Episode 57 – 2016: The Top 10

After a long hiatus, The Cinematic Tangent returns to talk some of the noteworthy films of 2016.

Episode 56 – ‘Live By Night’, ‘Silence’, and ‘A Monster Calls’

It’s 2017, and the year already sucks. Because Donald Trump is President.

After a lengthy apology for The Cinematic Tangent’s unreleased blogs and lost episodes, Brad and Chad start the year fresh by discussing a couple of films sure to earn Oscar buzz – A Monster Calls and Silence. And one that won’t – Live By Night.

Episode 55 – ‘The Lord of the Rings’

The Cinematic Tangent finally sits down to talk Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

‘Christmas with the Kranks’ – 12 Days of Christmas Movies

For some unknown reason, people love Christmas with the Kranks, and every year I end up watching the film despite my attempts to avoid it. Few movies make me cringe like this one – the Kranks (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) are a perfectly reasonable couple who wish to escape the cult of Christmas by spending time together on a cruise. Their fascist neighbors have other plans; through disturbing and illegal acts of coercion, the neighborhood systematically makes the lives of the Krank family a living hell until the couple agree to conform to society and celebrate Christmas like all good people must do.

Be it the abuse of police power or invasive caroling, the tactics used by the pro-Christmas forces are nothing short of horrific. I shiver instead of laugh as a maniacal block captain Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) brainwashes an army of children to protest the Krank’s refusal to decorate their home with an inflatable Frosty the Snowman. The justification for this idiocy is Frohmeyer’s looming fear that his neighborhood will lose some asinine award for Best Decorated Street. And to the movie, that seems perfectly reasonable. Continue reading ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ – 12 Days of Christmas Movies

Episode 54 – The 2016 Films We Missed

Despite technical difficulties (sorry!), CinTan talks Hell or High Water, Demolition, Kubo and the Two Strings, and more.

Episode 53 – 2016 is Scary

With Don’t Breathe hitting theatres, Brad and Chad look back at some of the notable horror films from this year – The Witch, Green Room, and The Forest.

Episode 52 – ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016), ‘Finding Dory’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’, ‘BFG’, and ‘Swiss Army Man’

Catching up on some of best and worst that 2016 cinema has to offer, from the brand new Ghostbusters to the farting prank known as “Swiss Army Man”.

Episode 51 – Duncan Jones

The Cinematic Tangent talks Duncan Jones and his complete filmography: Moon, Source Code, and Warcraft. What was the name of Chad’s World of Warcraft character? Who is Buttbong420? Zub-Zub? And is Duncan Jones a good director? The Cinematic Tangent answers these questions – and more (maybe)!

Episode 50 – The Dark Knight Trilogy

Practice your Batman voice! It’s time to talk Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises

 

 

Episode 49 – ‘Hardcore Henry’ and 2016 Catch-Up

Take a shot of something questionable from the bottom shelf, and join the Cinematic Tangent for a conversation about Hardcore Henry, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Zootopia, and Deadpool.