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TFR Ep. 463: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, The Farewell, Memories Of Murder, What Are The Odds?

The First Run Podcast

TFR Ep. 463: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, The Farewell, Memories Of Murder, What Are The Odds?

Chris Scalzo

This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt gather around the campfire and discuss ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’.  The big screen adaptation of the beloved children’s horror series is here, but is it a faithful…and scary update?  Then Chris shares his thoughts about Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell’.  Does Awkwafina’s much lauded performance deliver?  And is the film the heartbreakingly sweet dramedy we’ve all been hearing about?  Matt and Chris move on to one of Bong Joon-Ho’s (Parasite, The Host) earliest films, ‘Memories Of Murder’.  It’s a mystery thriller based on true events.  Is it another winner for Joon-Ho that delivers the scares and heartfelt moments? There’s the usually entertaining rundown of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week.  And a cool new bonus feature: Chris loses all his notes!

Finally, it’s the return of our oddsmaker game, What Are The Odds where we tackle QT’s Oscar chances, James Gunn’s Suicide Squad 2, and Disney’s concerns with Fox’s more…violent properties. It’s a bughunt, man!

  • 00:00-10:10: Intro/Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

  • 10:11-13:51: The Farewell

  • 13:52-20:23: Blu-Ray & DVD Picks

  • 20:24-27:00: Memories Of Murder

  • 27:01-49:16: What Are The Odds

  • 49:17-51:50: Wrap Up

 Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey