Sarah Eastridge returns to Missing Frames to introduce her hopeless husband to one of her childhood favorites: Cool Runnings. While Shawn has caught bits and pieces of Cool Runnings on TV, he's never seen it all the way through. Does the film still hold up or is it best left to your nostalgia-tinted memories?
Matthew Schott and Chris Okawa of The Adaptation Game podcast join Shawn for a viewing of Clive Barker's Hellraiser, a film neither Shawn nor Chris have ever seen. Will Pinhead and his Cenobite buddies fulfill all their wildest horror fantasies or will this movie tear Shawn and Chris' film-loving souls apart?
Carley Cooper, make-up artist extraordinaire, returns to Missing Frames to introduce Shawn to one of her favorite films: Creature from the Black Lagoon. They marvel at the gorgeous underwater cinematography and Milicent Patrick's remarkable creature design, and Carley makes a pitch that the sinister creature was really just misunderstood.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's 10th anniversary celebrations were delayed due to COVID, but now, to celebrate its 11TH anniversary, the film is returning to theaters with a new remaster supervised by writer/director Edgar Wright. What better time for John Mills to finally get around to watching this beloved cult classic? But will he give in to its hyperactive charms or will Scott Pilgrim leave him feeling exhausted?
Shawn and his good friend Matthew Schott of The Adaptation Game podcast watched Zack Snyder's Justice League and have many, many thoughts to unravel. There are improvements to be sure, and the fact that Snyder got a chance to rework the film into his originally intended vision is undoubtedly an artistic triumph. That said, this is still pretty much the same movie, only with a lot more slow motion and a lot less color. Shawn and Matt discuss the film's gargantuan length, Snyder's self-serious style, the heroes' characterizations (or lack thereof) and that baffling extended epilogue. Heads up, Snyder fans: this episode is not for you. Don't say we didn't warn you.