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TFR Ep. 396: The Death Of Stalin, 6 Balloons, 2018 Summer Movie Bracket

The First Run Podcast

TFR Ep. 396: The Death Of Stalin, 6 Balloons, 2018 Summer Movie Bracket

Chris Scalzo

On this week’s episode of The First Run, Matt and Chris discuss director Armando Iannucci’s (‘The Think Of It’, ‘In The Loop’, ‘Veep’) latest film, ‘The Death Of Stalin’.  This time Iannucci takes on the power struggle that developed following the death of brutal dictator, Crazy Uncle Joey Stalin.  Can such a horrific leader demise and subsequent chaos that developed be mined for comedy?  Then it’s on to the Netflix original, ‘6 Balloons’.  First time director Marja-Lewis Ryan tells the tale of a heroin addicted brother (Dave Franco) and his enabling sister (Abbi Jacobson) through their night together as Franco suffers from withdrawals.  There’s the always reliable rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Streaming and Straight to DVD Picks of the Week.  Then it’s the annual summer blockbuster bracket!  What will be the best film of the summer of 2018?  Choose your own adventure (turn to page 23).

Click here for the bracket: 2018 Summer Movie Bracket.

  • 00:00-09:34: Intro/The Death Of Stalin
  • 09:35-25:24: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
  • 25:25-33:46: 6 Balloons
  • 33:47-47:55: 2018 Summer Bracket
  • 47:56-48:59: Wrap Up

Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey

The Death Of Stalin images ©eOneFilms