Flix Anonymous — Episode 29

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.

New Releases

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

  • 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

The Nice Guys

  • 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

The Angry Birds Movie

  • 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


A Bigger Splash

  • 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

The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • 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

Netflix/VOD Recommendations

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



The Woods

Assassin’s Creed


Stoner Pick

Steve’s Pick: Top Gun

Trevor’s Pick: Iron Eagle

Next Week

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.