Sun, 4 December 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 151
This week a full crew settles into the coffee shop for another edition of The Caffeinated Movie Geek featuring one of our favorite segments The Grind. This time around we discuss the impact of the disappearance of brick and mortar video stores. From nostalgia to new technology to building a community of movie fans we address the whole situation.
Plus while we try to decide if we are a movie abuser or not, we also mention… Super 8, Escape from New York, Raymond Carver, NetFlix, Zombie Cheerleading Camp, Scream 4, Wristcutters, geek comradery, Kenneth Branagh, the punk DIY approach, Mantra, Splice, Neve Campbell, Lonely Hearts, The Addams Family, the gatekeepers, the community of a video store, Ray Harryhausen, Like Water for Elephants, Hamlet, DVDs on the shelf, Adam Carolla putting in a swimming pool, the caves under Kansas City, “dollar Wednesday“, the consistency of bagged iced, a mathematical process for figuring out what you like, AFI, Coppola writing Patton, a bag of weed and an old Yes album cover, Night of the Living Fred, The Godfather, Joe Johnston, mixing comedy and horror, StakeLand, the disappearance of 35mm, seriously… we like independent films, Red State, ME TV, guerilla filmmaking, the porn-renting customers, six degrees of separation, the death of Borders, my wife… the savage, the Vulcan mind-meld state of the audience, out-of-print movies, living in a hive, Wolfman, Attack the Block, the psychic Dances with Wolves, copyright law, Roger Dean, President Donald Pleasence, driving a car with a vortex under the seat, Captain America, more lens flares?!?, Everything Must Go, bypassing the system, Ernest Scared Stupid, defining a “B-movie” in today’s market, a movie-geek support group and is it a steamy thriller or an erotic masterpiece?
“At what point do you say, I’m gonna chase what the market wants?”