Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the middle film in the popular live-action trilogy. Director Peter Jackson only covers two thirds of the novel here, keeping himself busy with juggling three different storylines involving humans, hobbits, orcs, and Ents. Fans at the time criticized Jackson for making a liberal adaptation of the book but for many this is the best film in the trilogy. Although it takes a bit to find its footing, things get a grand payoff with the Battle of Helm’s Deep towards the end of the flick.
Mat plays a brief clip from a live panel at Rose City Comic Con 2017 in Portland, Oregon in which he asks a question to Star Trek: The Next Generation actor John de Lancie. Thrasher feels mixed on Charlotte, a horror anthology film featuring a weird wraparound story about a woman being turned into a doll. Mat found some laughs in Bad Santa 2 and really enjoyed the new horror smash hit It.
Listen to this episode while enjoying afternoon tea for maximum enjoyment.