(2016) - Drama, Fantasy - PG-13
1 Hr 48 Min
Where to Watch: Red Box, Amazon
Starring: Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver
Director: J.A. Bayona
Topic: "Voice Actors in Live-Action Films
Chet and Rodney are joined by friend of the show, Lyndon Wells from Top10Films.co.uk to discuss A Monster Calls, our favorite examples of voice acting in live-acting films, and even whether staying in the theater for 2 movies is stealing!
Lewis MacDougall plays a character who is dealing with the fact that his mother is terminally ill which is contributing to his troubles at school as well as a reoccurring nightmare. The Monster, voiced by Liam Neeson, arrives to teach a few lessons and alter the boy's future while dealing with his present.
Despite the plot description, this is far from a kids movie. An absolutely amazing story coupled with a visually stunning collection of scenes makes A Monster Calls worth YOUR Movie Night!
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Ever walked out of a theater during a movie because it was so bad?
(2016) - Comedy/Drama - R - 1hr 32min
Where to Watch: Netflix, Redbox
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Topic Discussion: “Would you rather…”
Mike Birbiglia takes his experience as a stand-up comedian and applies it to this amazing portrayal of what it is like to try and “make it” in the world of comedy.
A group of friends (who perform in an improv comedy group) is faced with the challenge and strain of what happens when one of them finds success and the rest of them do not.
Also, in this episode we are joined by Matt Josephs, host of Checked Out in Jersey, to discuss the collaboration with Down the Hall, and the contest the two shows are doing together.
Would you rather…
In a battle to the death…
Rap battle Eminiem?
Wrap battle Buddy the Elf?
(2013) - Adventure, Comedy, Drama - R - 1hr 35min.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime
Starring: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Topic: “Best Friends” in Movies
In this coming of age comedy, 2 best friends plan to run away into the woods and build their own house. What follows is a summertime adventure in one of the funniest movies Down the Hall has recommended so far.
Looking for a feel good, fun, adventure of film for a movie night this week? The Kings of Summer is the perfect choice.
(2013) Biography, Drama - 1hr. 25 min. - R
Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melanie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Director: Ryan Coogler
Topic: "Day in the Life Movies"
Intro | 0:00
Fruitvale Station | 5:05
Ratings/Reviews | 11:36
"Day in the Life Movies" | 16:58
Movie to Avoid | 21:56
There is something great about a "day in the life movie" done well. Fruitvale Station is Exhibit A.
Based on a true story leading up to the events involving Oscar Grant, Fruitvale Station is by no means a feel-good story. However, it accomplishes the very difficult task of creatively telling a story of one day in a man's life who is trying to make constructive decisions to rebuild himself. Fruitvale does this in an interesting and heartfelt way.
We aim to help you "Take Back Movie Night" and we think this one will help you do exactly that this week!
Also, what is your favorite example of a "day in the life" movie?