Recently, the Facebook group I am in for the movie Podcast "Unspooled" with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson posted a topic asking for members to discuss their movie blindspots. What parts of film culture are you lacking in knowledge or insight? At the time, I had a hard time thinking of one in particular that stood out.
As a surface level idea, having Rey Mysterio get beat up by the biggest star in the company isn’t a bad idea. However, the execution Brock Lesnar’s beatdown of Rey Mysterio left a lot to be desired. On a night when the former World Heavyweight Champion Mysterio was set to challenge for his first World Championship in nearly a decade against Seth Rollins, his promo was interrupted by Brock Lesnar and his advocate, Paul Heyman.
Encounter stars Luke Hemsworth as Will Dawkins. Will lives in his sister’s, Teresa (Cheryl Texiera), garage, sadly recreating the image of his late daughter and his still living former wife, Jessica (Anna Hutchinson), in sad clown paintings. Will was left paralyzed by the accident that killed his daughter and the overall trauma was more than his wife could bear. To say that Will’s life is one of ongoing despair would be an understatement.
Hey, do you have a strong desire to watch well-regarded character actor Richard Kind masturbate so much that it nearly ends his marriage? No? Well then, you might want to avoid the creep-tastic new sci-fi infused 'romance' Auggie. Auggie is all about Richard Kind as a retiree who becomes far too obsessed with his new digital assistant—so obsessed that a session of living room based masturbation with his AI dreamgirl nearly ends his marriage.
Everyone's getting married and it is driving poor Mara (Sarah Hyland of Modern Family), the protagonist of the new romantic comedy The Wedding Year, nuts. Her sister (Jenna Dewan) is getting married. Her boss and co-worker, Ellie (Anna Camp) is getting married. Even the girl who kicked her out of the band she was in High School is getting married and for some reason invited Mara.
If you think you have bad luck? You have nothing on Mickey (Bill Skarsgard) and Jules (Maika Monroe), the protagonists of the new movie Villains. Having successfully committed what they believe to be the last robbery they needed to achieve their dream of moving to Florida to sell seashells by the sea shore, they wind up running out of gas. That's not the worst of it, however.