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Baby Driver: I Hit the Road and I’m Gone, by Ian Brill

28 Jun

Tire squeals and gunshots are all set to rhythm in Edgar Wright’s latest film. While there’s plenty of levity to be found in Baby Driver but this is Wright’s first film where the action, not the comedy, comes first. Nevertheless, even when the film becomes more serious than any of his previous offerings, the director handles the pacing and tone like a bandleader that keeps his group in tune and on beat.

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The Hero: We Can Be Heroes Just for One Film, by Ian Brill

8 Jun

Sam Elliott is a welcome face – and voice – whenever he comes upon the screen. In films like The Big Lebowski and Tombstone, he personifies masculine western grit. He’s such a potent presence on film, you can see why most filmmakers just have him play a supporting role. Brett Haley directed and co-wrote The Hero to be a starring feature for Elliott, and the camera adores Elliott throughout the film, even if the narrative occasionally falls short.

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Colossal: Soul to Seoul, by Ian Brill

5 Apr

Colossal is Nacho Vigalondo’s meditation on addiction and failure. It stars Anne Hathaway as Gloria, a Manhattan party girl who moves back to her parents’ house (literally just the house – her parents aren’t even there) after a break-up. In the small town where she grew up, she reconnects with her childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who gets her a job in the bar he inherited from his father.

Also, half a world away in Korea, a giant monster appears. What does this half to do with our alcoholism drama? Turns out the kaiju is a manifestation of Gloria.

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EPISODE 519: OSCARS 2017!

27 Feb

In this episode, Tyler is joined by Jason Eaken discuss this year’s Academy Awards ceremony!

BPs 2017 Red Carpet

18 Feb

Presenter Ryan O’Leary arrives with his date.

Fan favorite Ian Brill arrives to present at the show.

Ian’s Top Ten of 2016

2 Feb

10. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A pop culture parody almost on par with Spinal Tap. Like Tap, this film balances exaggerated comic moments with characters who have deep backstories and are brought to life by committed performances. While this is The Lonely Island’s show, their supporting players deliver some of the best moments, especially Tim Meadows and newcomer Chris Redd. 

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