In the Can (Ep. 06) — Annihilation

WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED? Join the CHIEF, Sweaty Freddy, and John as we embark into “The Shimmer” in Alex Garland’s Annihilation.  Will our lives ever be the same? Will John be invited back as a guest on In the Can (spoiler alert: yep)? Does this flick redefine sci-fi horror? Is it better than the book? Does a Crosby, Stills, and Nash song play a prominent part in a dramatic scene? You’ll find these answers out (and more) when you click this play button, baby:

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TIMELINE:

  • Thoughts before we watched — (7:49)
  • ONE-SENTENCE NO CONJUNCTIONS (EXCEPT JOHN’S A DANG ENGLISH TEACHER) REVIEW — (10:07)
    • Genres in general…
    • A discussion of sci-fi/sci-fi — horror flicks…
    • “I think it’s just straight up sci-fi…”
    • Ridley Scott comes back up again and John makes a comparison that impresses even the CHIEF…
  • What the hell do we think happened in this movie — (18:09)
    • “This is like one of those movies where you go to Denny’s with your buddies, order the All Star Special, chain smoke Marlboro unfiltereds with black coffee, and just talk about what happened in this movie…”
  • If “The Shimmer” happened in real life, what would you do? — (25:43)
  • NOTABLE THEMES(31:47)
    • Self-destruction
  • MOST BUCKETS — (34:39)
    • CHIEF defends home court…
  • Sixth Man/Woman Award(41:47)
  • Leo DiCaprio Overacting Award — (47:59)
    • “I was fully invested” in the “manufactured drama”…
  • THE ISO-PLAY(51:49)
  • SOUNTRACK(54:32)
    • Contrubuted to the tension…
    • “Did you guys not notice that Nirvana song during the crocodile killing scene?…”
  • NIC CAGE SWITCHEROO(56:35)
    • Freddy and CHIEF do a few quick Cage impressions (or really just Sandberg doing Cage)
  • OFFICIAL BARN RATINGS AND FINAL THOUGHTS — (1:01:34) 
    • Good ratings with “a shimmer of their own”…
  • Annihilation coming to NETFLIX SOON!
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