Put your history books away and get ready for a tour of the highlights for the Roman Empire’s armor, skyline, and gladiator fights. Join us as we explore Gladiator’s plot, VFX, and acting and discuss what does and does not hold up two decades later. For a movie that was green lit with only 30 pages of written script and had the unfortunate death of an actor during production, Ridley Scott pulls together an epic tale of courage and revenge. Are you not entertained?
Three years after his star turn in Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio returns to the silver screen in The Beach, a movie where it’s hard to tell what is real and what may be hallucinated. Leo’s descent into insanity marks the end of his teenage heartthrob roles. Once you get beyond the 2000-era fashion, the movie poses enough platitudes and questions to consider the possible metaphors under the madness.
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Requiem for a Dream is one of those movies that leaves marks and thanks to Nicholas’s commission, our wounds have been freshly reopened. Join us for our coverage of the movie that left us with a “not even once” attitude toward heroin.
We went into Killjoy nearly blind but podcast commissioner Doug assured us that it was bad enough to wrap back around to good. Turns out Doug was exactly right. The creators chose the homeopathic approach to budgeting, mixing no more than 1 part money to every 100 parts runtime. Despite that, we enjoyed our time with it. Join us for the podcast to find out exactly why.
Almost famous is one of those movies that shouldn’t feel as real as it does. It’s an outrageous story about a teenaged musical critic who goes on tour with an up and coming rock band in the 1970s and accidentally finds himself writing the cover story for Rolling Stone. Totally relatable, right? Well, turns out it’s a semi-autobiographical depiction of the writer / director Cameron Crowe’s childhood, who spent his formative years touring with the likes of Skynyrd and Zeppelin as a music critic. You have to wonder how deep the similarities go when you see some of the stuff that happens in the movie, but it’s immensely enjoyable and the soundtrack is fantastic. Join us for the podcast to hear our thoughts on Almost Famous.
Cast Away defined the survival genre when it came out in 2000 and it’s back again on its 20th anniversary to cap off the year of pure survival, 2020. Join us for the podcast as we discuss the themes of hope, scenes we can only watch through our fingers, and, of course, WILLLLSOOOONNN.
Much thanks to Nick Knol for commissioning the 2000 Christopher McQuarrie film, “The Way of the Gun”, starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, and Juliette Lewis. As dark, gritty, violent, funny, post-Tarantino quasi-western fable, we found a lot to enjoy, but wondered if the plot was too convoluted for it’s own good. In this we discuss questionable obstetrics, geriatric hitmen, and our inner outlaws.