Critically panned, but audience…OK’d (we guess), Equilibrium from 2002 plays like Brave New World meets The Matrix meets Nazi symbolism…but not really. Jamie offers this one up for emotionless scrutiny and possible incineration to the crew this week where we discuss such things as: non-threatening villains, throwing British comedians through walls, ‘gun’-fu, dog-xploitation and whether its more of a spoiler these days to reveal that Sean Bean doesn’t die in a movie.
This week we watch a German film about hot, sweaty men squeezing themselves into very tight spaces, putting themselves through moments of extreme tension and includes a joyous climax…Well, if you couldn’t have guessed from that description,, we’re obviously referring to the 1982 submarine based thriller Das Boot from director Wolfgang Petersen. We managed to watch the correct version this time around (of which there are many; well done us!) and are taken on a true ‘submarine ride’ of emotions in this definitive underwater war movie.
We do like to challenge ourselves with pronouncing difficult foreign names here at Spoiler Filled, so this time we travel to Finland to wrap our vocal chords around some of the people behind Moomins on the Riviera, the latest adaptation from 2014 of the eccentric creations of Tove Jansson. Pirates, Stockholm Syndrome, artistic aristocrats, tangents about aardvarks, shark biting, disguising dogs as cats, living under boats, insulting insect infestation, and so, SO many more insanities abound in our discussion of this quirky and witty societal satire.
Ant doesn’t quite know if he likes the film Doomsdays from 2013, so he need the help of the ‘Spoiler Filled’ gang this week to help him decide. Written and directed by former movie critic Eddie Mullins, this debut film follows two hipster vagabonds who get by through breaking into people’s holiday homes in the wilderness and, along the way, recruit others who challenge their commitment to this lifestyle. Is it a humourous, dark and thoughtful film or is it a pretentious, hipster-ish pile of trash? Come and listen to what the gang decide as they muddle through such things as: tire slashings, whiskey chugging, shoulder punchings, fire pledges and indian headdresses.
Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Randy Quaid in one film. Will there be an acting-insanity overload or will one of these notorious nut-balls steal the show? Well, if the picture above is anything to go by, one person may have an advantage. This week, Abi brings us The Missouri Breaks, a non-typical and almost forgotten about western from 1976. Things up for discussion this time are: Nicholson’s hairiness, Brando’s Irish mumblings, whether Harry Dean Stanton belongs in Peaky Blinders, being rude to donkeys and stealing kisses from horses.