New podcast! For this episode, Damien’s out and our oldest daughter Lena is in, as our resident expert on . . . MORTAL KOMBAT. Both of them! There’s a new movie and and old movie and maybe something is wrong with us, but we loved them both, and we had a certain amount to say about it (and Ghostbusters II, and various other tangentially related topics).
Hey! Hey! New podcast! We tackle America’s greatest movie, yes, America’s greatest movie, JAWS, and also BOTTLE ROCKET, and early and underappreciated Wes Anderson film.
We discuss: Who’s the monster? Is Quint Ahab? Should they have made the shark roar? And what kind of scar is it that that Brody has? and also Bottlerocket: a Wes Anderson movie without so much Wes Anderson in it, and that’s a good thing. The discussion includes brief cameos by Iron Balls McGinty and El Guapo, wanders past J.D. Salinger and Truman Capote for some reason.
Podcast returns! Just one movie review this time: The insanely excellent 2014 drama Calvary. Damien and I both loved it but had slightly different takes on what it meant. Here’s the trailer for this movie we recommend highly for Holy Week (but not for kids):
Episode three of our podcast, Double Feature With the Fishers, is up! Damien and I pour a little drink and talk about MASTER AND COMMANDER and APPALOOSA, two movies about (among other things) male friendship. In this episode, one of the ice cubes escapes and then Damien complains about Marvel movies for a bit, but then we get going. Two great movies, lots to say about friendship, identity, and also, you know, amputations, and shooting. No stretchy red suits at all.
The podcast continues! Last week, we reviewed Moonstruck and The Quiet Man. This week, a change of pace: Rocky and Hard Times, made within a year of each other, definitely Sylvester Stallone’s best movie, and possibly Charles Bronson’s, too, respectively. Both movies about fighters, obviously, and both about relationships, and opportunities, and entanglements, and running out of time, but they are so different in tone and direction and overall sweatiness. We had fun making the podcast and I think you’ll have fun listening to it.
After a horribly long hiatus, Damien and I have started recording weekly podcasts again. We still begin by pouring a drink, and it’s still politics-free, but we’ve tightened it right up, and now the entire podcast is about movies. Although we have very disparate tastes, we’re willing to watch just about anything together, as long as it’s not boring. And if it is boring, we want to talk about why.
The episodes we’ve recorded so far are double headers, in which we discuss two movies that are linked in some way. Episode one covers Moonstruck and The Quiet Man, hoo-de-hoo-hoo! Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
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