Speaker 0 00:00:00 Hello again. It is once again me your favorite deputy of movie Deputy podcast, bringing to you the upcoming movies for the week of August 14th through the 18th. We're gonna be talking about 23 movies today, and I hope you're ready because we've got some doozies that we're gonna be talking about today. If you haven't caught our latest episode, it was, uh, today's episode is on the movie, A Wing and a Prayer as we are getting ready to watch some of the big titles this weekend for sure. Our review of Strays and blue beetle will for sure be up over the weekend, so keep an eye out for those. And I'm just gonna go ahead and jump right in here with the movie starting on August 14th. There are actually two titles that came out on the 14th. The first one is Billion Dollar Heist. This one focuses on the, the, a whole idea that there's four threats against society as a whole, like worldwide pandemics, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, which you know, kind of where I'm leaning on that one.
Speaker 0 00:01:01 And of course, cyber attacks. And this movie focuses on the cyber attacks. There was one in Bangladesh, it was the biggest cyber threat in history. By the time they caught, even caught that it was even happening, it was the money was gone. The thing is, every year it gets bigger. Like if you're, if you're one person, you're doing one thing and one person is tracking you, it only takes one mistake for them to be able to access all your information. And that's really scary. But for like, the levels of this one was on, it's on a whole different level. So if you've ever been at the tech stuff or anything into hackers or any of that stuff, this is gonna be one that you're gonna wanna check out. It does look like it leans a little leftist on some of the ideas of the whole climate change stuff, but overall it looks at least intriguing.
Speaker 0 00:01:45 Now we're getting lucky here because the other movie that opened on the 14th also looks actually really intriguing and I am been actually already looking for it. And unfortunately it's not in any theaters near me, so I'm gonna be keeping my eye out. But it's called Operation Napoleon, and it's also called Operation Napoleon Frozen Conspiracy, depending on where you're looking it up. Now, this one does have subtitles. You know how I feel about subtitles, if you don't know how I feel about subtitles, I overall pretty much don't care for them. It makes it very difficult for me because I can't focus on the story and read the story at the same time. Some people might be able to do that. Okay, I'm not one of them, but there is some English mixed in with this whole thing, but it's kind of a mixture of the English language and subtitles.
Speaker 0 00:02:28 This one, it's really kind of unique on the whole thing because it was a discovery and a glacier, an airplane that had been missing for 77 years started to become visible as the glacier was melting, which obviously, you know the direction that's gonna go with that again too. But the whole thing is as people are saying, okay, was this Hitler's plane? Was Hitler on it? Hitler is Napoleon in this movie, so they're not actually looking for Napoleon Bonaparte, they're looking for Adolf Hitler, but there's a lot more that's gonna be uncovered in this one. So if you are a history buff or you like movies that reference history in an entirely fictitious way, then you might like this one because obviously, I mean, it's made up <laugh>, um, it's based off of real ideas, but of the made up story now on the 15th, we're kinda losing some of our little, uh, some of the interests that we've got here going on movies.
Speaker 0 00:03:18 The first title is that I was, I, I just use a list and honestly, I get my list from movie insider.com if you're curious, where I'm getting all of these lists of upcoming OBEs. And so the, the order that I talk to you about them in is the order that I get them off of their website. So I'm not favor putting any to favoritism or anything like that. I'm just going through them in the order that they had them displayed. And then I look them up, I watch all the different trailers for them, and then I try to bring you the information. So that's why, I mean, there's a lot of highs and lows and some excitement and some just kinda <laugh> and we've all been there with movies, just the stuff. So, and no, I'm not coughing up a luie on my microphone, but on the 15th, the first movie is called Kea.
Speaker 0 00:04:02 And I may have mispronounced that if I did, I apologize. But this story is, it's also in subtitles from what I could gather, reading the subtitles and trying to follow, like I said, I'll watch the trailers through a couple times. It's about a cyclops and there's people who live in this village in the hills. People hate them because of the Cyclops. So the, it really interferes with a lot of interaction with the outside world from this village. It looks to be a little bit gory, a little bit, a bit of a monster movie of sorts. Just weak at weak at best. Our next one is called killshot. They are up in big sky country, which for those that don't know that term, that's Montana. My husband, actually, it's one of the states he grew up in. So he loves Montana, but that's not the focus of the story.
Speaker 0 00:04:46 The focus of the story is that some people are up there and they go up there to go elk hunting. So if you're triggered by that, so this is gonna be one a movie you wanna skip, if you like big game hunting, this is gonna be one that you might want to check out. But the thing is in if, oh, I'm gonna reference back to a movie called The Hunt that came out a couple years ago where pe the people themselves were hunted. That's kind of happens in this one, is these people go up there to go elk hunting and they come across something that they shouldn't, and then they become the ones that are haunted. So it's, it looks to be a bit of an action thing, drama in that, I dunno, it could be interesting, but it's, uh, I have my doubts, but I've also been really surprised though too.
