Film Roar 23 – An American Pickle

The main film reviewed is about this guy who becomes a pickled....wait come back, this isn't Rick & Morty! Honest!

Hosted by Iain Boulton and Christian R. Allan, the Bunkazilla Film Roar takes a monstrous chunk out of all the movie news and review the very latest movie reviews – with the odd recent release thrown in for good measure. New episodes arrive weekly on the Bunkazilla website and through all good podcasting platforms. 

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What happens in this episode?

This episode audio was recorded live on Wednesday 12th August 2020.

Our cinematic duo have begun the Twitch era of Film Roar and it’s another packed show.

As usual, the episode kicks off with Our Cinematic Week where we examine what movies Iain and Christan have digested in their spare time.

In the realm of news this episode, Tron 3 is shifting into high gear with a director and star already attached. Also, Disney may have given up on 4K Blu-Ray discs.

To celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 121st birthday, Film Roar reviews the iconic cinema horror Psycho. A landmark title in Hitchcock’s resume, how does the film fare 60 years after release.

The main film review of the episode is An American Pickle. Now on HBO Max in the US and in cinemas in the UK, Seth Rogen plays an Orthodox Jewish factory worker, preserved by pickle brine for 100 years, who awakens in 2019 and meets his great-grandson (also Seth Rogen). Is it an enjoyable summer comedy? Our hosts discuss.

Episode Timings

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 03:10 – Christian’s Cinematic Week (Three Burials, Space Cowboys, Letters From Iwo Jima)
  • 23:23 – Iain’s Cinematic Week (The Deadly Game, Spy, Superman 3)
  • 38:01-  News: Tron 3 picks up speed
  • 42:03 – News: Disney doesn’t like 4K discs anymore?
  • 50:17 – Psycho (1960) Review
  • 1:01:55 – An American Pickle (2020) Review

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Station and Website Manager of Bunkazilla UK. Interests: Movies, Anime, WWE, Video Games

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