Our third entry into GenreRama: Love Story, this time it’s Zac’s pick with Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain. This epic tale with period and sci-fi fare stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in some of their best roles of their careers, while the film ranks up there with Aronofsky’s best, for me at least. Lauren was on a second watch since the theaters and Ben was coming in with first time trepidation as he always will with Aronofsky after mother! destroyed his soul, but we all range from love to appreciate the film! We talk about the meaning of the ending, whether that was a real monkey (or ape?), and appreciate the low-fi approach Aronofsky takes to this picture.
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The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
8 Words or Less, The Elevator Pitch/General Thoughts (1:00)
Star Ratings, Performance Prize, Let’s Talk About That Ending… (16:00)
But, Why?, The Hot Take Theater, Repeat After Me, Expert Opinions (29:00)
The Upgradeables, To Infinity & Beyond?, Bonus Rounds/Catch All (36:00)
One Last Pitch/Wrap Up to Next Week… (51:15)