Show Number - 36
Real Date - 18th January 2011
Host(s) - Alex & Matt
Guest(s) - None
Happy post-MLK Day, everyone! Yes, we forgot to mention the whole holiday weekend thing last week, but allow us to make up for the Tuesday posting with ample discussion of the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais, Natalie Portman, the middling new movies of this past weekend, the Steve McQueen classic, Bullitt, and a gaggle of user questions! Sorry this description is so short. My head hurts from staring at Vince Vaughn's forehead.
00:00:00 - Intro
00:00:30 - Alex apologies for forgetting holiday
00:01:30 - Predators - Late title card
00:02:30 - The Golden Globes - Ricky Gervais
Tim Allen - Tom Hanks
00:04:00 - Hollywood foreign press association
00:05:00 - Ghost Town - The concept of lying - Jennifer Garner
00:06:00 - The social network - Burlesque
00:06:30 - Jessie isenberg - Colin Furth
00:07:00 - Ghandi
00:07:30 - The Kings speech
00:08:30 - Hall Pass - Adam Sandler
00:10:00 - True grit
00:10:30 - Jonny Depp
00:11:00 - A Single man
00:11:30 - Natalie Portman - Black Swan
00:12:00 - No strings attached
00:12:30 - Frozen river - The Fighter - Christian Bale
00:13:00 - American Psycho
00:13:30 - The Machinist
00:15:30 - Public Enemies
00:18:30 - Dilemma
00:19:00 - Kevin James - Vince Vaughan - Ron Howard - Jack Black
00:20:00 - Date Night
00:20:30 - Wynona Ryder - Jennifer Connelly
00:21:00 - User siaynoq - http://www.screened.com/profile/siaynoq/ - on Total Recall recasting
Many interesting choices. I think some are way off with maybe a few spot on choices. Maybe I'll do a mixup here.
As for Arnold's character, I've nothing against Tom Hardy despite how much I hated him in Nemesis. Heck, it wasn't even his fault I hated him in that movie. It was just such an awful script. I think he has maybe his own brand of intensity though that would make the film probably more of a serious one. Jon Hamm seems an interesting choice; unfortunately I've not seen much of him so I can't really say. Jason Statham...fuuuuuuuuuuck no! That guy is incredibly boring to me. He may have an edge when it comes to action schlock, but really that's not all Total Recall was. Far from it actually. Yes, I know it was originally Arnold and that's what that guy did, but c'bon! Gerard Butler? Nah.
For Melina, Jennifer Connnely? Are you fucking kidding me? Who isn't seriously bored of her by now? And if you weren't, you'd probably prefer not to see her in this kind of movie anyway. While I liked that Zoe bitch in the new Star Trek movie, she's already in everything now anyway. And even though Rosario Dawson nearly is now as well, I think she'd be the compromise here. And she's the more logical answer to that original Total Recall chick. I don't know who those other two chicks were but maybe one of them could replace the midget hooker or the three-boobed one.
For Cohaagen I actually think Billy Zane would work just fine. No particular reason. I just wouldn't be that interested in any of the other choices even though the Mortal Kombat guy seems the more
logical choice. I really liked him in Rising Sun...
Totally agree with Stanley Tucci for Richter. And you people should know, you can't just cast Gary Oldman in whatever the hell you want and think he's gonna make it golden. He'll give his best performance sure, but even he couldn't make Book of Eli tolerable. I love Cillian Murphy but I'm just not conceptualizing him here.
Kuato: Scarlett Boobhansen? Are you fucking kidding me? Again with the three-boobed hooker. Just cast her as that awesome chick. If Scarlett was willing to lower herself for a brief cameo as an alien with three giant jugs, I'd respect her all over again. Nicolas Cage can just go die, so no, not him. Michael Cera could be the midget hooker actually. Fuck that guy and his "Oh, sorry, was there a camera there? I was distracted by how aloof I am" face. I can't believe more people can't stand this guy. I might lean toward Seth McFarlane if I wasn't burned out on him from constantly watching Family Guy on three different networks and my Netflix account. Which I guess leaves Steve Buscemi. Yeah just make it be that guy
00:23:30 - Green Hornet
00:25:00 - Ghost World
00:27:30 - Bullitt - Steve McQueen
00:28:30 - Full House - X3 - The Book of Eli
00:30:00 - Jacqueline Bisset
00:31:00 - The American
00:33:30 - Clash of the titans
00:34:30 - Bullitt Questions
00:39:00 - Next weeks - The film movie club - The Omen
00:41:30 - Ridley Scott
00:42:00 - Prometheus
00:42:30 - AVP
00:43:00 - Blade Runner
00:44:00 - The girl with the dragon tattoo
00:45:00 - Kevin Bacon
00:46:00 - Captain America
00:46:30 - New Spiderman
User Questions with abridged answers
Alex - Its hard to pick out specific grind house films
I enjoyed the movie Grindhouse from 2007. What movies would you suggest to look up to learn more about the history of Grindhouse cinema?
