The Fast and Fentress Film Discussion Podcast Episode 2: Sausage Party

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For our second episode, Vil Zsolnay and I discuss the 2016 animated comedy Sausage Party.  We’ll cover the movie’s influences, the religious overtones, and the occasional plot hole that comes with a movie about talking food.  Be warned, spoilers ahead.  Enjoy!

The Disaster Artist

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I’ll get this out of the way first: I’m what you might call an “obsessive” fan of The Room.  I’ve seen it at least ten times, been to several screenings, read Greg Sestero’s book, and even met Tommy Wiseau in person.  So while I’m not exactly an objective judge of The Disaster Artist’s source material, in a way I’m also especially qualified to write this review.  After all, The Disaster Artist is geared toward The Room’s cult following more than any other group, though its story of beating the odds has universal appeal. Continue reading

Netflix Review: The Fundamentals of Caring

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Paul Rudd offers a handicapped boy his sausage in “The Fundamentals of Caring”

The Fundamentals of Caring stars Paul Rudd as Ben, a former writer who decides to try caregiving after a personal tragedy (read: dead kid).  His charge is Trevor (Craig Roberts), an English teen whose Duchenne muscular dystrophy leaves him paralyzed and without fine motor skills.  After developing an often-adversarial friendship with Trevor, Ben convinces him to join him for a cross-country road trip.   Continue reading

Kevin and Vil’s Movie Show: Episode Nine

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This time Vil and I check out three classic garage sale comedies.  If you don’t know what those are, you’ll have to listen to find out!  (Go to 0:53 to skip the music.)

Listen (and call in) to us at our new time, Saturdays from 5-6 P.M., through WNUR at wnur.org.

Zootopia Is Good, but It Lacks Bite

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Despite its considerable media hype, I wasn’t planning on seeing Zootopia, at least not in theaters.  The last animated movie forced on the public like this was Inside Out, which turned out to be depressingly average.  As a result, I went in to Zootopia with lower expectations. Continue reading