On a very special episode of At Least You Tried we sat down with director Matt Stuertz and discussed his new movie Tonight She Comes. We talk about the movie making process, Horror as a genre, and what the future holds for his directing.
“Tonight She Comes” premiers October 9th in Manchester, UK at GRIMMFEST 2016 and we will keep you up to date with updates on it’s stateside premier. We had a lot of fun talking with Matt and would love to have him back on the podcast sometime to discuss movies again.
“Best of the worst” month continues on with Anthony’s pick: Fateful findings. Many have claimed this movie is worse than the room and they couldn’t be more correct.
Did Neil Breen have a genre picked out when he created this movie? Why are so many characters ghosts and Dylan seems not concerned about it? Also how can he lose both his wife and best friend in the same week but still feel happy enough to have sex in the “Magical” forest? As Jake found out first hand, seeing really is believing for this movie so strap in and join us as we review Fateful Findings.
September is “Best of the worst” month for us here at At Least You Tried… Each week one of our regular cast is championing a bad movie that they’re passionate about. One that even though it’s a bad movie, well it’s still kinda awesome.
Starting us off is Jonathan’s pick for best of the worst, a lesser known “Horror” movie called Chopping Mall. Why does a mall seriously need robotic security guards when it has giant metal doors that look like they could stop an enemy army? What kind of a mall has scientists on staff? How can a robot have an “Unpleasant ethnic quality”? and what the hell is a “Rambogram”?
For this week’s top 5 episode Jonathan and Jake sat down and discussed their picks for the top 5 movies that made you think.
Most movies will make you think about them after the credits roll. Often you’ll be filled with a false sense of grandeur about what you’ve just witnessed and will quickly include it among your favorite movies. However like everything else that newness wears off, it’s faults start to show, and eventually it’s just another movie with all the rest.
On a rare occasion though you’ll come across a movie that is truly special. It’ll have a plot or setting that resonates with you and you find yourself coming back to it. You put yourself in the character(s)’ shoes and question what you would’ve done or how you’d adapt to the setting of the film. These movies are something else and for many are the reason we watch movies at all, just hoping to find a gem.
For this list we explored the movies that have stuck with us throughout the years. Some of them for their oddity, others for how perfect they portray human nature, but all of them for how they allowed us to lose ourselves in their story for awhile.
We’re finishing super hero month with a flop to end all flops, the 2015 reboot of Fantastic 4! Quite possibly the worst film we’ve watched so far with without a doubt the thinnest plot possible. Why is everyone such an asshole to Reed? Why is Ben (the only non “scientist”) part of the team at all? Is Ben simply continuing a cycle of child abuse? and seriously what is Doctor Doom’s motivation at all?
We’re left with more questions than answers as we power through this reboot that may have been better off left alone. Remember: Sometimes dead is better.
For this episode the gang sat down and watched the critically thrashed “Suicide Squad“. We discussed the movie’s pros, it’s cons, and it’s convicts. Does this movie really deserve it’s sad 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Where’s the Joker that we saw so much in the promotional footage? and did they really think they had anyone fooled with the character Slipknot?
We give an honest review of the film along with having our resident DC fanboy Alex weigh in on how accurate the film is to the comics/ DC universe.
This week Jonathan, Jake, and Alex were joined by Jazmin (Jonathan’s wife) to discuss the underwhelming Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice.
Did Superman forget he had powers when he took on Batman? Did his conversation with Lois Lane have to take place in their bathroom while she was completely nude? Did we need a two and a half hour run time complete with ANOTHER Batman origin story? and why the hell did they stop fighting just because their moms share the same first name? #Marthalivesmatter
All this and more on this week’s episode of At Least You Tried…
For this episode Jonathan, Anthony, and Jake were joined by Jonathan’s brother Matt to discuss their picks for top 5 villains without powers. Do you need super powers to be the pinacle of evil? What makes a character a good villain?