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American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter

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Death By DVD
What kills me will remain my secret

Death By DVD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 79:39


80's Flick Flashback
#44 - "An American Tail" (1986) with Chad Sheppard and Hanna Williams

80's Flick Flashback

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 53:21


According to Roger Ebert, this 80's Flick is one of the most depressing children's movies of all time—but try telling that to the millions of kids who fell in love with a mischievous, rebellious, but adorable kid mouse, his emigrating family, and the diverse cast of characters who all help, in one way or another, to reunite them. If you were one of those kids then join Tim Williams, his daughter Hanna Williams, and his friend Chad Sheppard, as they discuss “An American Tail” from 1986 on this episode of the 80's Flick Flashback! Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode: During production, director Don Bluth staged a demonstration of the difference between limited TV animation and the full animation used in the film. He had his staff stack up animation cels by his feet into two piles, one representing two minutes of limited animation, the other two minutes of full animation. The TV pile reached only to Bluth's shoelaces; the film pile went all the way up to eye level. Immediately after their loss of Fievel, and just after Fievel meets Warren T. Rat for the first time, Papa and Mama Mousekewitz are both noticeably lacking color in their next scenes. Their muted tones imply their grief and resignation. Tanya, in the same scene, has no dimmed color, as she still believes Fievel is alive. Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Mojo https://www.eightieskids.com/20-heartbreaking-facts-about-an-american-tail/17 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/84898/12-facts-about-american-tail Intro & Outro Music: "Total Eclipse" by Nathaniel Wyver Send us an email or reach out to us on social media to let us know what you liked, what you loved, what we may have missed, or what 80's movie we should discuss next! Email - moviviewspodcast@gmail.com Facebook - Moviviews Presents 80's Flick Flashback Podcast (Fan Page) & Moviviews News & Reviews (Group Page) InstaGram - 80's Flick Flashback Twitter - @80_podcast Website: www.80sflickflashback.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moviviews80sff/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moviviews80sff/support

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 150: Screenwriting Masterclass with Oscar® Nominee John Sayles

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 93:05


Today on the show we have legendary independent filmmaker and Oscar® nominated screenwriter John Sayles.John Sayles is one of America's best known independent filmmakers, receiving critical acclaim for films including Eight Men Out (1988), Lone Star (1996) and Men with Guns (1997). He's also written screenplays for mainstream films such as Passion Fish (1992), Limbo (1999), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) and did a draft of Jurassic Park (1993) for Steven Spielberg.John has been named by American critic Roger Ebert as"one of the few genuinely independent American filmmakers",which John modestly denies!John has directed over 20 films and written well over 100 screenplays throughout his career. Two of his early films, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven (1978) and Baby Its You (1982), were selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation in 2012. John was born outside Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Williams College.John is a talented screenwriter as well as director; he made his first professional short film TSR: Thirty Seconds Over Reims (1971) after winning a talent competition with a script for the film. John's work often touches on social issues – including unemployment, inner-city violence and war – which John believes make excellent material for stories due to complex personal relationships involved with these topics.John also discusses his career path, including his decision to become a screenwriter, the difficulties he faced working as a screenwriter in Hollywood and his experience of writing for other directors such as Steven Spielberg.John and I had an amazing conversation that was full of knowledge bombs. It was truly like being in a filmmaking and screenwriting masterclass, hence the title of the episode.Sit back, relax and get ready to take some notes. Enjoy my epic conversation with John Sayles.

Quaid In Full
S05E09: Any Given Sunday

Quaid In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 60:56


Defector's David J. Roth pulls up a seat on the second footballiest day of the year as we talk about Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, a 157-minute "exploration of boundaries of filmmaking by peole who are permanently on LSD." Whether it's a #poppyfieldsmovie, why it looks so cheap, which Al Pacino(s) we get in this performance and what the F he's wearing, whose performance is most affecting (spoiler: LT's), what that smell is (spoiler: amyl nitrate), and much more in our discussion of a film that lists all the capital-I Issues with pro football, then chooses to run B-roll of lightning instead of engaging with them. Feast your ears on the fifth-season finale of Quaid In Full. Overall score: 7.33 QQQ score: 7 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 21 Breaks: "They Call It Pro Football" (1966); "The Autumn Wind" and "Round Up" by Sam Spence SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Listen to Dave Roth on Extra Hot Great 381 (https://www.extrahotgreat.com/381); It's Christmastown; (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/108-the-wine-clown-and-the-disappearing-children/id1407429849?i=1000539107743) and The Distraction (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-distraction-a-defector-podcast/id1525039108) Roger Ebert's AGS review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/any-given-sunday-1999) Wesley Morris's in the SF Examiner (https://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Oliver-Stone-drops-the-ball-3053547.php) Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Ep 073 on the noxious titular end-credits joint by Jamie Foxx (https://art19.com/shows/mark-and-sarah-talk-about-songs/episodes/eedb2037-801b-43d9-9ca3-b2de2e310d2e) Special Guest: David J. Roth.

Horror Movie Talk
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Review

Horror Movie Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 84:59


It's really the grade-schooler level diagrams that really sell it for me. This week we review one of my favorites, and I'm still not sure what that says about me. Join us on our break down of The Human Centipede. (1:21) - Intro(5:47) - Synopsis(6:10) - Review(13:15) - Score(21:20) - Spoilers(1:07:22) - Head/Middle/Ass Synopsis The Human Centipede is about a centipede made out of humans. I mean it's right there in the title, I don't think that's a spoiler. A mad German surgeon who's specialty is the separation of Siamese twins decides to go in a different direction when he kidnaps a couple of American tourists who show up at his door.   https://youtu.be/glfBurdSUS8 Review of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) This movie exists in a world of it's own. I think Roger Ebert said it best: “I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine.”Roger Ebert I'll disagree and say that this film is great. It's one of my favorite horror movies because of the absolute unflinching commitment to a ridiculous premise, while just barely betraying itself with subtle touches of dark dark humor. At walks the razors edge of storytelling and utter depravity.  It's a movie that you only need to watch once, because it is going to stick with you. Score 10/10 The Human Centipede Add it to your collection or rent it now.Click here to buy Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout. Get a 30 day free trial at Shudder.com when you use the code HMT at checkout.

Quantum Recast
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 1986: ...uuun!

