This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt discuss three, count ‘em three movies! First up, it’s Bo Burnham’s debut as writer/director of ‘Eighth Grade’. The slice of life crowd pleaser from this year’s Sundance finally hits the local cinema. Is it as endearing and wonderful as the critics say? Or should Chris just rewatch ‘Princess Cyd’ or ‘Lady Bird’? Matt reviews ‘Teen Titans Go To The Movies’, the big screen version of the popular cartoon show. But who saw a better family-friendly film? Because Chris saw Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’, the premiere of a live-action (sort of) Winnie the Pooh, along with his friends from the 100 Acre Wood. There’s the always reliable rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week. Then the show wraps with the return of ‘The Lounge’ where your intrepid hosts tackle all the latest news; Ruby Rose as Batwoman and her quitting of Twitter, Idris Elba being looked at for Bond, and the Oscars’ Popular Film category. It’s a long one, so settle in for some top shelf movie talk!
- 00:00-13:38: Intro/Eighth Grade
- 13:39-24:00: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
- 24:01-30:06: Teen Titans Go The The Movies!
- 30:07-35:03: Christopher Robin
- 35:04-1:11:35: The Lounge
- 1:11:36-1:13:15: Wrap Up
Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
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