Show Name - BtSD 08-15-2011
Show Number - 65
Real Date - 15th August 2011
Host(s) - Matthew Rorie - Alex Navarro
Alex and Rorie waste no time in talking down this weekend's movies! Glee! Destination! Help! Minutes! All these words are related to films! Also news, with Lone Ranger, Breaking Bad, The Stand, and more news news news getting discussed! We start slow but we end fast! (That's what she said.)
00:01:00 - Its Payday!
00:01:30 - No Flip-flopping?
00:03:30 - Danny McBride
00:05:00 - Pineapple express
00:06:00 - Hangover
00:07:00 - Bridesmaids
00:13:00 - Dances with wolves
00:13:30 - The notebook
00:17:00 - Sex and Zen 3d
00:20:00 - Harold and Kumar
00:20:30 - Glee 3d
00:22:00 - The devils double
00:23:00 - Planet of the apes
00:23:30 - James Franco
00:24:00 - Conan the barbarian
00:24:30 - Scorpion King
00:26:30 - Don't be afraid of the dark
00:27:30 - Taken
00:28:00 - One day
00:30:30 - The lone ranger
00:31:30 - Gore Verbinski
00:34:00 - Moneyball
00:36:00 - Austin Powers 4
00:37:00 - The love guru
00:38:00 - Peter sellars
00:39:00 - Tim Allen
00:41:00 - Steven king
00:41:30 - shawshank redemption
00:42:00 - Green mile
00:45:00 - Porn documentary - kink
00:47:30 - Boogie Nights
00:50:30 - Breaking bad
00:51:30 - lost
00:52:00 - justified
My parents tend to watch a lot of Spanish television, which is usually pretty constant in how bad it is, but I couldn't help but notice that the hottest show on right now involves couples of little kids dancing on stage and being harshly critiqued by the judges. My guess is that all these children are between the ages of 5-10, which makes their skill set impressive, but I can't help but feel like their future is being destroyed like oh so many young girls that get dragged out to beauty contests by their mothers in hopes of reclaiming their more youthful glory days. I feel pretty uncomfortable watching the kids get yelled at by judges, but my parents have the typical reaction of "Look at them dance, they think they're real people". My question here is what programs, if any, have you ever felt uncomfortable watching due to their exploitative nature, or other reasons.
Rorie - I feel uncomfortable watch anything on TV right now. I don't any reality programs. I don't like the bachelor/bachelorette, the real world, the jersey shore, toddlers and tiaras
Alex - Thats something that makes me feel uncomfortable, its as if bad parents are allowed to be bad parents and rewarded for being bad parents.
Hey Screened crew, I was curious what you guys thought about two different movies, not related in anyway.
The first one is Adaptation. This is my second favorite Kaufman film, behind Eternal Sunshine. I thought it was one of the most clever and original movies I've seen, and the way it kind of transforms itself into something totally different by the end. I was curious what you thought about it, especially Alex, since he's a big Nic Cage fan.
The second one is Up in the Air, another film I have yet to see. I like Jason Reitman's previous films and I like George Clooney, so I hope this one turned out to be great, but what are your thoughts on it?
Rorie - I like both those films
Alex - I'd say go watch up in the air.
Hi guys, I am interested to know after the Nazi theme week if any of you have seen Conspiracy and if so what did you think of it. I really liked the film and the performances but found it quite disturbing viewing.
Rorie - I have not seen it. Oh wait thats the Kenneth Brannon film
Alex - Ah yes, Good actors. I did see it when it was on HBO but I remember nothing about it
So do you think the direction their taking Paranormal Activity 3 with it being a prequel is it limiting the potential scope and scariness. Just from watching the first 2 films I already know that both girls will survive and the house will be burned down at the end.