Quantum Recast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 110:26


In the third and final part of our journey through Middle Earth in the Mid-80s, we round out of entire cast of  the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, ‘The Return of the King,' recasting it in 1985!Will Cory continue to deny his true love for these movies? Does Nick have any other voice actors for this episode? And will Cory's love of the 80s drive him mad? Hit play to find out! (01:50) Introduction - Cory starts the show, letting everyone know where you can follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or at quantumrecast.com!) (04:44) What We've Watched - The Quantum Crew quickly covers movies and shows they've watched recently. (Dune, Foundation, Hocus Pocus, Final Destination movies) (11:01) Useless Critic Stats - Tanner gives the rundown of the critical scores for The Return of the King (Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Imdb) and processes Roger Ebert's backhanded compliments of the final installment in the Tolkien trilogy. (20:00) We Have Questions - We ask (and attempt to answer) some of the hard hitting questions from this film, including:Tanner's lack of attention to detail when it come to Lembas BreadWho's job is it to sit around and wait to light the beacons?Would you kick your best friend into lava to save the world? (31:43) Junk Drawer Trivia -  Nick highlights two pillars of this trilogy, Howard Shore and Viggo Mortensen, and how their participation highlights some of the serendipity of this trilogy. (39:17) 1985: Box Office, Oscars, Double Downs and Favorites - Nick counts down the biggest movies of the year, the Academy Awards highlights, and what movies copied each other's homework (twin films). THE CASTING (45:16) Casting Rules & Regulations - Cory breaks down the rules for casting, where two of the hosts present a cast list, and the third host (the “Director") must choose between them. We have spread out the cast of the entire trilogy over the three episodes. To get the entire list, you'll have to go back and listen to our previous episodes, “The Fellowship of the Ring - 1984” and “The Two Towers - 1985”. (50:29)    Rosie Cotton(54:54)    Faramir(1:00:44) Denethor(1:07:06) Eowyn(1:13:00) Arwen (1:18:02) Gollum(1:27:28) Samwise(1:35:30) Aragorn (1:47:29) Wrap Up and Announcement of Next Episode!..11/24/2021Quantum Recast"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 1986: ...uuun!" 

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma
Ep 252: The State of Our Economy

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 188:48


Winter is here.The pandemic has receded, but our economy was already in bad shape before Covid struck, which made it plummet further. Where do we stand now? Can we recover? Puja Mehra and Mohit Satyanand join Amit Varma in episode 252 of The Seen and the Unseen to take stock. Also check out: 1. The Lost Decade -- Puja Mehra. 2. Gimme Mo -- Mohit Satyanand's newsletter. 3. India's Lost Decade -- Episode 116 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Puja Mehra). 4. This is All Because of Rupal Ben -- Episode 5 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Mohit Satyanand.) 5. Poker and Stock Markets -- Episode 47 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Mohit Satyanand). 6. Two Economic Crises (2008 & 2019) -- Episode 135 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Mohit Satynanand). 7. India's Start-Up Ecosystem -- Episode 171 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Mohit Satyanand). 8. The Tragedy of Our Farm Bills -- Episode 211 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ajay Shah). 9. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on agriculture (in reverse chronological order): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 10. Previous episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on Covid-19: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 11. The Importance of the 1991 Reforms -- Episode 237 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan). 12. Taking Stock of Our Economy (May 2021) -- Episode 227 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ila Patnaik). 13. The Indian Economy in 2019 — Episode 153 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vivek Kaul). 14. Demystifying GDP -- Episode 130 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rajeswari Sengupta). 15. The Art and Science of Economic Policy — Episode 154 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah). 16. In Service of the Republic — Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah. 17. The City and the City -- China Miéville. 18. The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect. 19. On Bullshit -- Harry Frankfurt. 20. India: Redeeming the Economic Pledge -- Bibek Debroy. 21. The Anti-Defection Law -- Episode 13 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Barun Mitra). 22. The Business of Winning Elections -- Episode 247 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shivam Shankar Singh). 23. We Are Fighting Two Disasters: Covid-19 and the Indian State -- Amit Varma. 24. Pandemonium in India's Banks -- Episode 212 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Tamal Bandyopadhyay.) 25. Goodbye Solo -- Ramin Bahrani. 26. The desire to help, and the desire not to be helped -- Roger Ebert's review of Goodbye Solo. 27. India's Problem is Poverty, Not Inequality -- Amit Varma. 28. Fooled by Randomness -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb. 29. Women at Work -- Episode 132 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Namita Bhandare). 30. Kashi Ka Assi -- Kashinath Singh. 31. The Dharma Forest -- Keerthik Sasidharan. 32. The Better Angels of Our Nature -- Steven Pinker. 33. The Blank Slate -- Steven Pinker. This episode is sponsored by Intel. Please subscribe to The India Uncut Newsletter. It's free! And check out Amit's online course, The Art of Clear Writing.

Death By DVD
The Swimmer : Death By DVD's Directors Cuts

Death By DVD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 103:33


On this episode we introduce a brand new series and re-introduce an episode from the past! DEATH BY DVDS DIRECTORS CUTS : Something new made from something oldTHE SWIMMER (1968) directed by Frank Perry discussed on this episode "Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town."Be sure to check out this brief commercial all about DEATH BY DVDS DIRECTORS CUTS before listening CLICK HERE TO LISTEN HEAR THE ORIGINAL EPISODE "Here's to sugar on the strawberries" HERE The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE

Dead Beat Film Society
129 - Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Dead Beat Film Society

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 65:05


Lemme ask you a question: Are you team Montague or team Capulet? Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Shakespeare in high school, Baz Luhrmann, a beautiful young Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, those who are good and bad at the old time language, the unforgettable visual style, the best characters: Tybalt & Mercutio, the iconic soundtrack, the Shakespeare remake boom of the 90's, the queerness of the performances and visuals, the costumes, question the impact of such an overplayed plot, and Roger Ebert vs. punk. Now draw thine sword for an in depth Romeo + Juliet film analysis! (Special Guest: Mike Hipple) Click here to pickup Mike's book Lived Through That: '90s Musicians Today!  

Did That Really Happen?
Cold Comfort Farm

Did That Really Happen?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 68:06


Get ready to see something nasty in the woodshed, because this week we're talking about Cold Comfort Farm! Join us to learn about 1920s Kenya, horrible Jell-O dishes, and the Girl Guides. Plus, Sofia delivers a tutorial on reading tea leaves, which Jamie fails in spectacular fashion. Sources: 1920s Kenya: Brett L. Shadle, The souls of white folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-1920s (Manchester University Press, 2015), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv18b5hjh . Marc H. Dawson, "The 1920s Anti-Yaws Campaigns and Colonial Medical Policy in Kenya," The International Journal of African Historical Studies 20, no. 3 (1987): 417-35. https://www.jstor.org/stable/219687 C.J.D. Duder and C.P. Youe, "Paice's Place: Race and Politics in Nanyuki District, Kenya, in the 1920s," African Affairs 93, no. 371 (April 1994): 253-78. https://www.jstor.org/stable/723844 Martin S. Shanguhyia, "Integrating African Traditions in Environmental Control in Western Kenya: Contradictions and Failure in Colonial Policy, 1920-1963," The International Journal of African Historical Studies 49, no.1 (2016): 23-52. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44715441 John Overton, "The Origins of the Kikuyu Land Problem: Land Alienation and Land Use in Kiambu, Kenya, 1895-1920," African Studies Review 31, no.2 (September 1988): 109-26. https://www.jstor.org/stable/524421 Reading Tea Leaves: Laurel Dalrymple, "For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup," NPR (1 September 2015), https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/01/434621010/for-centuries-people-have-searched-for-answers-in-the-bottom-of-a-tea-cup . Cicely Kent, Telling Fortunes By Tea Leaves: How to Read Your Fate in a Teacup (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1922. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Telling_Fortunes_by_Tea_Leaves/lrY2y1zHnWoC?hl=en&gbpv=0 Nicholas J. Crowley and Charles William Sharpe, "An old fortune-teller is reading a young woman's fortune by looking at tea leaves at the bottom of a cup." Engravings (1842). https://www.jstor.org/stable/community.24858455 Film Background: Roger Ebert, "Cold Comfort Farm," RogerEbert.com (24 May 1996). https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/cold-comfort-farm-1996 Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1071769-cold_comfort_farm Wiki for John Schlesinger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Schlesinger Wiki for the film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Comfort_Farm_(film) Jell-O and Jellies: Macedoine and Other Eccentric Jellies, Food History Jottings: http://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.com/2013/06/macedoine-and-other-eccentric-victorian.html A High Victorian Dessert at Harewood: https://www.historicfood.com/events%202009-10.html Brette Warshaw, "Fancy Jello Dishes During the Great Depression," Food52, available at https://food52.com/blog/7616-fancy-jell-o-during-the-great-depression Sarah Grey, "The Social History of Jell-o Salad: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon," Serious Eats, available at https://www.seriouseats.com/history-of-jell-o-salad Emma Grahn and Caitlin Kearney, "Tasting the 1930s: An Experiment with Congealed Salads and Other One-Dish Wonders," National Museum of American History, available at https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/tasting-1930s-experiment-congealed-salads-and-other-one-dish-wonders Carolyn Wyman, "Jello: A Biography," Harvest Books, 2001. Girl Guides: Richard A. Voeltz, "The Antidote to Khaki Fever? The Expansion of British Girl Guides During the First World War," Journal of Contemporary History 27, 4 (1992) "100 Years of Girl Guides," The Guardian, available at https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2009/aug/21/girl-guides-centenary

