Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scottscope Talk Radio 6/14/2014: Who You Gonna Call?!

On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Edge of Tomorrow!  Is it just another generic Tom Cruise flick, or is it something altogether different?  Does it mark the beginning of a major comeback for Tom Cruise?  Could it be this generation’s answer to The Matrix?  Might it even be this summer’s best kept secret?  Is it truly as smart as some reviews are letting on?  Does a sci-fi actioner such as this truly have any mass appeal?  Will gamers and hardcore genre fans relate to it more than the average moviegoer?



We’ll also be reviewing 22 Jump Street!  Is it as funny as the original?  Is it just another tired retread in the vein of Ghostbusters 2 and Another 48 hours?   Does it manage to avoid the curse that befalls just about every comedy sequel ever made?  Do the Jump Street films offer Ice Cube the perfect chance to subvert the persona he’s cultivated throughout his rap career?  Is he the perfect parody of the proverbial “Angry Black Boss”?         

We’ll also be having a belated 30th anniversary celebration for Ghostbusters!  Does it still hold up after all these years?  Is it the most inspired and unique comedy of its era?  Might it also be the most endearing?  Can it be considered the single greatest achievement in the filmographies of all involved?  Is its brand of humor more layered and subtle than even its biggest fans realize?  Does it offer Bill Murray’s single best comedy performance?  Would Eddie Murphy have been woefully miscast as Winston Zeddmore?  Should a third Ghostbusters film even be made?  Would such an endeavor be in poor taste now that Harold Ramis has passed on?


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