50 - Cloud Atlas

How much Tom Hanks is too much? Is there a justification to white-face Halle Berry and Asian-face Jim Sturgess? Did The Wachowskis peak with SPEED RACER? And who's that other guy listed in the directing credits? Alex and Julio celebrate their 50-episode milestone by battling it out on their fifth Gray Area Episode! Is CLOUD ATLAS an overstuffed mess or is it a clever labyrinth of themes and transitions? One thing's for sure: it will take you less time to listen to this podcast than it'd take you to watch the movie again.

 PHOTO: Career-High.

PHOTO: Career-High.

TIMELINE
00:00:00 - 00:01:43   Intro

00:01:44 - 01:11:27      Contrarians Corner (#CC)

01:12:30 - 01:39:34      Real Talk

01:39:35 - 01:49:48     Plugs!

01:49:49 - 01:52:59    Thanks and all that

PLUGS:

- What is THE FIRE SHOW? We are not 100% sure but they plugged us on Twitter! Find out and report back, please (just kidding, we'll find out on our own - thanks, guys!)

- It may not be great, but it definitely has some great moments. ROGUE ONE is worth watching. Just don't focus on Fake Peter Cushing.

- LADYBIRD matches the hype and you don't even have to be a teenager to connect to it.

- What's with the hate for IRON FIST? (Apparent) Hot Take: it's much more entertaining than JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE. Now we are being contrarians on our plugs.

And that's it! Before we get to episode 51 the plan is to do a Christmas episode focusing on MIXED NUTS and hopefully a New Year's episode as well. Stay tuned! And don't forget to rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts. It'll make us true-true happy.