Episode #28: Wes Anderson

banner_wes andersonHow is The Grand Budapest Hotel? It might be the most Wes-Anderson-y of all Wes Anderson films. Some of us think that’s awesome – some of think that’s annoying – but all of us think it’s worth talking about.

Hang with us for a while as we sift through the maddening, peculiar genius of cinema’s most distinctive, contemporary auteur.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Wes Anderson on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Opening Music: Closing Music:
Night Train to Nebelsbad
Alexandre Desplat
Heroes & Villains
The Beach Boys

Episode #27: Best of the 90’s (#10-1)

banner build finalOur countdown reaches its surprising, but inevitable conclusion with Dan cheating and Thomas going left field in our final ten picks.

Lots of personal stories about the movies that shaped our adolescence and some musings about what makes a film timeless.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Download: AAC // MP3

Opening Music: Closing Music:
Bolero
Zbigniew Preisner
It’s a Life
Burkhard Dallwitz

Episode #26 – Best of the 90’s (#20-11)

bannerYou demanded it, and we’re pretending like we’re doing it because you demanded it. The 90’s!!!!

Time to rank our top twenty and spend some time glorying in all that cinema goodness.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Download: AAC // MP3

Opening Music: Closing Music:
from The Last of the Mohicans
Trevor Jones/Randy Edelman
from Apollo 13
James Horner

 

Episode #23 – Joe Wright

bannerWe succumb to the lush, rapturous cinema of director Joe Wright. Joined by special guest Caleb Stewart, we cover a wide range of topics, such as Victorian-era sex, modern adolescent lesbianism, and 19th century, Russian, literary sex. And some movies too.

** BONUS ** Our first ever movie-giveaway. Listen to find out how to win your Blu-ray copy of Pride & Prejudice

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Joe Wright on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Opening Music: Closing Music:
Briony
Dario Marianelli
Dawn
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Episode #19 – 2013 Review, Part 1

bannerTime to luxuriate in the cinematic year that was in a new two-part discussion. In part 1, we dish on the recent oscar noms and bat around  the highs, the lows, the curveballs, and neglected gems that we found in a darkened theater in 2013.

Listen to hear what Oscar slight still angers Thomas and whether or not Dan has changed his stance on post-modern Superman violence.

WARNING: this episode might contain a failed Skype duet.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Download: AAC // MP3


Get the Music

Episode #18 – Alfred Hitchcock, Part 2

banner 2

Part 2 of our speed-through of the master of suspense. We cover his most innovative films, his horror bona fides, and the faded glory of an artist’s long, slow decline.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Hitchcock on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Episode #16 – Peter Jackson

BannerWe got a present for you: an extra-sized episode! Just in time for the most commercial of all holidays, we celebrate a master mainstream storyteller – director Peter Jackson.

We dive into his early work in the horror genre and how it informed his approach to Lord of the Rings, with a few heated arguments along the way.

Merry Christmas from the MovieMaker’s team.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Links:
Find us on iTunes
Peter Jackson on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Episode #12 – Oliver Stone

stone bannerWith the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination upon us, what better time to explore the work of director Oliver Stone – our preeminent, conspiracy-minded, authority-distrusting director.

Probably the director we disagree about the most. Fights ensue.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Oliver Stone on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Dan Says Watch: Thomas Says Listen:

Episode #10 – Quentin Tarantino


tarantino bannerIt was bound to happen. For our 10th episode, we delve into the lightning-rod writer/director Quentin Tarantino.

Special guest commentator Caleb Stewart helps us find the dizzying highs and irritating lows of all things Tarantino. Side note: all hail Jackie Brown.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Tarantino on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Dan Says Buy: Thomas Says Buy:

Episode #9 – Paul Greengrass

greengrass bannerFinally, we discuss actual, current movies that are in theaters right now for real. The Counselor and Captain Phillips get an examination, which leads us into a little director Paul Greengrass talk.

Join us as we shed some light on how the Bourne movies changed action forever and listen as Dan debuts a pretty good Javier Bardem impression.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Links:
Find us on iTunes
Paul Greengrass on IMDB
Download: AAC // MP3

Dan Says Buy: Thomas Says Buy/Listen:
  

 

Archives