Monday, March 31, 2014

A Good Movie was Released...April Fool's

(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

"You know...that guy!"

(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

Boondock Taints

(original podcast date 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


(original podcast date 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


Monday, March 03, 2014

We Got One!! (original podcast date 3-2-14)

It's been a while. Geeez, tell me the last update wasn't at the end of the year! Sorry, but the B.O. has been in Little Rock plying his trade on a film for the last month. I did the show here and there, but couldn't be bothered to record or blog during that time. Sorry. There might be a podcast from that dark time that we can unearth, but no promises.

Anywho, we have plenty to talk about getting back into the swing of things. Sadly, today we lost Harold Ramis, he of Egon/Ghostbusters fame, chiefly. The first Ghostbuster to ascend! Morbidly, I want to treat this group like an imaginary tontin, like with the Golden Girls, wherein the last member gains the powers of the newly decease. Who will be the Betty White/Highlander of Ghostbusters? Only time will tell...

We gabbed about the last 4 weeks of movies, which, let's face it, have almost nothing to offer save - what? The Lego Movie? The Boom reviewed The Monuments Men and said it was boring.

We heard music from:

Caddyshack, 1980 - Johnny Mandel
Stripes, 1981 - Elmer Bernstein
Ghostbusters, 1984 - Elmer Bernstein