Part 5 of our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide brings us to YouTube, and a new show called "Beyond the Blockbusters".
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In an attempt to achieve some kind of fame, Chase Cousins (JJ Carroll) has started his own movie review show, one in which he discusses some of the greatest movies ever made... often incoherently. Along for the ride are his co-host/assistant Geoffrey (Matt Tory), and a whole host of - not exactly special - guests, as Chase crashes into the movie-loving world with "Beyond the Blockbusters".
Matt Tory and JJ Carroll - the guys behind "The Beech Boys" - are back with their new show. Beyond the Blockbusters is an amusing parody of the many talk shows gracing our screens, not to mention an interesting commentary on the social media generation. It's incredible what people will do in this day and age to be famous, and Carroll's performance as Chase Cousins perfectly embodies that. The man would literally say, do or hijack anything to see his name in lights. Carroll plays the douche exceptionally well, which is especially evident by the bewildered look usually adorning Geoffrey's face. It certainly helps that the two leads seem willing to make themselves look silly for our amusement. Despite their "at-odds" relationship, the two actors have a great chemistry, and this extends to their guest stars - a hilariously varied bunch of curious individuals.
No movie is safe! With each episode our dynamic duo dive into - or merely piddle in the shallow end of - another classic movie. All kinds of antics ensue as these two reprobates, along with a litany of poorly qualified guests attempt to dissect and celebrate the likes of The Godfather and Forrest Gump. Tory is right at home here, celebrating the movies that undoubtedly inspired him to become a filmmaker. As well as seeing his beleaguered Geoffrey attempt to guide his diva of a co-host through the world of film, he's working just as hard behind the scenes as writer, director and producer of the show. And it's good to see that he's still a master of mayhem and calamity, because everything that could go wrong for a show like this, does, and in true Tory fashion. The price of fame may be high, but it's a price Chase Cousins is more than willing to pay, and do you know what? I'm really glad he is.
They say "it'll be alright on the night". Well it definitely won't be with this lot. But with all the melodrama of a poorly produced talk show colliding with a love of movies, it's hilarious to watch them try.
You can watch Beyond the Blockbusters on the good.clean.fun Productions YouTube channel, click here.
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