Speaker 1 00:00:07 Hello everybody. And welcome back. I am a couple days post-op now. So my voice may not be completely back to normal yet, and it's still a little difficult to try to say some vowel sounds and consonant sounds, but I'm getting there. That's just kind of a long process with healing, especially when the hat, when you have to have a tooth surgically extracted here, this one was a kind of a mess and it ended up being a good thing. I had it taken out because it actually wasn't a lot worse shape than the dentist thought it was. But I want to give her a huge shout out and say, thank you. I know she's one of my listeners, but I won't list her by name. So I am so glad to be back here and talking to you about our upcoming movies that are coming out this week.
Speaker 1 00:00:51 I am again, so very sorry that I was not able to do the movie recaps on Tuesday. So that was kind of like a non episode episode, but I didn't want to come on here and not say anything. I would just kind of roughly just tell you a little bit about those ones, but I will do a thorough kind of verbal review and just kind of a recap of those movies on the next Tuesday, along with the ones I'm seeing this weekend, but I want to just touch on them enough to say that bell. It really wasn't the whole family friendly story that I thought it was going to be. It definitely was not a story for all ages. Again, I did see the English dub version, not the subtitled version. And so I'm not sure if there was anything lost in translation a little bit with the English part of it instead of being in Japanese, but it really dealt with some harsh issues, including child abuse and neglect and some kind of bullying.
Speaker 1 00:01:51 I don't know, just felt like a story much deeper, more aimed at like upper high school, college age, kids and older. And I guess children of all ages from there on up at least. Cause I guess we're all kind of kids at heart, no matter how old we get, because age is just a number, but I'm that. So, but like I said, I might, I do apologize that bell really wasn't the family friendly story that I was expecting it to be. I was still very happy with it and it still kind of had a twist that I did not really see coming. It was honestly surprising. And like I said, there was a lot more that I want to talk to you about. Or I guess there was, I guess that's kind of more of a recap than just kind of that. So again, I touch on this scan Tuesday with a bit more details on that, but I definitely wanted to touch on that.
Speaker 1 00:02:37 And the other movie I saw before having my mouth worked on was the new screen movie. And as you know, it brings back a lot of the characters from the original, from the scream series. And this almost feels like, as it's told, it's a little slow in how it plays out, touches on some of the things from the past movies, but it just, it felt under done as the whole thing kind of played out to the villain was in this one, you can literally, if you're paying attention, you can figure it out in the first 10 minutes. And so that kind of ruined it a little bit for me just because it w it was just the thing of watching it all play out after you had it figured out. And it was so obvious that it was almost just disturbing in that way. But like I said, there are more details that I will go into with that again on Tuesday, but I wanted to touch on those as I promised that I would do on Tuesday.
Speaker 1 00:03:31 But our real reason for being here is to talk about the upcoming movies this week, the ones that came out on the 18th, the 20th and the 21st. Now there's not a whole lot coming out. I'll admit I didn't count them this time, but there are quite a few. And a couple of them are Netflix movies and the rest of them are either coming out to the theater or video on demand. So if any of these to, or if any of these catch your attention, that's kind of where to start looking them up is maybe just look on your favorite platform to see if they're streaming and if not, check to see what local theaters that they might be in. And for my new listeners, before I forget, I want to introduce myself. I am actually the deputy of movie, deputy.com and for my returning list, I want to say, thank you.
Speaker 1 00:04:17 I am so grateful for each and every one of you. And I hope that if you haven't done so already, that you will like and subscribe to always get the most up-to-date movie, deputy content. And let's go ahead and jump right in with the movies that opened on the 18th. The first one is called road to Perth. Now this one I really, really had a hard time decipher rank from the trailer, what it was about. I actually watched the trailer through three times and that I had to actually just go and read a synopsis thing of the story, because I was really lost at the trailer because I like when trailers don't give too much of the story away, but I do expect the trailer to at least give me enough of an idea of the story that I'm about to watch that I can at least know what to expect.
