On this episode Jairo of THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST and Mike of SOBER CINEMA debate the merit of Gary Oldman's performance in DARKEST HOUR as being his finest acting hour. The ultimate character actor is compared to such a distinguished group of peers that includes Nicolas Cage, Daniel Day Lewis, and Tom Brady. You may not have heard of these struggling artists, so we also bring in two great podcasts AB FILM REVIEW and THE FLOP HOUSE to help make our point on the validity of Gary Oldman as a performer as opposed to an actor.
ALSO the hosts take the time out of Gary Oldman's march to an Oscar to settle some scores with James Franco and Eddie the Eagle. We think the Drexl version of Mr. Oldman would approve.
For our holiday special we get the MARK AS PLAYED family together to spend time away from their families. Which is a totally normal thing for movie podcasters, but also makes more sense as our subject for our first Christmas episode on Christmas movies that remove the family from the characters' lives. Our main focus is EYES WIDE SHUT but as usual with a Stanley Kubrick film, HOME ALONE will and Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE will inevitably come up (if I had a nickel for every time that the Sticky Bandits were brought up in a FULL METAL JACKET discussion). More importantly we recommend two more great podcasts in THE FLICKS PODCAST and THE BROKEN BRAIN. Our gift to you, along with this episode. Happy holidays!
On this episode our hosts Jason of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION and Jairo of THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST talk about their hopes, dreams, fears, and axieties for the latest chapter in the STAR WARS saga: THE LAST JEDI. But what they don't talk about are any of the early reviews that have come out about this film. The subject for this episode is Critic Proof Cinema, which ranges from fan favorites such as HARRY POTTER to film snob untouchables like PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON. How do we approach movies that we have already developed such an affinity for? To help answer that question we recommend two more great movie podcasts in LINOLEUM KNIFE and RED LETTER MEDIA's BEST OF THE WORST.
On this episode we ask you to ironically enjoy our latest episode on THE DISASTER ARTIST and ironic enjoyment at the movies. To do so we actually enjoy a couple of other movie podcasts on this outbreak of detachment occuring in modern film fandom. FIRST TIME WATCHERS and THE CANON join James Franco in enlightening the world on all that is good about bad cinema, but we also hold out hope that these great shows can also point out all the good in our bad podcast! If not, we just point you in their direction. Enjoy!
We attempt to laugh through the tragedy that is this podcast and to do so we have just the pick-me-up in Martin McDonagh's new film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Hosts Jessi Lauren and Michael Denniston discuss this great Frances McDormand starring film along with recommending some great podcasts on the subject. In AMANDA'S PICTURE SHOW A GO GO the balance between comedy and drama is praised in summer hit THE BIG SICK and on CELLULOID HEROES the hosts bring back MARK AS PLAYED favorite in the hitman romcom GROSSE POINTE BLANK. So don't be afraid of the darkness in this episode as we eventually get around to first date horror stories which is something that everyone can point and laugh at.
We can't promise podcast perfection but we can promise two other great movie podcasts to inspire our discussion on Rotten Tomatoes Perfection and the new film LADY BIRD. On the MOVIE MAINTENANCE podcast the hosts discuss the current film offerings weighing heavily on the positive reaction to BABY DRIVER while over on LITTLE GOLD MEN there is a fear of how Greta Gerwig's movie will be perceived by the filmgoing public with the perfect Rotten Tomatoes score attached to it. Take solace dear listener in that you have attached yourself to this great podcast and we will never have such glowing reviews that would only disappoint you later.
We welcome yet another team member to our own personal JUSTICE LEAGUE in Jason Michael of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION. He joins the world's most enthusiastic fan of comic book movies in Michael Denniston of PROJECTING FILM to discuss the varied responses to this lastest DCU film endeavor, along with the various version that could have been with this movie. That leads us to our theme of Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen, and to celebrate that we bring in a couple other great podcasts that have covered this topic previously in INSESSION FILM and THE Q&A WITH JEFF GOLDSMITH.
We hope we have given you dear listeners plenty of time to be spoiled on your on for our discussion on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS... but if not, well apparently it was a book or something for a few years. Which leads our co-hosts Dave and Jessi to discuss spoiler culture and how long do we have to cater to those ignorant fools at the watercooler who have managed to avoid that Sopranos finale? As usual the answers lie within a couple of other podcasts as we recommend THE DELETED SCENE PODCAST and SILVER SCREEN SNOBS. But most importantly we recommend that you hit that play button.
On this episode we are inspired not so much by the latest cinematic offerings in THOR: RAGNAROK and SUBURBICON but from a conversation on the great BAD FEMINIST FILM CLUB podcast about coming to terms with different filmmakers realigning characters in a franchise to their own individual creative sensibilities. And while this has been done with much success in the latest Marvel film which was shepherded by Taika Waititi, previous critical darling George Clooney has taken a beating with his attempt to put his fingerprints on a Coen Bros. script. For that we recommend an episode from WHO SHOT YA? on the idea that Clooney is perhaps too close of a collaborator with the Coens. As usual we come to no conclusions other than Andrew of AB FILM REVIEW wanting no more "unoffical" Coen work hitting the silver screen and Mike of PROJECTING FILM coming to terms with the fact that there's no way to praise Mr. Waititi's work without thinking that his name sounds silly (but pleasant).