This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl, head over to Jason’s place for a very special Blumhouse-ween 2 to do mini-reviews of the last two Prime Video Blumhouse movies, Black Box and Nocturne. All that and News Bites featuring: Y-The Last Man Casting Changes, Ted Lasso staving off Relegation, and Amazon Prime Video gets shady with what they consider ownership!
Y: The Last Man Production: 4:00
Ted Lasso Season 3: 15:22
Titans Red Hood First Look: 18:37
You Don’t Own Amazon Prime Purchases: 26:14
Black Box Mini-Review: 44:50
Nocturne Mini-Review: 55:08
‘Y: The Last Man’ Starts Production With Cast Changes As Ashley Romans & Olivia Thirlby Join FX On Hulu Series
‘Ted Lasso’ Renewed For Season 3 By Apple
Titans: First Look at Curran Walters as Red Hood is Here
Amazon Argues Users Don’t Actually Own Purchased Prime Video Content
Black Box (2020)
“Black Box” is about a man struggling to regain his memory after surviving a tragic car accident. Desperate to return to his former self while trying to raise his daughter, he receives an experimental treatment that helps him probe into a past which suddenly feels too dark to be his own.
Mamoudou Athie as Nolan Wright
Phylicia Rashad as Dr. Lilian Brooks
Amanda Christine as Ava Wright
Tosin Morohunfola as Dr. Gary Yeboah
Troy James as Backwards Man
Charmaine Bingwa as Miranda Brooks
Donald Watkins as Thomas Brooks
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.
John H. Brister
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.
Black Bar Mitzvah
October 6, 2020
Budget < $10 million
In February 2020, it was announced Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola and Troy James, had joined the cast of the film, with Jason Blum producing under his Blumhouse Television banner, with Amazon Studios distributing. The film is the first in an 8-part deal Blumhouse has with Amazon Studios. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 75% based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 6.38/10. The site’s critics consensus reads, “An intriguing debut for writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Black Box compensates for a lack of surprises with strong performances and an emotionally rewarding story.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
Inside the halls of an elite arts academy, a timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.
Sydney Sweeney as Juliet
Madison Iseman as Vivian
Jacques Colimon as Max
Ivan Shaw as Dr. Henry Cask
Julie Benz as Cassie
Brandon Keener as David
JoNell Kennedy as Music Department Head
October 13, 2020 (United States)
In September 2019, it was announced that Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon and Ivan Shaw had joined the cast of the film, with Zu Quirke writing and directing in her directorial debut. Jason Blum will serve as a producer under his Blumhouse Television banner, with Amazon Studios distributing. Principal photography began that same month.
In October of 2020, the rest of the cast was announced, including Julie Benz, Brandon Keener, JoNell Kennedy, and others.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 59% based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website’s critics consensus reads: “Nocturne’s thought-provoking themes find themselves at odds with its genre ingredients, resulting in a mild blend that isn’t quite pulpy enough.” On Metacritic has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on nine critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”
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