Film Fallout

Film Fallout Podcast #48 – Nothing is Taboo for Xander Cage

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
(xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Paramount Pictures)

Christopher Cross and Dylan Schwan have brought Xander Cage back from the dead for their own entertainment. Hear them talk about D.J. Caruso’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage – Vin Diesel’s newest action venture. Is it as insane as the trailers implied? Can a movie like this really exist in 2017? And why is Vin Diesel so goddamn good at bringing together diverse casts and using them effectively? We discuss all of this and more.

However, there are also several movies and shows we’ve been watching. Chris gets things rolling with his thoughts on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Dylan discusses the Oscar-nominated Lion and whether its worthy of the buzz. Taboo is Steven Knight’s new show starring Tom Hardy, so we talk about that as well as The Founder, a biopic about the founder of McDonald’s.

Most importantly though, the Oscar nominees have been announced for the 2017 Academy Awards. We talk snubs and surprises and go through the list of what got nominations. Surprise! La La Land is mentioned.

Now for those who want to win a digital copy of The Handmaiden and are Canadian (sorry, blame the digital copy), I’m gonna need you to pay close attention. Send me an email to with the answer to this question: Who is the director of The Handmaiden? This is so easy. Just do it before February 4th, 2017 and you’ll be entered to win the movie.

Next week we’ll be back with a review of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split because nothing comes out next week.

Give a listen to the podcast below:


Film Fallout is a weekly podcast about film and television. Every week, Christopher Cross and Dylan Schwan discuss news happening in the industry, blu-ray releases coming out this week, what they’ve been watching, and then a review of one movie. You can listen to it on SoundCloud, iTunes, or on BagoGames. Also follow us on Instagram for some behind-the-scenes magic. We are both on Twitter, if you’d like to follow us there. Chris is @HammerkopCross, Dylan is @DreaminDylanS, and you can follow the podcast @Filmfalloutcast.

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