Let's get popping indy style with Mottola's latest film Adventureland. Adventureland feels like a worthy sequel to Apatow's Freaks and Geeks tv show which is also about being a teenager in the eighties. Adventureland focuses on a college grad with wanderlust trapped in ana amusement park job over the summer when he should be backpacking through Europe with his college friends. The film is most definitely a dramedy. Like most dramedy the cast is very much the star of the film. Hader and Wiig steal the movie as the odd amusement park owners and managers. They are strict but oh so understanding and seemingly the perfect bosses. Martin Starr gives an amazing performance as Joel the pipe smoking awkward literature nerd at the park. Kristen Stewart who I despised in Twillight truly delivers a complex and seductive performance as the love interest. She makes the audience fall in love with her. Her insecurity, naivete, music taste, and general 80's rocker chick style really sell her as a special girl. Eisenberg carries the film well and delivers a good standard coming of age film performance balancing comedy and real emotional pain. Ryan Reynolds also plays a park maintenance man with a alot more grace and coolness than you'd expect from the man who starred in Waiting. All around I love this film it is all heart with enough style to make it hollywood. I'm a big fan of Adventureland and I highly recommend it.
Hosts: Stephen and D-Rock We return as does the Inner Circle on this episode of the Vundacast and AEW DYNAMITE 4/7/21. We also catch up on what we missed Arcade Anarchy, The Pinnacle, etc. Hear this up!!!
Welcome to Day 13 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon The 13th theme of the month is "Witchy Wednesday." Today we celebrate all the wonderful witches of cinema, including all things pagan! Here are a few recommendations we have pulled out of our cauldrons that may enchant you. Group Pick: The Old Ways (2020) directed by Christopher Alender is available to stream on Netflix and stars New World School of the Arts alum Brigitte Kali Canales! This movie mashes up horror with a kind of super-hero film vibe in a tasteful way. D-Rock: - The VVitch (2015) directed by Robert Eggers - 1h 33m - Showtime - The Lords of Salem (2012) directed by Rob Zombie - 1h 41m - Amazon Prime - Manos: Hands of Fate (1966) directed by Harold P. Warren - 1h 10m - Tubi - The Witch in the Window (2018) directed by Andy Mitton - 1h 17m - Shudder Stephen & Dani: - Hocus Pocus (1993) directed by Kenny Ortega - 1h 36m - Disney Plus - Halloweentown (1998) directed by Duwayne Dunham -1h 24m - Disney Plus