On this compilation episode, we discuss great movie plots gone wrong, our fascination with serial killers, defunct TV shows in need of a movie reboot, and Amazon Prime's The Tomorrow War.

First up are those defunct TV shows that are completely off-air and that we believe deserve a movie reboot. We’ve all seen this done a bazillion times – Baywatch, Spencer Confidential, countless others – what is it about long dead television shows that make feature films so appealing to reboot them?

After our review of Chris Pratt's The Tomorrow War, we discuss our fascination with serial killers. True crime has exploded over the last few years between podcasts, Netflix series and documentaries, and films, but the societal obsession has always been there. What is it that makes us all so intrigued? Do we have a different response to fictional killers than we do to documentaries on real killers?

Finally, we debate great movie plots that went wrong. These are ones we thought were great in concept, but the execution – whether it be in production or performances – made us a sad panda. We’re looking at you,  Star Wars prequels, X-Men: The Last Stand,  and Lady in the Water to name a few.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 39:35) Defunct TV Shows Needing A Movie Reboot
  • (39:36 – 55:43) The Tomorrow War Review
  • (55:44 – 1:30:35) Our Fascination With Serial Killers
  • (1:30:36 - 2:01:00) Great Movie Plots Gone Wrong
  • Troy Heinritz can also be heard on The Blacklist Exposed
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