Pointy Hat Cast 040 - Wonder Woman 1984

Better than Scorpion King, Worse than Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Isaiah, Nate, Sam

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020): It was directed by Patty Jenkins. The screenplay was written by Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham. It stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, and many more.

Wonder Woman 1984 is a horrible mess of a film where it tried to tackle too many different things and ended up missing the mark for almost everything. It couldn't make up its mind on whether or not it's a kid's film or not, and even small things like sticking to a set color palette. It also misses an opportunity to delve into the theme of the strength of the individual based on truth by comparing Kristen Wig's Cheetah to Gal Godot's Wonder Woman. At least it was better than Scorpion King...or was it?

Mail Bag: Did Wonder Woman commit a heinous crime?

What if Maxwell turned into Rock The Dwayne Johnson?! Is Adam Sandler funny?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

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Pointy Hat Cast 039 - Bill & Ted Face the Music

Station

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: Bill & Ted: Face the Music (2020) It was directed by Dean Parisot. The screenplay was written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. It stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, Anthony Carrigan, and many more.

Bill & Ted: Face the Music feels like it took the best parts of Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey and combined them together into a modernized package that still maintains the incredibly wholesome, pure, and funny spirit of the original movies. There is really no sense of cynicism throughout the whole film and the positive, can do attitude is something that resonates with what we are lacking for the current times.

Mail Bag: Which movie did time travel the best?

I'm my own son?! Is Adam Sandler funny?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

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Pointy Hat Cast 038 - The Martian

Pootatoes

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: The Martian (2015) It was directed by Ridley Scott. The screenplay was written by Drew Goddard. It stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, and many more.

The Martian is an incredibly well crafted adaptation of the book of the same title, written by Andy Weir. It does a fantastic job of condensing the science parts down into digestible chunks and inserts enough action and drama to hook the viewer in. Personally, I'd like the movie to be extra long and focus more on the science but that would probably make for a more mundane viewing experience for everyone else. The Martian is the perfect compromise of staying true to the source material while making it entertaining. It also has poo potatoes. Pootatoes.

Mail Bag: What is your favorite space movie?

Pootato, Toomato?! Is Adam Sandler funny?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah has returned! He'll be joining us again for future episodes so all should return to normal soon enough. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 037 - Birds of Prey

Candy Dust

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: Birds of Prey (2020) It was directed by Cathy Yan. The screenplay was written by Christina Hodson. It stars Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Ewan McGregor, and many more.

Birds of Prey is a pretty solid film compared to previous DC films. It has straight forward and coherent editing, the pacing is great, and the movie moves away from the drab dreariness of Gotham and introduces more color into the world. The movie does have some flaws, most of it being the inconsistencies in tone. The movie was trying to toe the line between ultra violence and cartoon violence and it's hard to do both. It also tried to go to 11 at all times in respect to over the top humor so the few serious moments in the movie felt unearned. Overall though, the movie was more fun than we expected, and enjoyable.

Mail Bag: What is your favorite DC movie so far?

Where can I buy candy dust?! If you grew potatoes in poo, would they be pootatoes?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah has returned! He'll be joining us again for future episodes so all should return to normal soon enough. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 036 - Moon

Funky Fresh

Episode Notes

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: Moon (2009) in the US. It was directed by Duncan Jones. The screenplay was written by Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker. It stars Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, and many more.

Moon is a great sci-fi movie in that it focuses on modern day problems and projects it into the near future to show the exaggerated effects of the problem. Not only that, it's a great character study and Sam Rockwell's performance is incredible. The only minor nitpicks we could make is that a few of the props looked a little too low budget and some of the science was not realistic but it's all forgivable due to the strength of the script and Sam Rockwell's performance.

Mail Bag: What is your favorite sci-fi movie?

Where is dave?! Who is the crossbow killer?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah has returned! He'll be joining us again for future episodes so all should return to normal soon enough. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 035 - Warcraft

Magic Guy

Episode Notes

The Pointy Hat Cast is a movie podcast. I guess you could call it a movie review podcast. We just like movies of all types, genres, and from all time periods and talking about them!

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: Warcraft (2016) was directed by Duncan Jones and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones. It stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, and many more.