G33kpod
Episode 121: Right wing Satan

G33kpod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 104:45


This Week on G33kpod: Snowmobile Accidents, Smoking Tubes, Game Night Prizes and The costume contest winner is revealed.   What are you Playing? Avengers DLC: Spider-man: With Great Power coming 11/30 ONLY on PlayStation   Kev's Tabletop Review: Game Night Prizes Mind Games and Toys Play the Game, Read the Story   Hugh's News Items: Supergirl Finale Satan to blame for Astroworld tragedy Spider-Man Leaks   Corbs' Classic Movie Review: The Hard Way Paul read Roger Ebert's review from March 8th, 1991   Topics discussed: G33KPOD is on TikToK Robert Wadlow: World's Tallest Man Pitch Wars   Mid-Stream: Occupation: Rainfall Sweet Girl I Know What You did Last Summer Yellowstone   Opening theme is: Sunday Mourning by Jamus Breed* Click Here to check us out Everywhere!    

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 518: A Filmmaking and Screenwriting Masterclass with Oscar® Nominee John Sayles

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 92:36


Today on the show we have legendary independent filmmaker and Oscar® nominated screenwriter John Sayles.John Sayles is one of America's best known independent filmmakers, receiving critical acclaim for films including Eight Men Out (1988), Lone Star (1996) and Men with Guns (1997). He's also written screenplays for mainstream films such as Passion Fish (1992), Limbo (1999), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) and did a draft of Jurassic Park (1993) for Steven Spielberg. John has been named by American critic Roger Ebert as"one of the few genuinely independent American filmmakers",which John modestly denies![presto_player id=46221]John has directed over 20 films and written well over 100 screenplays throughout his career. Two of his early films, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven (1978) and Baby Its You (1982), were selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation in 2012. John was born outside Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Williams College.John is a talented screenwriter as well as director; he made his first professional short film TSR: Thirty Seconds Over Reims (1971) after winning a talent competition with a script for the film. John's work often touches on social issues – including unemployment, inner-city violence and war – which John believes make excellent material for stories due to complex personal relationships involved with these topics.John Sayles is an example of someone who supports the independent film movement. John's films Lone Star (1996) and Matewan (1987) were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and John himself has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.John and I had an amazing conversation that was full of knowledge bombs. It was truly like being in a filmmaking and screenwriting masterclass, hence the title of the episode.Sit back, relax and get ready to take some notes. Enjoy my epic conversation with John Sayles.

Quaid In Full
S05E07: The Parent Trap

Quaid In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 28:14


We're moving into the DILF era for Quaid with 1998's The Parent Trap, which is too long, too loud, and too blithe about the Unsolved Mysteries segment that is this family's narrative...and yet its "welcome unreality" is charming, and so is Quaid. And so is our guest, Tara Ariano, who joined us for a discussion of everything from LiLo charisma wattage to Elaine Hendrix's score-settling hair to whether this is a poppy-fields movie. Turn your Hallmark brains on and welcome Dennis Quaid's teeth back to the podcast: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 7.66 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 7 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Tara Ariano did; she's a pro! Hear her on Again With This (https://www.againwiththis90210.com/), Extra Hot Great (https://www.extrahotgreat.com/), Listen To Sassy (https://listentosassy.com/), and The Sweet Smell of Succession (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sweet-smell-of-succession/id1474242146) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-parent-trap-1998) Special Guest: Tara Ariano.

30 Years Later
Cape Fear

30 Years Later

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 52:09


What if you took a standard '90s Harrison Ford-style 'Dad in danger' movie and had Martin Scorsese direct it? You get Cape Fear. To quote Roger Ebert, "Everyone in this film is weak in one way or another, and there are no heroes. That's the Scorsese touch." Brilliant, no notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

G33kpod
Episode 120: Droopy Pillows

G33kpod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 95:27


This Week on G33kpod: Scrappin' with Cats, Old Man Sh*t, Biker Jedi and the funniest news segment in a long time.   What are you Playing? Marvel Midnight Suns Delayed until 2nd Half of 2022 Hitman Sniper   Kev's Tabletop Review: Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy   Hugh's News Items: JFK Jr. to reinstate Trump as President Netflix Gaming Strawberries and Scream Cereal   Corbs' Classic Movie Review: Airplane! Paul read Roger Ebert's review from May 07, 1980   Topics discussed: Moxley Enters rehab Maddie Mudd's Channel Turning Stone Kaluhyat Golf Course   Mid-Stream: Upcoming Shows: Hawkeye, Book of Boba Fett, Masters of the Universe Revelations part 2 Yellowstone Season 4 Premiere  Hitman Hitman Agent 47 Mayhem Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin   Opening theme is: Sunday Mourning by Jamus Breed* Click Here to check us out Everywhere!

Deconstructing Disney
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Deconstructing Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 65:52


