Flix Anonymous — Episode 30

This week on episode 30 of Flix Anonymous, Trev & Steve review X-Men Apocalypse, Alice Through The Looking Glass, and some limited releases like The Boy and The Beast, and Love & Friendship.

As usual we give you some VOD/Netflix picks and both Trev and Steve go sci-fi for their stoner picks.

New Releases

X-Men Apocalypse

  • Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia Munn
  • Directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
  • Written by Simon Kinberg (Fantastic Four), Singer (X-Men: First Class), Michael Dougherty (Krampus), Dan Harris (Superman Returns)
  • RT 52% META 51

Alice Through The Looking Glass

  • Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Andrew Scott, Richard Armitage, Ed Speleers and featuring the voices of Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen
  • Directed by James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted)
  • Written by Linda Woolverton (Maleficent), Lewis Carroll (book)
  • RT 48% META 35


Love & Friendship

  • Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry
  • Directed by Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress)
  • Written by Stillman (The Last Days of Disco), Jane Austen (based on her novella “Lady Susan”)
  • RT 99% Certified META 86
  • Playing at Fifth Avenue

The Boy And The Beast

  • Directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Digimon: The Movie)
  • Written by Hosoda
  • RT 87% META 65
  • Playing at The Rio Theatre on May 28th, 30th and June 4th. On VOD now.

Sunset Song

  • Starring Peter Mullan
  • Directed by Terence Davies (The House of Mirth)
  • Written by Davies (The House of Mirth), Lewis Grassic Gibbon (novel)
  • RT 80% Certified META 72
  • Playing at Vancity Theatre

Netflix/VOD Recommendations

Mr. Right

  • Starring Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, RZA
  • Directed by Paco Cabezas
  • Written by Max Landis (American Ultra)
  • RT 40% META 51

Steve’s pick – American Ultra

Trevor’s pick – You’re Next

  • Director: Adam Winguard
  • Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg
  • The Davisons have a family reunion at their isolated vacation house until a home invasion occurs by a bunch of masked men. Family members start getting picked off one by one.
  • Note: Considered a Mumblegore film (Natural acting, lengthy dialogue, mixed with horror)
  • 75% Certified Fresh on RT – Metacritic 66



Stoner Pick

Steve’s Pick: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Trevor’s Pick: Blade Runner (1982)

  • Director: Ridley Scott – Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
  • Takes place in the year of 2019, As 21st-century detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) hunts for vengeful, fugitive replicants in a high-tech future soured by urban and social decay, he is drawn to a mysterious woman (Sean Young) whose secrets may undermine his own soul.

Next Week

Five releases next week, three of them going wide. It’s the return of the Ninja Turtles with Out of the Shadows, Lonely Island gets their own movie and the Khaleesi stars in a new romantic film. In limited release we get a high profile Canadian film and a high profile and artistic foreign film.