There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 98: “Isle of Dogs”

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TCBOO-Podcast-logoTwo movies titled Isle of Dogs enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch the latest Wes Anderson movie — and a terrible British mob film — to determine which should be called Isle of Dogs.

Months after seeing a screening, Robert still can’t stop gushing about the latest Wes Anderson movie. Set in a futuristic fantasy world of Japan, this stop-motion odyssey about a boy and his lost dog is incredibly charming. And while most people believe the title comes from the fact it sounds like “I love dogs,” Robert sets the record straight because he enjoys being right and rubbing it in everyone else’s face.

And thanks to Amazon Prime, a second film exists for free for those who enjoy being tricked by this on-demand service. Made in 2011, and desperately wanting to be a Guy Ritchie movie, this film follows three people trying to kill each other for various reasons. Clocking in at a scant 80 minutes, the movie does its best to pad each scene with repetitive explanations before getting gratuitously violent.

This one won’t be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Isle of Dogs? Listen if you dare.

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Show credits:

    • Director/Producer: Robert Rau
    • Executive Producer: Jeremy White

About Robert Rau

Considered a poor man's Pat Sajak, Robert is a mild mannered state employee by day, entertainer by night.

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