We’re here with yet another podcast – and before you think we’re simply starting to love the sound of our own voices, we plan on having more written pieces soon…I’m working on a long one of my thoughts on Mad Men, and Cory is working on some himself. We’re just having a lot of fun talking about movies on here, and it kills two birds with one stone. Perhaps we’ll turn this into more of a podcast-heavy website, but we had an intention to improve upon our writing, and I hope to continue to see that through.
Anyway, here’s this week’s edition, where we talk about Inside Out, Tower Heist, and some other general topics around the film world:
Hey, we may have gotten a little addicted to podcasts, and are having a lot of fun with it. Cory got a bit miffed at the season finale of Game of Thrones last night, so we decided to wax poetic about television in general and the right moment to end a series. We also discuss the ongoing rumors that have permeated through the weekend over the potential sequels to Jurassic World. We plan on doing this a lot, so I hope you start enjoying it!
It’s the early morning of June 13th, 2015 (a very special day for one of our charter members) and we did our best to try and get this on the site on the day we actually recorded this – but a lot of WordPress is new to us and it took me a little while to figure out how to embed this. I’ve learned quite a bit, and here we have our very first podcast!
In the podcast below, Cory and Tristan discuss the big release of the weekend – Jurassic World – at length. Do they agree on the quality of the new film? They continue with a discussion on recently released trailers highlighting such films as The Martian, Minions, Hunger Games, and Self/Less. Afterwards, they hold a very poignant discussion of revered actor Christopher Lee, who passed away this past week.
We’re glad to finally have an outlet for our weekly discussions of film and other media, and we’re very happy to share it with you! Enjoy, below:
Thanks – hope you enjoyed listening as much as we did talking!
Cory and Tristan
Well, that felt quick. As the first round flew by, we learned a lot about what we predicted, what came true, and what effects this will have on our eventual Stanley Cup Champions. Let’s break down what to expect from the second round of NHL play:
Continue reading Good Sports – NHL Second Round
Hello all! Cory and I have managed to catch a sneak preview of The Water Diviner starring Russell Crowe and Olga Kurylenko, and we’d like to take the time to try out our first review.
The Water Diviner tells the story of Australian father and farmer Joshua Connor, whose sons have gone off to fight with other ANZAC soldiers in the Great War. The greatest battle the Australian soldiers faced (and an integral part of Australian history) was the battle of Gallipoli, which was a massive campaign fought mainly with the Ottoman Empire on the edge of Turkey. While Mel Gibson’s famous war film focused on the epic scale of the battles fought by the Australian and New Zealand soldiers, Russell Crowe’s effort here focuses on the aftermath. His father Connor apparently has lost all three sons, and the mother begs him to go find them, even though they have very likely perished. As with most massive battles, bodies are difficult to recover, so it becomes Connor’s mission to at least return home with the remains. While there, he learns how devastating the war was for both sides, befriending a Turkish sergeant and a soldier’s widow who houses him in Istanbul.
Cory and I thought we’d try something a little different for our first go-round, as we paired up and watched the film together. Since we live in different states, we’re often on Skype to discuss posts and scripts and other things, so we figured why not try to watch the film and review it in real time. Below you’ll find some of our highlighted points from the Skype conversation that occurred during our screening:
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Maybe Orwell was prescient of the film industry in 1984. Big Brother surveillance must be poaching ideas from competing studios for the fair usages of their rivals. In 1998, Deep Impact was released in the mold of an apocalyptic disaster film where a comet threatened humanity and a group of noble astronauts launched to subvert imminent devastation. A mere month or so later, Armageddon was released where an asteroid threatened humanity and a group of noble oil drillers launched to subvert imminent devastation. Uncanny similarities for sure but it’s not uncommon. Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Observe and Report also struck comparable plotlines. But the strangest anomaly was in the year 1983 when the character of James Bond was featured in two disparate productions due to copyright complications, Octopussy and Never Say Never Again (Sidenote: I (Cory) personally think that Octopussy is a rollicking, tongue-in-cheek adventure that outshines the languid vanity project Never Say Never Again despite the presence of elder statesman Sean Connery). It did spark an idea for us though. What if that phenomenon were to happen again? For instance…
Continue reading Sequels Across the 8th Dimension
Oh boy, what a finish to the season! As the grand sport of hockey is my personal favorite, I thought I’d continue the recent column “Good Sports” – with my personal predictions of how the NHL postseason will play out. I don’t claim to be a complete expert, but here we go:
Continue reading Good Sports – NHL Playoffs Are Here!