Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Couple Of Average Joe's - Focus - Podcast


Smith's first starring role in what seems like a decade, is the film, Focus. A movie that adds a little flavor to the con artist/heist genre but, isn't original enough to reignite it either. In spite of its lack of breaking new ground, this movie is entertaining from start to finish. The most important element to this film, is the chemistry between Smith and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad). If I didn't believe in their characters, I wouldn't believe in this movie. Even when they're conning each other, there's still a magnetism between them. I especially like when Smith is teaching Robbie the ropes of pick pocketing with demonstrations of misdirectional touching and psychology. Adrian Martinez (American Hustle) is this film's "go to" character for verbal and physical comedy. Whether he's making an inappropriate remark to/about Robbie or, just standing around with a blank expression, Martinez gives Focus some welcome energy. Gerald McRaney (The A-Team movie), is also good as a suspicious bodyguard to the second half's "bad guy", played by Rodrigo Santoro (300, 300: Rise of an Empire). While McRaney plays a good opposite to Smith, and stays true to his character throughout, Santoro is wasted as a one-note antagonist with no substance but, has a nice wardrobe. Television series' regular Brennan Brown (Person of Interest), has a few charming scenes that makes you wish for more.
We also talk about Star Wars and #SWCA, the new trailer, Quentin Tarantino's Hateful 8 and Superman V. Batman as Zack Snyder's new teaser trailer has been leaked.

Joe and Mike sit and discuss the latest movie release and news of the week! Please join us.

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