episode 40

R&R - May 5th

Time for some R&R (Retakes and Reviews)
The Sully Brothers square off for another Movie Review Showdown, share upcoming retake news, and discuss the significance of Hollywood’s WGA strike.
Also in this episode:
Ghost writer in the machine

Movie Review Showdown

Each Sully brother picks a recent movie, secretly giving it a star rating. The other Sully brother guesses that star rating. The one closest to guessing correctly wins. The loser has to watch a movie of the other’s choosing and review it on the next Showdown.

loser's showdown review

Chronicle (2012)

Directed By: Josh Trank (Fantastic Four (2015), Capone)

Written by: Max Landis (Bright, American Ultra), Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Capone)

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Available (as of posting date): Paid services (Youtube, Google Play, Apple TV)



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Retake news and updates


Dune: Part Two

Release date: November 3rd

White Men Can’t Jump

A remake of the 1992 film about a pair of basketball hustlers who team up to earn extra cash.

Release Date: May 19 on Hulu
Starring: Sinqua Walls, Jack Harlow, Lance Reddick, Laura Harrier, Teyana Taylor
Directed by: Charles Kidd II, AKA Calmatic (House Party remake 2023)
Written by: Kenya barris (Coming 2 America, You People, Blackish) Doug hall (Blackish).

Dead ringers

The Mantle twins, identical from head to toe, are on a mission to change the way women give birth.

Release Date: April 21 on Amazon (miniseries, 6 episodes)
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Britne Oldford, Poppy Liu, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Chernus.

chicken run: dawn of the nugget

Having pulled off an escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has found a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new threat, and Ginger and her team decide to break in.

Release Date: Fall 2023 on Netflix.
Voiced by: Thandwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, David Bradley
Directed by: Sam Fell (Flushed Away, ParaNorman)
Written by: Karey Kirkpatrick (Smallfoot, Over the Hedge, Chicken Run), John O’Farrell (Chicken Run), Rachel Tunnard (military wives, adult life skills)

twisted metal

Follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Release Date: July 27 on Peacock. (10 episodes)
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Will Arnett, Richard Cabral, Samoa Joe

2024 and later

harry potter

Release Date: Expected to begin in 2025/26 on Max (formerly HBO Max).
Each season of the new live-action series will be an adaptation of each of the seven books, and is set to run for a decade.


Release Date: Expected after Taika’s Star Wars film.

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop

Live action adaptation, no set casting.
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Written by: Taika and Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe, Please Stand By). 

Speak no evil

Centers on a family that takes a dream holiday to an idyllic country house, only to have the vacation turn into a psychological nightmare.

Release Date: Expected August of 2024.
Starring: James McAvoy
Directed by: James Watkins (The Woman in Black). 


TV series.
Sinead Daly (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) expected to write.

the magnificent seven

Amazon series.
Written by: Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective, 2016 MS remake film)

dodgeball 2

Written by: Jordan VanDina (The Binge, The Binge 2)
Starring: Vince Vaughn.


Starring Sylvester Stallone.
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh (Angel has Fallen, Greenland)
Written by: Mark Bianculli (Hunters (Amazon series))

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