Feb 9, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 215
So this week... we frustratedly sit down to cover the complicated film "Primer". We then enter a time loop that ranges from discussion to dissection to disagreement. At one point, the film is even described as sadism. And all over this little indie movie that only cost $7000 to make.
And after we also feature differing opinions on "Argo", we also mention... Richard Kelly, Castaway on the Moon, The Impossible, Alan Arkin, Charlie Kaufman and Terminator 2, paradox, it's a dumb plan, Gone Baby Gone, Skynet, Physics of the Impossible, The Departed, Looper, Feynman diagram, Love, John Goodman, The Town, a relatively comfy white-collar status, The Box, spending two years editing, trailers that tell you too much, Flight, so I decided to cop out, Casey Affleck, it's so crazy it might actually work, mundane mechanism, Back to the Future, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a Golden Globes caliber director, Zero Dark Thirty, Triangle, Donnie Darko, handling things like the U.S. Government spends money, Doc Brown, over-edited, your really smart math friend solving problems, the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Office Space, jargon, ruining your life with an iPhone and a full-on Sméagol-like decent into insanity.
Spoiler Alert - Full spoilers for "Primer" and some minor ones for other time-related films like "Looper" and "Time Crimes". You have been warned!
"I think the plot is straight-forward, the science behind it is... overwhelming for people who don't have a degree in astrophysics."