This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt discuss 3 films! Holy cats! First up, Jesse Eisenberg stars in pitch black comedy, ‘The Art Of Self Defense’. Does it deliver the kick punches? Then it’s on to the Jon Favreau helmed update(?) of ‘The Lion King’. Is the classic animated film improved by the modern computer animation? Plus Claire Denis’ sci-fi, horror themed ‘High Life’, starring Robert Pattinson rounds out the party. These death row inmates who volunteer for a highly dangerous space mission encounter numerous obstacles, including a sexy box thing. There’s the always fascinating rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD or Streaming Picks of the week. Finally, it’s a special Comic-Con edition of our role-playing game, Who Dat?!?
00:00-09:06: Intro/The Art Of Self-Defense
09:07-13:56: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks
13:57-22:05: The Lion King ‘19
22:06-30:06: High Life
30:07-52:06: Who Dat?!?
57:07-53:43: Wrap Up
Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey
The Art Of Self Defense images © Bleecker Street