The Truman Show is an amazing movie that was successful despite its marketing and its star, Jim Carrey, being an unknown dramatic quantity. And as good as it was in 1998, it might be even better today. Join us for a tale of a man who lives in a world of deceit, surveillance, embedded ads and science-fiction-sized wave machines.
We’re back with another movie. This time it’s Wes Anderson’s Sophomore effort, Rushmore. Written by Anderson and his frequent collaborator and childhood friend, Owen Wilson, it bears all the hallmarks of a Wes Anderson project, though it’s a bit less polished than his future films. Join us for the podcast to hear what we thought about this 22 year-old classic.
Jim and A.Ron cover another classic movie this week, with 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro”, starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This is one of the last classic Hollywood movies, where stunt men did incredible stunts seamlessly and it was a lot of fun.
The Merry Culkin Keatmas rages on with our podcast that brings the Keaton to Keatmas, 1998’s box office bomb, Jack Frost. The film isn’t great, but we managed to extract a surprising amount of fun and holiday cheer from it. Enjoy! And don’t forget Lunch coming this Friday! Next week we’ll tackle Home Alone with both LiveWatch and podcast. See you then!
The first present of our Merry Culkin Keatmas Christmas celebration has been opened! Sit back and sync up our Live Watch commentary with your copy of the ill conceived and ill fated 1998 Michael Keaton / horrifying snowman puppet / CGI monstrosity Jack Frost! See if you can spot the Robert Baratheon cameo before we do! Can you solve the mystery of the woman who against all evidence is not actually Elizabeth Shue? Thrill to us trying to decipher the dialog of Charlie “the Brain” Frost’s marble-mouthed performance. And have your heart warmed by a story featuring a boy who loses his father on Christmas — TWICE! — while we play to Grinch who picks the film apart! And if Live Watches aren’t your thing, wait until Wednesday, when we release a podcast where we recap what we learned and took away from old Jack.
The Bald Move Bad Ass Christmas rolls on as we take a look at 1998’s Die Hard. Starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, and directed by the master of action/thrillers John McTiernan, is explores an eventful Christmas Eve in the life of one John McClane, a hard boiled NYPD detective. In a wide ranging conversation, we discuss the differences between a great movie and an awesome one, Bruce Willis’ career, professionalism and consent dealing with actors, and non-traditional Christmas classics in general. Hope you enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Fernando Rodriguez is back for another commission! This time he selected 1998’s What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Annabella Sciorra. Directed by Vincent Ward, and based on a story by Richard Matheson, the movie features an incredible vision of what the afterlife may be like, as it follows a family struck again and again by sudden tragedy. Oh, and we debate spirituality and our thoughts on death. One of us cried during our watch. You’ll never guess which!
Mr. Justin “Hatorian” K. won a Bald Move fantasy football league, and this was his reward; the selection of the modern classic war movie, “Saving Private Ryan”. Directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring every man in Hollywood (Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, Bryan Cranston, NATHAN FILLION, Paul Giamatti, among others), it’s a pitiless look into the hell that is war. It is also moving, heroic, complex tale of brotherhood, bravery, cowardice, and loss. It’s a powerful film that you really must see before partaking of the podcast, but if you’ve already stormed the beaches of Normandy with Capt. Miller and company, please enjoy the podcast.
This podcast was commissioned by Michael Johnston for his main main Dave in Philly, and what a podcast it is. Jim and I have the sheer delight of watching the sublime Coen Brothers’ 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. One of the forerunners of the “slacker noir” genre, Lebowski is hugely entertaining and surprisingly deep film. We talk about Jeff Bridges magic, new shit coming to light, try to figure out Maude, gush about the late, great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the downfall of bowling, and much, much more.