Show Name - BtSD 08-22-2011
Show Number - 66
Real Date - 22nd August 2011
Let's get talkative with this episode of BTSD! We've got four movies to talk about from the last weekend, two of which we didn't even see (but since when would that stop us?). We'll also take a look at the crowded slate of films coming up in the next couple of months, break down the last few days' worth of news, and...much...much...more?
00:07:00 - Krull
00:07:30 - Conan the destroyer
00:08:00 - Fright Night
00:08:30 - Colin Farrell - McLovin
00:09:00 - Buffy the vampire slayer -
00:11:00 - In Bruges
00:12:30 - Sanctum
00:14:00 - Shark night 3D
00:16:00 - Ridley Scott
00:17:30 - Immortals
00:19:30 - Spy Kids 2 -
00:21:00 - One Day
00:21:30 - Glee 3D
00:23:30 - City of lost children
00:25:30 - Pan's labyrinth
00:28:00 - Galaxy Quest laugh from Alex
00:31:30 - The Help
00:36:00 - Ghost rider 2
00:36:30 - Nic Cage
00:40:30 - The Lone Ranger
00:45:30 - Superman
00:52:30 - Apollo 18
00:56:00 - The Thing
00:57:30 - William Shakespeare -
Hey Matt and (probably) Alex. I work in a cinema where we have name badges with a film title under our name. The idea is to have your favourite film, or one of them, on your badge (Mines is Alan - Lost In Translation) but some people use it to showcase a slightly more obscure film they like to try and spark up conversation about it, and some use it for comedy effect. For example, one guy had "What Women Want", and a gay guy I worked with had "The Queen" on his. Just wondering what film titles you guys would go for. THANKS
Alex - Hellraiser
Rorie - Black Dynamite
This isn't so much a question as a discussion topic.
I'm pretty sure both of you use Reddit, so I'm sure you know about this already. Recently somebody posted a TIL about a movie called Cry Baby Lane (sorry , I can't find the thread). It was a Nickelodeon film, released in 2001. It was a (children's) horror film, about a pair of adjoined twins who's mother sawed them in half after they died. One of the twins had been acting evil, and she buried the good twin in a proper graveyard, while the bad twin was buried in a quick grave down by a river or something. The rest of the movie involves the evil baby's spirit possessing people in the nearby town. This film was apparently a little too scary for kids, as after the debut on Nickelodeon, they had to stop airing it because of the immense volume of phone calls they received from angry parents. They even deny ever creating the film.
Anyways, somebody on Reddit had a recording of the film on VHS, and with the help of some converting, they uploaded it to Youtube. I never saw the movie, because it was taken down by Viacom. But the download is available here: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/jicg6/cry_baby_lane/
According to comments on Reddit, it's kind of a let down - not scary at all, almost comedic even. But it just goes to show that the internet has no problem recovering a movie that was said to be gone for good.
Rorie - I don't have enough time to watch new movies on my own, im not going to have spare time to watch a film film on YouTube.
Rorie - Its not so much the internet is a master sleuth, it depends if there is archives versions of the film out there.
Rorie - Yeah, cry baby lane.
Alex - I would love to watch a scary nicleodoen film that I've never heard of
Do you listen to music while writing your movie reviews, or do you prefer to let your thoughts flow without distraction? What kind of music if you do, and do you try to listen to the film's soundtrack while writing it, if possible?
Rorie - I am up and down
Alex - No
Rorie - No?
Rorie - Hello?
Alex - Hello?
Rorie - You are cutting in and out all the time today
Alex - HELLOWW, Weird
Rorie - Depends on the mood I'm in. The Solaris sound track is a fav for writing in the office. But if I am at home I will go for science
Alex - For me, I like listening to music for inconsequential stuff.
Hey again guys,
As you didn't quite make it to my question in the last podcast, here's a copy/paste:
What's your favourite movie (or TV for that matter) scenes that rely heavily on music without being actual musical numbers?
So, not 500 Days of Summer, Magnolia or the musical episode of Buffy, but rather things like the scene in Jackie Brown where Robert Forster sees Pam Grier for the first time, or in Lost Highway when Balthazar Getty falls for Patricia Arquette? Non-romantic examples would be Face/Off's shootout scene with 'Over the Rainbow' or Miller's Crossing with 'Danny Boy' playing while Albert Finney tommygun's some hitmen. The music can be either diegetic or non-diegetic. I'm obviously quite partial to all 4 of these examples, but wanted to know if you had any other good ones that come to mind.
Keep up the great work!
Alex - I've a couple. In Jackie Brown where she is in the car listing to across 110th street. She is just driving along and singing.
Alex - Also in boogie nights where Mark Walberg is sitting on the couch and 99 luftballons comes on, the camera just sit on his face as he looks around the drug dealers room. One of my fav movie moments
Rorie - I do like the kill bill part where the crazy 88 is going. A great musical moment
Great work as always guys.
Slightly morbid question but can't think of a better way of asking the question.
If Tom Hanks was to die today, where would he sit in the pantheon of great Hollywood actors?
Alex - Nooo!
Alex - he is up there
Rorie - He defiantly be hurt by the fact he doesn't get his 3rd act. Has he played a grandfather yet?
Alex - No, he is still in the older dad mode. Or older single guy mode. Not a granddad yet.
Rorie - I want to see him play that older character.
Rorie - Because you know that if they remake grumpy old men in 20 years he will be in it.
Alex - If he leads a long life he will be this Paul Neumann character. People will cherish the fact that he is in the movie.
Rorie - He needs a few more .... Its not that he is just a personality, its just he needs to take a few more challenging roles.
Rorie - He did that with Philadelphia and people when whoa! Not that he needs to be Oscar nominated for every film. But more serious films
Alex - I only dispute that in the respect that he has to do that is that, I think he has done a decent amount of that.
Alex - A lot of the reason he did those serious roles is because he wanted to break away from those buddy movies like Dragnet and he showed he could do it, and do it really well
Rorie - I would love to see more Road to perdition than ...
Alex - Less Larry Crowne more Road to perdition
Rorie - But he is the best everyman actor that has ever worked in hollywood
Alex - Totally. He can play a total sleeze bag, a goof ball or the comic straight man.
Rorie - Boogie nights 2
Alex - Yes! Grandpa porn!!
Hey guys, love the podcast etc, etc.
What do you find more insufferable: American actors attempting English accents or English actors attempting American accents?
Alex - American trying English
Rorie - totally
With Tranformers: Bark at the Moon now the 5th highest grossing moving of all time [link below], what does this say for the standard of movies going forward? I realize that going for the lowest common denominator is what most movies are striving for but just how low can we go?
P.S. - yes I did put "Bark at the Moon" in there on purpose. Imagine, an entire Michael Bay movie with nothing but cute puppies! You're welcome Rorie.
Rorie - It doesn't say much. Its hard to corrolate grosse of movie with quality
Rorie - I watched Alice in wonderland for 10 minutse before turning it off and that movie made 1 BILLION dollars
Rorie - Grosse and quality don't line up
Alex - There is no direct correlation
Rorie - The maths are more how do you get the teens to go to a movie 2 or 3 times
Hey Rorie, why did you want to become a English Major? Why did you go to Gamespot and then to Obsidian instead of doing something that requires a English degree?
Also, what is your birthday ?
Some pictures for all you fans of knees!