In Episode 52 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. uncovers director Alex Kurtzman’s new take on The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. The film is, of course, intended to kick off Universal’s monster-centric Dark Universe. We’ll investigate whether The Mummy provides a solid foundation for what’s to come as well as how it stacks up against the 1999 edition, which saw Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz bring the classic tale to the modern age. Also: Rob reviews A24’s latest, director Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes At Night starring Joel Edgerton, and discusses his thoughts on the latest news surrounding X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It’s a jam-packed episode of the Crooked Table Podcast. So let’s get to it before a certain Egyptian princess catches up with us.
In Episode 38 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob shares his belated thoughts on John Wick: Chapter Two, The LEGO Batman Movie and Get Out. Then, he sharpens his adamantium claws to review Hugh Jackman’s final X-Men film appearance as Wolverine in James Mangold’s intimately titled Logan. Is the actor’s swan song as the mutant hero a high note, or does he leave the series with a whimper?
Rob reviews X-Men: Apocalypse, the prequel sequel that rounds out the First Class trilogy. Director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2) is back at the helm, with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence leading the cast. Also, Poe Dameron himself (Oscar Isaac) appears as the very blue villain Apocalypse. Is the film the most epic X-Men film yet or just an epic fail? Here’s our take.
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In Episode 20 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Freddy discuss the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the corresponding Academy Awards show, share our thoughts on Fox and Marvel’s smash hit Deadpool and look ahead to both season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil series as well as Warner Bros. and DC’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Continue reading
In Episode 16 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Freddy catch up with the recent downpour of trailer footage for some of next year’s biggest films: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, Star Trek Beyond and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Listen to our thoughts, and let’s get excited for all the anticipated releases heading our way in 2016!