FREEZER BURN | A stonefaced cinematic funeral dirge starring Liam Neeson, a pack of ravenous wolves, and a metric shit-ton of snow, THE GREY certainly sticks out from the ridiculous garbage and prefab blockbusters that Jasper and co-host Ghostface Millah usually discuss on Scorncast. For one, none of these wolves turn into a hunky Native American teen with an affinity for jean shorts. Also, Neeson doesn’t play an ex-mercenary who kills the drug czar who wronged his family by shooting him in the face with a harpoon forged from melting crack spoons. What’s up with that? Regardless, the guys try to slice through the incessant gloom of this depressing man-vs.-nature thriller with awful/awesome wolf puns, insinuations of delayed puberty, and a rumination on drunk Irish cross-stitching. Plus: Ghostface grievously upsets Jasper by defacing his Breastplate of Righteousness. Click the Scorncast banner below to listen!
■■■ Rating: R. Running time: 117 minutes.
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