This week on The First Run, we discuss Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the reference filled pop culture novel, ‘Ready Player One’. Can the saturation of pop culture references elevate a film that may be suffering from an underwhelming story? Oh and kick butt special effects too? The guys from Workaholics deliver their first film straight to Netflix with their parody of action films, ‘Game Over, Man!’. Does the comedy trio Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson translate well to the other small screen? There’s the rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray and DVD, featuring the Streaming and Straight to DVD Picks of the Week. Finally, in honor of Mr. Spielberg, we embrace ageism and discuss the 5 Best Later Career Directorial Efforts. How many Clint Eastwood films will make the cut? Man, that cat is old. So go ahead and blow the cartridge and reinsert in it the ol’ ColecoVision. (I promise none of that is dirty). It’s another episode of The First Run.
- 00:00-16:02: Intro/Ready Player One
- 16:03-28:54: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
- 28:55-39:03: Game Over, Man!
- 39:04-56.40: 5 Best Late Career Directorial Efforts
- 56:41-58:49: Wrap Up
Theme music by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
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