Warcraft is a decent attempt at adapting a video game into a movie. While the overall production values were great, especially the combat scenes, the film was underdeveloped on many fronts. The characters and their relationships were underdeveloped and required the viewer to fill in many missing elements from the lore. The pacing was plagued with unnecessary scenes and could have been better edited for brevity and to give other, more vital scenes some space to breathe and be digested. Overall, while flawed, there's still certainly a lot of fun to be had for fans of the game or for fans of fantasy in general.

Mail Bag: Which Warcraft character or story line would you want to see turned into a movie?

Work, work?! Is the moon made out of cheese?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah is stuck in New Zealand for the foreseeable future without a reliable internet connection so that may affect the release schedule of future episodes. We may have to release a few episodes without Isaiah for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 034 - Sonic the Hedgehog

Knuckles is Vegeta

Episode Notes

Hosts: Barry, Sam

Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) directed by Jeff Fowler, written by Pat Casey, and Josh Miller. Starring Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, and many more.

Sonic the Hedgehog is an entertaining and wholesome kid's movie that is well constructed enough to have enough appeal for adults as well. The movie is simple in its construction but it's completely serviceable. Sonic looks pretty great, compared to the abomination that was in the original trailer. Jim Carrey also has a fantastic return to the silver screen with his trademark antics.

Mail Bag: Does Sonic have lore?

Sonic has no frirends?! Do Orcs have feelings?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah is stuck in New Zealand for the foreseeable future without a reliable internet connection so that may affect the release schedule of future episodes. We may have to release a few episodes without Isaiah for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 033 - Detective Pikachu

Psyduck Oscar

Episode Notes

Hosts: Barry, Isaiah, Sam

Topic: Detective Pikachu (2019) directed by Rob Letterman, written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, and Derek Connolly. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, and many more.

Detective Pikachu is a very entertaining and solidly constructed kids film that can be enjoyed by everyone. It follows the trusted action film formula of dispensing a little bit of narrative and then following it up with an action scene. It's serviceable and the humor from Ryan Reynolds being Ryan Reynolds carry the slower parts. While it does have flaws, it also has Pokemon. So many Pokemon. And they're all cute! Also, beware the Ditto...

Mail Bag: What is your favorite Pokemon game and episode?

Psyduck?! Sanic?! Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah is stuck in New Zealand for the foreseeable future without a reliable internet connection so that may affect the release schedule of future episodes. We may have to release a few episodes without Isaiah for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 032 - Real Steel

The BVengers

Episode Notes

Hosts: Barry, Isaiah, Sam

Topic: Real Steel (2011) directed by Shawn Levy, written by John Gatins , Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand and many more.

Real Steel is a wholesome (minus some swearing), by the numbers, family film where a washed up, sleazy character is transformed into a father and a decent human being. Also robots punch each other until they explode. Someone think of the robots! Robots are people too..wait a minute.

Mail Bag: What movie would you want an anime version of?

Robot boxing? Rabbits? Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah is stuck in New Zealand for the foreseeable future without a reliable internet connection so that may affect the release schedule of future episodes. We have released our last episode from our archives so we'll have to find a solution to recording new episodes. Thank you for your patience!

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Pointy Hat Cast 031 - Pacific Rim 1 & 2

Plot Cancer

Episode Notes

Hosts: Barry, Isaiah, Sam

Topic: Pacific Rim (2013) directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, and many more.

*Pacific Rim *is a love letter to mecha anime and giant robots punching things in their giant faces. It is surprisingly well shot, considering many of the effects were done practically. Overall, a movie where the plot isn't the most important thing because you have giant robots fighting giant monsters.

Pacific Rim 2 has more monsters and more robots but less heart and less craftsmanship (considerably less). While it lacks the polish and finesse of the its predecessor, it is still quite an enjoyable movie, because giant robots.

Mail Bag: What is your favorite mecha movie/series of all time?

Is gravity really the most powerful weapon? Do robots dream of electric sheep? Find out next time, on the Pointy Hat Cast!

P.S. Isaiah is stuck in New Zealand for the foreseeable future without a reliable internet connection so that may affect the release schedule of future episodes. I have a few unreleased episodes in our archives so I'm working on releasing those. Thank you for your patience!

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