Movies vs. Matrimony is a podcast that pits a husband and wife’s cinematic tastes against each other.
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All things considered equally, Marlon Wayans’ megahit follow-up A Haunted House 2 isn’t as bad as some critics are secretly dreading it would be. It’s definitely not a major piece of cinema or anything that will ever be heralded as being notable in the history of parody flicks, but at least it has jokes and it aims for a higher targets than its predecessor did.
This week in home entertainment, we look back on the new Blu-Ray for The Little Mermaid and how the film pretty much saved Walt Disney Animation, as well as the Blu-Ray release of The Heat, and DVDs for Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Alex Gibney's documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and something called Detention of the Dead, which is exactly what it sounds like.
The Heat is a decently entertaining, if entirely formulaic, genre comedy that had somewhat astoundingly never been made to this point in this decent of a fashion..
We sit down with actor and writer Marlon Wayans to talk about his latest parody film A Haunted House, crowd reactions to his films, critical reactions, when a genre is ripe for parody, and his work outside of the shadow of his most frequent collaborators.