Episode SummaryThanks to its impressive technological innovation and astounding attention to detail, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) achieved commercial and critical success under the Touchstone Pictures film label. Erin and Rachel debate whether the clever script and filmmaking can adequately compensate for offensive content. Importantly, they also consider whether Jessica Rabbit is actually bad, or just drawn that way. Episode BibliographyArbeiter, M. (2018, June 21). 15 Things You Might Not Know About Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Mental Floss. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/62910/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-who-framed-roger-rabbitCorliss, R. (1988, June 27). Cinema: Creatures of A Subhuman Species Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Time. http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,967766-1,00.htmlDirks, T. (1996). Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Filmsite. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.filmsite.org/whof.htmlEbert, R. (1988, June 22). Who Framed Roger Rabbit. RogerEbert.com. Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/who-framed-roger-rabbit-1988Howe, D. (1988, June 24). 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' (PG). The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/whoframedrogerrabbitpghowe_a0b16f.htmjpo. (2016, November 13). Siskel & Ebert - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). YouTube. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bwyuw7igykLassek, W.D., & Gaulin, S.J.C. (2016). What makes Jessica Rabbit sexy? Contrasting roles of waist and hip size. Evolutionary Psychology, 14(2), https://doi-org.wv-o-ursus-proxy01.ursus.maine.edu/10.1177/1474704916643459Loughrey, C. (2018, June 22). Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at 30: The feminist appeal of Jessica Rabbit. Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/who-framed-roger-rabbit-30th-anniversary-jessica-feminism-appeal-a8411501.htmlSiskel, G. (1988, July 3). Tooned In. Chicago Tribune, 59.Soloman, C. (1988, June 22). The Animated Arena of ‘Roger Rabbit' : Integration of Cartoons With Live Action Will Set Standard. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-06-22-ca-4589-story.htmlWho Framed Roger Rabbit. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved September 2, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Framed_Roger_RabbitWolf, S. (2008). Don Hahn talks about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" MouseClubhouse.com. Retrieved September 2, 2021, from https://archive.md/20120908053504/http://www.mouseclubhouse.com/Interviews/don-hahn/don-hahn-beauty-roger-rabbit.htm#selection-107.0-111.38

G33kpod
Episode 119: The Halloween Spooktacular

G33kpod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 137:02


This Week on G33kpod: The Halloween Spooktacular is here! Thrills! Chills! Costumes! The Grid!   What are you Playing? Werewolf- The Apocalypse: EarthBlood Doctor Who – The Edge of Reality   Kev's Tabletop Review: Sacred Rites Play the Game, Read the Story   Hugh's News Items: Alec Baldwin – Murderer Banning Squid Game Costumes   Corbs' Classic Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1978) Paul read Roger Ebert's review from January 1, 1978   Mid-Stream: Squid Game Titans Dune Live at Night TWD- Fear/World Beyond   Spooky Topics:  The Crow The Devil's Bible – Codex Gigas It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown   Opening theme is: Sunday Mourning by Jamus Breed* Click Here to check us out Everywhere!        

Quaid In Full
S05E05: Savior

Quaid In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:21


Our journey through the constipated-avenging-angel portion of DQ's c.v. continues with Savior, a harsh, weird, budge allegory of war and human connection set in the Balkans. Jeb adds to his collection of hall-of-fame Skarsgard quotes, Sarah doesn't know how sniping works, and a sociopath in a Luke Perry t-shirt trolls everyone, including the accent coach, in an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 7 QQQ score: 2.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 14 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? Time Out's review (https://www.timeout.com/movies/savior) Stephen Holden's for NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/25/movies/film-review-in-the-butchery-of-bosnia-a-killer-becomes-a-humanitarian.html) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/savior-1998)

Spooky Tuesday
Hocus Pocus (1993): "Okay, Back to the Movie"

Spooky Tuesday

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 102:30


Have you ever thought to yourself, “Gosh, I sure wish there were a podcast episode out there where the hosts go fully balls to the walls out of their minds for approximately an hour and a half straight”???? Don't worry, bestie, we've got you covered!!! On our special Halloween episode of Spooky Tuesday, we're going full chaos vibes with Hocus Pocus (1993). After we had some sexy lil technological difficulties the first time we recorded (that pesky Mercury retrograde), we came back crazier than ever as we roasted Roger Ebert, examined the Madonna-whore complex, explored myths about queer signaling in the 17th century, and uncovered some previously unnoticed narrative gems in this Kenny Ortega classic.References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZIL9EghweYhttps://www.vulture.com/2017/10/how-hocus-pocus-became-an-enduring-halloween-hit.html

CABLE BOYS PODCAST
Mini Episode 20.5

CABLE BOYS PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 16:22


After the last mini-episode we were absolutely inundated with fan-mail all asking for one thing and one thing only, more truly terrible accents. Well, we take fan feedback seriously so let's see how many Italian fans we have after Posts shows us all what he thinks Italians sound like. You'll also hear Roger Ebert's thoughts on our next movie, Kevin's opinion of Led Zeppelin, and the secret to dressing up day drinking to feel like less of a degenerate. Lots of ground covered, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast and rate us 5 stars. Also, tell your friends so we can get big dumb corporations to sponsor us instead of each having to work in the customer service departments of said big dumb coporations. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @cableboyspodYou can find Post, Justin, and Kevin at:Post:InstagramKevin:InstagramJustin:InstagramTwitterProduced, edited, and mixed by Kyle Neal (@kylemneal)Theme by Casey Trela (@caseytrela) Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

I Saw It On Linden Street
Motel Hell (1980)

I Saw It On Linden Street

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 79:39


Stop by the "Motel Hello" where friendly farmer Vincent and his sister abduct and process local travelers for the special smoked meats that they are locally renowned for. Tune is as Chris talks being red wine drunk, satire, & “daddy issues” as the LSCE screens the 1980 cult horror comedy “Motel Hell.” Join us! Check us out at www.LSCEP.com Subscribe, Like, & Review. Follow Us on Twitter @LsceP & on Instagram @ lsce_podcast Did you know we are on Amazon Music Now? I KNOW! Awesome, right? Works Cited: Ebert, Roger (January 1, 1980). "Motel Hell". Roger Ebert. Chicago: Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved October 18, 2021. Har. (1980, Oct 22). Film review: Motel hell. Variety (Archive: 1905-2000), 300, 24. Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/magazines/film-review-motel-hell/docview/1286172117/se-2?accountid=11578 HARMETZ, ALJEAN. “QUICK END OF LOW-BUDGET HORROR-FILM CYCLE SEEN.” The New York Times. New York, N.Y: New York Times Company, Oct 2, 1980, Section T, Pg 15 "International: 'Motel Hell' Wraps." 1980.Variety (Archive: 1905-2000), Jun 25, 42. https://www.proquest.com/magazines/international-motel-hell-wraps/docview/1505745903/se-2?accountid=11578 Laurence, Gerald. 1980. MOTEL HELL. Boxoffice. Nov 01, https://www.proquest.com/magazines/motel-hell/docview/1505896232/se-2?accountid=11578 (accessed October 19, 2021). Rory Calhoun & Nancey Parsons. Motel Hell, DVD Commentary. Directed by Kevin Connor.(1980; Los Angeles: Scream Factory. 2014). Check out our Guest- Peter Martin. Love his stuff? You Should! Find his work at: https://chunkmcbeefchest.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lsce/message

On Living
Where In The World Is Alex Garcia?!

On Living

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 110:18


You can't keep them away! Luke and Andy are back as they catch up on movies, baby names and possible new job prospects. They ponder what happened with the whereabouts of Alex, and get deep into their inner Roger Ebert. Let them know if you have seen Alex or what movies they need to watch before Halloween arrives. Also, what should Andy name is baby? Instagram.com/onlivingpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onliving/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onliving/support

Quaid In Full
S05E04: Switchback

Quaid In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 35:12


Time is a flat Quaid in our Switchback episode: this miscast, dour late-'90s bag of action clichés is allegedly a remake of a German film called Kidnapped, but we can't find any corroborating evidence of that...or of Quaid's essential Quaidiness, as his Special Agent Hoint LaGlower roams the country trying to find the son someone -- Danny Glover? Jordan Catalano? -- snatched in the opening flashback. Fake map streets, Twitter fights, when you have to poo but you're on a call, useless car chases, broken ankles, and our other podcast, Tomatoes & Dicks on an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 3.75 QQQ score: 2.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 7 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? What about Kidnapped -- any intel there (https://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod)? What's left of that EW piece on the production (https://ew.com/article/1997/11/07/neverending-story-switchback/) EW's actual review from Bruce Fretts (https://ew.com/article/1997/10/31/switchback/) Stephen Holden's for NYT on Glover's too-niceness (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/review97/gangrelatedhunt.htm) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/switchback-1997) T 'n' D (http://tomatoesanddicks.com)

The Sports-Casters
Season 11 Episode 22- Katie Baker, Jeff Agrest

The Sports-Casters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 128:08


Steve interviews Katie Baker(00:11:39) from The Ringer. Katie is back to talk about all of the different things she writes about at Ringer, including hockey, television, and movies. Before that, Steve and Katie look back to a piece she wrote for Grantland about Yale winning the Frozen Four. Also, Katie and Steve debate the end of a League of Their Own, talk about Katie's transition from Goldman Sachs analyst to sports writer, and spend a few minutes comparing the work at Ringer to the work at Grantland (RIP). Also, Jeff Agrest(01:07:53) from the Chicago Sun-Times joins us to talk about sports media. First, Jeff and Steve talk about the NHL's debut on TNT and ESPN. They also look back at the NHL's time on NBC. Next the guys go over a bunch of sports media headlines. Finally, Jeff and Steve discuss the Chicago Sun-Times and the legacy of Roger Ebert. Steve starts the show with discussion of the baseball playoffs. The book club has two new books and a strong maybe. The show ends with one last thing about how Steve loves Halloween much more as a dad than he did as a kid. For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

Los Padres del Cine
Pablo Recomienda: Las Grandes Películas y Dónde Encontrarlas

Los Padres del Cine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 21:18


Un episodio dedicado a mi crítico favorito de todos los tiempos: Roger Ebert.  Link para encontrar las Grandes Películas: https://www.rogerebert.com/great-movies El documental sobre su vida se llama Life Itself, aquí está el trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4SgwBRq-fU&ab_channel=MagnoliaPictures%26MagnetReleasing  

Slumber Podcast Massacre with T&A
Ep 79 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Slumber Podcast Massacre with T&A

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 103:22


Our remake miniseries "Oops! They Did It Again!" keeps on screaming along. Our next entry, the one that started it all, it's Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 2003. Come hear us gush over a movie Roger Ebert gave zero stars. Warning: there may be some excessive gushing during our chat about Jessica Biel. Find us wherever you get your podcasts.www.slumberpodcastmassacre.comslumberpodcast@gmail.comwww.patreon.com/slumberpodcastmassacre

I Only Like You and Movies
S4E44 – "Squid Game" (spoilers)

I Only Like You and Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 85:59


Well, we did it. Like everyone else on the planet, we watched Squid Game! We're battered and bruised and devastated, both by the incredible feat pulled off here, and also because of our love for Ali. Links: - Partrick Lenton's article about episode two https://junkee.com/squid-game-episode-two-review/310806 - Guardian article https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/28/squid-game-the-hellish-horrorshow-taking-the-whole-world-by-storm - Variety article https://variety.com/2021/tv/reviews/squid-game-tv-review-1235084305/ - Roger Ebert's Movie Laws https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerm - Squid Game theories videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLyxRmRt0Qo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEiH2M9hXjg Check out Lonnie's other podcast: https://soundcloud.com/imissyouman Hit us up on Twitter: @ionlylikeyoupod Email us: slpodcasting@gmail.com

Film Wars
Episode 25: Mortal Kombat

Film Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 90:29


We're BACK and bringing you 1995's "Mortal Kombat," a film Roger Ebert said he "wouldn't go so far as to recommend." Join us as we dissect the film's many subtle themes, such as kicking, and, like, punching.

G33kpod
Episode 118: Shatting on top of the World

G33kpod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 91:46


This Week on G33kpod: Digital losers, Squid Supremacy, Cowvid and withholding votes!   What are you Playing? West Game Angry Birds VR   Kev's Tabletop Review: Uncontrolled Squid   Hugh's News Items: Shatner in Space Dean Cain weighs in on Gay Superman Will Poulter is Adam Warlock No Chinese release for Eternals Trump demands Republicans withhold their votes   Corbs' Classic Movie Review: D.C. Cab Paul read Roger Ebert's review from December 22, 1983   Topics discussed: iSmash Syracuse NOW OPEN Master of the Universe Revelation Part 2 – 11/23! Pine Barrens 400 Jon Gruden Resigns FDA Vape approval Ninjafest Warrior Factory Syracuse   Mid-Stream: The Weeklies: The Walking Dead, Titans, What If? Heels Squid Game Home Sweet Home Alone Muppets Haunted Mansion Under Wraps Black Widow   Opening theme is: Sunday Mourning by Jamus Breed* Click Here to check us out Everywhere!  

Hate Watching with Dan and Tony
Hate Watching Valentine

Hate Watching with Dan and Tony

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 71:51


This movie is so forgettable I don't really have much to say about it (except the hour + long video we made).Hate Watching is the show that is like Roger Ebert but 10 years too late.#DeniseRichards #DavidBoreanez #Valentine #Slasher #HorrorFilmsUsually I talk about something fun here. I had bad dreams last night so I'm spent.

Her Head in Films
Robert Eggers's 'The Witch' (2015)

Her Head in Films

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 102:14


In this episode, I talk about Robert Eggers's 2015 film, "The Witch." It looks at a New England Puritan family in the 1600s that is exiled from their community. They go to live in a remote area, and terrifying things begin to happen. The eldest daughter is blamed for these events and accused of being a witch. I talk about witch hunts, the feminist aspects of the film, my very personal reaction to the ending, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Consider making this podcast sustainable by supporting it on Patreon.Subscribe to the Her Head in Films Newsletter.Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.Original logo by Dhiyanah HassanAll My SourcesThe Witch blu-rayThe Burning Times (1990)Goddess Remembered (1989)Women and Spirituality TrilogyRobert Eggers interview with The A.V. ClubRobert Eggers interview with RogerEbert.comRobert Eggers Interview with BFIRobert Eggers interview with Wired.comRobert Eggers interview with The VergeRobert Eggers interview with The Atlantic 

Hindsight is Horrifying
Jeff Goldblum and Cyndi Lauper in the same movie? Yep, it's Vibes (1988) on Hindsight is Horrifying

Hindsight is Horrifying

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 89:15


Vibes is one of those forgotten 80s movie gems that deserves a second look. Not a third look though. Two will do. After all, we're talking about the first (and only) cinematic pairing of the great Jeff Goldblum and the irritating Cyndi Lauper. As psychics. Heck, it even earned a star from Roger Ebert. And that's exactly one star more than he gave Death Race 2000.Join the gang as they return to the greatest decade in movie history for the 1988 comedy, "Vibes." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Did That Really Happen?
Bright Young Things

