Seldom does it happen that John and Henry both see a movie in the same timeframe without planning to do a Supplemental Reading. This is one of those times. Independently, John and Henry saw Everything, Everywhere, All at Once by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert and both of them came to the same conclusion: this movie warrants a SupRed. Please do yourself a favor if you haven’t seen this movie yet and go see it. Words will not do it justice, and neither will this episode. That being said, here is Zero Credit(s)’ best effort to try to discuss this phenomenal film starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Biff Wiff, and James Hong, among others.
Everything’s back to normal this week on Zero Credit(s), so let’s catch up a little on some of the news we missed. The Fast and Furious franchise has a couple of big announcements for their upcoming last film in the series ever and another film series covered on this show has a monstrous announcement as well. I will now spend the rest of my time listing alternative titles for this episode: Mr. Momoa’s Wonder Momoaporium, AQM (A Qua Man), Chris Pratt is Reviving the Holy Magisterium, It’s Me, Spider Mank, At Least a Couple Wise Men, There Will Be an Ass.
It’s been a while since the last one of these, but it’s just Henry this week on Zero Credit(s) presents a Less Than Zero and boy does he have a lot to talk about. The Oscars happened and for once, it wasn’t totally irrelevant due to unpredictable actions from the rich and famous with little to no consequences. Amazing. Also mentioned but never really discussed: Elden Ring. Is this a good episode? Will people listen to just Henry talk endlessly into the abyss, waiting for a response that will never come? I don’t know, and frankly, it fills me with anxiety. It’s all here, this week on a Less Than Zero.
Adding its cowl to the ring to join a longstanding tradition of films about the caped crusader, The Batman (2022) directed by Matt Reeves is certainly a movie. We can say that for sure. Now is it a movie worth watching? Yes, yes it is. We can also say that for sure. A fresh take on the oft-time filmed hero, The Batman mixes the high stakes of a superhero movie with the by-the-books methodology of a police procedural to deliver a wholly fresh take on the dark knight, well, fresh for a movie that is. I say that because while there have been many films about Batman and the various takes on the character from the overly campy to the overly grimdark, somehow we’ve never focused on the detective aspect of the Detective Comics character until now. These thoughts and more, all right here, on the Zero Credit(s) Supplemental Reading of The Batman.
The ZC Boys are out of sorts this week due to various l i f e happenings, but they manage to get it together to present a somewhat coherent episode with plenty of good moments. John laments his past mistakes and confesses that the Shamrock shake absolutely does have mint in it and Henry randomly talks about the Dr. Pepper Shake from Whataburger. We then launch into the meat of the episode, covering the practice known as Shrinkflation before deep diving back into Disney Pixar’s Turning Red and the criticism it elicits. We’ve got it all, plus Jason Bateman, right here on Zero Credit(s).
This week, we’ve got some bad news out of Japan that could very well spell trouble for the entire world and some very, very bad takes from some movie critics. Also of note is an update on the cultural dog piling on Russia. I’m sure there’s more but I’m on a phone trying to post this episode, so.
Last week we made the executive decision to not discuss Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, largely because it hadn’t happened yet when we were recording. This week, we decide to not discuss the warfare aspect as it seemed distasteful. What we are talking about is the absolute dogpiling on Russia that’s taking place across the world and internet. Also, John finally figures out what he’s allergic to and more, all right here on Zero Credit(s).
Look, there’s a lot going on in the world today and it’s definitely rubbing up against the Zeitgeist. Normally, we love stuff like that, but at this particular time, we here at Zero Credit(s) do not feel adequately equipped to discuss war, other than to say, it’s bad and those who start wars should not be supported. So instead of getting bogged down in things that are over our head, please enjoy the next botnik written book Harry Potter and the Little Prince. We talk about other things, but really we just want to entertain in this dismal, dumb time. Be well, everyone, right here on Zero Credit(s).
Six years in the making, 249 episodes in the mainline series, it is time for Zero Credit(s) to enter its next phase. Episode 250 is a return to form and an unleashing of raw, pent up frustration of the state of the world through the lens of critiquing commercials. That time honored Zero Credit(s) pass time of reviewing Big Game commercials is here, along with some general talk of the future. Henry and John are in rare form, and there’s not been a stronger episode in years. It’s here for you, dear Fams. We hope you enjoy the end of season five.
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It’s Oscars time again and boy are trying to care. Why not talk about things a little more relevant like trying to buy a home while being a millennial. It’s tough. Investment properties are taking up all the homes. Also Spirit and Frontier Airlines are merging. Lots of fun and so much shade is thrown this episode of Zero Credit(s). Next episode is 250. Stay tuned for how it all begins again.
Oh and art is back!