Rorie - My problem is that its going awat from the static camera look to more a home made video style
Alex - from what I've seen in the trailer it looks like they have taken 80's style vhs footage but polished it up enough so it doesn't look shit in the cinema
I saw Crazy, Stupid, Love a few days ago. And while I really, really liked it, I couldn't help but be bothered by the extra comma in the title. Personally, I can't stand when movies use improper grammar or punctuation in their titles. Is that something that bothers you guys, too or am I just a nit-picky jerk?
Some other examples that come to mind are A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (needs a hyphen between "old" and "fashioned"), Eight Legged Freaks (needs a hyphen between "eight" and "legged"), Two Weeks Notice (needs an apostrophe after "week"), and Law Abiding Citizen (needs a hyphen between "law" and "abiding".
Rorie - compound adjectives do bug me
Alex - I never understand why nobody copy edits titles of movies
Rorie - the good old fashioned orgies did bother me as an English major
Words like densely-populated are compound adjectives and they are made up of two or more words, normally with hyphens between them. Something that is dense contains a lot of things or people in a small area. Thus a densely-populated town orcity is one with a high population count within the city boundaries. A densely-wooded hill would be one that is difficult to get through because the trees are so close together.
adj / adv + past participle
Adjective or adverb plus past participle is one of the most common patterns for forming compound adjectives. Some common examples would include:
Note that adverb / past participle combinations when they are used with a copular verb like be or seem, and come after the noun they modify, are not hyphenated:
There are sometimes many possible combinations, e.g. broad-minded, narrow-minded, absent-minded, strong-minded, as well as open-minded. It is partly a matter of knowing which adjectives or adverbs collocate or go with which participles and nouns. We have brightly-lit streets, but also brightly-coloured dresses or swimsuits or sweets.
So, I have a question mostly for Alex and totally unrelated to movies.
In September I'm gonna be driving from northern Virginia down to New Orleans. It's about an eighteen hour drive I'm taking alone and I'm worried I may lose my mind. Since Alex seems to drive between coasts every other week, I was hoping he could give me some road trip tips. Any advice to make this experience more bearable?
Alex - I've done the coast to coast trip twice in the last 5 years, I do love road trips.
I've noticed a strange trend of shows that get cancelled after only one season being amazingly good seasons (such asFirefly, MTV's: Downtown, Mission Hill), but shows that endure have at best dated first seasons (The Simpsons, South Park, X-Files) and seem to have legs for years? Is there any rhyme or reason, or is it just a series of weird, happy accidents?
Rorie - The x-files first season was monster of the week really
Alex - most programs don't find their legs until season 2
Rorie - if you go back and look at the first season of house, that looks awful. But as time has gone on the visuals are one of the shows hallmarks now
Alex - looking back at the first season of the simpsons; the animation is really rough, the characters aren't what you want them to be, Homer is still an idiot but he isn't clever about it. He is just an idiot
Alex - Bart is way to much at the forefront. But half way through season 2 it becomes the show that people love.
Alex - Its hard to go back and watch any animations. The Simpsons, south park even futurama.
Rorie - If I was to pick a show that bucked the trend id pick .
Alex - The first 3 or 4 season are great but once they start falling in love with themselves it loses its way
Who do you think is the most underappreciated actor working today? Jeff Bridges always used to be my answer before he won for Crazy Heart, and I haven't really been able to come up with a new example.
Rorie - jeff bridges was never under appreciated
Alex - he was just never really recognised
Rorie - its hard to balance
After reading Rorie's article on spoiler-filled trailers, it got me thinking about "sneak peaks". For Bridesmaids, instead of a trailer we got the bridesmaids dresses scene. While it spoiled that one scene, it gave away nothing else in the movie. Any thoughts?
Rorie - I'm not entirely sure. I think he is talking about the online downloads
Alex - I don't really understand
Rorie - [Gives a long example]
Alex - Oh ok. Then in that case clips are a more intelligent way to go
Rorie - its a good way to avoid spoilers
Alex - but in the say way its a good way to get things out there.