The Movie Robcast reaches its 80th episode, so we have a fittingly bumper show in store. Opening with a tribute to the late, great Terry Jones, who died on 21st January 2020, aged 77 after a long battle with dementia. The two Robs were raised on Life of Brian so have words of praise for the Python polymath.
The Robs then look at two movies in this ep, which seem poles apart but complement the discussion. Jay Roach’s Bombshell examines the sexual harassment scandal that rocked Fox News and saw the end of its sleazebag-in-chief Roger Ailes. The Robs discuss the strength of the film, particularly the stunningly accurate performance from Charlize Theron as Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, superbly supported by Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. To see Megyn Kelly and other ex-Fox employees’ reaction to the film, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmSz7HqkI9s&t=1217s
Then onto Bad Boys For Life, which provides plenty of bang for your buck, but has the sexual politics that Bombshell is slamming, There’s no sexual harassment going on, but the villain is straight out of the Disney evil-stepmother playbook. There are pleasures to be had though, with Will Smith and (surprisingly) Martin Lawrence on good form.
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As discussed in the show, here is the picture of the Marvel statues Rob Wallis saw at a cinema in South Korea…