stay quiet for? Chris, Marco, Rob, and Patience examine these questions and many others in their review. Foxtrot From Israeli director Samuel Maoz who did the tremendously great and criminally underseen Lebanon all the way back in comes Foxtrot, a different kind of movie from his last but one no less startling and decidedly also rather anti-war.
Divided into a triptych structure, Foxtrot tells the story of a family split by the news of the death of their son only to discover that everything is not exactly as they thought.
Listen to the review with Chris, Miguel, and Michael right here. Blockers Imagine three young ladies on the cusp of adulthood, getting ready for senior prom, making college plans, and thinking about their love lives. Like, thinking specifically about taking a big step in their love life on prom night. Now enter the parents: Listen to their review here. Ready Player One In this Spielberg adaptation of the both maligned and celebrated book, Tye Sheridan plays the primary character Wade Watts as he sorts through decades worth of nostalgia in a giant online VR world in order to beat an evil corporation to the grand prize: Chris, Mike, Marco, Harris, and Matt take this one and good lord everyone has a lot to say.
The Leisure Seeker Long-married couple has serious health problems and takes a road trip. This should be a bundle of joy. And then lots of stuff blows up.
But is it real good? Matt Frank duh leads the review with Elliott and Michael. A young boy, the nephew to the mayor, goes to the island to rescue his dog only to find him missing but with the help of a group of dogs voiced by Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Ed Norton, and Jeff Goldblum he goes on an adventure to find his best friend.
And we go on an adventure to convince you to go see this movie, as Chris, Beau, Marco, Zach, and Miguel come in with high marks indeed. Here, he casts his wicked lens on the rush to fill the power vacuum that happened when Joseph Stalin suddenly died in Listen to Chris, Beau, and Miguel give their review.
Listen to Beau, Chris, and Michael try to make sense of all this. When he sent on a trip to Mexico to deal with the manufacturing arm, he gets kidnapped by the cartel who have issues with his company, who then sends an offbeat professional Sharlto Copley to rescue him. And, from what Beau, Lara, and Michael are saying here in the review, is pretty great wackiness indeed. Listen to their review and decide for yourself. Featured on the review is Chris, Miguel, Lara, and Frank.
But we had seven people on this and seven different opinions. Listen to Chris, Beau, Elliott, Lara, Miguel, Zach, and JC give their takes on the film, and then a lengthy, and very necessary, full spoiler discussion. Only thing is, looks like his brother has actually gotten himself kidnapped by real bad guys. Check out our review of this new comedy by some of the minds behind Spider-Man: In the review, not the movie.
Discovery, the first season. Listen to Chris, Morgan, and Elliott suss it out. Early Man Aardman Animation brings us another collection of goofy claymated characters in this movie featuring Eddie Redmayne as Dug, a stone age caveman who takes charge in trying to get his land back from bronze age encroachers by challenging them to a game of soccer.
Listen to Beau, Chris, and Michael offer explanations right here. Is this new Wakandan film all that and a bag of chips? Is it the game-changer some critics are saying it is?
Well, you have to listen to the review with Chris, Marco, Beau, and George to find out. But he was brought back for a purpose: Listen to Chris, Beau, Sarah, and Zach take it on.
Yes, I made Patience, Marco, and George come see this third and final, we hope chapter in the series with me.