On this episode we fulfill our side of the podcasting pain crossover challenge with our friends over at the True Bromance Film Podcast by creating an episode centered around the new release RISEN. In this story starring the soon to be screen version of Michael Jackson, a Roman soldier plays detective after the death of Jesus, but unless we wanted to get into really dicey waters that has felled such great artists as Martin Scorsese… we decided to go a different route and look at films that show creators bringing their creations back to life. In the Rob Reiner film adaptation of the Stephen King novel MISERY, James Caan plays a man who is forced by his #1 fan to bring back her favorite fictional character in a new novel. And then in the slightly more heartwarming Tim Burton film BIG FISH, a father and son attempt to connect with each other for perhaps the first time, by reliving the narrative of the father’s life in his dying days.
Friday, February 19, 2016
On this episode I have a bit of phone sex with Web from It’s Terrific, as we carry out our long distance relationship in podcast form by discussing the new date film HOW TO BE SINGLE. This inspires a double feature of Cameron Crowe’s SINGLES vs. Jason Reitman’s UP IN THE AIR which I talk about with Dwight from The Broken Brain podcast. But first, see if Web and I learn how to be single.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
On this episode we decide that Ryan Reynolds talks too much. This conclusion was based on the extensive research of watching a double feature of the man’s work in DEFINITELY, MAYBE and THE VOICES. A matchup inspired by Mr. Reynolds first (?) box office success, the new release DEADPOOL.
Monday, February 15, 2016
On this episode we bring in author Ivan Infante as the fixer to this podcast, as he talks about fixers in the films SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and MICHAEL CLAYTON. All of this inspired by the new Coen Bros. film HAIL, CAESAR! And right after that, we try something new on the podcast as Web Bist from the show IT’S TERRIFIC reads a chapter from Mr. Infante’s novel FALSE RANSOM.
00:00:15 - Podcast theme
00:00:35 - Episode intro
00:01:10 - Hail, Caesar! trailer
00:03:30 - Hail, Caesar! and Coen Bros. filmography discussion.
00:33:18 - FALSE RANSOM chapter reading by Web Bist of IT'S TERRIFIC.
00:51:50 - Ivan Infante discusses his two novels and the upcoming FAKE BANK.
01:08:40 - SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS discussion.
01:20:20 - MICHAEL CLAYTON discussion.
01:52:00 - Episode outro
01:53:20 - Bonus Twitter talk on the genius of LexG.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
On this episode we take a trip to the cinematic universe of Jane Austen with two returning guests. Karly of CoreTempArts and Natasha of Kentucky Geek Girl join the show for a double feature of CLUELESS and AUSTENLAND, inspired by the new release PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.
Friday, February 5, 2016
On this episode we seek immortality in films with rock stars. In Tony Scott’s THE HUNGER, David Bowie plays a man promised eternal life dealing with a betrayal that puts his relationship and future in perspective. Whereas in DOGMA we see a lot of perspectives on the presence (or in this case lack of presence) of Alanis Morissette as God, debated by mortals and immortals alike. These lofty questions, plus we state a preference on Dungeons & Dragons character classes, maintain a hard line in negotiations with vampires, and obviously choose a Tony Scott film over Charles Dickens as our final act in this life. But before it comes to that, we discuss the new to video HE NEVER DIED starring Henry Rollins.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
On this episode we welcome a professional therapist, Derek Stewart, onto the podcast to do a little marriage counseling with Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford in WHAT LIES BENEATH. We also debate who controls a life story in the very interesting Sarah Polley documentary STORIES WE TELL. This podcast session (which much to the distress of the creators is free of charge) has been inspired by the new release 45 YEARS.