This week on The First Run, Matt & Chris discuss the exploitative message genre film, ‘Assassination Nation’. Is this modern retelling of the Salem Witch Trials able to also tackle misogyny, trans rights, the internet age, mob violence, hypocrisy and deliver an interesting viewing experience? Or does it all collapse under its own weight? Then our Martial Arts Marathon continues with Wu-Tang’s favorite, ‘The 36th Chamber Of The Shaolin’. Is it the cult classic we’ve always heard it was? And hey, is that Pai Mei?!? There’s the effervescent Blu-Ray & DVD Picks, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week. Then finally, it’s the return of our fill-in-the-blanks game, TFR Libs. This time we answer questions like: Hiring Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct Bond 25 is _____________. And Henry Cavill leaving the role of Superman is _____________. Plus more! So you better delete your browser history and load up for war! It’s another episode of The First Run!
00:00-14:00: Intro/Assassination Nation
14:01-21:45: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
21:46-30:55: 36th Chamber Of The Shaolin
30:56-53:08: TFR Libs
53:09-55:54: Wrap Up
Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
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