What would Christmas be without a heartfelt message of cheer and togetherness? Elf starts out on a sad and lonely note, but by the end our spirits are lifted. Hopefully we accomplished the same this Christmas season with our podcasts. Thank you to everyone who has joined us for these past few weeks of celebration. Enjoy the final podcast of the season, and we’ll see you next year!
We did it! It’s been an epic journey of Tolkien proportions trying to cover The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but we didn’t go it alone. The Bald Move Frodo found their Sam in commissioner “Epic Mouthful”, who hefted us up on their back and carried us up the nearly 3-hour Mt. Doom of a podcast that this turned out to be. Join us on the podcast for the final chapter of our Lord of the Rings coverage!
A.Ron and Jim discuss the 2003 movie, Matchstick Men. They discuss the casting of older actresses, Nic and Sam at their best, and the art of the long con. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts
Special thanks to our twin commissioners, Steven S. and Mozbeet for commissioning one of my very favorite films, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, directed by Peter Weir and based on the Patrick O’Brian series that is my very favorite books of all time. Thank god Jim thinks it’s awesome too, or there might have been bloodshed. We discuss the film’s historicity and verisimilitude, the unique relationship between Captain Jack and Doctor Maturin, life aboard an 19th century Man o’ War, and I make a pitch for reading the original novels towards the end. Thanks again Steven and Mozbeet, this was a real treat!
Thanks once again to Andrew “The Commissioner” Mount for ponying up for our coverage of the wonderful 2003 film, “The Station Agent”. Staring a murderer’s row of Bald Move stars; Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, and Bobby Canavale among others, and directed by The Wire alumnus Thomas McCarthy, it is many things… A slow burn, life affirming, a study of loneliness and isolation, and the effects on being truly different on your perception and interfacing with everyday life. I highly recommend everyone watching it, and it’s free on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant!