JASON STATHAM, host:This is SCIENCE FRIDAY.
Today we look at some of the best films of the year.
They are all available on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu and the like.
But now we have to talk about movies that aren’t available on the big five.
There are some movies that were released this year that are available on Hulu Plus.
The big one is the latest in the blockbuster saga, Finding Dory.
But you don’t have to watch it on Netflix.
There’s also some good indie films available on Amazon Prime Video.
I think the best indie movies of the last few years, they’re available on both Amazon Prime and Vuduc.
What makes these movies great is that they’re the ones you want to see and not just a one-off.
I’m Jason Statham.
I’d like to introduce you to two of our colleagues here on SCIENCE.
The first is Rebecca Pohl.
Rebecca Poulson is a freelance reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
She is a veteran of the industry.
She covers the entertainment industry.
And the second is David Fricke.
David is a columnist at The Washington Post.
His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Economist, Slate, The Washington Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian and other publications.
We’re going to start with Rebecca Polson, the Wall Street reporter who’s been covering the movie industry.
Rebecca, thanks for joining us.
Rebecca: Thanks for having me.
And thanks to our producer.
JAKE STATHAHL: Yeah, thank you very much.
I appreciate that.
I was going to say, you know, I think it’s important for me to make sure that you don, you don – you’re not going to be the only one to say this is the year of the indie movie, because the other two are available.
So, what makes these films great is they’re not just the ones that you want.
They’re also the ones they’re a little bit more diverse.
So if you’re like me, you may want to check out the movies that are coming out this year.
There you go.
Now let’s get into the best movies of 2020 and beyond.
We start with the one that was released last year.
That was the blockbuster film, Finding Nemo, by Pixar.
It’s about an animal rescue team in the Pacific Northwest, and they have to deal with the discovery of an adorable baby octopus.
So there’s a little little bit of a romance.
And it’s not for everyone.
It was released in the summer of 2020.
It had a lot of problems with some of its marketing and the film had a hard time making it into theaters.
The studio that produced it, Pixar, didn’t want to make it a blockbuster film.
It just wanted to make something that people were interested in.
And they did that by making it a little more than a movie.
This is Pixar’s new director, Joe Johnston.
His name is Dan O’Bannon, and he has a reputation for making movies that have a little fun and a little romance in them.
So he’s not going for a lot, but he does have some pretty great films in there.
And one of them is the new Pixar film, Cars 2.
Cars 2 is about a car that is getting bigger and bigger.
But what’s the problem with this car?
There’s a guy in it.
There is an evil corporation, and there is this evil robot named Optimus Prime.
He’s the evil robot.
And he’s a bad guy.
The good guys are getting in there and destroying the evil car, and Optimus is getting a little frustrated.
He just wants the car to go faster.
So it’s really about a team trying to figure out how to save the car, but it’s also about this robot and the evil corporation that is trying to take over the world.
And that’s what you’re seeing in Cars 2, the robot is getting smaller and smaller and getting more and more evil.
And you’re going, oh, this is a bad movie, I want to keep my head down and watch it and just enjoy it.
So the robot has to go through some trials.
And we’re seeing some of these trials.
They come to a point where Optimus Prime starts to realize he’s in a little too deep.
He can’t just just take out a bunch of robots and start getting into a bigger and larger robot.
So what can you do to stop this evil corporation?
There are two ways to stop them.
You can either let the robot run free, or you can try to get the robots to change.
And in this movie, you’ve got the robot trying to change itself and he’s going to try to do that with a robotic arm.
So you can watch it for yourself on YouTube