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.”