Maclunkey: Greedo Special Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Maclunkey, they’ve done it again. Greedo did not shoot first. He was the innocent victim of a corrupt, self-serving, two-bit smuggler that drops his shipments at the first sign of an Imperial Destroyer. We all understand this, right? Jim and Teal get into the whole Maclunkey debacle of the latest tinkering of their childhood memories. Also, in this episode: Jim sees most of the Midsommar director’s cut. Find out what his thoughts are, and why director’s cuts are often more interesting than they are necessary. Mild spoilers from the 25-36 minute mark. If you haven’t seen Midsommar or the director’s cut, and don’t want any spoilers, skip through this portion. What else? Teal saw Blinded By The Light and Crawl. Krull? No CRAWL!!! Jim gives his thoughts on Good Boys and Booksmart. Looking for comedies to watch at home? These two films may be good bets. Finally, Jim got to

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Apocalypse Later: Ad Astra Redux

I just want to start by saying I didn’t want to watch this film. It’s not that the film looked bad, cheesy, or uninteresting, but I don’t exactly have an affinity for a typical-seeming space adventure. Gravity was cool to see on the big screen, but not on a television. Life was all nihilism and no hope. Ad Astra seemed like somewhere in-between Deep Impact and Space Cowboys. It’s time to admit that I was wrong to doubt this film. Overview James Gray‘s newest film thrusts Brad Pitt into the eternal void from which there is no escape except a good ol’ fashioned cathartic father-son relationship. Roy McBride (Pitt) is an accomplished astronaut living in the somewhere near future, where commercial flights to the moon and Mars are no longer atypical (thanks, Richard Branson). Following a fatal accident where he was one of the only survivors, McBride is brought in

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