Speaker 0 00:05:25 So I take that with a grain of salt. Now the next one's actually an animated movie. It's called Babylon five, the Road Home. If you've ever been a fan of the series, Babylon five, this is gonna be one that you will definitely wanna check out. It takes place 10 years after the shadow war, the future, everything is all around us. It's everything is based in with tack on energy. And so everything is like stuck in time and then they go back and then the past changes, and then it's kinda like the whole butterfly effect. So the whole future changes and it, I
Speaker 1 00:05:56 Don't know, it looked intriguing. I, I don't, I'm not familiar with the Babylon five story at all, so forgive me on that. But from what I saw on the trailer, it looked to be at least interesting. Now, this next one, Fannie, Annie and Danny, this one is just, okay, I'm gonna take you guys back here. There's a Twilight Zone episode that came about, I think it was in the sixties or the seventies. Yes, in the 1960s or 1970s. Yes, I'm that old. But it was one of those shows where this one episode, this child had to stay happy because if he was unhappy, he would make you disappear or turn you into something or just really kind of mess with you or kill you if you weren't happy all the time. And that's basically what Fannie, Annie and Danny is. It is just something is really wrong.
Speaker 1 00:06:42 Nobody blink, everybody has to keep smiling and keep happy or the worst is gonna happen. So it basically feels like an overdrawn out Twilight Zone movie, but it at least looked intriguing. The last one that comes out on the 15th is going to appeal to a lot of Elvis Presley fans. It is a movie called Reinventing Elvis, the 1968 comeback. Now it does abbreviate 1968 with just the number 68 if you're looking this up for yourselves. But it's reinventing Elvis, the 68 comeback. This was actually based on a true story. It was the whole thing of reinventing Elvis for his comeback. It was a like a big tour he did in 1968 because it was kind of thought that he was losing some of his appeal to some of the, the audiences. And so it was Elvis, rediscovering Elvis, and that's it, described it that way in the movie, and I couldn't think of a better way to put it myself.
Speaker 1 00:07:33 So if you've ever been an Elvis Presley fan, please check this one out. I don't think you'll be disappointed on the 16th, there's only one movie that comes out, and this one is a movie straight to Hulu. It is called Miguel wants to Fight. He is worried ab their, his family's getting ready to move and he is gonna lose friends. He needs to learn how to fight to kind of assert himself and kind of make his place known, but he's afraid to get hit. And how can you learn how to fight if you're afraid to get hit? He's like this, the uber nice guy, like the kid that you'd never get in a fight with, or the kid that you'd never really see even in a fight, kind of like a nerd geek, but not to the point of like swirlies and stuff like that kind of geek, but just the one that just fits in but doesn't fit in.
Speaker 1 00:08:15 I, I'm sure you all know somebody that could fit into that category, but in Miguel wants to fight. It's kind of a jokingly comedic humor that goes along with all of that. And so how that'll work out, I don't know, I haven't seen it yet, but who knows. I might even pick that one for my third movie this weekend. I haven't decided yet. So I guess we'll have to wait and see. Now we're up to the movie movies that are coming out on Friday the 18th. Now this is the rest of the movies that are opening this week. So, and we're gonna be talking about quite a few of them. And there's a lot of hits and misses on this one. The first one. I'm sure there's a lot of animal lovers that are excited for this one. But, but, but, but, but hang on for a second.
Speaker 1 00:08:54 It's called Strays and it looks really cute. It looks like it's a movie aimed at kids, and that's the problem. This is not a movie for kids. If you guys remember a couple years ago, sausage Party came out and it was like a cartoon based around groceries and they were all just really vulgar, A lot of just over the top jokes and stuff that just carried it way too far. This is basically that movie with dogs. There are, there's strong language, there's adult innuendos, there's all this stuff. It's, it's basically the world from, from the eyes of stray dogs in the city. It's so wrong. It's funny in a, an absolutely raunchy way if you enjoyed movies like Deadpools, things like that. Okay, I did admittedly and I enjoyed Sausage Party, but I'm, I agree, I'm probably in a minority audience on that. They were just as a little bit off, just a little off even for me on some levels 'cause I could watch of it and I could recognize how wrong it was that I was watching this and I'm like, why am I laughing?
