FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #132 – “Breaking In” (dir. James McTeigue)

Poster for "Breaking In"

This week, Glenn and Daniel check out a promising star turn from Gabrielle Union with V for Vendetta director James McTeigue that devolved into more tepid fare as characters ruin the tension by behaving incomprehensibly. This is probably not the only podcast in which Breaking In will likened to both Panic Room and Taken, but we’re quite sure it’s the only game in town for Reindeer Games (27:39).

May contain NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10

Show notes:

  • Music for this episode is the track “Kids Being Kids” from the film’s original score by Johnny Klimek.
  • Glenn casually referred to Marvel’s Black Panther still doing well at the box office even after the release of Avengers: Infinity Waras of last weekend, it had actually dropped to #7, but there was another connection to this film: Seth Carr, who played Glover Russell, also played Young Killmonger in Black Panther.
  • This will be the only time that Gary Sinise‘s performance in Reindeer Games will be mentioned on this podcast. Experience its glory (as he torments Ben Affleck with darts) here.

Listen above, or download: Breaking In (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)