What’s More Important: Mystery or Character?

In this article, I discuss what I think is more important, mystery or character, in stories in general, and The Last Jedi in particular. Read more if you want, but: WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW

I’m Mary Poppins, Y’all! w/ Spider-Man

Duane and David discuss the latest Home Video releases from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Hope you guys enjoy! This Week: Duane – Whisk(e)y Vault on YouTube, Zao and Living Sacrifice in Austin at Come and Take It Live David – The Dark Knight: The Last…

It’s EVIL, like the Fruits of the Devil, Evil

  So, in a kick of nostalgia, I decided to watch a movie from my teen years that I hadn’t seen in a long time: Disney’s The Three Musketeers from 1993. Having read Alexandre Dumas’s novel a couple years before, I remember being really excited to see an updated version of a classic story. Anachronistic…

The Magnificent Seven Samurai – Episode 74

In this episode, David and Duane discuss Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), John Sturges’s The Magnificent Seven (1960), and Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (2016). Can Chris Pratt outshine Steve McQueen or Toshiro Mifune? How do changes in time period and country affect the story? This week: Duane watched: Spaceship Terror (2011) and Blood Demon Rising (2017) directed by Harry…

Last Yojimbo Dollars – Episode 73

The Brother’s Watson begin the first part examing the Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa against the backdrop of the films they inspired/ripped-off. This time they are covering Yojimbo (1961; Directed by Akira Kurosawa)/A Fistful of Dollars(1964; Directed by Sergio Leone/Last Man Standing (1996; Directed by Walter Hill). This Week (For the Recorded… This was recorded…

This Is Not a Review of mother! — This Is a Review of a Review of mother!

Timeliness is not something that Watch.Read.Listen. is known for, so it’s fitting that this article comes two months after the release of Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, a film that manages to be divisive regardless of one’s political or artistic leanings. Aronofsky does not exactly have a reputation for catering to anyone but himself – both a…

This is Halloween, Week 4 (Every Day is Halloween) – Episode 72

The Watson Brothers conquer October, with Duane, the Underdog, Watson tackling 44 films, to David’s 37. Listen to them chat about what they watched. But first, Duane goes into seeing mewithoutYou in Austin, while the boys both discuss John Carpenter’s Anthology album, and the latest from Liam Gallagher “As You Were”. They also chat about…

New Jersey, F**k You, Ghost – Episode 71

Being fashionably late (at least that’s what we tell ourselves) The Watson Brothers breakdown their third week of October watches. This doesn’t go off the rails, and hopefully, you guys get a kick out of it! Watch.Read.Listen. Intro Music by Duane Watson, manipulated by David Watson Music: White Zombie – Electric Head, Pt. 2; Rob…

Bonus Episode – Holy Mother-Forking Shirt Balls

David is joined by long-time guest Shoe Coble to discuss The Good Place, a show that more people should be talking about (and watching). Maybe they can convince you? Warning: Spoilers at about the 18:45 mark. Music: Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine