Sat, 25 February 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 163
This week we welcome director Scooter Downey and actors Sean Elliot and Rose Sirna to sit-in with us and tell us about their movie "It's in the Blood". (Which also stars show favorite Lance Henriksen.) Oh... and they just happen to fall right in line with our usual geeky conversations. It's an amazing thing when geeks find each other. Come experience the movie bonding session!
Direct download: Being_a_movie_geek_its_in_the_blood_Ep_163_-_3000.mp3
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Fri, 17 February 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 162
The gang is back! And this week we kick things off with a War Horse battle straight from the trenches! (Watch out for the barbed wire) Then we dive right into this week's Sofa Theater feature - TiMER. Can this slightly sci fi movie enlighten us on the futuristic ways of finding your soulmate. Or will some of us have issues with the science involved.. or lack thereof? What results is a great group discussion. Plus we feature a One From the Vaults segment from the star of the movie Emma Caulfield. Where we hear her thoughts on the general themes addressed in the film.
And somewhere amidst all this we also mention... foley art, Guy Maddin, peering in my neighbor’s window, Ibsen's “A Doll's House, theater of the mind, Vintage Thunderbird, Seinfeld, Bryan’s Misty impression, Weekly Reader lies, Stranger Then Fiction, Apu and his wife, Juno, lost your privileges, diminishing returns, Manhattan, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Another Earth, being rapturously in love with horses, Party Down, Tex Arvery’s House of the Future, oh my god, that plot makes me want to smash things!!, Brand Upon the Brain, making a romantic comedy about monkeys, Up in the Air, freak accidents, Unbreakable, SpongeBob SquarePants, people used to be spherical, I didn’t start dating until I’d been married for five years, If you don’t feel something is missing - there’s something wrong with you, it struck me that the concept of love seemed to - not matter, and only our show would find a way to thematically tie this film to Power Rangers, The Simpsons and That’s so Raven.
Spoiler Alert: We reveal the major plot points and the ending of this week's movie TiMER. Oh yeah and we totally spoil Old Yeller and The Mist along the way. So beware of those moments...
"The central science fiction metaphor, is not a metaphor for something in life, it’s a metaphor for something that exists in romantic comedies.”
Sat, 11 February 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 161
This week we drop back into the middle of The Grind where we are discussing “Traumatic Movies”. And somewhere during our dealing with all the mental scars, we also mention… technology is usurping humanity, Return of the Jedi, The Butterfly Effect, Wild at Heart, The Final Destination series, a bullshit version of real events, the old lady in the bathtub, working a new level of creepy into your marriage, montages, Ice Cube, Blue Velvet, being afraid to go outside, closing your eyes during the face melting scene, picking peas, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Today was a Good Day, Crash, goose-sex, being in a Freaky Friday scenario, Isabella Rossellini, CG Hugh Jackman, committing suicide, a generation of hoarders, digital Liam Neeson, The Passion of the Christ, Willem Dafoe’s teeth, Real Steel, manufacture motive, The Hills Have Eyes, naked bloody in the shower, Rules of Attraction, The People Under the Stairs, who’s that… your mom?, long dreams, Toy Story, Revenge of the Sith, Home Free, confessing to your dad, The Shining, Freeway, hatching baby chicks, National Institute for Mental Health, Where the Red Fern Grows, Pinocchio, 500 Days of Summer, No Strings Attached, Dogtooth, rape baby??, 401K, The Stone Boy, the Facebook movie, The Accused, knife-penises, Uzumaki, Up, Rock-A-Doodle, Jim Henson’s Christmas Toy, monsters getting in trouble at work, being a P.E. teacher, and a kindergarten version of Waiting for Godot.
“What if David Cronenberg and David Lynch had a baby… this is what this movie would be!”
Sat, 4 February 2012
Movie Meltdown - Episode 160
This week we fling open the doors to the coffee shop and expand the cast to a bigger and better level! And what better way to welcome the new members to the show, then to immerse them into trauma. That’s right, this week we kick off another session of The Grind where we discuss “Traumatic Movies“… or movies that scarred me for life. What results is more traumatic talk then one show can contain!
And along the way, we also bring up… Man on a Ledge, making kids watch a Bergman film, Michael Fassbender, Haywire, Snake Eyes, Super, Channing Tatum, the dog with the human head, turn up the smoky, when your friends won’t shut up during the movie, that face women do that says… do me, intentionally schlocky, Candy-Colored Clown, scanning TV Guide for the horror movies, Charlotte’s Web, offending Nazis, Steven Soderbergh, The Vow, I just watched Krull 25 times in a row, it was the first time it occurred to me that so many naked women could be so boring, Iago, G.I. Joe 2, the movie you hate… that everyone else loves, I think that movie is going to responsible for so many break-ups, Lassie kills a guy, you know, there are lots of different kinds of trauma, Fran Drescher, it’s like Dwight Schrute in Taxi Driver, 1001 Amish Insults, Gina Carano, The Naked City, Dennis Hopper, the AFI lists and the trauma of Little Man.
“It was like, FINALLY - I thought I’d got my kids to the level of trauma I’ve been looking for…”