Monday, November 11, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #102 | Midway, Doctor Sleep, Marriage Story, Honey Boy, The Mistletoe Secret

Surprise! Despite a ton of early buzz and a giant marketing push, DOCTOR SLEEP wasn't the #1 motion picture of the weekend. This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold debate whether DOCTOR SLEEP is a misunderstood classic or just a weird, contrived movie.
Plus, reviews of that unexpected hit MIDWAY, the art house releases MARRIAGE STORY and HONEY BOY, and the new Hallmark Christmas movie THE MISTLETOE SECRET.
Midway Review - 3:36
Doctor Sleep Review - 16:41
Marriage Story Review - 47:47
Honey Boy Review - 57:41
The Mistletoe Secret Review - 1:08:00

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Two-Shot | All Six(-ish) Critters Movies!

The CRITTERS movies are kinda like the "Gremlins," movies except they’ve got badass shape-changing bounty hunters! So, it could be argued, they’re even better.

In the latest episode of THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the five weird feature films in this series - featuring early performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Angela Bassett! - and also the web series, which doubles as a feature length film in its own right!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #170 | Tuca and Bertie (2019)

It's that time of year again! CANCELED TOO SOON is back with SUDDENLY LAST SEASON, a whole month where we review nothing but TV shows that failed within the last year, and we're starting with one of the most acclaimed Netflix shows ever made... TUCA AND BERTIE!
From the producer of "Bojack Horseman" came an animated sitcom about two mismatched birds growing up, and apart, in a surreal world filled with unimaginable sight gags and heartbreaking emotional sincerity. Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the incredible world of TUCA AND BERTIE and decide, for the sake of posterity, whether this animated series was... CANCELED TOO SOON!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We've Got Mail #4 | Steven Spielberg's War Movies, Ridley Scott vs. Tony Scott, and International Cinema!

You wrote us emails, and we're answering them on the air in WE'VE GOT MAIL!

This week, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED co-hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold talk about Steven Spielberg's war movies, the competing cinematic oeuvres of Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, how the Oscars handle international cinema and much, much more!

Give it a listen!

Canceled Too Soon #169 | Night Stalker (2005)

"Kolchak: The Night Stalker" is one of the most important and influential "Canceled Too Soon" shows in TV history. But what about the reboot, NIGHT STALKER, from "X-Files" producer Frank Spotnitz, starring Stuart Townsend and Gabrielle Union? Was it a worthy follow-up to a cult TV classic, or a generic early-2000s supernatural detective series with a catastrophically miscast star?

You'll have to listen to CANCELED TOO SOON to find out! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dig up NIGHT STALKER to see how it stacks up to the original, how it stacks up to "The X-Files," and why all the show's problems probably could have been solved with a $20 trip to an outlet store.

Give it a listen!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Critically Acclaimed Episode 101 | Terminator: Dark Fate, The Irishman, American Dharma, Arctic Dogs, Earthquake Bird, Christmas Scavenger Hunt

It's a HUGE week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! We've got an overview of the TERMINATOR franchise, leading up to a review of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, and an in-depth review of Martin Scorsese's ambitious gangster epic THE IRISHMAN! 

Plus, we've got reviews of the Netflix murder mystery EARTHQUAKE BIRD, the family-friendly talking animal animated movie ARCTIC DOGS, and - because YOU demanded it - the return of our HALLMARK CHRISTMAS reviews, starting with the aptly titled CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT!