Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 3 - 31 - 14

(Original broadcast 3 - 31 - 14)
We played Shredder to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie trailer, because it really looks unfun and just awful. I don't understand why the oft-maligned but capable TMNT didn't keep this franchise rooted in a 100% animated atmosphere. The conversation ranged after that, although I think my favorite bit was a diversion about the worst films to ever star a pro wrestler. I went on to review Divergent, the latest blockbuster YA dystopian film to cash in on Harry Potters and Hunger Games past; Mazerunner and The Giver are forthcoming. I thought it was ok, though it certainly did not distinguish itself in any way from any of the other YA crazes; the story did still have unexpected violence and consequences where I assumed punches would be pulled. So, I was impressed in that regard.

We heard music from:

Gattaca, 1997 - Michael Nyman
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014 - Alexandre Desplat
Rocky movies - Bill Conti


Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode 3 - 24 - 14

(Original broadcast 3 - 24 - 14)
"That guy!" character actor James Rebhorn passed away this week past, a memorable character actor who always seemed to play some bureaucratic, officious toolbag . It must be interesting to be a ubiquitous character actor that everyone recognizes and yet no one knows from where - to achieve fame but no one knows your name...sound kinda existential, ne?

A lot of weird, macabre shit in the hews this week: Ivan Reitman abandons Ghostbusters III, a project whose death should've preceded Harold Ramis's by a mile. Naturally, Sony is moving forward with this nightmare, because money. And speaking of ghosts, a digitally reanimated Paul Walker will appear to finish his scenes in FF7, raising a slew of upsetting questions about post-death image usage rights. Yegh.

B.O. reviewed Knights of Badassdom and I reviewed nothing, because what is in theaters right now - Tyler Perry and YA fanfic. Nope!

We heard music from:

Mad Max, 1979 - Brian May
The LEGO Movie, 2013 - Mark Mothersbaugh
Vampire Academy, 2014 - Various


Monday, March 17, 2014

Episode 3-17-14

We bitched and moaned about St. Patrick's Day because, well, it's topical and because we survive on a delightful IV of haterade. But yes, it's that "Irish" time of year again, meaning that frat-fucks around the country will claim an indiscernible Irish heritage while ordering offensive car-bombs and vomiting green beer onto coeds all in the name of venerating a Catholic saint.

We went on to such topics as "True Detective," Amazon Prime, and Lars Von Trier's wiener-opus, but you should listen for yourself, you lazy prick. Why am I synopsizing for you!?

We heard music from:

Subspecies, 1991 - Richard Kosinski
The Color of Money, 1986 - Various
Leprechaun, 1993 - Kevin Kiner, Robert Walsh


Monday, March 10, 2014

Episode 3-10-14

Our wintry cloud has temporarily lifted and we emerge to report on Oscar atrocities, though, like everyone else, we were able to predict within a high percentage the winners and losers beforehand. I was filled with mordant disgust that Frozen won over a pair of  excellent contenders, one a swan song from Miyazaki (which I reviewed this week), but otherwise the Academy Awards shot as straight as we expected.

We heard music from:

Dead Man, 1995 - Neil Young
Battle Beyond the Stars, 1980 - James Horner
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, 1984 - Joe Hisaishi