Projector: Home (2015) / Suite Française

Film Brain looks at two very different films covering invasions: aliens take over in the latest from Dreamworks Animation, while Michelle Williams is torn between love and defiance in a film based on a book with a remarkable history

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.


  1. ManWithGoodTaste

    Selfies date everything.

  2. Moviemantweeter1999

    Dang it I really hate when britian gets movies way before us but i m interested to see if you’ll like it or not. Good reviews too I think you should do an episode on let’s be cops for bad movie beat down it be very interesting to see you pound it. As for the two movies you featured I’ll more then likely skip home but I’m mixed on rather I should see suite francaise sure the atmopbere and its plot sound interesting but on the other hand you have the main actress being a total bore. I cant wait to see what’s for bmb next!!!

  3. I’m a little afraid to see Suite Française, because despite it’s flaws I loved the book. It’s raw, so obviously unfinished, a frustrating read because there are hints of greatness, but it’s so unpolished.

  4. This is one of the few animated films in recent years in which I was interested.

    I’m disappointed to learn that it sucks.

  5. The problem with DreamWorks is that they seem to be adopting a quantity-versus-quality approach to their animation. Last year they put out three animated films. Disney and Pixar put out one respectively. That doesn’t mean Dreamworks films are bad, nor Disney and Pixar good (as Planes 2 attests to), but we seem to get a lot of films like Home more than we get stuff like How To Train Your Dragon (the first one – not a fan of the sequel).

    • Yeah, that seems to be something they’ve recognized because of the diminishing returns lately, Penguins of Madagascar especially, and they’ve announced that they’re going to limit themselves to two a year – one original, one sequel. This is also why Home is their only outing this year, and even then it was likely completed for a while given they swapped it with Penguins in its original Thanksgiving slot last year (and why there’s some passing Christmas tie-ins that don’t make much sense now). My first immediate feeling towards Home is that it needed a lot more time in turnaround, much like how they put Me & My Shadow back into development when it wasn’t working out.

  6. Very good Matthew, I don’t have much to say other than that sorry. I just wanted to leave a comment of support.
    Also a new Bad Movie Beatdown announcement is always welcome news.

  7. There are a lot of grown women out there who can play young girls or even young boys very well. From what I’ve seen and heard in the trailer for Home, Rihanna is not one of them.

    • I didn’t think she was terrible. She wasn’t good by any means, but as far as celebrity voice actresses go, she wasn’t the worst I’ve ever heard.

  8. I just got back from watching it, and I agree with you for the most part. I wouldn’t say it’s one of their weakest outings, as I found it a lot better than Mr Peabody & Sherman. I had the sneaking suspicion that it was going to be “Pretty, but lacking substance” and I wasn’t proven wrong. It is pretty much that, because it is a pretty film.

    Essentially “Not as bad as I feared, but not as good as I hoped”

  9. Mr. Brain,
    I would really like to know your thoughts on “In A World”. 🙂
    I know it’s off topic, but I would love to know your thoughts on it.
    And I would also love to see another Bad Movie Beatdown, I agree. 🙂

    Love the posts. Keep rolling. 😉

  10. The whole comments section of this video proves you wrong buddy-boy.

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