It’s that time of week, everyone, when the most spectacular podcast about the least spectacular movies releases an episode.
Tucker and I join forces yet again to dissipate the pungent mediocrity that is the 2003 disaster/adventure film, The Core, starring Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank.
The Earth’s liquid outer-core has stopped moving for some reason. It’s up to a rag-tag group of plot-devices masquerading as scientists and astronauts to get in a giant tube, drill to the center of the planet, and kick-start the core with, you guessed it, nukes.
Everyone dies and lightning blows up the Colosseum in Rome.
I may have neglected to mention that I’m currently co-hosting the That Was Okay I Guess podcast, where Tucker Warner and I discuss some mediocre/forgotten movies with all the appropriate cynicism you’d expect from two tarty millennial film enthusiasts.
Which is what made our latest episode such a treat. In this most recent episode of the podcast, we discuss the film Death to Smoochy, the 2002 black-comedy starring Robin Williams and Ed Norton. Directed by Danny DeVito, the film centers on a batch of jaded, money-hungry TV executives and the idealistic, though naive, mascot they adopt to replace the hostile former lead of their flagship children’s television show (eerily reminiscent of a certain purple dinosaur.)
It’s good fun, though not necessarily a good film. Come listen!