Weekend Fallout: King of the Wasteoids

The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.

Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling social media? Let us know below!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

ScreenAge Wasteland kicks off a two-week launch Monday, June 3! Check back daily for news, reviews, shenanigans, and more as we officially launch our new site to the wasteland world!


QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Elton John’s biopic Rocketman releases this weekend and with the success of Queen’s  Bohemian Rhapsody last year, what musician or band biopic would you like to see happen that hasn’t been done yet? Why them? Who would you like to see direct and star in it, if you have an idea?


MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK

Brightburn (2019)

“What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?”

I enjoyed this, but also think it had a lot of issues and I doubt I’ll ever rewatch. I appreciate what they were going for and would love to see more movies like this. Twisting superhero stories could be fun and create a “dark universe” of its own. They relied on too many average horror tropes, and felt way too rushed in its storytelling. A slower pace, giving things time to breathe would have helped a lot. Also, I wouldn’t have minded if they stole even more from Clark Kent’s story by adding in other elements to this origin story. The violent and gory scenes are worth watching for them alone. (3.25/5)


Stay Alive (2006)

“For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.”

This is bad, however, I was never not entertained for some strange reason. A movie about a haunted video game where you die in real life as the matter you died in the game. Bad acting and bad CGI with an absurd premise, but was fun nonetheless. (2.75/5)


Berlin Syndrome (2017)

“A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.”

This was a pretty slow and boring captivity flick that had nothing to capture my attention. Nothing new or different offered here in this “arthouse thriller”. An decent look and solid enough actors, but no substance as it seems to just go from one scene to the next till it ends.  It wants to keep you guessing only to fail miserably. (2/5)


SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK

Fargo Season 1

Really enjoyed season 1 and I am currently on season 2. Billy Bob Thornton is pretty great in this as everyone else does a great job of paying their parts. The storytelling was boringly intriguing, if that makes sense. It’s pretty amazing how such dull and ordinary characters were given so much life in sometimes bland and sometimes crazy circumstances. Highly recommend.


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Author: Vincent Kane

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