It's time for one of our favorite annual traditions, the summer preview episode! We always love to try to predict what upcoming releases we're going to enjoy the most, out of all the big summer tentpoles and smaller counter-programming. Unfortunately, with no movies coming out until July (at best!), it would be a pretty thin episode.
But just because summer 2020 is shot to hell, doesn't mean we can't still have fun thinking about summer blockbusters! So instead of looking ahead, we're going to look backwards, to our favorite blockbuster movies of summers past. Butter up some popcorn and throw on the AC, and join us for a celebration of all the best big budget razzle-dazzle that Hollywood has thrown at us for the past few decades.
Looking at the world outside our windows - certainly not visiting it- what could be better than watching a movie about the swirling paranoia of a world that is on the brink of collapse and there's nothing you can do about it? Certainly nothing we can think of which is why this episode is about the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko, by request of Patreon subscriber Gavin. We look at not just at the original version of Richard Kelly's dreamy and nightmarish fantasy about teenage suburban angst, but also the controversial 2004 director's cut.