It’s February and romance is definitely in the air…well, at Movie Club it’s more of a Bromance. Jonathan (@berkreviews) and Corey (@coreyrstarr) decided that this year they’d focus on plutonic love and watch movies featuring two dudes becoming bros. There are some big movies that these two have missed that fall into this genre. Join them as they watch this month’s selections, share your thoughts, and listen to their reactions to these films featuring a budding friendship.
As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they’ve seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.
Blue Velvet (1986) – Berkreviews Movie Club
Week 1: The King’s Speech (2010)
Plot Synopsis: The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Directed by Tom Hooper
Week 2: Tango and Cash (1989)
Plot Synopsis: Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy
Week 3: The Fisher King (1991)
Plot Synopsis: A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Week 4: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Plot Synopsis: Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution – escape to Bolivia.
Directed by George Roy Hill