Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seriously. Download this show. It's a doosey.

This weeks podcast is good. Good like water in an oasis good. Good like a fresh cheese pizza right after a jog in the cold good. Good like good. Good like...well you get the idea. Download this show. For reals ya'll.
The Gaffer and I reviewed The Book of Eli, The Lovely Bones, and discussed the golden globes. We prayed to Crom, poked fun at Ewoks and generally had a great time in the studio.


We also heard music from:

Jaws the Revenge - Michael Small (1987)
Stingray - Barry Gray (1964)
Return of the Jedi - John Williams (1983)
Conan the Barbarian - Basil Poledouris (1982)
Terminator 2 - Brad Fiedel (1991)
True Lies - Brad Fiedel (1994)
Lightyears (aka Gandahar) - Gabriel Yared (1988)

Jaws - The RevengeStingray - The Complete SeriesConan the BarbarianStar Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (2-discs with Full Screen enhanced and original theatrical versions)Terminator 2 - Judgment DayTrue LiesGandahar ( Light Years ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shooo-weee! Podcast chock full o' reviews!

Hey gang!

What a show this week! We had tons to talk about since we missed the previous weeks' show due to icy road conditions. Can you believe the studios were locked up? The Gaffer and I braved the danger to make it up there for you, but could only get as far as the stairwell.

We talked about a few deaths, Art Clokey & Eric Rohmer; and reviewed several films Up in the Air, Precious, Invictus, Daybreakers & Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. This is a show not to miss. SO DON'T!


We heard music from the following films:

Zorba the Greek - Mikis Theodorakis (1964)
Jason and the Argonaughts - Bernard Herrmann (1963)
Sherlock Holmes - Hans Zimmer (2009)
UHF - Weird Al Yankovic (1989)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - Michael Boddicker (1984)

Zorba the GreekJason and the ArgonautsUHFThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

Monday, January 11, 2010

Podcasts, Cheap DVD's, and Hurt Locker. One of these things is overhyped, can you guess which?

Howdy Folks,

Man, lots of stuff going on the past few weeks and I haven't had time to update you. I've got podcasts to post, reviews to go over, Worst of 2009 list to post, and all kinds of fun stuff for you guys. I will keep the jibber jabber to a minimum and get right to the tender pork belly of this post and get ya'll up to date.


Download the Christmas Special!

We heard stuff from some of my favorite Christmas movies: Lethal Weapon, Black Christmas (1974), Edward Scissorhands, Scrooged, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Chopping Mall, He-Man and more.

Amazon is doing some big 2010 clearance sale on DVD's. It always cracks me up what the deem as "art house" films. Regardless, you can find some good deals. I normally don't like to hit yall with gratuitous product links, but if you like DVD's and those nefarious blu-ray things, then this is a good opportunity to stock up.

In other news, is anyone as sick as I am of hearing people talk about Hurt Locker? I mean, I got enough of it when it came out, now there's all this oscar buzz. Seriously? Adademy Award? I mean, don't get me wrong, I think the Oscars are pretty silly, especially now that we *need* 10 nominees. However, it's almost too much to for me to handle to thing that Hurt Locker is even remotely considered as "the best film of 2009". I thought it was shot well and had some great effects and style, but the characters were thin and boring, the narrative was nearly non-existent, the war-time sympathy content card was thrown out more than I could stomach and the movie went no where. Seriously. Ignore the hype and watch it again and explain to me how it was better than Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Hell, explain to me how it was better than Santa Buddies.

Let's have a quick recap of Kathryn Bigelow's film career shall we? And we're talking best ofs. See below.
Near DarkPoint Break (Pure Adrenaline Edition)Strange DaysBlue Steel (1990)K-19: The Widowmaker

Yeah, so let's give her an academy award for more bro flavored action, because let's face it...we're anti-American if we don't nutt over iraq content.