July 17, 2021


Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on Twitter) discuss timey-wimey timelines, competence porn, making sentence structure exciting and the movie “Arrival” on this week’s Matinee Heroes.

Show Notes

  • 1:06

    Craig and Brendan catch up and discuss being a parent of a young child when watching “Arrival”

  • 7:32

    Craig and Brendan discuss “Arrival”

  • 36:17


  • 45:50

    Double Feature

  • 48:48

    Final Thoughts

  • 50:52

    A preview of next week’s episode “Independence Day”

Next week we prove that we can’t read a calendar or plan when we cover “Independence Day” on July 24th.

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