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Screener Squad: Road House

Roadhouse Movie Review


in 1989, a cult classic was born as a shirtless and oiled up Patrick Swayze sauntered into the Double Deuce as the legendary bouncer Dalton. It was only a matter of time before they made another one of these. So they did, in 2006, with Johnathon Schaech playing Dalton’s son. And because that was such a forgettable movie, they decided to make another one with a very cut and oiled up Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. In this new instalment, Dalton is a disgraced former UFC fighter who’s hired to bounce at a Florida Keys bar. He crosses paths with a local gangster who doesn’t take too kindly to this cowboy riding into his town and sics his wild dog on ol’ Dalton. As this movie is determined to up the ante on the action, who better to go blow for blow with a fictional disgraced former UFC fighter than an actual disgraced former UFC fighter? The notorious Conor McGregor makes his on-screen debut chewing more scenery than you’d think one Irishman could. Kimberly, Nathan, and T.C. play nice and discuss the bar fights, bloody broken bones, and babes of this film and the original that inspired it.



STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniela Melchior, Conor McGregor, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, B.K. Cannon, Joaquim de Almeida, Austin Post, Lukas Gage, Dominique Columbus, Arturo Castro, JD Pardo, Beau Knapp, Hannah Lanier, Kevin Carroll, Robert Menery, Darren Barnet, Travis Van Winkle, Jay Hieron




T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Kimberly Brown (Highly Suspect Reviews)

Kimberly wants to live in a world filled with blue telephone boxes, speedsters, and ice dragons but through an ironic twist of fate, she’s stuck in this reality where these wondrous things only exist on page or film. Kim’s perpetual desire to consume sci-fi and fantasy media as a teen led her to the study of illustration/design at university to better understand its creation. Currently an Austin transplant, when she’s not wearing her critic hat you can find her pretending to like hiking, fielding questions about her hair or maybe even enjoying a local brew at the nearest dive bar.




Nathan Flynn (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)

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.



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