Speaker 1 00:05:01 And it really doesn't. I'm not sure what the point of this trailer was. Cause it doesn't really show anything except that it's an indie movie, but after looking up a little bit more information on this movie, so I could bring it to you. It's basically about a kind of a failed relationship, a failed marriage proposal. And he decided to take a road trip across Australia with a female friend of his. I'm not sure if she is the friend from the whole proposal thing or the relationship, or if it's somebody new, but along the way, they're each seeking something different on this road trip. It's like, they're just in search of something. And again, it didn't give it away, even in the descriptions that I found, it definitely didn't give it away in the trailer. So I'm really not sure what to expect, but with road to Perth, I guess it could be a surprise.
Speaker 1 00:05:47 It looked like a definitely a slow burn that didn't really stand out in a whole lot of ways. But I guess if that's kind of the, feel, the movie that you like, or just kind of those slow burns that looked like it may have something to do with that. Or if you are just really a big fan of indie movies in general, you might like this one. The other movie that came out on the 18th is called ditched. Now this one looks kind of dark, but not in a bad way. This one is a jail type prison transport that ended up getting sabotaged on a desolate road and out in the middle of nowhere, it truly becomes survival of the fittest as there's a bunch of these criminals and murderers that are out to try to escape and survive. But the thing is, they're not just trying to fight the guards and fight themselves to escape.
Speaker 1 00:06:43 There's something else that's after them. And in this case, the only way out is up. Now that might be a little confusing, but that's kind of the intriguing part about this. Is there something just unnatural unnerving about this? So maybe it's a little bit overall, I guess, a real type reference or maybe it's something more will you watch it to find out? I know I'm going to try to find it because this one sounds interesting. And of course I love horror movies. I wouldn't call this a horror, but I would definitely call this a suspense or a thriller type movie. I'm not sure what the MPA rating is on this one. But like I said, it's one, I'll probably look up and try to find I'm the 20th. There's only one movie that comes out, it's called the Royal treatment. And it is a Netflix movie, like many of the Netflix movies that I talk about.
Speaker 1 00:07:35 This one, I'm not sure if it's going to be available on Netflix right away. Or if this is just a Netflix produced movie, that's going to be more nationally released in like a theater type platform. So again, I'm not a hundred percent sure on that, but this one, it really felt like a little bit of princess diaries, but not, it's not that the person's actually the princess in this one, a beautician, she gets hired to do hair for a Royal wedding. And as she's there, she ends up kind of falling in love with the prince that's getting married. And it just is kinda ends up to be a twisted love story. It almost has that like Disney love story ish, feel to it, even though it's not a Disney would be, like I said, this is a Netflix one, but this one looks it's, uh, how do I put this?
Speaker 1 00:08:26 This type of story has been done so many times, but this does look like a cuter version of it. And I like the fact that they didn't necessarily go the traditional way of telling this. Now that might not make a lot of sense. If you're curious, check out the trailer after you like sappy romances of the forbidden loved one and the forbidden love, that's not supposed to happen. That does then you might like this one. I, it depends on my mood. I sometimes the love, the sappy love stories, and sometimes I can pass, but this looks like one that I'll probably see if I can find a checkout for next week. Now, the Virta the 21st, the movies that opened tomorrow, there are a couple of bigger names, but again, they're not necessarily a list titles. Like we would typically see in movies. And a lot of these titles, I wasn't that familiar with other than just kind of seeing the trailers in the movies or pre PRI can't talk prior to the movies, but we're going to start with one called the King's daughter.
Speaker 1 00:09:29 And in this one, it's truly from convents to castles a, I'm trying to think of what she is because it's like somebody who is preparing to be a nun ends up being kind of somehow adopted or somehow into this family that lives in this big castle. It's truly a fairy tale. And like the truth stories of are not, not that they're true stories, but like the truth, the true stories behind the actual fairytales, a lot of them are darker than we really kind of play them out to be of course, Disney and the other studios out there they make, they make these very tells into stories with happy endings. But if you look into the traditional stories of fairy tales, they're a lot darker than what we know to be the stories as kids. And in this one, the dark secret is a mermaid and she is thought to be a pet for this new.
