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The Bad and The Beautiful: Conversations on Cinema


Mar 16, 2019

On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Marvel goes for Girl Power while Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac lock-and-load for some tragic masculinity.

We begin with TRIPLE FRONTIER, the new war movie / heist flick hybrid that just debuted on Netflix. Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck lead a team of ex-vets turned self-serving mercenaries. They look to raid the jungle compound of a Columbian drug lord where millions in cash are allegedly stashed. The action drama is from director J.C. Chandor (ALL IS LOST, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, MARGIN CALL), from a screenplay originally developed by the Oscar-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal (THE HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY).

Then, we suit up for the newest edition of the MCU with yet another origin story. CAPTAIN MARVEL is the first female-led adventure for the Marvel franchise, and it stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson (ROOM) along with a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson.

Finally, we close with some brief thoughts on how the Oscars did without a host, plus more signs of emerging generational splits in the membership of the Academy.

- TRIPLE FRONTIER, @ 0:55
- CAPTAIN MARVEL, @ 21:09
- BELATED POST-OSCAR TIDBIT, @ 38:08
- OUTRO / CONTACT INFO, @ 42:14

Music Selections:
- THEME SONG: "Love Is For The Very Young", David Raksin, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
- “Hooray for Hollywood”, Richard A Whiting & Johnny Mercer