Sep 17, 2016
Movie Meltdown - Episode 365
This week we welcome our special
guest co-host Nicholas Vince (The Chatterer in
Hellraiser 1 & 2 as well as Kinski in Nightbreed)
to discuss this week's Sofa Theater feature: The
Mist. Directed by Frank Darabont and based on the
novella by Stephen King, this 2007 film was released with seemingly
little hype and promotion but still seemed to leave a staggering
impact on it's viewers over the years. Listen as we discuss the
acting, shooting style, casting choices, practical and CG effects
and last but certainly not least - the memorable and controversial
And while we try to decide just what the siren means to us, we also mention... Andre Braugher, the story of Yugoslavia, Greg Nicotero, leaders and experts, Toby Jones, Drew Struzan, people cannot stand uncertainty, The Blob, eases it's way in, Marcia Gay Harden, The Dark Tower, an abrogation of responsibility, let's put every one in a hot box, we do not like uncertainty, prejudice, air raids in the second world war, Buddhism, writing comic books, Jeffrey DeMunn, a contained story, I don't negate, by any sense... the struggles that us little ant-like human beings on this very small blue planet... in the very small, little uninteresting arm of the galaxy..., Laurie Holden, that's not what you really need to be afraid of, The Walking Dead, they are to blame, bullying and taking it to the worst possible conclusion, Thomas Jane, Night of the Living Dead, we live in crazy balance, yes... I wrote that story, who's going to step up, angered by it, beautifully shot, breaking off into little groups, make me an instrument of thy will, Dead Can Dance, Marcia Gay Harden, it is overwhelming, it's an overwhelming movie, finding the scapegoat, Nathan Gamble, we are a broad church, directing theater and Melissa McBride.
"...it is just a terribly difficult watch... I find it absolutely stunning."
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