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ARRIVAL – SA209

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt has arrived! A sci-fi movie that’s not a franchise and doesn’t have superheroes, explosions, or space battles! But…is it good? Can a movie that takes its time to tell a story make it worth our time to explore?

The Force Awakens Revisited – SA171

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe return to Star Wars episode 7 for a longer, more focused discussion of the movie! What did they love? What did they hate? Also, Ben and Steve welcome Evan officially into the fold as the fourth “strange alien”!

Crimson Peak Review – SA164

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBen visits Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro’s follow up to Pacific Rim, and it couldn’t be more different. Atmospheric and elegant, is it a place worth visiting?

The Visit Review – SA163

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBen visits M. Night’s latest film, which seems to be not just a return to form but a return to passion. In The Visit there’s some ickiness, some jump scares, some tension, and a big twist. But does it …

Big Hero 6 Family Review — S&A139

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBen is joined by his four oldest children to talk about, review, analyze and laugh about Big Hero 6. With the insight only children can bring, his 13 year-old, 11 year-old, 10 year-old, and 8 year-old kids talk about their favorite …

UPSIDE DOWN (movie review)

A while ago, I saw the trailer for an interesting looking science fiction movie called UPSIDE DOWN. It looked like it would be a visually quirky movie, if a bit ridiculous in concept. I promptly forgot all about it, until I saw it in one of my local Redboxes. I …