MORTAL MOVIE REVIEW
In Norway, a strange American who doesn’t know who he is, why he’s wandering around the mountains, or how come he seems to be able to zap people with electricity powers, finds himself initially on the run from the police, then teamed up with the woman assigned to assess his mental state who has come to realize, ‘Holy crapola, this kid might be Thor!’. I mean, this is made in Norway. Brought to you by the director of “Trollhunter” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” our crew had pretty high hopes for this one. Can you both have very mixed feelings about a movie AND completely be excited for a sequel? That’s more or less how Chris, Jordan, Matt, and Lewayne felt. Let them break it down for you here. WARNING: we didn’t set out to at first, but this turned into a pretty spoilery review.
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DIRECTED BY: André Øvredal
STARRING: Nat Wolff, Priyanka Bose, Iben Akerlie, Arthur Hakalahti, Ravdeep Singh Bajwa, Ania Nova, Niko Rusakov, Per Egil Aske, Oddrun Valestrand, Martin Grid Toennesen, Sveinung Augestad, Sunniva Lind Høverstad, Kai Kolstad Rødseth, Craig Narveson, Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland
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.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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