It’s scary when just three of us take over two hours to talk about the year in film that was 2009. We barely even touched on our honorable mentions, either. I’ll include our individual lists after the jump.
Monthly Archives January 2010
Being at least somewhat of a hipster, I was legally obligated to post this trailer. This is not really a film but a “visual album” from the best band in the world, Animal Collective. Just judging by this if you’re one of the people who’s only knowledge of the band is through “My Girls” you might be a little freaked out by what you’re seeing. This looks far more “Hollinndagain” than “Merriweather Post Pavillion” and I guess I’m open to that.
ODDSAC is currently playing at Sundance and for all we know could become the next “The Wall“…but it’s far more likely that it will just be some art project that a few weeks from now won’t see more than the closet of Noah Lennox/Panda Bear.
by Dave Minkus
Dave’s Score: 7.5/10
It’s really nice when I get the chance to see a movie that lets me take off my critic’s hat and just enjoy it for what it is. For me, that kind of movie is a true story that’s well made. It isn’t about the “film”, it’s the story that’s important. Extraordinary Measures is exactly that kind of film. I understand people’s trepidation at the commercials that have been airing on CBS seemingly non-stop for the past few months.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUCXtdTlUrk[/youtube]
We continue our series on John McTiernan films with one of his greatest films, The Hunt for Red October. Cody Green joins us today so he can work on a very unique school assignment. We’re curious to see what everyone thinks of it.
Wow. I’m a bit shocked not only by this development, but the direction the franchise is going. Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple hours, Ain’t It Cool has confirmed that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are off the Spider-Man franchise. Not only that, but Sony is going to reboot the series a whopping 10 years after is started.
This week, we continue our series on John McTiernan and have a pretty honest discussion of Predator.
Our thoughts and prayers also go out to Tee Morris and his daughter during this tough time. If you want to help the family, you can chip in with the below widget set up by Phillipa Ballentine.
We record our last episode of the year, as well as our centennial episode, with our favorite guest. Chris Stipp from FRED (formerly Quick Stop Entertainment) and /Film is kind enough to join us as we start a series on John McTiernan. Die Hard is a great way to do a Christmas episode without doing a Christmas episode.
Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for recording the awesome song Chiron Beta Prime.
Somehow, we don’t have a topic yet find a way to break an hour. It’s a talent, I tell you!
It’s an episode we’ve all been wanting to do for a long time. We finally get to let our Browncoat flag fly! This episode, we dig into the ‘verse that Joss Whedon created and was brought to and end far too soon.
You can listen to all of the Adam Baldwin interview that Chris did at the Jonja.net site.
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of remakes. However, there are times where an idea intrigues me enough that I really want to see how it turns out. Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop is one of those projects. Aronofsky has never once struck me as the kind of guy who will do any project if there are enough zero’s in the paycheck. If he takes on a project, he has a specific vision and idea of what he wants to do.
Well, it looks like he may be walking away from this project now, according to Moviehole. Apparently, the project is on hold because the studio wants the film to be in 3D and Aronofsky isn’t interested in going that route. I have to say that I applaud Mr. Aronofsky for willing to stick to his guns.