Two Geek Soup: Into the Spider-Verse

23 Feb

In this episode, John and Aaron discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Listen to “Ep. 30 Into the Spider-Verse” on Spreaker.

The Fear of God: Velvet Buzzsaw

21 Feb

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw.

Joe Dante’s Inferno, by Bob Connally

20 Feb

Last summer in my look at Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, I expressed my unabashed love of Looney Tunes. Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 masterpiece featured essentially every Looney Tunes star in a cameo role and while there is a lot of wacky humor in the film it has the story and structure of a detective movie. In 1996, the Looney Tunes stars were given bigger roles in Space Jam, a film that holds a strange nostalgic power for many Millennials that escapes me. A few moments aside, the comedy is weak and it’s a visual nightmare. The moment Daffy Duck and Bill Murray share a frame is however a great contribution to American cinema. 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action is now largely forgotten, even by me and I saw it. Thirteen years before however, that film’s director, Joe Dante, unleashed a film that truly captured the off the wall spirit of Looney Tunes in a way that neither Space Jam nor Back in Action came close to doing. He did it, in of all things, a sequel to one of the biggest commercial hits of the 1980s.

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Two Geek Soup: Upcoming Fantasy Adaptations

20 Feb

In this episode, John and Aaron discuss anticipated fantasy adaptations of 2019.

Listen to “Ep. 29 Upcoming Fantasy Adaptations” on Spreaker.

The Bob Award Winners!

20 Feb

It’s here again! The most prestigious movie award ceremony on the planet that does not in fact have a ceremony. I don’t have commercial breaks but if I did I wouldn’t make the cinematographers and film editors receive their trophies- which I also don’t have- during them. So instead of watching an Oscars sure to be even more boring than the Super Bowl, save yourself four hours and read these.

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The Fear of God: Apostle

18 Feb

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Apostle, starring Dan Stevens.

Salty Cinema: Oscar Picks

16 Feb

Jacob is joined by Alex Carpenter to predict the outcome of this year’s Academy Awards!

The Fear of God: 1922

8 Feb

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Zak Hilditch’s 1922, based on the Stephen King novella.

Salty Cinema: Brett McCracken

4 Feb

Jacob is joined by film critic Brett McCracken to discuss the best films of 2018.

The Bob Award Nominations 2019

30 Jan

As a film fanatic in my teens I began taking part in the time honored tradition that so many of us do. Waking up at 5:30 AM to watch the Oscar nominations and immediately begin complaining about them. After a few years of this I decided that if I wasn’t happy with the Academy’s choices then I should create my own awards. So I started the imaginatively named… Bob Awards. (It only occurs to me now that had I been named Oscar I’d have had a problem. Bullet dodged. Thanks, Mom and Dad.)

For the third year in a row I will be sharing the Bob Award nominations as a writer for More Than One Lesson. I really hope you enjoy them. If you don’t like these nominees then by all means create your own movie awards. Go on. Do it! I dare you!… No, really, you’ll feel better. It works for me. (If your name is Bob or Oscar though then I’m so sorry, but you’ll just have to accept these.) Of course I still complain about the Oscar nominations. But slightly less. And I guess that’s something.

I will be back before the Oscars to reveal the winners in not only these categories but several other fun ones.

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