SLEEPWALKER is the latest film from director Elliott Lester. Troubled by bouts of sleepwalking and disturbing nightmares, graduate student Sarah Foster goes to her university's sleep research center for help. When she wakes up after her first night of being monitored, the world she lives in seems to have changed in subtle, Twilight-Zone-esque ways. In fact, every time she goes to sleep now, she wakes up in a slightly different version of her world. With the help of sleep researcher Dr. Scott White, she tries to work her way back to the reality she started in. But when they finally succeed, it’s revealed that Sarah’s world is not what she thought at all.
Today my guest is one of the stars SLEEPWALKER, Richard Armitage. Tonight we talk about his work on that film as well as his work as Thorin Oakenshiled in The Hobbit Films, as John Proctor in The Crucible, and his upcoming films Ocens 8 and the Julie Delpy directed film My Zoe.
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The never ending barrage of superhero films continues this week as DC rolls out the latest installment in their oft-maligned universe. Things are looking up for DC this year, as Wonder Woman scored with critics and audiences, and Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon are tasked with continuing that trend. Can Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and company keep the ball rolling in Justice League? Check out our thoughts and find out.
MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:
Conspiracy, Daddy's Home 2, Free Fire, A Ghost Story, Justice League
If you do a Google search for “Justice League” right now the first thing that will populate are the show times, then after that, you will see the IMDB page, Twitter, and Rotten Tomatoes page. That’s the same for pretty much every new release film. It’s what you find a few entries deeper that I find annoying. The countless articles and stories about how the #1 film in the world is a box office failure. I’m not here to support or tear down that assertion because I think it’s pointless. Playing armchair studio executive was once a game relegated to the financial pages and CNBC but now it’s not just Forbes analyzing the red and black, it’s Esquire, GQ, EW, every movie blogger, Twitter fanboy, and “movie nerd” deep diving into the commerce side of the business called show.
We’ve reduced film criticism to an analytic that creates a misleading narrative by valuing the output from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and CinemaScore. Different viewers can dislike or like films for a whole bevy of reasons …
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.
Our latest episode spreads the holiday cheer in a way that you never knew you wanted: Michael Shannon in a drunken rage, terrorizing a small town as Bigfoot. This hard to categorize monster movie by way of Hallmark leads us to a discussion on JAWS as not just a scary shark movie but a terrifying look at a small town's insecurity. And the only way to top that is to look at those desparate enough to try and make it in the film business, such as the characters in the Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy comedy classic BOWFINGER. Like most Christmas episodes this leads to a bit of self-reflection from your hosts Mike and Chris... which means that this particular episode is easy to categorize as a tragedy. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @projectingfilm
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Theme music provided by the band Good Talk Russ. The song is Build It Up off their album The Panglossian…