Alex - Ang lee winning was reasonable
Only one director holds the distinction of winning the Academy Award for Best Director and was born outside of Europe or the United States. That director is Ang Lee of Taiwan and he is the only Asian to have won the award for best director. Now I'm not claiming the Academy Awards of being racist. The awards are centered around and in Hollywood and naturally have a pro-Western slight to them, and the lack of exposure of Eastern films in the US naturally means they dont get the attention they deserve. But it still sucks and I was wondering if you guys could come up with any living non-European or American filmmakers from the East that you think deserve a little more recognition.
Matt - Its like the world series
Alex - I didn't like it at all
Dear Matt, Alex and maybe guest?
I was wondering if you've ever seen the Kurt Russell film Soldier? Assuming that you have I was curious what you thought about the writer of the film, David Peoples, said about it's relationship to Blade Runner, which he also co-wrote. He said that he considers it a to be set in the same universe as Blade Runner and that it's based on things that are referenced in the film and in works by Phillip K Dick. To be honest I quite like the film in general and saying it's set in that world, which it seems to fit into very nicely, only makes it better.
Just curious what you thought,
Matt - I don't remember it being terrible
Alex - never seen it
What do you guys think of 2010: The Year We Make Contact? I don't think anyone would argue that it's better than 2001 but is it worth watching or is it as unecessary a sequel as it seems?
Matt - its fun
Alex - He does die alot
With the recent sad passing of Pete Postlethwaite and increased analysis of his body of work, it got me thinking:-
Does Pete Postlethwaite have the best appearance to death ratio in modern film history? Looking over his film credits he dies in almost all of the films he is in.
Matt - He looks like the kind of guy who should die
Alex - Wanted is a fun dumb movie.
I've always held Angelina Jolie in high regard. Recently though, I've come to realize she has never starred in a good movie. Therefore, I've come to the conclusion that her appeal is purely sexual and my teenage tastes wer adversely clouded by hormones. What are your thoughts on this? Are there any Jolie movies worth watching outside of camp appeal?
Matt - Mr and Mrs smith is good
Alex - No
Everytime I sit down to watch Aliens I realize I'd rather be watching Starship Troopers. Is this normal?
Matt - Both excellent movies
Alex - Roy Schnider
There are many actors that I usually cannot stand for some various reason or another. Among the likes of Vince Vaughn, I have also developed a hate for Ben Affleck over the years, possibly because of the over saturation of the whole JLO thing. With much dismay, I sat down to watch The Town last night, honestly expecting to find a shitty movie, thinking there was no way I would like it. Much to my surprise, I witnessed a great movie and a good performance by Affleck. This leads me to the question, are there any actors out there who you cannot stand, and have any of them put in performances that you actually found yourself to enjoy even though you dislike them?
Matt - Micheal Saren
Alex - Wolfman was that
I was wondering yesterday why there don't seem to be any horror movies set in older time periods. Obviously, something like "Friday the 13th: Jason Crashes Camelot" is asking for too much, but you can't be telling me that you couldn't do some kind of supernatural horror/thriller from older times.
Matt - Brotherhood of the wold was that
00:53:30 - Nude nuns with big guns
00:54:30 - Hobo with a shotgun
00:55:00 - Drive angry 3d
00:56:30 - Audition
01:10:00 - End of user questions
01:12:00 - I gotta pee really bad
01:13:32 - End of file
Quote(s) of the Week
Alex - when talking about Steve McQueen - Mother fucker can rock a turtle neck.
Alex - when talking about Bullitt car chase - Its raw, car on car sex.
Matt - Rarrrrh rah rahhhhhh.
Alex - Its Stepmom with a miscarriage (Not to disappoint Alex).
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