New episode features a chat with a friend of mine, fellow film fan Andre Gagne, a local photographer here in Ottawa, who works for Kevin Smith's Smodco podcasts providing news stories for Jason Mewes' Mewes News show. Andre and I discussed all that plus The Dark Knight Rises and other movie matters.
I also kick off a new segment called Movies That Make Me Want To Make Movies! where I showcase a particular film that has inspired me as a filmmaker. I start off with The Coen Brothers' ingenious debut BLOOD SIMPLE (1984) It's one of the my top five favourite films and it inspires me in many ways.
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This month, Steve gushes over FAST & FURIOUS 6 and we both agree that the new punk rock documentary A BAND CALLED DEATH is well worth seeing and that the morbidly named band is well worth listening to. We also speculate as to why Leonard Nimoy is allowed in the J.J. Abrams STAR TREK universe and not William Shatner. Plus, Steve sings praises of the classic musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
Steve had fun watching Tom Cruise in COCKTAIL on Blu-ray, which is a movie that doesn't seem to understand how bartender really works. He also dug into his pile of shame and pulled out ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM and SKYLINE. I review two offbeat classic films released on Blu-ray by Olive Films: the science-gone-wrong/film noir hybrid SHE DEVIL (1957) and the terrific and under seen black revolutionary film UPTIGHT (1968) I also give my take on Danny Boyle's latest film TRANCE.
We also do a belated tribute to Roger Ebert and discuss what we enjoyed about his diverse body of work. Enjoy!
Hey folks, Andrew here.
Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70. This is a major loss to lovers of cinema and film criticism. I grew up watching Siskel & Ebert and later Ebert & Roeper as well as reading his reviews of the latest movies. His influence on me was so profound that it went beyond just movies. He taught me so much about criticism, writing, journalism, and thinking and he shaped my sensibility as a young filmgoer more than anyone, including many of the filmmakers I admire. He is already missed.
This episode includes a brief salute to Mr. Ebert but a proper tribute to him from Steve and I will take place on the following episode next month.
On this show, Steve and I crosstalk about Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS and what we loved about it. Steve enthusiastically appraises WILLOW, which recently got released on Blu-ray. Towards the end of the show, we also talk about the power of Chuck Norris' beard, which he lost when he recently shaved it off!
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We're back! Did you miss us? After a two month hiatus, we finally return to podcast land! The only real change to the show will be our scheduling. Instead of one new show a week, it will now be a monthly show. The benefit of this besides making it easier for our busy schedules is that we'll have more time to watch a lot of movies and therefore, have a lot to discuss for your listening pleasure. A new episode will be made available the first Friday of every month here and on iTunes.
On this episode, Steve and I both agree that A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD was a disappointment but we switch gears and agree that the Barbra Streisand comedy WHAT'S UP, DOC? is a fantastic movie. I also recommend a couple of British gangster films from the 70s and Steve raves about a British horror film. Listen in, blokes!
After a few weeks off we finally return with our first show of 2013. We take a look back at our favourite films of last year but first, we finally dig into the gritty, bombastic spaghetti western take on the nastiness of slavery in DJANGO UNCHAINED which just received a few Oscar nods.