Episode 8; Summer 2005
August 30, 2005
Films Reviewed: Red Eye and The 40-Year Old Virgin
Special Guest: Local Filmmaker Ly Bolia
Regarding Red Eye:
Matt: Rachel McAdams has been on a hot streak lately, but this film won't do her any favors. The thrills here are telegraphed and the outcome is very, very dull. To borrow a critic's cliché: Even if you're on an airplane, walk out. One star.
Aron: Well, this is much better than Wes Craven's last non-horror outing. Cillian Murphy makes a pretty good antagonist and the suspense works in all the right places. Nothing to really seek out, but still all right. Three stars.
Average Rating: ** (out of ****)
Regarding The 40-Year Old Virgin:
Aron: Steve Carrell is pretty funny as the title character, a 40 year old who just hasn't done "it" yet. What could have been crass and exploitative is pretty innocent and sweet (for an R-Rated sex comedy, that is). Not bad at all. Three stars.
Matt: The movie may hit close to home to a lot of us, but it does so without being too mean. Catherine Keener is also good as the object of the title character's affection. The film does go on a bit long, though. But stay through the film. Three stars.
Average Rating: *** (out of ****)
Commentary: Labor Day weekend in the Atlanta area means Dragon*Con. Aron and Matt took a few minutes to profile the annual event. Click on the above link to learn more!
Special Guest: Aron and Matt were thrilled to have local filmmaker Ly Bolia stop by to discuss his new short, Once Upon a Jedi, which will be showing this year at Dragon*Con. Click on the above link to learn more!