Ep 117 Solo : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

 

Do You Expect Us to Talk catches up with Star Wars with the latest in the series fresh out of the cinema. Solo : A Star Wars Story tells the story of a young Han Solo and how he got all the things that he had when we met him in a new hope including his blaster, the falcon, a Wookie, a Kassel-Run claim and even a second name.

Join Becca, Chris, Dave and guest Charlie Brigden as we discuss is Alden Ehrenreich really that bad, SJW robots, a new love interest we all know isn’t going to go anywhere, what is the Kassel-Run and do we really need to see it, is Ron Howard a safe pair of hands director and how is film is comparable to The Godfather part 2?

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return with The Man With The Golden Gun commentary

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Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths is the new film from Martin McDonagh. Following In Bruges, it stars Colin Farrell as Marty, an irish writer in Hollywood, trying to write his first screenplay called Seven Psychopaths, in witch he want to be about peace, love and forgiveness. An idea that makes as much sense as the film itself.While attempting to find inspiration, his friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), who runs a dog kidnapping business with Hans (Christopher Walken), tries to help him out by placing an advert for psychopaths to come and visit him for research. Things get messy when one of the dogs belong to psychotic gangster  (Woody Harrelson) who is hell bent on getting his little pride and joy. As the body count mounts up, the film self references itself in a way that doesn’t tie together at all well. The plot cherry picks scenes and scenarios and puts them all together in a self-aggrandising way that is frustrating but is still entertaining.

It is an odd experience watching McDonagh’s second freture length film, as it is attempts to be away too cleaver for its own good while being completely self indulgent with no sense of direction. However it is tons of fun in a cool and hip way that Tarantino writes. Thanks largely to the fast humorous dialogue and perfarmaces. Farrell plays down on this luck and out of his depth well, Rockwell turns on the crazy to entertaining levels, Harrelson finds the right balance between comedy and menace while Walken does the Walken we all know and love. It’s just a shame as Seven Psychopaths would be an instant film classic if it weren’t narratively a complete mess. Just like a room filled with….. well seven psychopaths..