Aug 21, 2019
A hard boiled crime movie taken away from its director. A star whose then future, now past makes it hard to watch. This Week, Phil, Kenny and guest Ben Acker (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Supernatural) talk about Payback, a film that would be up all their alleys if not for a good amount of tonal confusion, it having two cuts that neither of which completely fix it and some sexism disguised as genre trappings. Oh, and its star is also an abusive anti-Semite.
We dig deep on Mel Gibson’s Controversial career, Lucy Liu’s treatment by Hollywood, Ben Acker’s love of the Parker books (inspired by the movie), Director’s Cut v Theatrical Cut shenanigans, the biggest gap in 99 in ratings for a movie we’ve ever had.