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TFR Ep. 388: Annihilation, Game Night, 2018 Oscar Picks

The First Run Podcast

TFR Ep. 388: Annihilation, Game Night, 2018 Oscar Picks

Chris Scalzo

This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt discuss Alex Garland’s latest film starring Natalie Portman, ‘Annihilation’.  Ever wonder what would happen if an alien meteor hit the earth and then stuff started to go crazy, what would happen?  Well, now you know.  Does Garland’s follow up to the critically adored ‘Ex-Machina’ measure up or is it a sophomore slump?  Then it’s on to ‘Game Night’, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.  It’s the story of a friendly night of…games, that goes horribly wrong when one participant decides to turn things up a notch.  Do Bateman, McAdams, and national treasure Jesse Plemons deliver the win?  As always there’s the rundown of the big releases on B;u-Ray & DVD, featuirng the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week.  Then it’s our big Oscars preview where we tell you who will and who should win all the big awards.  So grab your puzzle pieces and stock up on bottled water and ammo.  It’s another episode of The First Run!

  • 00:00-15:16: Intro/Annihilation
  • 15:17-22:41: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
  • 22:42-30:25: Game Night
  • 30:26-46:21: Oscar Picks
  • 46:21-47:41: Wrap Up

Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey

Images © Paramount Pictures