Tag Archives: REVIEWS

TEASER: Live-Action Matt And Vince Review ‘The Lion King’



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Here it is, folks, our POSITIVELY NO SPOILERS review of the new “live-action” remake of The Lion King, starring live-action, photoreal versions of Matt and Vince. I’m just kidding about the spoilers thing, you actually can’t spoil this movie because it’s basically a shot-for-shot remake of that cartoon we all know and loved from 1994. We loved it because of the totally authentic African music recorded by famous African musicians Elton John and Tim Rice. Will the remake be as good? Well, nothing improves a cartoon like PHOTOREAL LIONS, I always say. Topics include:

-When you say Jon Favreau “directed” this, what does that actually mean?

-Why don’t the lions have dicks?

-How did Billy Eichner manage to transcend this format that destroyed everyone else?

-No but seriously, why don’t the lions have dicks?

-Who decided that the lions shouldn’t have dicks and why?

-Are we too hung up on the lion-dick thing?


Frotcast Bonus: Matt And Vince Discuss ‘Yesterday’ (TEASER)



In this week’s bonus review episode, Vince and Matt discuss ‘Yesterday,’ a movie directed by an Oscar winner (Danny Boyle) and written by an Oscar nominee (Richard Curtis) in which one Indian-British busker is the only one on Earth who remembers The Beatles. First, Matt details the shocking similarities between this premise and a premise he wrote years back as a movie within a movie that was considered the worst movie idea ever. Then we discuss how a premise this good (it’s true, I love this premise!) could turn out this bad (boy was it bad!). And then there was the agony of leaving the theater only to discover that most of our fellow theater patrons apparently loved it! We felt like the only people on Earth who remembered how terrible Yesterdaywas. Yes, this episode was a long and winding road. Vince’s written version of the review lives here.

Please to enjoy, tell you friends, and you’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.


Sam Jackson in Shaft

Frotcast Bonus: Vince and Joe Talk Shaft (TEASER)



Happy Father’s Day, Frot fans. This week, I took Joe Sinclitico to see a movie about three generations of men named “Shaft.” Luckily Samuel L. Jackson was one of them. The big question with Shaft: is Samuel L. Jackson enough of a national treasure that it’s worth sitting through an otherwise kind of weak Shaft movie? The answer is…. yes? Please enjoy this bonus movie review Frotcast. We should have a new Frotcast out soon, but in the meantime, you can find lots of bonus movie review Frotcasts available right now by subscribing at patreon.com/Frotcast.


Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, courtesy of Fox

Frotcast: Vince And Joe Sinclitico Review ‘Dark Phoenix’ (TEASER)



Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, courtesy of Fox

Joe Sinclitico joins to discuss this week’s movie, Dark Phoenix. Subscribe to get the full episode at Patreon.com/frotcast. You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.


UNLOCKED: Matt And Vince Review ‘Avengers: Endgame’



Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that this week brings us the release of the WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT MOVIE, Avengers: Endgame, a movie event so huge that you’re legally allowed to kill a man if he spoils it for you. Matt and I saw this movie and did the entire first half of this extra special bonus frotcast SPOILER FREE. Don’t want to hear spoilers? Don’t worry, we warn you before we start in with the spoilers. But after that? Ooh, child, you’re on your own. Because we are spilling all of that Avengers tea. Matt and I differ distinctly in how much we enjoyed this movie, but one thing we could agree on was a reflexive dislike of Anthony Mackie. Also: Infinity Stones. CGI battles. Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair. New portals. A raccoon. We discuss it all, and you’re going to FUCKING love it. #DontSpoilTheEndGame by not listening to this podcast, bitch.


Frotcast Bonus: Avengers Endgame (Teaser)



This week saw the release of the biggest movie, nay, cultural, event in the history of the universe, Avengers Endgame, so naturally we devoted an entire podcast to it. It’s available to our Patreon subscribers and you can check it the hell out here, at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. Keep on Avenging, and as always, you’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.


Milla Jovovich in Hellboy, courtesy Lionsgate/Summit

TEASER – Frotcast Bonus: Matt And Vince Talk ‘Hellboy’



Milla Jovovich in Hellboy, courtesy Lionsgate/Summit

This week’s bonus episode is now available on Patreon!

This week, Matt and I saw Hellboy, which pretty much everyone hated except for me, including Matt, apparently. Though we do agree that Hellboy is a perfect Gen X protagonist (angry, angst-filled, but secretly believing he’s a good guy). We also agree on a lot of the salient points — like how hilarious it is that Hellboy is summoned by Rasputin during World War II with no explanation of how that happens, and the joy of watching a ball of guts become possessed by the spirits of your ancestors — but we disagree on whether that hilarity was intentional, and how much that actually matters in the scheme of things. We also read the bad reviews and discuss everyone comparing this one to Guillermo Del Toro. Finally we listen to a voicemail story from one of our listener’s crowd experience during The Favourite. Enjoy! You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.