This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt review writer, director, and star Joel Edgerton’s ‘Boy Erased’, also starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe. Edgerton’s film is based on Garrard Conley’s novel of his experiences with gay conversion therapy and the impact it had on his and his family’s lives. Then it’s on the Netflix grindhouse martial arts film, ‘The Night Comes For Us’, starring Joe Taslim and Iko Uwais. What happens when a mob assassin can’t bring himself to kill the last surviving member of a village and goes on the run? Well, you send Uwais after him! And butts are subsequently kicked. But is that enough? There’s the endlessly entertaining rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week. Then the show is closed out with Matt and Chris’ favorite Holiday Movie Characters. Who makes the cut? Clark Griswold? George Bailey, Hans Gruber?!? Listen on to find out!
00:00-09:09: Intro/Boy Erased
09:10-19:26: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
19:27-27:11: The Night Comes For Us
27:12-40:21: 5 Favorite Holiday Movie Characters
40:22-41:20: Wrap Up
Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
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