Show Name - BtSD 09-06-2011
Show Number - 68
Real Date - September 6th 2011
Host(s) - Matthew Rorie
It's a Rorie ramblethon as Alex leaves the country! Rorie takes all of the user questions in the queue, rambles about found footage and why he liked Apollo 18 more than anyone else, hints about the Big Big Live Show Live!, and all kinds of other crazy crap! Tune in, drop out, etc., etc.!
00:02:00 - Everything Pocky - Stick to fun
00:02:30 - Beetlejuice
00:03:30 - Tim Burton
00:05:00 - lionel richie
How do you feel about Jeremy Renner as the lead role in The Bourne Legacy, I'm personally a little disappointed. Renner is a perfectly capable actor but he seems like the perfect person to play a carbon copy of Bourne's character; I would have liked something a little left field such as the rumors ofPaul Dano or Michael Fassbender.
I'm strangely happy.
Jeremy Renner is not your conventional movie star guy but I worry about his rehashing his hurt locker intensity
Two questions completely unrelated:
1) I've never heard you two talk about Mad Men or True Blood. I think Mad Men easily rivials, if not exceeds, The Wire as one of the best TV shows ever. True Blood is ridiculous fun and very popular. Given you guys cover nearly all comic book fare -- why not TB?
2) My new favorite director is Cary Fukunaga -- only two films to his name Sin Nombre (on Netflix streaming) and the recent Jane Eyre. Visually lush, original filmmaking -- kinda Leanesque but with some edge. Have you heard of him? Thoughts?
1. I don't watch a lot of TV, i find it hard to find time between all the screened stuff i do. I did watch the premier of Mad Man but i've just not made the time to watch it. I know that everything is on netfixs, so i have no excuses.
2. I'm aware of him but i've not watched any of his films.
Hey Navorie, are you guys Jackie Chan fans? To what extent? Do you think his recent work (anything to do with tuxedos or medallions or Tuckers for instance) is putting younger people off from discovering his better movies?
Where did The Screening Room go? And are there any plans to bring it back? That was my sole thing to look forward to on Wednesdays...
Its on a hiatus, sadly we just weren't having the number to justify the number of people needed to produce the live show.
Are there any movies that you think are great but have one or two major flaws that keep them from being almost perfect? I think Terminator 2 is a great film but I can't stand Edward Furlong. I think he's incredibly annoying and almost makes me want to see the T-1000 actually kill him.
That would be the one that i would pick. Edward Furlong is so terrible in that film. He makes it difficult for me to watch the film. There are so many films destroyed by poor child actors. Take episode one. If you could somehow remove Jake Lloyd and Jar Jar Binks it would be approaching a reasonable film. Lloyd's performance is just about the worst in cinematic history. And im including stuff like the Room in this.
Who would you say is the director that you have lost the greatest amount of respect for since you became aware of him/her as a director and why?
Maybe brett ratner. I though Rush Hour was a really competent film, but since then he has gone off the deep end.
Rush Hour - Ok... Great
The Family man - That was dumb
Red Dragon - pretty good, not bad.
He hasn't really done a huge amount
After the sunset - thats a stupid film.
Going off last weeks topic of trailers, more specifically action movie trailers, do you think any current actor or actress could be or is deserving of a "this person IS BACK" style trailer?
Well when Arnold makes his next movie the trailer with undoubtedly have "I'm Back" in the trailer, if it doesn't, somebody in marketing will be getting the sack.
Your discussion of the Wizard of Oz in regards to movies you don't want to watch again made me think of a related question: Are there any well-regarded movies that, for one reason or another, you never saw, and now refuse to see on principle? For example, my Dad happened to never see the Wizard of Oz, and now leaves the room if it's ever on. He even went so far as to watch my High School's rendition of the play facing the other direction so he could just listen and not watch (I was in the pit orchestra). As for me, I've never seen It's a Wonderful Life, so I've followed in my father's footsteps and insist on never watching it. Maybe it just runs in my family?
Keep up the great work guys, love the show!
I don't think i would ever refuse to watch a film on principle. Nobody likes the dick that has never seen inception and is proud not to have seen it. So No.
No.Neigh, Nadda, Neinka, Never.
00:33:00 - It's been a long road!!
00:33:30 - found footage
00:38:00 - Sam worthington
00:40:00 - Tree of life
00:41:00 - Jaws
00:42:30 - Star wars
00:43:30 - Han Solo
00:46:00 - Eddie Murphy
00:46:30 - Coming to america
00:48:00 - haunted mansion
00:49:00 - robert de niro
Has the underlying politics of a movie ever ruined an otherwise technically sound movie for you?
Not so much. There are few films that come out that have political opinions that i disagree with. but for the most part no.
Its hard to say.
No, i would say no.
Actually, thinking now. Errr.
Hey guys, can we please get some Breaking Bad discussion up in this piece?
I started watching the Big Bang Theory recently, and my question for you is: do you find it annoying when there is background laughter during tv shows/movies? It really annoys me since it distracts me from what's going on in the show, and gives me the impression like the it's trying to shove its jokes down my throat. Thanks
No not so much. I don't watch a lot of sitcoms, but when there is a laughter track its no big problem.
Hey Screened Cats!
If Rorie & Alex were a wrestling tag team, what would your name be, what would be your finishing move and who would your valet/manager be?
Emma Stone for Valet obviously. I was never the biggest wrestling fan. I watched the odd wrestlemania and PPV's but not the biggest fan.
I just started a new semester of school and im taking a screenwriting class and it got me thinking about what some of my favorite screenplays. They include the likes of Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; and Guy Ritchie's Snatch, but i was curious what some of your favorite screenplays have been, or some screenplays you could suggest reading, even if they aren't particularly your favorite? Thanks and love the show.
P.S. My professor is Richard Vetere, and i was also wondering if you have any opinion on him. Apparently he's a big deal, i certainly didn't know of him.
I don't read screenplays.I don't want to read a film.
http://www.screened.com/profile/llewelyn/ (Rorie pronounces Llewelyn like an Englishman. Bloody Heathen!)
I caught Yojimbo for the first time the other day thanks to this site, and while I thought it was great, I found that the way some of it had aged was pretty distracting. Maybe it's just my being young, but the soundtrack and the scene in which Seibei's brothel is burning down and people are killed by swordsmen outside sort of broke the immersion for me.
I was wondering if you guys ever find old movies hard to watch and wether you think this is something that gets easier to ignore with the more old movies you watch?
Samuari films are odd. Older ones are .. if you are used to modern films, with blood gushing and arms being chopped off, that doesn't really happen in Yojimbo or older films. It is an acquire taste. The hays code has a lot to answer for.
The Hays Code
The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral censorship guidelines that governed the production of the vast majority of United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Hollywood's chief censor of the time, Will H. Hays. Source
I don't think its really forgotten, it was fairly well known upon its release.
Quick breakdown of the world of British TV here. The two main networks in the UK are the BBC and ITV. Your main four channels in the UK are BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1 and the other network Channel 4. There also exist other BBC and ITV channels such as ITV2 and BBC Three but you need cable (or Digital TV box) to pick those up.
Being Irish myself, I find that there isn't a huge difference in Irish and British comedy. Us Irish have a bit more of a downbeat tone when it comes to comedy and we are not afraid when it comes to laughing at ourselves. You can see this more downbeat tone in films like Intermission or In Bruges. We also get a few TV comedies to pick up steam overseas. Father Ted is a obviously an Irish show, but Black Books and The IT Crowd are written by the same guys and are Irish comedies for intents and purposes.
Not really a question, more a statement.