Sadly, Melody’s not around for this episode, but the four guys have promised to try to argue enough to fill her role as the most belligerent Screener. We’ll have one fewer segment than normal for this episode, but there’s plenty of content to make up for it.
Past Its Prime (Time)
First off, late night TV has a new face in its roster. There have been profiles about Colbert and analysis of the dog-eat-dog comedy world he’s entering, but the Screeners (at least, the ones who still have ‘cords’, since you know how hard it is to watch network TV online...) have politely waited until his show started to pass judgement. It’s been a week, though, so gloves off. Has he changed anything for the better, or is it more of the same?
And since that was a reasonably interesting and timely discussion, we decided to let Chris ask a question. We’re not quite sure what happened next, but we remember it was something about physical media and that Josh had to make something up because he’s maybe watched a grand total of one DVD commentary in his life. Maybe Daniel can save us here...
‘Surprisingly Not Terrible’, or ‘Not Terribly Surprising’?
This episode’s another famous Screeners double-header. First up, Alex Gibney’s The Man in the Machine, a documentary focused on Steve Jobs that simultaneously hit theaters and just about every on-demand service you can think of. Fresh off his mission against Scientology (which you might remember from a previous Screeners episode), Gibney seems to still be in skeptic mode. Tune in to find out if Chris is able to uphold the vow of fealty he’s sworn to Apple after Gibney’s assault.
To round out the show, we guess we’ll talk about the new M. Night Shyamalan movie—y’know, if we have to. Turns out he’s made a couple movies between The Village and this one too; that in itself is news to Josh. There’s more to say, of course; we just can’t say it here since, unlike with The Man in the Machine, we have a spoilers section to think about. Let’s just say that...not everyone agreed about The Visit. Is that unspoilery enough?
That does it for the first all-male revue review here at the Screeners—join us over on Facebook to keep the conversation going!