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We're Always Watching: Movies

We're Always Watching: Movies

By The Illuminerdi

The Illuminerdi discusses their thoughts on new films and breaks down which rumors, leaks, and scoops came true and which ones didn't pan out.
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Rise of the TMNT
Rise of the TMNT
Join Jezzer and Kevin as the deep dive into some nostalgia and review the newest Ninja Turtles movie Rise of the TMNT.  Directed by Andy Suriano Ant Ward Screenplay by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May Story by Andy Suriano and Ant Ward Based on Characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird Produced by Vladimir Radev Starring Ben Schwartz, Omar Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, Josh Brener, Haley Joel Osment, Kat Graham, Eric Bauza Edited by Matthew Feinman and Billy Weber Music by Matt Mahaffey Production Companies  Nickelodeon Movies Nickelodeon Animation Studio Distributed by Netflix
01:43:01
August 16, 2022
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday
Join Kevin and Jezzer as the discuss amazing comedy about the gathering of family on Easter Sunday.  Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar Screenplay by Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo Story by Ken Cheng Produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich Starring Jo Koy, Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tiffany Haddish, Lou Diamond Phillips Cinematography Joe Collins Edited by Steven Sprung Music by Dan the Automator Production companies DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Rideback
01:07:46
August 10, 2022
Bullet Train
Bullet Train
Jezzer and Kevin jump aboard Bullet Train and break down this crazy action pack movie Starring Brad Pitt. Directed by David Leitch Screenplay by Zak Olkewicz Based on Maria Beetle (published in English as Bullet Train) by Kōtarō Isaka Produced by Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, Antoine Fuqua Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio, Sandra Bullock Cinematography by Jonathan Sela Edited by Elisabet Ronaldsdottir Music by Dominic Lewis Production Companies Columbia Pictures, Fuqua Films and 87North Productions Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
01:43:36
August 05, 2022
Paws of Fury: The Legend of the Hank
Paws of Fury: The Legend of the Hank
Jezzer, Caitlin and Kevin break down the hilarious family comedy Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Settle in and listen and this hits keep rolling. Directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, Chris Bailey Screenplay by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper Based on Blazing Saddles written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger Produced by Rob Minkoff, Adam Nagle, Peter Nagle, Guy Collins, Yair Landau, Susan Purcell Starring Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Samuel L. Jackson Edited by Michael W. Andrews Music by Bear McCreary Production companies Flying Tigers Entertainment Align GFM Animation Aniventure HB Wink Animation Cinesite Brooksfilms Distributed by Paramount Pictures Nickelodeon Movies  Huayi Brothers  Sky Cinema 
01:08:47
July 17, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder
Join Caitlin, Jezzer and Kevin as they deep dive into Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder and all the MCU connections. Directed by Taika Waititi Written by Taika Waititi, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Based on Marvel Comics Produced by Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum Starring Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman Cinematography Barry Idoine Edited by Matthew Schmidt, Peter S. Elliot, Tim Roche, Jennifer Vecchiarello Music by Michael Giacchino, Nami Melumad Production company Marvel Studios Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
02:06:42
July 09, 2022
Minions: The Rise of Gru | We're Always Watching
Minions: The Rise of Gru | We're Always Watching
Jezzer, Caitlin, and Kevin discuss the latest entry in the Despicable Me franchise
01:11:47
July 02, 2022
Lightyear
Lightyear
Josh, Caitlin and Kevin reminisce on Toy Story and other Pixar movies as they dive into Disney Pixar's Lightyear.  Directed by Angus MacLane Screenplay by Jason Headley and Angus MacLane Story by Angus MacLane, Matthew Aldrich and Jason Headley Produced by Galyn Susman Starring Chris Evans ,Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules,Uzo Aduba,Mary McDonald-Lewis,Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Music by Michael Giacchino
01:37:13
June 21, 2022
Jurassic World: Dominion
Jurassic World: Dominion
Josh, Jezzer and Kevin get nostalgic and talk about Jurassic World: Dominion and the legacy of the JP franchise. Directed by Colin Trevorrow Screenplay by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow Story by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow Based on Characters by Michael Crichton Produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Campbell Scott Cinematography by John Schwartzman Edited by Mark Sanger Music by Michael Giacchino Production companies Amblin Entertainment and Perfect World Pictures Distributed by Universal Pictures Release dates May 23, 2022 (Mexico City) June 10, 2022 (United States)
