Jan 19, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 212
This week we make some movie confessions which of course leads to many other discussions and disagreements. Some of which include... being in a failing marriage, being "a brand", The Girl vs. Hitchcock, spoofing American Idol, Errol Morris, Mississippi Burning, Joaquin Phoenix, TinkerHell, the Israeli David O. Russell, Knocked Up, Woody Allen, Sex, Lies and Videotape, The Apple, Non-narrative documentaries, the mating rituals of penguins, Real Steel, Paul Rudd, The Master, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, Tabloid, This is 40, Blind Spot, John Cassavetes, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Alan Rickman, Silver Linings Playbook, robots are like animals, movie auteur, Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, that's as low as you can go as a director, Judd Apatow, Shawshank Redemption, Rae Dawn Chong, Lincoln movies, Phantom of the Paradise, Downfall, animal movies, Freaks and Geeks, I don't trust P.T. Anderson anymore, Werner Herzog, The Day of the Dolphin, Sleepwalk with Me, Bob Hoskins and Dustin Hoffman, The Fog of War, creative cursing replacements, You didn't earn this!!, upcoming Oscar movies, a video game burning, The Hollywood Reporter directors roundtable, Searching for Sugar Man, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Annie Hall, The Blind Side, Toys, psychedelic rock movies, Hugh Jackman, it was the cancer-comedy before 50/50 and being Hitler's secretary.
Spoiler Alert: Minor spoiler for The Apple. But really you have to see that movie to believe it regardless.
Addendum: John Williams has composed the scores to 25 of the 26 feature films Spielberg has directed. Producer Quincy Jones wrote Spielberg's The Color Purple score.
"I feel like he wants to make important films... and I don't think that he's an important filmmaker."