BAMPocalypse Now

BAMPocalypse Now Episode 2 – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Jonathan and Matt are, like the rest of you, in isolation at the moment. Safely ensconced in their own homes across the Atlantic, they decided it was time to do a miniseries of films that feel a little too relatable right now. Not to make light of the scary situation we all currently find ourselves in the midst of, but rather to make this time of contemplation a little more enjoyable. The guys as that you seek out the films or, in some cases, you avoid them and then listen to our mini-sodes.

Episode 2 – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

  • Episode 2: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
  • Directed and written by Lorene Scafaria
  • Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, and Roger Aaron Brown
  • Budget: $10m vs. 
  • Box office: $11.6m
  • How to watch: Berk owns it on DVD and digital, Matt wastched on Netflix (internationally available, but not streaming in the US), included with Starz, and available to digitally rent on most VOD services. 
  • RT: 55%
  • Metascore: 59

Jonathan selected this film because it is ultimately about people waiting for the end. They know it’s coming and they are just trying to make sense of that knowledge. Some are hopeful others are giving up and it’s darkly satirical. In other words, it feels like what’s going on right now. Some people are living their lives like nothing is going on. Others are buying up all the toilet paper and going into self-preservation mode…everyone else is damned.
A favorite quote from the film is when Warren (Corddry) says “This isn’t the [freaking] ark, Diane! This is the Titanic! And there is not a life raft in sight.”

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The Bloody Awesome Movie Podcast focuses on a single film per episode, usually a new release (hopefully theatrically at some point) giving a spoiler-free review. Then Matt Hudson (@wiwt_uk) from What I Watched Tonight and Jonathan Berk (@berkreviews) from Berkreviews.com will introduce a variety of movies or pop-culture-related topics in a series of segments. Review of X (2022) Directed by Ti West Written by Ti West Starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, Martin Henderson, Owen Campbell, and Stephen Ure IMDb.com Synopsis: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives. 95% RT critic, 78 Metascore, 7.5 IMDb user score, and 3.8/5 on Letterboxd RELEASE location / DATE: Theaters Chuffed Headlines Movie/Pop culture news that caught our attention Matt’s Headline: Daniel Radcliffe Reveals He Used To Be Embarrassed Playing Harry Potter Jon’s Headline: Inside 2022 Oscars’ swanky, six-figure bags that A-list stars like Steven Spielberg will take home Media Consumption Movies, TV, Video Games, Music, Podcasts (not ours), etc that we use to pass the time Matt’s others: ForceCenter Regarding Henry, The Fisher King, Bugsy, War for the Planet of the Apes Jon’s others Blank Check – Evil Dead More Than Robots, Thelma & Louise, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, The Army of Darkness, Crimewave, The Night of the Hunter, Fried Green Tomatoes Our Flag Means Death BAMP on Twitter | BAMP on Instagram | TeePublic Merchandise Jon on Twitter | Jon on IG | Jon on Letterboxd.com Matt on Twitter | Matt on IG | Matt on Letterboxd.com Berkreviews.com | WhatIWatchedTonight.co.uk — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bloody-awesome/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bloody-awesome/support

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