Did That Really Happen?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:35


Grab a martini, because this week we're traveling back to 1930s London with Bright Young Things! Join us to learn more about 30s cocktail culture, the so-called King of Anatolia, interwar newspaper magnates, American evangelists in the UK, Armistice day poppies, and more! Sources: Cocktails: Harry Craddock, Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930 Edition. Full Text Available at https://euvs-vintage-cocktail-books.cld.bz/1930-The-Savoy-Cocktail-Book International Bartenders' Association, Official Website: https://iba-world.com/iba-official-cocktail-list/ Lord Beaverbrook: Laura Beers, "Education or Manipulation?: Labour, Democracy, and the Popular Press in Interwar Britain," Journal of British Studies 48, 1 (2009) Laura Beers, "Punting on the Thames: Electoral Betting in Interwar Britain," Journal of Contemporary History 45, 2 (2010) Alan Travis, Bound and Gagged: A Secret History of Obscenity in Britain (Profile Books, 2000) Gary Love, "The Periodical Press and the Intellectual Culture of Conservatism in Interwar Britain," 57 (4) 2014 JM McEwen, "The Press and the Fall of Asquith," The Historical Journal 21, 4 (1978) The King of Anatolia: Patrick J. Kriger, "Six Reasons Why the Ottoman Empire Fell," History https://www.history.com/news/ottoman-empire-fall "Abdulmejid II" Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulmejid_II M. Sukru Hanoiglu, A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire (Princeton University Press, 2008), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7t314.13 Mona Hassan, Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History (Princeton University Press, 2016), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1q1xrgm.6 . https://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/mehmedvi.htm Evangelicals in the UK: "History" National Association of Evangelicals https://www.nae.org/about-nae/history/ British Pathe "Kentucky Singers (1930)" YouTube, https://youtu.be/M5lb-4oWc14 Roberta Freund Schwartz, "Preaching the Gospel of the Blues: Blues Evangelists in Britain," Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe ed. Neil A. Wynn (University of Mississippi Press, 2007), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2tvbm7.12 Guido Van Rijn, "Lowland Blues: The Reception of African American Blues and Gospel Music in the Netherlands," Cross the Water Blues, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2tvbm7.16 Hans Krabbendam, Saving the Overlooked Continent: American Protestant Missions in Western Europe, 1940-1975 (Leuven University Press, 2020), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv1595mtj.5 Kira Thurman, "Singing the Civilizing Mission in the Land of Bach; Beethoven; and Brahms: The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Nineteenth-Century Germany," Journal of World History 27:3 (September 2016): 443-471. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44631474 Brian Ward, "Music, Musical Theater, and the Imagined South in Interwar Britain," The Journal of Southern History 80:1 (February 2014): 39-72. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23796843 Poppies: James Fox, "Poppy Politics: Remembrance of Things Present," in Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice ed. Constantine Sandis (Open Book Publishers, 2014), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1287k16.8 . Jon Dean, "Poppy Fascism," The Good Glow: Charity and the Symbolic Power of Doing Good (Bristol University Press, 2020), https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv123x5b8.11 Sarah Freeland, "The Poppy Lady: Moina Michael started a movement for veterans," UGA Today (5 November 2017). https://news.uga.edu/poppy-lady-moina-michael/ John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields," Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47380/in-flanders-fields Film Background: BBC Interview with Stephen Fry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/09/30/stephen_fry_bright_young_things_interview.shtml Roger Ebert review of Bright Young Things: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bright-young-things-2004 Bright Young Things Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Young_Things_(film) https://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/the-bright-young-things-behind-the-party-mask  

New Books in Sociology
Soo Bong Peer, "The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment" (Career Press, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:42


Today I talked to Soo Bong Peer about her new book The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (Career Press, 2021) In 1967, bans on interracial marriages were finally declared unconstitutional in America. Only a decade earlier than that, merely 4% of Americans endorsed them. Today, the figure is 87% approval. So clearly, progress has been made in a country whose citizens are often multiracial as well as in interracial marriages and relationships. How can the momentum to accepting people as they are and not by dividing us based on race, gender and sexual orientation be reignited in these divisive times? Soo Bong Peer's suggestions are of both a personal and systemic nature, ranging from practicing greater empathy to having leaders seek to be more open to dialogue with employees with distinctly different perspectives and experiences from theirs. One idea, inspired by this book: to cite Roger Ebert, movies “are like a machine that generates empathy.” So instead of movie night at home or lecture-style, lunch-'n-learn sessions at company headquarters, maybe movies-at-lunch should become a Friday feature! Soo Bong Peer is a strategy consultant and executive coach for Fortune 500 companies. The daughter of a prominent South Korean general and ambassador to Mexico, she has lived in multiple countries, including the U.S. for the past 50 years. Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). His new book is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Politics. To check out his related “Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books Network
Soo Bong Peer, "The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment" (Career Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:42


Today I talked to Soo Bong Peer about her new book The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (Career Press, 2021) In 1967, bans on interracial marriages were finally declared unconstitutional in America. Only a decade earlier than that, merely 4% of Americans endorsed them. Today, the figure is 87% approval. So clearly, progress has been made in a country whose citizens are often multiracial as well as in interracial marriages and relationships. How can the momentum to accepting people as they are and not by dividing us based on race, gender and sexual orientation be reignited in these divisive times? Soo Bong Peer's suggestions are of both a personal and systemic nature, ranging from practicing greater empathy to having leaders seek to be more open to dialogue with employees with distinctly different perspectives and experiences from theirs. One idea, inspired by this book: to cite Roger Ebert, movies “are like a machine that generates empathy.” So instead of movie night at home or lecture-style, lunch-'n-learn sessions at company headquarters, maybe movies-at-lunch should become a Friday feature! Soo Bong Peer is a strategy consultant and executive coach for Fortune 500 companies. The daughter of a prominent South Korean general and ambassador to Mexico, she has lived in multiple countries, including the U.S. for the past 50 years. Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). His new book is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Politics. To check out his related “Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Psychology
Soo Bong Peer, "The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment" (Career Press, 2021)

New Books in Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:42


Today I talked to Soo Bong Peer about her new book The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (Career Press, 2021) In 1967, bans on interracial marriages were finally declared unconstitutional in America. Only a decade earlier than that, merely 4% of Americans endorsed them. Today, the figure is 87% approval. So clearly, progress has been made in a country whose citizens are often multiracial as well as in interracial marriages and relationships. How can the momentum to accepting people as they are and not by dividing us based on race, gender and sexual orientation be reignited in these divisive times? Soo Bong Peer's suggestions are of both a personal and systemic nature, ranging from practicing greater empathy to having leaders seek to be more open to dialogue with employees with distinctly different perspectives and experiences from theirs. One idea, inspired by this book: to cite Roger Ebert, movies “are like a machine that generates empathy.” So instead of movie night at home or lecture-style, lunch-'n-learn sessions at company headquarters, maybe movies-at-lunch should become a Friday feature! Soo Bong Peer is a strategy consultant and executive coach for Fortune 500 companies. The daughter of a prominent South Korean general and ambassador to Mexico, she has lived in multiple countries, including the U.S. for the past 50 years. Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). His new book is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Politics. To check out his related “Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight
Soo Bong Peer, "The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment" (Career Press, 2021)

Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:42


Today I talked to Soo Bong Peer about her new book The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (Career Press, 2021) In 1967, bans on interracial marriages were finally declared unconstitutional in America. Only a decade earlier than that, merely 4% of Americans endorsed them. Today, the figure is 87% approval. So clearly, progress has been made in a country whose citizens are often multiracial as well as in interracial marriages and relationships. How can the momentum to accepting people as they are and not by dividing us based on race, gender and sexual orientation be reignited in these divisive times? Soo Bong Peer's suggestions are of both a personal and systemic nature, ranging from practicing greater empathy to having leaders seek to be more open to dialogue with employees with distinctly different perspectives and experiences from theirs. One idea, inspired by this book: to cite Roger Ebert, movies “are like a machine that generates empathy.” So instead of movie night at home or lecture-style, lunch-'n-learn sessions at company headquarters, maybe movies-at-lunch should become a Friday feature! Soo Bong Peer is a strategy consultant and executive coach for Fortune 500 companies. The daughter of a prominent South Korean general and ambassador to Mexico, she has lived in multiple countries, including the U.S. for the past 50 years. Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). His new book is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Politics. To check out his related “Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/dan-hills-eq-spotlight

The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)
Ep. 638 - Many Saints of Newark (GUEST: Matt Zoller Seitz from Rogerebert.com and Vulture)

The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 128:29


David talks about the new Netflix filmThe Guilty, Devindra mentions the Apple TV+ series Foundation, and Jeff brings up The Problems with Jon Stewart. For the feature review, the Filmcast is joined by Matt Zoller Seitz, Editor-at-large at RogerEbert.com and author of The Sopranos Sessions, to watch Many Saints of Newark. Find out how does this prequel live up to the HBO series The Sopranos?  Follow Matt on Twitter @mattzollerseitz Pre-order Matt's new book A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles here.  Use #slashtag on Twitter to recommend a title for us to watch. Thanks to Mike C for building the Hashtag Slashtag website: https://hashtagslashtag.com/ Thanks to our sponsors this week: AMC Shudder and Hello Fresh.  Go to Shudder.com and use  FILMCAST for a month free.  Use code FILMCAST 14 at hellofresh.com and get up to 14 meals free.  Weekly Plugs David - Culturally Relevant interview with Keith Phipps  Devindra - Windows 11 review Jeff - The Dungeon Run - Episode 97: Jailbreak Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only) What we've been watching  (~09:45) David - The Guilty, Almost Famous: The Unchosen One, Devindra - Foundation Jeff - The Problem with Jon Stewart, 10 Year Old Tim, Galaxy of Sounds Feature  (~56:00) Many Saints of Newark Spoilers (~1:26:29) Support David's artistic endeavors at his Patreon. Listen and subscribe to David's newest podcast Culturally Relevant and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Check out Jeff Cannata's D&D show The Dungeon Run and listen to We Have Concerns. Listen to Devindra's podcast with Engadget on all things tech.  You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter @thefilmcastpod. Credits: Our music sometimes comes from the work of Adam Warrock. Our Slashfilmcourt music comes from SMHMUSIC.com. Our weekly plugs music comes from Noah Ross. Our spoiler bumper comes from filmmaker Kyle Corwith. This episode is edited by Beidi A. If you'd like advertise with us or sponsor us, please e-mail slashfilmcast@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by going to patreon.com/filmpodcast or by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

Deconstructing Disney
The Great Mouse Detective

Deconstructing Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 65:56


Episode SummaryAmid mounting pressure from new leadership, Disney animators ushered in a new era with its first ever computer-generated image (CGI) sequence in The Great Mouse Detective (1986). Erin and Rachel discuss their attraction to Disney characters and their puzzlement with the lengthy cabaret sequence in this Sherlock Holmes-inspired adventure film.Episode BibliographyBlack, R.S., & Pretes, L. (2007). Victims and victors: Representation of physical disability on the silver screen. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 32(1), 66-83.Bogdan, R., Biklen, D., Shapiro, A. & D. Spelkoman. (1982). The disabled: Media's monster. Social Policy, 13(2), 32-35.Culhane, J. (1986, July 27). 'The Great Mouse Detective' Gives Clues to the Future of Disney Animation. The New York Times, 16.Darnton, N. (1986, July 2). Film: 'The Great Mouse Detective'. The New York Times, 29.Donnelly, C. E. (2016). Re-visioning negative archetypes of disability and deformity in fantasy: Wicked, Maleficent, and Game of Thrones. Disability Studies Quarterly, 36(4). Ebert, R. (1986, July 2). The Great Mouse Detective. RogerEbert.com. Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-great-mouse-detective-1986Fanning, J. (2016, June 30). Did You Know? Unravel 8 Sneaky Facts from The Great Mouse Detective. D23. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from https://d23.com/did-you-know-unravel-9-sneaky-facts-from-the-great-mouse-detective/Frayling, C. (2014). The Yellow Peril: Dr. Fu Manchu and the rise of Chinaphobia. Thames & Hudson.Goldstein, A. O., Sobel, R. A., & Newman, G. R. (1999). Tobacco and alcohol use in G-rated children's animated films. JAMA, 281(12), 1131-1136. doi:10.1001/jama.281.12.1131The Great Mouse Detective. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Mouse_DetectiveKorkis, J. (2011, February 23). How Basil Saved Disney Feature Animation: Part One. Mouse Planet. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from https://www.mouseplanet.com/9534/How_Basil_Saved_Disney_Feature_Animation_Part_OneKorkis, J. (2011, March 2). How Basil Saved Disney Feature Animation: Part Two. Mouse Planet. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from https://www.mouseplanet.com/9549/How_Basil_Saved_Disney_Feature_Animation_Part_TwoMotamayor, R. (2020, April 2). Revisiting ‘The Great Mouse Detective', the Unsung Kickstarter of the Disney Renaissance (And One of Disney's Creepiest Movies). /Film. Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://www.slashfilm.com/the-great-mouse-detective-revisited-2/Ness, M. (2015, October 22). This, Too, Started With a Mouse. Tor.com. Retrieved August 26, 2021, from https://www.tor.com/2015/10/22/this-too-started-with-a-mouse-disneys-the-great-mouse-detective/Peraza, M. (2010, April 1). Basil of Baker Street. Ink and Paint Club. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from http://michaelperaza.blogspot.com/search/label/Basil%20of%20Baker%20StreetSiskel, G. (1986, August 8). Flick of Week: 'Vagabond' One of Finest Films in Years. Chicago Tribune.Steinmetz, J. (1986, July 2). 'Great Mouse Detective': Vintage Disney, Updated. Chicago Tribune.Tran, D. N. (2008, December 12). The Great Mouse Detective Film FAQ. Basilans.com. Retrieved August 24, 2021, from http://www.geocities.ws/basilians/library/faq/film.htmWillistein, P. (1986, July 27). A Very Animated Fellow Candy Candido Lends Vocal Support to Some Memorable Disney Characters. The Morning Call.Wire-frame model. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire-frame_model

I Saw It On Linden Street
Eating Raoul (1982)

