ON THE ROCKS MOVIE REVIEW
Sophia Coppola’s latest film is the story of a wife and mother (Rashida Jones) who is drawn reluctantly into a surveillance ‘operation’ with her rich and widely loved father (Bill Murray) who insists that men cannot be trusted with fidelity. Largely because he’s the first to admit he can’t be trusted with fidelity. So, the film follows the duo lightly arguing gender politics as they tool around the city and everyone is charmed by Murray. Does that sound like your sorta thing? Chris, Alan, Brad, and Wright found themselves both charmed and mildly disappointed by the film. Check out their thoughts here.
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DIRECTED BY: Sofia Coppola
STARRING: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick, Jenny Slate, Barbara Bain, Cliff Samara
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Alan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)
Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Born in the desolate wastelands of America. Bradly Martin grew up surrounded by film, pop culture, video games, and comics. Finding it best to relate to people by discussing what they love best, Bradly became well versed in Doctor Who, Dre, and Jay, Star Wars and Trek, comics both Marvel, DC, and independents, and many other fan-favorite things from niche to obscure. After falling madly in love as an adult, the pinball wizard was exiled to the true north of Canada. One fateful day, Justin Zarian of oneofus.net sent the call out for contributors. A call that Bradly would answer with an enthusiastic “okay.” Bradly contributes to shows such as the Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub, and honestly whatever is available to volunteer for as tribute.
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He’s co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. His current hosting gig is with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, Trash in the Can. Wright is also hosting reviews with Screener Squad and editing reviews as well.
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