The Breakdown of 'Everest', 'Black Mass', 'The Intern', 'Ex Machina', and 'The Cobbler' Podcast

This week Scott and I celebrate hitting our 109th episode of the Breakdown by returning to the Siskel & Ebert format that we were using a year ago. We do it with style by offering up reviews for five 2015 releases. We have the big disaster epic, Everest; the James "Whitey" Bulger crime biopic in Black Mass, the latest Anne Hathaway comedy, The Intern; the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Ex Machina; an indy comedy starring Adam Sandler, The Cobbler. It was a lot of fun returning to the old format and hopefully, you love it just as much. If you do then as always please spread the word.

Rating Rundown:

Everest ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)
Black Mass ** (CS) & *** (SM)
The Intern *** (CS & SM)
Ex Machina **** (CS & SM)
The Cobbler * (CS) & *½ (SM)

The Critical Darlings Game Update:

Scott: 30 points

1. Carol
2. Brooklyn 
3. Macbeth 
4. 99 Homes - 15 points
5. Joy 
6. Good Dinosaur 
7. Suffragette 
8. Hateful Eight
9. Room 
10. Sicario - 15 points


1. The Revenant 
2. The Danish Girl 
3. Spotlight 
4. I Saw the Light 
5. Crimson Peak 
6. Steve Jobs 
7. Youth 
8. Truth 
9. Our Brand is Crisis
10. Star Wars VII: Force Awakens