Video Game Movie Month continues apace, as Wagnificent Mile blogger (and advocate for Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar) Lauren Faits joins us to talk about 2001’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider! Angelina Jolie straps on a tank top, tight shorts and two giant video game-y pistols to track down the Triangle of Light to stop the Illuminati or whatever, with sexy pre-Bond Daniel Craig in tow. Enjoy with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
We’re continuing VIDEO GAME MOVIE MONTH LVL. 2 with the 2007 film Hitman, starring Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko, and scores of anonymous Eastern European cannon fodder! Based on the classic stealth action game, Hitman shows us what happens when a production company shits out a lame cash-in on both a video game franchise, Jason Bourne films, and The Transporter. Even worse is poor Olyphant, a normally amazing actor forced to grit his teeth through mealy-mouthed expository dialogue. Find out what we thought along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!
This week, we take another month-long stab at video game movie adaptations with 2016’s Warcraft! Grant of Chip & Ironicus, Sex Archie, Six Feats Under and History Honeys comes back on the show to explore Duncan Jones’ ambitious, convoluted adaptation of the popular strategy game/MMO universe. Check it out with our custom cocktail and drinking game!
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