Speaker 1 00:10:24 I'm not sure if she's a princess or what she is. And this one, her official title, she's not seen as a pet to her. She's seen as human. The whole, the King's whole plan is to take this mermaid's life force and give it to I'm guessing himself or to the princess or to somebody, but how that kind of plays out. Like I said, it does get a little dark it if thought a little bit like a twisted version of little mermaid, except it's not animated. Of course this is all live action. It does feel a little weird to see Pierce Brosnan with a really long hair. I don't know. It just, it's not a look that really works for him. He is the king in this story and just kind of how that all is going to play out. I hope that this kind of story will have a happy ending, but again, you have to kind of be prepared with stories like this, that it really can go in a different direction.
Speaker 1 00:11:15 And so I guess we'll have to wait and see with redeeming love. It's again, it's a story that almost feels like a fairy tale story that we grew up with because it almost feels like it could be a Cinderella type story because this little girl grows up with her mom and something happens to her mom and the stepdad takes her and he sells her. And to, uh, how do I approach this? Since this is a family friendly show, he sells her into the adult trade. I'm sure you can maybe guess where I'm going with that. But to her love becomes unrecognizable along the way. And when true love does finally come along, she finds herself. She finds herself desperate to escape, but to escape, it will literally cost her everything. And what true love is may be completely out of her reach because those who control her refuse to let her go.
Speaker 1 00:12:11 And the one that loves her will do anything for her. So well, she'd be stuck in this life that she was sold into. That's just left her struggling to find any hope or happiness, or was she, will she be able to take the plunge and trust that love is so much more than she ever realized it could be. I'm kind of hoping for the latter, but I guess we'll see our next story looks very heartbreaking. Um, heartwarming, I guess, maybe a little heartwarming as well, but it definitely looks like the kind of story that'll rip your heart out. It's called the tiger arising. H young child, young boy is literally trapped and a bit of a life of hell. He bullied his home life. Isn't the greatest and his home really isn't a home. He lives in a motel. Why that's happening? It's not really explained a whole lot in the trailer, but he befriends somebody who has actually a real tiger, like an actual tiger trapped in a cage.
Speaker 1 00:13:09 And so he identifies with this tiger because the tiger is trapped in a cage and he feels trapped in the situation that he is in along the way. He makes a friend that helps him find a way to not only help himself, but to help the tiger. It looks like such a sweet story. It almost feels like it's going to have a heartbreaking ending, which I'm really hoping it doesn't. I kind of got almost the feel of like the, the movie, my girl back in the day, but I'm hoping it doesn't go down that path again. This is one that I will want to check out. I'm hoping it's playing somewhere near us. The next movie war hunt, if you're familiar at all with the title, uh, I guess as a movie that came out back in the sixties, it wasn't one that I was at all familiar with, but it is about a world war II top secret program with had to do with Nazi experiments and bodies that had all their organs removed.
Speaker 1 00:14:04 It really is kind of dark and twisted a bit for boating. It didn't really show the direction that the movie was trying to go in necessarily, but if you like dark thrillers and stuff, that deals with a lot of the stuff that went on during world war II. And you may think that this movie is entirely fiction, but there were a lot of things like this that happened. This movie may very well be fiction, but it I'm sure based on some sort of a real thing, even though it's not actually saying based on a true story or anything, there were a lot of actual experiments that went on during world war II that were very dark and twisted. And a couple other movies have touched on things such as that, but it'll be interesting to see the direction that this movie does. Our next movie is it's going to be very triggering for some people it's called a shot through the wall.
Speaker 1 00:14:57 It's a police chase, a shot fired, and the bullet went through the wall, hit an innocent victim, and it kind of plays out like the whole movie is depicting police officers to be racist. I know it's very anti-police and just the whole way it plays out. It's interesting that they do actually have a POC person of color playing the officer that fired the shot. So that's a little bit of a departure from what you'd typically expect from a source, from what you typically expect from a story such as this one. But like I said, it could be interesting how it plays out, but stories like this that have that much of a heavy bias in the trailer, usually follow that bias type through the movie. And I'm sure many of you will associate with us and other people are going to be offended by this.