01:25:10
June 14, 2022
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Caitlin, Kevin and Jezzer talk about Everything Everywhere All at Once, hot dog fingers and bidets.  Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Written by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang Starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis Cinematography by Larkin Seiple Edited by Paul Rogers Music by Son Lux Production companies: A24, Gozie, AGBO, Ley Line Entertainment, IAC Films, Year of the Rat Distributed by A24 Release dates March 11, 2022 (SXSW) March 25, 2022 (United States)
01:16:14
June 13, 2022
Unhuman
Unhuman
Caitlin, Kevin and Jezzer sit down and discuss the horror-comedy, Unhuman.  A group of high school students whose school bus crashes on a field trip. Relationships are tested once they realize they are being stalked by an attacker who intends to drive them out and straight into a horrifying fight to survive. Director by Marcus Dunstan Screenwriter Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton Cinematography Lyn Moncrief Cast Brianne Tju, Joshua Mikel, Drew Scheid, Uriah Shelton, Peter Giles, Lo Graham, Ali Gallo, Blake Burt, C.J. LeBlanc, Dana Wing Lau Producer Blumhouse Television Genre Horror Thriller Movie Groups Blumhouse Productions
01:20:25
June 04, 2022
Bob's Burger the Movie
Bob's Burger the Movie
Join Caitlin, Kevin and Brandon as they breakdown their love for Bob's Burgers the Movie and hear fun anecdotes from our Exclusive Interviews with the Cast and Creators. Directed by Loren Bouchard and Bernard Derriman Screenplay by Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith Based on Bob's Burgers by Loren Bouchard Produced by Janelle Momary-Neely, Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, David Wain, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline Edited by Kris Fitzgerald Music by Loren Bouchard and Patrick & Tim Dacey, Elegant Too, John Dylan Keith, Brent Knopf Production companies 20th Century Animation, 20th Century Family, Bento Box Entertainment, Wilo Productions Distributed by 20th Century Studios Release dates May 17, 2022 (El Capitan Theatre) May 27, 2022 (United States) Running time 102 minutes[2]
01:10:14
May 29, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick
Join Joe, Brandon and Kevin as they break the down the nostalgia of Top Gun and review Top Gun: Maverick!  After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. Directed by Joseph Kosinski Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie Story by Peter Craig Justin Marks Based on Characters by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer Cinematography Claudio Miranda Edited by Eddie Hamilton Music by Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer Production companies Skydance Media Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release dates April 28, 2022 (CinemaCon) May 27, 2022 (United States)
01:01:57
May 27, 2022
Chip'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Chip'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Join our hosts Caitlin, Kevin and Jezzer as they break down the crazy Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers movie on Disney+.  Chip and Dale live amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but their lives are quite different now. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and save their friend.  Directed by Akiva Schaffer Written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand Based on Rescue Rangers properties and characters by Disney Television Animation Produced by David Hoberman and  Todd Lieberman Starring John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons, KiKi Layne and Tress MacNeille Cinematography Larry Fong Edited by Brian Olds Music by Brian Tyler Production companies Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films Distributed by Disney+ Release dates May 16, 2022 (Orlando) May 20, 2022 (United States) Running time 97 minutes
01:06:01
May 24, 2022
Firestarter (2022)
Firestarter (2022)
Joe, Josh and Jezzer break down the 2022 remake of Firestarter. A couple desperately try to hide their daughter, Charlie, from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for turning fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Her father taught her how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. When a mysterious operative finally finds the family, he tries to seize Charlie once and for all -- but she has other plans. Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon and Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Leith Thomas. Screenplay by Scott Teems and Based on the book by Stephen King.
46:15
May 20, 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Joe, Caitlin, and Kevin discuss the second installment of the Doctor Strange films. Beware of spoilers. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was directed by Sam Raimi, written by Michael Waldron, and stars: Benedict Cumberbatch ... Doctor Stephen Strange Elizabeth Olsen ... Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Baron Mordo Benedict Wong ... Wong Xochitl Gomez ... America Chavez Rachel McAdams ... Dr. Christine Palmer
01:31:30
May 07, 2022