Mon, 19 December 2016
Inspired by new release MISS SLOANE we attempt to control gun control cinema as seen in the Michael Moore documentary BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and the John Grisham film adaptation of RUNAWAY JURY. To take on such heavy hitters as Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman we need Dwight Hurst of The Broken Brain podcast, and a huge fan of The West Wing in Ben Zuk to walk and talk with Jessica Chastain.
ALSO: We propose MySpace as a place for former jury fixers to find their next gig.
Direct download: Ep._277_-_Miss_Sloane_Bowling_for_Columbine_vs._Runaway_Jury.mp3
Category:Gun Control Cinema -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT
Thu, 15 December 2016
In preparing for new release NOCTURNAL ANIMALS we take the threats of authors very seriously by looking back at Jack Nicholson terrorizing his family in THE SHINING and Emma Thompson picking on Will Ferrell for being a dork who needs to die in STRANGER THAN FICTION. To do that we welcome back returning guest Margo from the podcast Book vs. Movie, and the world's biggest Tom Ford fan, Ben Zuk.
Direct download: Ep._276_-_Nocturnal_Animals_The_Shining_vs._Stranger_than_Fiction.mp3
Category:The Threat of an Author -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT
Tue, 6 December 2016
On this episode we discuss vulnerability in male sexuality with David Hart of Pop Culture Case Study. To do so, we reveal our own hopes, dreams, and desires such as the goal line stand of Jack Nicholson's hairline in CARNAL KNOWLEDGE. Or our innermost fears such as an inability to speak Spanish on a road trip with friends in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN. All of that and a look at a frontrunner in 2016's Best Picture race with MOONLIGHT.
Also: Our Oscars expert Ben Zuk blindly predicts the Academy Awards, and our host Mike struggles to name ten good movies.
Direct download: Ep._275_-_Moonlight_Carnal_Knowledge_vs._Y_Tu_Mama_Tambien.mp3
Category:Vulnerability in Male Sexuality -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT
Wed, 30 November 2016
New release LOVING has us IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, albeit of a particular scandalous variety. For that we of course turn to Judi Dench in NOTES ON A SCANDAL as that relatively forgotten Oscar contender goes up against Wong Kar-wai's modern classic. But first, is the latest from Jeff Nichols going to be perceived as a new classic come Oscar time? All of that and a battle between MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES in our latest episode.
Direct download: Ep._274_-_Loving_In_the_Mood_for_Love_vs._Notes_on_a_Scandal.mp3
Category:In the Mood for Scandalous Love -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT