Screener Squad: Archenemy

Archenemy Movie Review

ARCHENEMY MOVIE REVIEW

From writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer comes a new unconventional superhero adventure. Teenager and aspiring news journalist Hamster (Skylan Brooks) thinks he has found a story that will put him on the map by following around supposed superhero Max Fist (Joe Manganiello), who is seen as just another crazed homeless man despite his claims of possessing superpowers that he has lost after he arrived via another dimension. Together they get wrapped up in the business of a crime boss and work together to bring down his operations. We assemble a ragtag team of heroes ourselves to look at this experimental fare that was produced by Elijah Wood and also starring Zolee Griggs, Paul Scheer, and Glenn Howerton. Did Nathan, Ryan, Jordan, and Lewayne find that this movie soared to new heights, or was it already walking on well-tread ground? Find out in the review!

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DIRECTED BY: Adam Egypt Mortimer

STARRING: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs, Luis Kelly-Duarte, Skylan Brooks, Mac Brandt, Kieran Gallagher, Amy Seimetz, Joseph D. Reitman, Amje Elharden, Christopher Guyton

 

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

Nathan Flynn (Screener Squad)

A recent transplant to Austin originally hailing from the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is the Midwest, Nathan Flynn has been a movie super freak since he saw “An American Werewolf in London” way too young and grew up worshipping the James Bond franchise and all things related to Cold War-era spycraft. When he’s not watching movies and being a constant defender of the Tron franchise, he can be found practicing his second biggest love: cooking (having been a chef for 10+ years) and hitting his head up against a desk to write screenplays that nobody reads. He also spearheads his own podcast on the Mission Impossible franchise titled “Mission: Impodible”. He can be found rarely posting on his personal twitter.

 

Ryan Aleck Hill (Screener Squad, Video and Audio editor)

Ryan is a Washington D.C. based filmmaker & video editor who loves watching and talking about movies more than just about anything. He currently works at a creative agency as a director of photography/video editor, and does freelance video editing for Anthony Fantano/TheNeedleDrop. He also has a YouTube channel (Downhill Media) where he works on a weirdo art explainer series called “Artsplained” with his partner Michelle. He was a part of the Spill.com community way back in the day, where he was cursed with an obsession for movies. In an effort to break the curse, he shows up on the Screener Squad podcast every once in a while and edits for One Of Us. Chris Cox claims that this is the only way it can be broken. You can follow him on Twitter but you’ll probably regret it.

 

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.

 

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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