8 items from 2012
We have finally done it and have recorded Episode 100! Yes, it took 6 years for this milestone to be reached but we did it. Joining us in this episode is Josh Hurtado (@zombeaner) from Twitch and El Goro from the Talk Without Rhythm podcast as we talk about films that can’t be unsee (ie. Extreme Horror).
*Josh’s audio doesn’t sound all too great before the break but it is considerably better for the roundtable discussion.
What We’ve Been Watching (1:30)
Picks of the Week for September 11, 2012 (19:13)
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Josh’s Pick(s »
- Andy Triefenbach
With Craig Zobel's shocker "Compliance" reigniting debate this week on the eve of its limited theatrical opening (it was met with wildly passionate reactions at Sundance earlier this year, as well), the writer-director is all the rage right now. Several critics have even likened him to Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke -- auteurs with the urge to provoke. Now Variety is reporting that his next film will star none other than the original Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire, who's also on board to produce the project. Read More: Why Every Screening of 'Compliance' Should Be Followed By a Q&A Session Titled "Z for Zachariah," the film is a post-apocalyptic drama based on the 1975 novel by Robert C. O'Brien (also the author of the source material for "The Secret of Nimh"). According to Variety, the script "follows a teenage girl who lives alone and maintains a farm »
- Nigel M Smith
0:00 - Intro 3:35 - Review: The Dictator 44:00 - Headlines: Aaron Sorkin Signs on for Steve Jobs Biopic, Larry David to Star in Improv Comedy, Eli Roth to Direct The Green Inferno, Nick Stahl and the John Connor Curse, Dan Harmon Ousted from Community, The Master Trailer 54:25 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Secret of Nimh, Being John Malkovich, Celebrity Apprentice Finale 1:10:55 - Junk Mail: Ultra Avx Theatres + Popcorn Toppings + Things to Do in Toronto, Animated TV Shows, The Personal Lives of Entertainers Influencing Your Opinion of Their Work 1:29:25 - This Week's DVD Releases 1:30:33 - Outro
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The Alamo Drafthouse was already planning to turn the heat up on this summer by looking ahead to the past – celebrating the 30th anniversary the massive 1982 months that made the middle of the year famous for movies. Their marquee already included The Thing, Tron, The Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist and more. Now, the “more” part of that is about to expand. As special badges go on sale (80 bucks gets you the original 8 films), Team Alamo is announcing 7 more flicks to the tour. That includes Class of 1984, The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Secret of Nimh, Vice Squad and Pink Floyd: The Wall. How they knew that Nimh was my security blanket as an elementary school kid is anyone’s guess. This event was already an awesome trip down memory lane, and now it’s even greater. What’s fantastic here isn’t just the re-release of a ton of excellent movies, it »
- Cole Abaius
Last month, we reported that the Alamo Drafthouse would be spending this summer honoring the summer of 1982 by holding screenings of Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior, Rocky III, Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Thing, and Tron, with all the movies being presented in 35mm. Tomorrow, a limited number of badges—priced at $80—will go on sale here at 11am Cst and provide admission to all these movies. The Drafthouse will also be selling tickets to the first movie in the series, Conan the Barbarian, which will play on May 11th. In addition to the terrific movies that have already been announced, the Drafthouse has added 11 more movies to the summer series: Vice Squad, Escape 2000, The Sword and the Sorcerer, The Secret of Nimh, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Class of 1984, Friday the 13th: Part 3 in 3D, Halloween 3, Q: The Winged Serpent, »
- Matt Goldberg
Not all moviegoers want their movies dripping with heavy-handed moral messages, but when they’re presented as part of the colorful, warm fuzzy goodness of an animated film, somehow said message or moral is easier to swallow. The latest entrant into the animated movie with a message canon is “The Lorax,” Dr. Seuss’ classic story about a young boy who must save endangered trees in hopes of winning a girl's heart.
5. "Happy Feet"
Although the plot of this Oscar-winner for Best Animated Feature Film revolves around Mumble the penguin (Elijah Wood) learning to dance to the beat of his own drum, literally, the third act reveals a glaringly obvious message about over fishing in the Arctic and general ocean pollution. The animated penguins are »
- Kara Warner
The Lorax hits theaters this Friday, but long before Danny DeVito was providing the voice for that cute little orange creature, this story by Dr. Seuss was a childhood favorite. In honor of the movie, we're quizzing your knowledge on children's books that were translated to film. Let's see what you've got! Question 1 of 5Name that movie: The Secret of Nimh The Indian in the Cupboard The Secret World of Arrietty The Ant Bully »
- Lizzie Fuhr
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to This Means War, The Secret World of Arrietty and Undefeated.
Tomorrow in theaters it’s spy versus spy when two secret agents become romantic rivals, a scrappy underdog team fights their way to football glory and a teeny teen discovers a grand new world. But if you want more action-romance-comedies, more heartwarming sports tales, and more spirited adventures with pint-sized protagonists , we’ve got you covered with the best titles Now Streaming.
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8 items from 2012
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