Monday, July 28, 2014

Episode 7 - 28 - 14

Comic-Con pieces needed digesting: 50 Shades of Gray, Mad Max, and at least two other films had their trailer debuts at that symposium of sadness.

We reviewed Expendables III and Lucy. The former was to be expected of the franchise, the latter wrapping up too nicely to be any real sort of heady sci fi, but still decent to see Scar-Jo jumping around flashing her awesome lady parts at the screen.

Music from the following:

Mad Max, 1979 - Brian May
Cobra, 1986 - Sylvester Levay
Desperado, 1995 - Various


Monday, July 21, 2014

Episode 7 - 21 - 14

Ahead of us looms dark horizons: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel's return to the illustrious xXx franchise, and the internet getting its collective nutt over some of a new X-Wing and Ultron in upcoming sequel resplendence. The geeks have taken over! Well, they took over a decade ago, at least, but it's still worth opining a bit.

We got into an interesting discussion about the new craze with kitschy "bad art" ala Birdemic and The Room and whether or not our collective obsession with it detracts from good art. The answer is: yaidunno.

Then followed talk of Hercules, past and present. So many Hercules. Why did he get the lion's (yuk yuk) share of Greek Myth popularity, when my boy Theseus was just as cool? They never do Greek Myth right - except Lars Von Trier! Alas.

The Boom Operator reviewed The new Apes movie and enjoyed it, perhaps more than the original.

We heard music from the following:

The Avengers, 2012 - Alan Silvestri
Hercules, 1983 - Pino Donaggio
TMNT movies - Various


Monday, July 14, 2014

Episode 7 - 14 - 14

Since literally no other movies came out, the new Apes movie ruled the roost. We talked about a bunch of stuff as usual as the Gaffer managed to gchat to people for most of the show and barely pay attention for the rest of it, while being passive aggressive via blogger about the Boom Operator bringing a guest to the studio.

We heard music from the following:

"Planet of the Apes", 1974 - Lalo Schifrin
12 Monkeys, 1996  - Paul Buckmaster
Robocop 2, 1990 - Leonard Rosenman


Monday, July 7, 2014

Episode 7 - 7 -14

Not a lot happened this past ID4 weekend; either the fireworks have lost their luster or things just didn't come together this year. So it goes, Mr. Vonnegut.

Snowpiercer: It exists. We talked about it.

We heard music from:

How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014 - John Powell
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2011 - Patrick Doyle
The Last Starfighter, 1984 - Craig Safan