4 items from 2013
This evening I offer up not one, but two videos that you may have not seen! First up is a deleted scene from Quentin Tarantino's True Romance. The film directed by the late Tony Scott featured a quick bit with Jack Black, who at the time no one had a clue who he was. I remember first seeing him in 1993s Airborne. Raise your hand if you've seen that classic gem. It wasn't until The Cable Guy that I even really knew who he was. I sat there going, "Haven't I seen this guy somewhere »
- Niki Stephens
If you search IMDb’s incredibly handy “plot keywords” for the phrase “rollerblading,” only twenty-eight titles pop up, and most of them aren’t even truly concerned with rollerblading as an actual plot element. The number one rated entry is “Skitchin,’” which is actually a video game from 1994. The number two rated entry? The UK’s uproariously funny series “Absolutely Fabulous,” which has absolutely nothing to do with rollerblading. You’ll have to scroll all the way down to the exact middle of the list – entry number 14 – to find Rob Bowman’s Airborne (above 2002’s Rollerball, below an Erik von Detten-starring Disney movie called Brink! about a pack of teens who call themselves “Soul-Skaters” because “Hammy Sad People Skating Together Because You Don’t Get Me, Mom” wasn’t punchy enough), which is an immense cinematic tragedy, simply because Airborne is the best film about rollerblading ever made. It also turns twenty today. There »
- Kate Erbland
Working with a real-life 1980s incident in New Caledonia (not dissimilar to a French Falklands), Kassovitz crafts a thoughtful thriller with no heroes, only good intentions compromised by colonialist mistrust and distant politics. His negotiator is set between a hair-triggered French military and separatist rebels, but with an election back home, not everyone wants a peaceful outcome.
Promised Land (15)
With fracking as the central concern, this finds it hard to avoid being an "issue movie", but there's some human drama to it. Damon's gas agent comes to an archetypal small town with a buyout in mind, but the locals and their country ways get to him. »
- Steve Rose
Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime,” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our look at the podcasts from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every one for your audio/visual pleasure!
Attf v2.0 – Episode 30 – 2013 Reinvention
2013? Yes! Steve and Mike return for the 2013 episode of Attf v2.0 with our thoughts on the end of Tf Prime. We also talk the future of the Transformers Aligned Continuity and this very podcast. So stay tuned in for details and enjoy!
Mwire – The 2013 Oscars
In the first ever Awards Season podcast episode, Mwire talks The Oscars. Join MovieRevolt Dan and TFG1Mike as they give a bit of history, rant and rave, then they run down this years list of Nominees.
Mwire – Episode 93 – 90s Flashback: Airborne (1993)
In Episode 93 join TFG1Mike and MovieRevolt Dan as they talk about the hidden gem in Airborne! »
4 items from 2013
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