The Breakdown of 'Pinocchio', 'Barbarian', 'Me Time', and Remembering Wolfgang Petersen


September may not be a huge month for big event theatrical releases, but there are going to be lots of movies to talk about. Scott and I review three movies this week on The Movie Breakdown with diversity like a family adventure, a claustrophobic horror, and a buddy comedy. We have the live-action adaptation of a family classic in the Tom Hanks starring and Robert Zemeckis directed Pinocchio. We also review a horror released in theatres that may make you question booking that Airbnb in Barbarian. We cap off the reviews with a discussion about the Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg starring comedy Me Time. 

But that isn't all the movie talk as we pay tribute to a major filmmaker in Wolfgang Petersen whose big breakout movie was the classic war picture Das Boot where he got us to care about German soldiers in a World War 2 set movie. It led him to land major directorial works like The Neverending Story, Enemy Mine, The Perfect Storm, In the Line of Fire, and Air Force One. We talk about all that and more in our discussion about his career and legacy.

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Listen to "The Breakdown of Pinocchio (2022), Barbarian, Me Time, and Remembering Wolfgang Petersen" on Spreaker.

Movie Star Ratings:

Barbarian *** (CS & SM)
Pinocchio *½ (SM) & *** (CS)
Me Time ** (CS) & *½ (SM)