After the truly terrible Jigsaw, Chris Rock stepped up to produce and co-star in a “re-imagining” of the Saw franchise with this summer’s Spiral, which co-stars Samuel L. Jackson.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris are back from PAX East and dive into The First Purge, Star Wars musical acts, Statham vs a Shark, Comedy Central roasts, Ready Player One, IT: Chapter 2 casting and more.
The 90th Academy Awards are this weekend but the only awards that actually matter are our Kick Ass Awards, celebrating the best and worst of the previous year, including the Ass Kicker of the Year and the Kick Ass Movie of 2017.
Geostorm is the lesser of two evils for a slow week of new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray that also includes Jigsaw, a new Donnie Yen movie, the second season of the BBC’s Dirk Gently and more.
Chris presents his picks for the 5 worst movies of 2017
Zach gives his picks for the top 5 worst movies he saw in 2017
Thor: Ragnarok took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row while Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy’s Home 2 were surprisingly strong newcomers.
Topping Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnorak became the 7th highest opening MCU movie ever and set a new November record in China as well while A Bad Moms Christmas tried to counter-program and Jigsaw and Boo 2! both suffered in the first post-Halloween weekend.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about Stranger Things 2 (and try to figure out what’s Billy’s deal), the terrible retconning of Jigsaw, the new Assassin’s Creed and South Park games, what makes a good Spider-Man game, the inability of anyone to reboot The Twilight Zone and much more.
Jigsaw successfully took back Halloween but it was one of the lowest ever openings for the series while most of other new releases bombed as well and Amityville: The Awakening had one of the weirdest and most pointless theatrical releases ever.