It’s great seeing Anderson Cowan once a month, and though we both agree January is the dumping ground for bad movies, flicks like Molly’s Game, Blame, and American Folk stand out like the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. I’m keeping the recap short and sweet, but more importantly details on the films below!
It’s week three of my “A Movie A Day” quest, and there’s two movies I can highly recommend as well as briefly discuss a flick that was a surprise disappointment (hint: it deals with a super pig!). More below, as well as a set up to my set-up!! Pardon the pun as you soon will see . . .
Couple of years back I’m in Culver City (home of the sublime Tito’s Tacos) with a good friend and former co-worker. We’re scarfing down pizzas at LaRocco’s, a wonderful hole in the wall spot on Main Street, and discussing if we should resume a radio program we started eons ago. That idea materialized into nothing, but then, as the cliched phrase goes, “we got to talkin’” and the seeds of Find Your Seen were planted.
I’ve done five episodes of CinemAddicts with my podcast partner Anderson Cowan, and thus far it’s one of the best collaborations I’ve had to date. Close friends since 1996 (during my radio days), we’ve shared an inextricable bond over movies. Though our tastes are as different as night and day, we both understand and respect each other’s viewpoint. Case in point – our review of the Josh Duhamel/Al Pacino/Anthony Hopkins thriller Misconduct.
One of my biggest “jobs” of 2016, along with watching 1,000 movies by year’s end, is growing CinemAddicts, a new show that I’ve started with Anderson Cowan. Our first episode, which debuted this week on Soundcloud, features reviews of the new films The Revenant, Anomalisa, and The Abandoned (opening January 8 in select theaters and on VOD.