Friday, February 2, 2018

Jamie's Non-Competitive List Of Really Good Movies (2017)!

by Jamie Marshall  

I don't think there's any argument at this point that 2017 is going to go down in history as one of the most important years in film. In a year that seemed dead-set to kick us in the teeth at every possible juncture, where the box office tanked and Hollywood lost its last remaining shred of glamour, we watched more interesting, uplifting, confusing, questionable, unforgettable movies than have hit us in a good long while. Even the bombs seemed to have a certain game-changing magic to them, with Ghost In The Shell finally turning the issue of Hollywood white-washing from thinkpiece fodder to a national conversation, The Mummy burning itself alive as a warning of everything that could possibly go wrong with a modern blockbuster, and Justice League proving just how much money a studio is willing to throw away to prove a point. So here I am, about two months late on the draw, with my top however-many-I-ended-up-putting-on-here movies, assembled in no particular order because movie fans have gotten a bit crazy about their favorite film beating up all the other films, and this shit is supposed to be fun. (Disclaimer: There are plenty of smaller-release movies missing from this list that would probably be on here if I had been able to see them, notably The Disaster Artist and Lady Bird, and plenty more I don't even know about yet and will discover in the years to come.)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mini-BOP: Free Fire


A lot of podcasts promise you entertainment, but only Box Office Pulp delivers protection from infection! In an all-new Mini-BOP, the crew takes a look at Ben Wheatley's 2017 Action-Thriller-Noir-Sitcom Free Fire, an unrestrained clusterf*** in the best possible way. Join us as we discuss its deft juggling of tones, Wheatley's increasingly impressive catalog of work, whether or not Sharlto Copley happens to be playing Skeletor in this film, and Cody's childhood memories of owning human flesh.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Between Anger And Rage: On THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI



"We're all dying", says Frances McDormand as grieving mother Mildred Hayes, at the start of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  She's told by nearly everyone she knows that besmirching the good name of a man with terminal cancer is shameful and petty.  After putting her teenage daughter in the ground, burned to death and sexually assaulted, in that order, she has little regard for the sob stories of authority figures.  Her town's dying police chief, the priest who begs her to find forgiveness in her heart, even the local news team, they're all complicit in the same system . The system that failed to find her daughter's killers.  That created men who could commit such heinous acts on a fellow human being.  That led to her daughter walking alone on that particular road, on that particular night, under just the right circumstances where one could get away with murder.  To hell with any God who would set up so perfect a tragedy.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Justice League


Sick of all the Star Wars talk out there? Boy do we have some counter programming for you! Join MB and Cody as they look back at JUSTICE LEAGUE and wonder... what in name of Henry Cavill's mustache happened here?

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