Episode 44: The First Purge, Uncle Drew, The Thing, and More

It was Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada so Hemant had a long weekend to put in a little extra movie time. In this week’s episode he talks about some exciting Star Wars news regarding the upcoming live action TV series that will be debuting on the new Disney streaming service.

He then briefly talks about a couple movies he had a chance to revisit, including Fast Five from 2011, as well as the 1997 blockbuster Titanic which he shared with his oldest son.

It’s then onto the main reviews for the week including two new Bluray releases, The First Purge and Uncle Drew. Hemant then wraps up the episode by sharing his thoughts on John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror classic, The Thing – a film that he embarrassingly hadn’t experienced until this past week.

00:41Introduction
2:14The Mandalorian Star Wars TV Series
11:24Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving
13:30Revisiting Fast Five (2011)
19:01Revisiting Titanic with my Son (1997)
26:40The First Purge (2018)
45:34Uncle Drew (2018)
55:21The Thing (1982)
1:09:20Next Week
1:12:05Wrap-up

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Episode 30: Sicario: Day of the Soldado & The Endless

It was Canada Day this past weekend and Hemant talks about what he and his family did to celebrate in Episode 30 of the Red 7 Movie Cast. He then shares some interesting news that surfaced this week. He talks about a recent rumour that there may be a LucasFilm shake-up at the top including the replacement of Kathleen Kennedy with the current Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige.

And to go along with that Star Wars news Hemant discusses the possibility of the long rumoured Kenobi film not being developed for a theatrical release, but for an exclusive release on the upcoming Disney Streaming Service. How cool would that be – as long as it is available in Canada!

And while he’s on the topic of streaming services, he gets into a bit of a rant about how the sheer number of different services is kind of feeling like the old cable TV model of choosing packages and channels to subscribe to.

It’s then time for this week’s reviews which include Sicario: Day of the Soldado from director Stefano Sollima and writer Taylor Sheridan and an independent film that made a splash at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, The Endless.

00:41Introduction
1:14Canada Day Weekend
9:26LucasFilm Shake-up?
15:09Is Kenobi Film a Disney Streaming Service Exclusive?
19:58Streaming Services Overload!
26:51Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
1:01:07The Endless (2017)
1:11:21Preview of Episode 31
1:14:36Wrap-up

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