Our month devoted to YA adaptations continues as we discuss 2008’s infamous vampire romance TWILIGHT, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Watch as a grown-ass man over 100-years-old seduces an emotionally-stunted high school girl! Swoon as he obsessively follows her everywhere and watches her sleep! Your heart will skip a beat as she destroys every other healthy relationship in her life to please this hunky monster! To say the messaging in this film is troubling–especially in 2019–is an understatement, although we’re not entirely convinced author Stephanie Meyer was even self-aware enough to understand what the hell she was writing. Hardwicke, on the other hand, has no such excuse for her ridiculous filmmaking flourishes. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, then, that co-host Luke thinks this is one of the greatest films of all time. Team Jacob!!
On this week’s episode, we head back to the movie theater for 2017’s GOOD TIME, starring Robert Pattinson as a low-level criminal who will do anything to save his incarcerated younger brother. Underage make-out sessions, Sprite bottles of acid, bags of money, and BDSM-inspired amusement park rides all play crucial roles in the most realistic and unsettling thriller to hit suburban multiplexes in ages. WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!