Speaker 1 00:09:54 <laugh>? But yeah, it's one of those ones that you don't wanna laugh at, but you do. But like I said, this is definitely not a kid's movie. Absolutely not. Uh, th this one's probably gonna get very guilty. Like I wouldn't even recommend this one. Even for pre-teens, it's like there is just goes above that other level that certain adults will find it funny. And so it is gonna have a small audience. It could end up being bigger than I think, but who knows. Now our next one might be a little bit more kid friendly. We're gonna be talking about Blue Beetle now. When I first saw the commercials for this is with Blue Beetle, it basically, my first thought was like the tick the cartoon from like 10, 20 years ago on Fox. It's kind of what it reminded me of. And in this one, a boy gets bit by a scarab and he develops powers and he doesn't really know what to do with it.
Speaker 1 00:10:41 It's almost like it's DC's Antman except instead of an Ant man, he's a scarab man. It's <laugh>. I don't know. It looks goofy. It looks silly. I think that one would probably be pretty safe for kids just because it's like one of those superhero type movies that it's either gonna be great or it's gonna be an absolute flop. There's not much middle ground on those ones. Now our next movie, again, we're going back to one that's probably not gonna be very kid friendly. It's called Back On the Strip. This one is about the chocolate chips. Now I'm not talking about the ingredient in your favorite cookies. I am talking about a black dance group that used to play in Vegas and they've gotten older. Well, they're having an opportunity because of a young friend of theirs to get back into it <laugh>. So they book a one-way ticket to Vegas and the chocolate chips used to be these really just hot guys. The ones that you're just kinda like, yes, mommy <laugh> for my Female Audiences, you'll get that reference. My male audiences, you probably just cringed <laugh>. So I apologize in advance on that one. But yeah, this one is called Back On the Strip. It looks to be like a pretty good comedy, but it could also go totally the
Speaker 2 00:11:52 Opposite direction on that. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Now our next movie is called the Moon. It's kind of a sci-fi movie. It's all in subtitles in Korean. Yeah, subtitles, subtitles, subtitles. I don't know why they do this to me. Not that they're doing this to me directly, but it's just like, ugh, I'm just not a big fan of subtitles. But in this one, they've gone back to the moon. The astronauts have the Korean astronauts to be specific with going back to the moon. They have a problem because they accidentally left one of their astronauts on the moon. Now it almost feels a little bit like the alien movie with Matt Damon a few years ago and just where he was stranded on Mars, except this guy's stranded on the moon. So, um, I don't know, maybe it's more interesting that I'm giving it credit for if we can help.
Speaker 2 00:12:36 And we're gonna get into another subtitles movie. If you can't tell, I don't like subtitles. <laugh>, it's called The Engineer. And this one is, it's based on a true story. It's about an engineer who is in Israel. There's both English dialogue and subtitles in this one. It's about suicide bombings and somebody trying to stop the bombings and save the lives of soldiers and brothers and just kind of everybody that's over there. So it's somebody trying to intervene and do the right thing because they know what will happen if Israel falls. I, that's a very political thing that I'm gonna have to get into a little bit on another show of my feelings on that. But yeah, this person is trying to protect Israel at all costs and I think that's a very good thing. That's my stance on it. So, or a little peak at my stance on it.
Speaker 2 00:13:23 Now our next movie is called Dead Shot. It's, this one was a little bit hard to follow. I watched three different trailers on it. This one is, they're hunting a Soldier. The who the Bad Guys are is really kind of blurry in this one. I couldn't quite figure it out. One of the people wants to escape, one of 'em wants to die. It just, it looked very complicated and that's not always a good thing. And other who knows, maybe it'll surprise me. Our next one is actually called the Adults. Now that name is used very loosely based on what I saw on these trailers. These siblings that are the adults referred to in the title haven't seen each other in three years. There is one that is depressed, one that's kind of a recluse and one that's on the spectrum. They're all trying to process their mother's deaths and they're processing them in entirely different ways.
Speaker 2 00:14:14 It's kind of how they kinda learn to interact with one another and how they are, like I said, processing the death and just like learning how to be siblings again in, in a sorts, it looks like it's trying to be a little bit of a drama and a maybe a little bit of a comedy in a loose way. I, it was, like I said, a little bit, kind of just unusual to figure out. But at the same time, I have been surprised by movies like this in the past. So kind of hoping now this next one's a little creepy, so if you don't mind a little creepy, it is actually, the title of the movie is called Birth Rebirth. Now that may sound a little bit confusing and no, I'm not talking about obstetrics and gynecology. In this one, a mother loses her young daughter and decides to steal her from the morgue and experiment on her to try to reanimate her.
Speaker 2 00:15:02 She's proving that the point of life isn't just one thing and it's almost like has cemetery type thing of if you can bring her back, she's not gonna be the same person type thing it. So it kind of goes in that direction. It'll be interesting to see if that ends up to be much of a sub story of substance at all. Our next one is actually more of a documentary. It's uh, based on Simone Vail and her political career and kind of all the changes that she made in the world. This documentary was actually made in 2021. It is basically all in subtitles. It's like I said, it's just basically about her life. It's one of the quotes in that that I did pick up on is it's not work, it's a calling. I don't know much about her personally to really understand much that she did.
