It’s been 10 years since Zombieland graced our screens and cemented itself as a cult classic! On this weeks episode, find out what the team think of Zombieland: Double Tap in addition to Renee Zellweger’s performance as Judy Garland in the aptly titled Judy. Mindfulness and meditation are also discussed in relation to the new film The Portal. The team also discuss films Promised and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. All this and more on this weeks episode of Unscripted!
Lewis and Cecilia feel a bit sad after not seeing The Joker in time for the show, but that doesn’t mean they can’t predict the critic and audience reactions to the film. They also discuss the latest in film including new developments for Rise of the Skywalker and the trailer for Birds of Prey. Want something new to watch? Lewis and Cecilia have you covered by discussing what they’ve been watching on streaming services recently.
There is no shortage of films to see at the moment with the Unscripted team covering them all! First up Lewis and Cecilia review Ride Like a Girl, the true story of Australian jockey Michelle Payne while also discussing the nature of the horse racing industry. Rachele and Cecilia were brave enough to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Cecilia reviews The Goldfinch, starring Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman. Meanwhile, Lewis reviews Italian film Bangla, a spirited portrait if the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs. And finally, they review Buoyancy, about a young Cambodian boy who is taken captive and enslaved aboard a fishing trawler.
It’s a jam-packed show with a wide variety of films now screening. The team start with kids flicks Abominable and Angry Birds 2 before reviewing Brad Pitt’s new sci-fi space film Ad Astra and then finally Rambo: Last Blood. Cecilia also asks the important question - if you were kidnapped, who would you want to save you: Liam Neeson, Rambo or John Wick?
Ada joins Cecilia and Rachele to review Downton Abbey. The team also discuss Good Boys, a raunchy comedy starring tween leads too young to even watch the MA15+ film. Also on the agenda: The Italian Film Festival, film news including the possibility of a Face/Off reboot and a discussion on Judy, the biopic about the life of American singer and Actress Judy Garland in 1969, starring Renee Zellweger.
Lewis and Cecilia take on Pennywise the Dancing Clown and discuss IT: Chapter 2 which reunites the Losers Club, 27 years after they first sent Pennywise into hibernation. Lewis shares his view on Animals, an untamed female friendship dramedy. They also discuss the trailer for the upcoming film Jojo Rabbit from the mind of Taika Waititi. The film is set during World War Two and centres on a young German boy whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler.
Another week of film releases gives the team plenty to discuss. This week they tackle Angle of Mine, a psychological thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Jennifer Kent’s graphic film The Nightingale which is set in Van Diemen’s Lands in 1825, and The Farewell, a film based on an actual lie. They also share their thoughts on the new Joker trailer.
And Action! This week, Lewis and Cecilia review two films, each clocking in at close to 3 hours in length. First up is Midsommar, the new Folk Horror from Ari Aster who shocked audiences last year with his film Hereditary. The verdict: Midsommar ups the shock factor. Both Lewis and Cecilia share their thoughts on Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The verdict: see this film!
Lewis and Rachele attempt what could be the first-ever interactive podcast, but things don’t quite work out. Never mind, they quickly move on. First up, Lewis shares his excitement for the upcoming cartoon version of The Addams Family. They also review Mindy Kaling’s new film, Late Night starring Kaling and Emma Thompson. The film is inspired by Kaling’s real experiences as the only female writer on The Office. Rachele also reviews Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino which features an ensemble cast, multiple storylines and pays tribute to the final moment of Hollywood’s golden age. They end the show with a discussion on what their watching on Netflix and other streaming services including the final season of Orange Is the New Black.
With a new Fast and Furious Film speeding into cinemas, the team share their thoughts on new extreme action flick led by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Rachele and Ada also review The Public, Emilio Estevez’ latest film which centres around a group of homeless patrons, who refuse to leave public library amid a cold front in Cincinnati.
It’s not a boring time for cinema releases with so much to see! This week the team review Camino Skies, the inspirational journey of 6 people who embark on the historic 800km Spanish pilgrimage, Camino De Santiago. They also review Art and Mind, which looks at the human mind and its influence of art, and Who you Think I am, a psychological thriller, starring Juliette Binoche, exploring the issue of Catfishing from the predators perspective.
Special guest star, of Dis Down Under, Kat joins Rachele and Lewis to review the live-action remake of the Lion King. They also review White Crow - directed by Ralph Fiennes - which tells the story of ballet legend Rudolph Nureyev and his escape to the west in the early ’60s at age 23.
With a diverse range of films to talk about, the team waste no time (maybe just a little) and get down to it. It seems to be ladies night with two films and a web series all written, directed and starring women, including Hot Mess, Booksmart and Single Ladies, respectively. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart, a coming of age comedy starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, gets the tick approval from the team. They also review Stuber; a film about a man named Stu who drives an Uber, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, and a film called the Great Buster about one of the greatest screen comedians of all time, Buster Keaton.
Lewis and Cecilia take a guess at what the film Stuffed is about while Cecilia discovers that a chupacabra isn’t a real animal, oh, and yes they also review some films. Lewis shares his thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home and Cecilia reviews acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho’s new thriller Parasite, using a scientific term to try and explain the film without giving too much away. To wrap things up the team also discuss a few films they would like to see remade.
With a variety of films showing, Lewis and Cecilia tackle some of the more indie flicks currently on offer. Lewis reviews Never Look Away, a historical drama loosely based on one of the 20th century’s most admired artists, Gerard Richter and Under the Silver Lake, a neo-noir mystery from the director of IT Follows. Both Cecilia and Lewis also dish their thoughts on the new Child’s Play, a contemporary reimagining of the original.
Despite poor reviews for both Tolkien and Men and Black: International, Lewis, Rachele and Cecilia have differing opinions! Find out what they had to say about the J.R Tolkien biopic, exploring the formative years of the acclaimed author, and the MIB reboot starring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Neeson.
Lewis and Rachele delve into reviews for light-hearted comedy, My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding which delivers an important message, British spy film Red Joan, starring Judi Dench and X-Men Dark Phoenix. They also discuss some upcoming films which are expected to hit movie theatres soon!