Monday, April 25, 2016

The Breakdown of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' and Remembering Prince


The Breakdown pays tribute to iconic music superstar Prince and look at his impact on movies. Speaking of movies, we review four of them this week including the fantasy adventure, The Huntsman: Winter's War and the home invasion thriller, Hush. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the word.

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Rating Rundown:

The Huntsman: Winter's War ½* (CS)
Hush *** (CS & SM)
Two Days, One Night **** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
Prescription Thugs *** (CS) & **½ (SM)

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Breakdown of 'The Jungle Book' and 'Criminal'

The Breakdown finally returns to reviewing movies this week, including two 2016 releases. We go deep into India (or a Los Angeles studio) with Disney's latest live-action adaption of an animated classic in the adventure, The Jungle Book. We also look at Kevin Costner's latest picture in the action feature, Criminal. After the movie reviews, we look at texting in movie theatres and discuss if that is an effective strategy in bringing back the younger movie goer. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the love by letting others know and if you have the time, give us a five star review on our iTunes site.

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Review Rundown:

Criminal *½ (CS) & ** (SM)
The Jungle Book **** (CS & SM)
The Forger *½ (CS) & * (SM)
Pound of Flesh * (CS * SM)

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Breakdown of the Future of Cinema Podcast


This week's episode is being called "The Breakdown of the Future of Cinema" where Scott and I will be making predictions for major changes happening to movies over the next decade and beyond. The movie industry is definitely in a major transformation stage as it tries to adapt to how we now consume entertainment. We try to foresee what you can expect over the next several years. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the word.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

The Breakdown of How We've Changed Podcast


This week is a special episode called "The Breakdown of How We've Changed" where we look at how three years of doing this show has changed how we watch and experience movies. We look at how we've both become more critical with some aspects but also much more forgiving with things like plot. As always if you love the show then please spread the word and also if you have time, please give us a five star review over at iTunes, all these things will help to ensure we can do this for another three years and beyond.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

UPDATED: 2016 Movies I've Seen So Far with Star Ratings


As the title claims.

1. Zootopia ****
2. Deadpool ***½
3. 10 Cloverfield Lane ***½
4. Kung Fu Panda 3 ***
5. The Little Prince ***
6. My Beautiful Broken Brain ***
7. How to be Single ***
8. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday ***
9. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot **½
10. Eddie the Eagle **
11. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice **
12. Gods of Egypt **
13. Triple 9 **
14. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies **
15. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny **
16. The Boy *½
17. The 5th Wave *
18. The Veil *
19. Zoolander ½*

The Breakdown of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Podcast


This week on the Breakdown, Scott and I don our capes and review the epic showdown that has been the dreams of a thousand childhoods in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. We also review two new Netflix movies in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday and My Big Broken Brain. After that we look at the failure of Allegiant and what big studios can learn from it. Then we also address the charge that film criticism is bias and subjective. As always if you love the show then please spread the word and if you have time then give us as five star review on our iTunes site.

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Rating Rundown:

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ** (CS & SM)
Pee-Wee's Big Holiday *** (CS) & ** (SM)
My Beautiful Broken Brain *** (CS & SM)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fevers Aren't Optimal for Productivity

My lofty expectations of "business as usual" this week were dropkicked to the concrete and trampled by a ball room dance number. The Great Flu of 2016 that derailed March Break dreams has kept motoring on leading to an extra body remaining camped out on the couch and demanding some fatherly compassion. This has meant almost a week and half now of productivity being scuttled out to the ether and the subsequent stresses playing doubles tennis in my gut. But finally, the light has broken from the clouds this afternoon when the young boy asked "what can I do" and is now roving about the premises with a mild cough being easily ignored. The other roamer also started her favourite activity of chucking things off the table and screaming at stuffed animals. I don't think it is too foolish to be excited about a regular Wednesday where I get to type words for money again.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Breakdown of Things Done Every Time Podcast

Superman forgets to clean up after himself
It is a special episode called "The Breakdown of Things Done Every Time" where we look at worn-out and tired stylistic and plot elements that big studio movies keep on using. These are elements that if used sparingly might be good or have an emotional impact but now have become cliché and predictable and it is time for them to be retired. But movies like the above Man of Steel show the routine CGIed destroy a city climax isn't going anywhere soon. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the love and if you have time, then give us a five star review on our iTunes page.

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