Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time



Carrie and Rob go through their favorite first dates in movies with this latest top 5 episode. The timing of when a movie should be used as a date are discussed along with the mistake of camping in the living room as a primer for the great outdoors.

Check out the details of Tim’s picks linked here.

Rob

Blind Date (1987)
0
License to Drive (1988)
0
Mystery Date (1991)
0
Curly Sue (1991)
4
Hitch (2005)
0

Carrie

Back to the Future (1985)
11
50 First Dates (2004)
0
Before Sunrise (1995)
5
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
5
The Little Mermaid (1989)
13

Tim

The Little Mermaid (1989)
13
Before Sunrise (1995)
5
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
1
The Graduate (1967)
0
Annie Hall (1977)
0

10 Responses so far.

  1. Not Fenimore says:

    W00t w00t! Bon Cop Bad Cop!

    …Ok, that’s fair. It is basically a theatrically released CBC joint, and it shows. And definitely, if the fact that Fiore/”Ward” is from Toronto* doesn’t already start raising snickers as soon as he introduces himself, then you’re already coming at it a bit behind. (Honestly, I was a bit lost on some of the NHL minutiae, although I got the gist.) But seriously… Se7en? It’s trying to be, I dunno, somewhere on the Beverly Hills Cop-Lethal Weapon spectrum, which Se7en is on, sure, I guess, but it’s a really nihilist outlier thing, and I didn’t get that vibe from Bon Cop Bad Cop at all. Thanks for reviewing it anyways, and I hope it was at least worthwhile, even if it wasn’t your favourite thing.

    Also, please tell me you enjoyed the “chalise d’osti de tabarnac” scene. πŸ˜‰

    * Take it away, RFV: β™« It’s illegal to possess brightly coloured balloons in Toronto / Illegal to own brightly coloured balloons / All of the children in Toronto must wear suits / Even the girls, three piece suits β™«

    • Tim Brayton Tim Brayton says:

      Oh, that wasn’t the review. I’m still going to write the review, just as soon as I’ve wrapped up the ACS requests. In fact, I haven’t even watched it yet… congrats to Rob and Carrie for being more on the ball than I am.

      • Not Fenimore says:

        Oh, I know. I was replying to Rob and Carrie. …Do they hang out in the comments section?

        I’m still looking forward to yours. πŸ™‚

        • Tim Brayton Tim Brayton says:

          Less than I do, though they show up now and then.

          Mostly, I just wanted to make sure you knew a proper review was still forthcoming.

      • Robert Jarosinski Robert Jarosinski says:

        Oh we’re definitely on here trolling ?

        If I didn’t mention Lethal Weapon, I certainly meant to. It definitely played on that vibe as well, minus the sweet saxophone riffs. The β€œSe7en” reference was more based on the killer’s motives and having a master plan. The challenge for me was it struggled to find the tone it was going for. It went from almost cartoon goofy at times to wanting to be a tense thriller.

        All said, I did enjoy it and appreciated being exposed to Canadian film-making. Is the sequel worth exploring? Clearly I have more Canadian culture to absorb! That and I’m already starting to miss Huard and Bouchard πŸ™‚

        • Not Fenimore says:

          I dunno about the sequel! It’s not out yet! πŸ˜›

          (But I’m going to see it, definitely.)

          And Tim will back me up on this, but Canadian genre filmmaking is just better than American. I recommend The Railrodder, Begone Dull Care, and Rock and Roll Nightmare. πŸ˜‰

    • Carrie Jarosinski says:

      Ha! Maybe I just really, really, wanted it to be Se7en. ?

      Thanks again for the recommendation!

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