Steve Stebbing “Stevil Dead” (CKNW and League of Manchildren Film Critic) and Trevor Dueck (VancityBuzz Film Critic) have joined forces to bring you Flix Anonymous, a podcast that brings you a fresh perspective on the cinematic universe, each and every Friday.
Trev and Steve are busy because there are about seven films they have to review, and a few of them are beauties.
We talk about the new Seth Rogen film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and Ryan Gosling’s The Nice Guys. Of course there is always something for the children with The Angry Birds movie being thrown our way.
There are also a few limited release gems, some great films that are new to VOD, movie news, and of course we end it all off with our stoner picks.
Not a bad little episode. Enjoy and share.
- Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Dave Franco, Kiersey Clemons, Lisa Kudrow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Kelsey Grammer, Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael, Billy Eichner
- Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors)
- Written by Andrew J. Cohen (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors), Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted), Seth Rogen (Sausage Party), Evan Goldberg (The Night Before)
- RT 66% META 50
- Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Keith David, Hannibal Buress, Jack Kilmer
- Directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3)
- Written by Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Anthony Bagarozzi (Death Note)
- RT 94% META 73
- Featuring the voices of Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Ike Barinholtz, Keegan-Michael Key, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Jillian Bell, Geoffrey Arend, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Blake Shelton, Max Charles, Charli XCX, Billy Eichner
- Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
- Written by Jon Vitti (The Simpsons Movie)
- RT 60% META 46
- Starring Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson
- Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love)
- Written by David Kajganich (True Story), Alain Page
- RT 91% Certified META 75
- Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam
- Directed by Matthew Brown
- Written by Brown, Robert Kanigel (biography)
- RT 63% META 56
- Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
- Written by Hákonarson
- RT 96% Certified META 82
REVIEW – Creative Control
- Starring Nora Zehetner, Reggie Watts
- Directed by Benjamin Dickinson (Paradise Now)
- Written by Micah Bloomberg, Dickinson
- RT 63% META 58
Steve’s pick – Theeb
Trevor’s pick – The Witch
- Transformers: The Last Knight Announced — Josh Duhamel to Return
- More Batman v Superman Fallout: Geoff Johns to Co-Lead Newly Created DC Films Division
- Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam’s Don Quixote
Steve’s Pick: Top Gun
Trevor’s Pick: Iron Eagle
Five releases next week including the finale to the X-Men: First Class trilogy and the follow up to Alice In Wonderland.
Limited releases include a fantastic new Jane Austen adaptation, an animated movie and a Scottish coming of age film.