Episode 41: Jupewter Ascending




Better Call Saul, AMC - Episodes: 101 "Uno" and 102 "Mijo"

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

THE GOOD: Such a natural extension of the Breaking Bad franchise, but doesn’t alienate new viewers who have never seen the rise and fall of Heisenberg. Like this generation’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. We also hope you like cliffhangers, Stallone, because that’s what the franchise is amazing at. 101’s is incredible.

BAD: While you don’t really need any prior Breaking Bad knowledge, the “cameos” in this film are more thoroughly enjoyed when you’ve completed the Breaking Bad story. This makes it difficult to “hook” new viewers as hard as they’re “re-hooking” the old fans.

FINAL RATING: 4 of 5 Pews


Jupiter Ascending, Warner Bros. Pictures

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family who lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

THE GOOD: Great visuals, Awesome tech/gadgets, huge sprawling universe begging to be delved into, with what seems to be working laws, history, and physics.

BAD: Dense script with popcorn flick casting. A new one for us. While Kunis’ character seemed to have been written for her, Tatum as a “wolf splice” is hard to swallow. Issues with character development, including a very rushed romance plot.

FINAL RATING: 4 of 5 Pews