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TFR Ep. 420: Bad Times At The El Royale, First Man, Hold The Dark, What Are The Odds?

The First Run Podcast

TFR Ep. 420: Bad Times At The El Royale, First Man, Hold The Dark, What Are The Odds?

Chris Scalzo

This week on The First Run, Matt returns from his brief hiatus to discuss Drew Goddard’s latest, ‘Bad Times At The El Royale’ with Chris.  Is Goddard’s twisty pulp thriller actually a good time after all?  Chris shares his thoughts on Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’, starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.  Chazelle’s film tells the story of Armstrong’s journey to stepping foot on the moon.  After the critically adored ‘Whiplash’ and the 3 minute Best Picture tenure of ‘La La Land’, does Chazelle have another hit?  Then both gentlemen review Jeremy Saulnier’s latest, ‘Hold The Dark’.  After suffocating, relentless narrative’s of ‘Blue Ruin’ and ‘Green Room’, how does Saulnier’s wide-open Alaskan landscapes?  Perhaps more character suffering will do it?  There’s the always-reliable big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week.  The show then wraps up with the return of ‘What Are The Odds?’ where your hosts figure out the odds on John Carpenter films get remade/sequels, Rey’s parents end up being ‘important’, Cats isn’t horrible, and more!

  • 00:00-08:12: Intro/Bad Time At The El Royale

  • 08:13-13:08: First Man

  • 13:09-20:14: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks

  • 20:15-27:30: Hold The Dark

  • 27:31-46:43: What Are The Odds

  • 46:43-48:23: Wrap Up

Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey

Bad Times At The El Royale Images © 20th Century Fox