Speaker 2 00:15:48 And maybe I should have researched that a little bit more. If you're familiar with Simone Vale, this one is again called Simone Woman of the Century. This might be one you'll wanna check out if you've never heard of her, that that's completely up to you if you even wanna look into it. The next one, when I saw this, I was just as like, why do they have to keep doing this if you can't pick up on the whole thing? It's like, I don't like woke movies and I don't like subtitle movies. I promise not to mention subtitles again, except for one more movie after this where there just happens to be subtitles. But I won't refer to my preference on that anymore 'cause I'm probably driving you nuts. And if I am, I apologize. But in the movie called Mutt, it's about a trans male.
Speaker 2 00:16:27 Now, a trans male is a biological female. Like it or not that it's just what it is and it's just this person is trying to find where they fit in because there's the relationships kind of that are going on with that. The friendships and everything that they had. Well, a person refers to this person is it's still you, just another you and just kind of proves that Xs are xs for a reason. It's a little bit of a relationship. I know it tries to go down that romance path a little bit, but it's very awkward. I personally, I wouldn't recommend it. Uh, the last time I'm mentioning subtitles is for Madeline Collins. This one is, again, it's own subtitles. It's about a mother who's working outside the home and they're, it develops a, an affair. So the dad stays home and takes care of the kids.
Speaker 2 00:17:12 And it just a very complicated family drama. I think it's trying to maybe undercut a little bit a working woman's role in society. And as you, if you guys know me at all, you know, I'm not a feminist on that stuff, but this one just is like, I don't understand why they have to keep making movies like this. They obviously have a target audience, but I have no idea what it is now. The next movie actually looks kind of cute. It's called Puppy Love. This couple meets on a dating app and she swipes right on this guy because he's got a cute dog in his picture. And she's like, oh, and she points to her dog. She's like, oh, it's a boyfriend for you. Well, they get together for just kind of this first date out in, just out in the open out in the park.
Speaker 2 00:17:53 And before they knew it, the dogs are, uh, getting a little bit more than friendly with one another. And so that ends up resulting in puppies. So <laugh> and the whole thing of like, the whole thing of bringing the, the parent dogs together for the puppy's sake and then the humans end up falling in love. So it, it looked really sweet and a little silly too. If you are a dog lover, I highly recommend it just based on what I could see on the trailers. Now the last movie that we are gonna be talking about today, unfortunately, I hate to say it's our last movie of the day, but it's called the Monkey King. It's roughly kind of a cheap knockoff of Kung Fu Panda except it's a monkey. He's got a whole sidekick, but it's got like the whole dojo thing and learning how to do martial arts and just kind of the rest of that.
Speaker 2 00:18:41 If you've ever been a fan of those kind of movies, this might be one that you will wanna check out. If not, it might be one you wanna skip. And believe it or not, that is it. So I hope this has helped you, uh, forgive me for mentioning the S word so many times throughout this podcast. But with, there were so many subtitled movies and I apologize, I have no control over what gets released from week to week. And I much appreciate when there's a lot less subtitle books. 'cause if you couldn't tell, yes, I know, insert it <laugh>. But I love bringing these to you. I love helping you because who knows, maybe these movies will end up being a hidden favorite for some of you. Who knows, maybe this will help you figure out like, which, what if anyone do you wanna go spend your money on at the theater?
Speaker 2 00:19:25 That's my whole goal with this is to entertain you and to try to help you. I love what I do. It's a little bit, uh, awkward at times as I'm trying to look up these movies and trying to research and I'm trying to make my notes. And honestly, I only make myself like two, three sentences worth of notes off of all of these trailers just to kind of jog my memory. And then I come on here and I have 'em all listed out and I'm trying to just go through and talk to you about these. I don't prepare what I'm gonna say ahead of time. I don't, none of this, nothing what I do is scripted or anything like that. So it's just off the cuff, just whatever comes into my brain as I'm thinking about these movies. So I am not trying to annoy you at all.
Speaker 2 00:20:04 If I am, I'm actually trying to be entertaining, trying to be fun, trying to be silly. I ultimately, I always say I'm just me. It's hard enough to be myself. I would don't ever wanna try to be anybody else, but I hope you're having fun with these. If you are, please like, subscribe and of course share. I am always looking for more listeners, but ultimately I am. Like I said, I'm having a lot of fun with this. I hope you are too and I just hope you have a great weekend and catch you on the flip side. Stay tuned Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for this weekend's movie reviews and I will of course be back Monday with some new surprises. Bye-bye.