Speaker 1 00:15:47 The story is like this pitches, I get so tired of just everything playing out like the police are the bad guys. Yeah. There are literally bad people and every profession out there, it doesn't matter what you do. It's like not, everybody's going to be perfect. But the whole thing of Hollywood lately is to play the whole thing with police and first responders and everything is bad guys. And I just really get tired of that on a PR on a personal note. That is, but our next movie is actually a subtitled movie and I'm not sure if I'm going to be pronouncing this right. It's stop Zemlya again. I'm not a hundred percent sure on the pronunciation of that, but this is again, it's going to be a movie. This movie looks to be very LGBTQ plus friendly stuff with that. It is subtitled. And this is about a character who is very androgynous.
Speaker 1 00:16:44 And for those that aren't familiar with the term androgynous is that you could very, you could pass as a man or a woman just because of the whole, the way you live your life and the way you appear and just kind of how all that plays out and they're searching for love, or this person is searching for love. But finding love is hard enough when you know who you are and for this person, when they're not sure of who they are, how are you supposed to find love? It looks like it could be a very touching tale because the whole idea I'm sure. Well, I guess we can all, uh, how do I word this? We can all identify with the whole thing that finding love is difficult. And also we can all identify with the whole thing that we're not always necessarily that sure of ourselves and sure of who we want to become and who we are, but this kind of takes it to a whole different level.
Speaker 1 00:17:32 I'm hoping this will end up being like sweeter and cuter than it is, but we'll have to just wait and see the next movie that's coming out. It'll it's going to be available on Netflix. Tomorrow is a movie that we talked about on December 31st or December 30 upcoming movies podcast. So it is called Munich, the edge of war. And for those that don't remember, it's a little bit about a person that is sent in behind enemy lines to try to retrieve documents and the whole espionage spy. I think it looks interesting again, I'm not a hundred percent sure if this one was based on a true story, but if you want to hear a little bit more about it, go check out that podcast. And the last movie that we're going to be talking about today is called a hero. This one is also subtitled and it's about a scam artist that turns his life around.
Speaker 1 00:18:27 He discovers something brilliant, but he really struggles because all people will ever see him for was the scam artists side of him. And not this person that he has become. People only want to look at the past instead of looking what things are now. And he's really turned his life around and he's done some amazing things, but he can't outrun his past. Will people ever see him for who he has become? Or will he be stuck with his shadows forever? That's kind of how this whole plays out. And I'm actually looking forward to that one. I'm hoping that there's going to be a lot more to it, even though it's subtitled. It's one that definitely has my attention, but yeah, that is all of our movies for today that are coming out this week. Let me go ahead and count them real quick. We got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, sometimes up to like our normal amount of movies that we wouldn't normally talk about, but this is 11 movies and some of them are going to be in theaters, coming to you or around you somewhere.
Speaker 1 00:19:27 And other ones are going to be available. Like I was talking earlier with video on demand and of course that those Netflix movies that we mentioned, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me on the contact us tab of movie, deputy.com or [email protected]
. I always welcome your questions. Comments, concerns. I had a few just kind of just general questions, wanting to know if I was just going to kind of keep up this primarily unedited stuff, because I've actually been getting a lot of really positive feedback on it. So I'm not going to edit every little thing out like I was doing before. Now. I am going to do some editing. You'll hear the, uh, the film sound in between the movies that we're talking about today. And so I'm going to go back through and put those in, but what you're getting here is, like I said, it's, I would say mostly unedited it's, I'm editing some things like if I absolutely really flubbed, or if I take a drink or I sneezed a little bit earlier, so I'm going to take that out. But other than that, like I said, this is just me, and this is what you're going to get. I'm hoping that I will be back to my normal self because I actually go to go take something from my job, because it's just really hurting to talk, but I hope you all have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend and enjoy the movies. If you decide to check some of these out and until next week, I will talk to you soon.