American Made had so much going for it that we found ourselves chomping at the bit, which is somewhat unusual for this kind of "true story" effort, and a lot of what the film delivers should have won us over. Unfortunately, it didn't quite come together in the way we expected and it ultimately left us wanting something more to show up.
We'll let you know if this is the right film for you and whether or not you need to add it to your list, and we'll give you the scoop on industry news and more.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle didn't live up to expectations of the original, and while that one was a lot of fun, it had problems of its own.
There's certainly a fair amount of fun to be had, but Millar doesn't seem to have sequels nailed down.
We'll also cover a lot of the latest new shows you should be checking out from Kevin Probably Saves The World to, surprisingly, Young Sheldon.
It was a very special episode for us this week because while we had some reservations about Aronofsky's latest, we weren't expecting to find a new low in film. We've both been to some low places in the world of cinema, and few of those spaces are occupied by writers and/or directors that also produced films that we loved.
It's certainly a conversation piece, though we have some thoughts on Aronofsky's claim that it is metaphoric/allegoric in nature.
Along with the many reasons to avoid this film, we'll give you some industry news and a look at some more shows head to the small screen this fall.
It would be hard to jam up a week more than this, and in addition to three movies, we're also giving you the scoop on some new TV, including The Orville.
We're overly tied to It, just as we were with The Dark Tower, but this time around our proximity to Derry didn't lead to a disappointment pitfall. Leap! looks like the sleeper animated hit we're rooting for, and Goon just didn't need a sequel.
Tune in to get all the info on these films and find out why you too should love or hate them.
Another strange pairing finds us looking at Logan Lucky and The Glass Castle. Expectations were thrown and hopes were somewhat dashed this week as a pretty screwy adventure ended up not all that bad and a setup for a lot of laughs fell flat.
We'll let you know if you need to get to these and catch you up on industry news.
We're a bit into Stephen King here in Bangor, and The Dark Tower is one of his most popular books and series, which means we were looking forward to this one more than most. On the other hand, we were hesitant for several reasons, not least the production problems the film apparently had.
Did things work out? Is this one worthy of the series it's born from?
Adaptations of King's work are famously rather hit or miss, but this is one that we were really holding out hope for.
We'll let you know if this is worth your time and/or where things went wrong.
Atomic Blonde may not have taken over pop culture in the way that the trailers seemed to hope, but it had a fair number of people excited and a lot of critics think it delivered. We were looking forward to this one more than you might think, for several reasons, and there was talk at one point that we may have a Best List hopeful here.
Did it live up to any of the various expectations? We'll let you know, and we'll chime in on industry news and keep you up on some of the new shows coming your way.
Critics are almost unanimous in their love for Dunkirk and we almost joined them in their praise. Actually, one of us did. But, one of us didn't... exactly.
On the flip side of that, not only were critics ready, willing, and able to take a poke at Valerian, but audiences were just fine with the idea of staying away from it. We split on this one as well, but whether you end up loving or hating the mega-budget, space opera, there's a lot of fun involved.
One way or another, these are two that had people talking, and we let you know... hopefully, where you'll land with your reaction.
In case you weren't aware, it was a bit of a bonkers week, and that doesn't count Comic-Con gear up. We already differed on the previous movies, but we weren't that far apart here. If only...
We'll let you know if you need to see this one in theaters, and we chime in on Doctor Who, The Muppets, and more.
Apes might not be your thing, but there's a lot going on here even you aren't all that certain that Andy Serkis is the next greatest actor ever. I'm not saying he is, by the way.
It was a little rough with Rough Night, and while it definitely had some moments, it left most of the potential just sitting there. It could have been a better film, but it turned out to be mostly a "vacation" effort.
Still, there is some fun to be found there.
We'll let you know everything you need to about this one, and whether or not it might work better for you.