METAL LORDS MOVIE REVIEW
What’s up shredders? Today on the Screener Squad we have Marcos, Rae, Ryan, and Chad reviewing the new movie Metal Lords, available to stream on Netflix. The film follows a group of misfits just trying to find their place in life, while trying to sound hardcore in the process. Tempers flare, lines are drawn, and expectations are subverted, especially for a movie who’s formula on the surface, is pretty basic. It’s a coming of age film, produced by rock stars, written by D.B. Weiss, and a soundtrack that would blow most films out of the water. Written by D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones), this film has a soundtrack that would blow most films out of the water. Does the story hold up though? Tune in, and your six string, and find out for yourself.
DIRECTED BY: Peter Sollett
STARRING: Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, Adrian Greensmith, Noah Urrea, Joe Manganiello, Brett Gelman, Sufe Bradshaw, Katie O’Grady, Michelle Mao, Analesa Fisher, Phelan Davis, Scott Ian, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett, Rob Halford
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Marcos Lira (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Me? I come from the South, Out there, beyond the horizon by the big river. Out there where the bandits formed cities, and the gambling is legal. I got into movies like most nerds by watching Tarantino but fell in love with movies through Chinese Cinema for some reason. A few of my favorite things would probably be live music, new experiences, and belt-fed ammunition. You can catch this occasional podcaster, occasional other Marco and full-time human on any form of social media by typing jlmarcos62. Hit me up for music suggestions and bad jokes.
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
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.
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