I Saw It On Linden Street

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 62:36


An uptight couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening their dream restaurant in Los Angeles – one swinger at a time. Tune in as Chris talks Paul Bartel, fussy perfection, & Bland Enchiladas as the LSCE screens the 1982 cult comedy classic “Eating Raoul.” Join us! Promos: Videorama Podcast Bedknobs & Broomflicks Check us out at www.LSCEP.com Subscribe, Like, & Review. Follow Us on Twitter @LsceP & on Instagram @ lsce_podcast Did you know we are on Amazon Music Now? I KNOW! Awesome, right? https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/c60fbdef-49de-4256-8d29-c5c0d0a4626d/I-Saw-It-On-Linden-Street Works Cited: Armstrong, Stephen B. Paul Bartel : the Life and Films Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017. CANBY, VINCENT. “‘EATING RAOUL'' COMEDY WITH AN OFFBEAT COUPLE: Review.” The New York Times. New York, N.Y: New York Times Company, 1982, Late Edition (East Coast) edition. “Eating Raoul”. Friday, January 1, 1982. – RogerEbert.com Accessed 10/1/2021 https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/eating-raoul-1982 “Pictures: Eating Raoul.” Variety (Archive: 1905-2000). Los Angeles: Penske Business Corporation, 3/24/1982. Vol 306 (8), pg. 41. Van Gelder, Lawrence. “Paul Bartel, Director and Star Of ‘Eating Raoul,' Dies at 61: Obituary (Obit).” The New York Times. New York, N.Y: New York Times Company, 2000, Late Edition (East Coast) edition. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lsce/message

G33kpod
Episode 117: I‘d Lick That

G33kpod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 99:12


This Week on G33kpod: Christmas Brawls, Lost Hats, FrankenMiguel and wrestling… a whole lot of wrestling   What are you Playing? WWE Mayhem Kingdom Rush Supernatural VR   Kev's Tabletop Review: Futility: The Actual Game of Living   Hugh's News Items: Arizona Recount results Flair removed from WWE open Law and Order Season 21   Corbs' Classic Movie Review: Mr. Mom Paul read Roger Ebert's review from August 22, 1983   Topics discussed: WWE Supershow – Syracuse NY Returning Dr Who Showrunner   Mid-Stream: The Weeklies: The Walking Dead, Titans, Heels, What If?  Magnum PI Yellowstone Midnight Mass   Opening theme is: Sunday Mourning by Jamus Breed* Click Here to check us out Everywhere!      

Quaid In Full
S05E01: DragonHeart

Quaid In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:17


Welcome back! Return with us now to those Dragonheart days of yesteryear, as Quaid, Connery, Dina Meyer, and two-bucks-a-pound wigs team up to challenge The Old Code at Medieval Times Bratislava. David T. Cole joins us to discuss bottle-rocket accentry, the Harrison Ford you can afford, giving yourself up to stupid shit, post-zipline trauma, and what happens when a little Quaid alien gets trapped inside the John Hurt that is the one true knight. Overall score: 5.33 QQQ score: 8 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 0 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153)? IMDb's DragonHeart plot keywords (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116136/keywords?ref_=ttpl_ql_4) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dragonheart-1996) Janet Maslin's for NYT (https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/filmarchive/dragonheart.html) The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show (https://usaquizshow.com/) Special Guest: David T. Cole.

HacíaFalta
#219: 29.001 días después

HacíaFalta

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 19:25


Hablamos de Fundación de Apple TV+ SIN SPOILERS Patrocinador: Y: The Last Man es la adaptación de una de las mejores series de comics de la historia. Nosotros le vamos a dar mucha coba porque nos encanta. Apúntate en DisneyPlus.com https://disneyplus.com/ El verbo se hizo carne. Hablamos de Fundación de Apple TV+ SIN SPOILERS. En general estamos muy contentos con lo que hemos visto, aunque la sensación no parece ser general. Así es Fundación en Apple TV+: la psicohistoria por fin es real https://www.applesfera.com/apple-tv/asi-fundacion-apple-tv-psicohistoria-fin-real Foundation – Rotten Tomatoes https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/foundation Foundation – TV Show Reviews – Metacritic https://www.metacritic.com/tv/foundation Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie review (2001) | Roger Ebert https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-2001 Movie vs. Book: Fellowship of the Ring | The One Wiki to Rule Them All | Fandom https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Movie_vs._Book:_Fellowship_of_the_Ring Síguenos en Twitter @haciafalta http://twitter.com/haciafalta

Watch With Jen
Watch With Jen - S2: E40 - Female Friendships on Film with Nell Minow

Watch With Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 54:49


An accomplished lawyer and a highly readable film critic at her own site MovieMom.com and at RogerEbert.com, where she's also an editor, this week, I was so pleased to welcome back the friendly and wise Nell Minow. The author of over 3,000 reviews since the 1990s, Nell has also written a handful of terrific film books, including 101 Must-See Movie Moments and The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies.Expanding upon a thoughtful, well-researched, and eye-opening article she wrote for RogerEbert.com on "19 Films That Celebrate the Art of Female Friendship," in this episode, we discuss the evolution of women in film over the years. Taking a closer look at the difference between sidekicks, frenemies, and true friendships onscreen, the pros and cons of the Bechdel Test, rebuttable presumption, and the stuffed animals we told all our secrets to as kids, in this fun, freewheeling chat, we focus on the films How to Marry a Millionaire, Steel Magnolias, and Set It Off and serve up plenty of food for thought.Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music ArchiveOriginally Posted on Patreon on 9/24/21 here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56568689

Second Chance Cinema
Death Sentence (Be Kind, Rewind Edition!)

Second Chance Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 63:09


Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 20% of 113 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 4.20/10. The critical consensus states: "A nonsensical plot and an absurd amount of violence make this revenge pic gratuitous and overwrought." The film has a score of 36 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 24 critics, indicating "Generally unfavorable reviews". Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2+1⁄2 stars out of 4. He compared Death Sentence to the Death Wish films starring Charles Bronson, saying: "In the Bronson movies, the hero just looked more and more determined until you felt if you tapped his face, it would explode. In Death Sentence, Bacon acts out a lot more." Ebert called Death Sentence "very efficient", praising "a courtroom scene of true surprise and suspense, and some other effective moments", but concluded that "basically this is a movie about a lot of people shooting at each other". Scott Tobias of The A.V. Club contends the film is "certainly never boring"; he felt that director James Wan was "too busy jamming the accelerator to realize that his movie's spinning out of control." Matt Zoller Seitz of The New York Times said, "Aside from a stunning three-minute tracking shot as the gang pursues Nick through a parking garage, and Mr. Bacon's hauntingly pale, dark-eyed visage, Mr. Wan's film is a tedious, pandering time-waster." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly felt that "[t]he morality of revenge is barely at issue in a movie that pushes the plausibility of revenge right over a cliff." Conversely, Justin Chang of Variety called the film "well-made, often intensely gripping". Similarly, Bill Gibron of PopMatters felt the film was "a significant movie" and "a wonderfully tight little thriller". Darren Amner of Eye for Film also gave the film a positive review, praising Bacon's performance in particular: "[H]is portrayal is emotional, sympathetic and highly aggressive. As a father he is touching and as a stone-cold killing machine he is even more convincing." Author Brian Garfield, who wrote the novel the film is loosely based on, said of the film: "While I could have done with a bit less blood-and-thunder, I think it's a stunningly good movie. In the details of its story it's quite different from the novel, but it's a movie, not a novel. In its cinematic way it connects with its audience and it makes the same point the book makes, and those are the things that count." He also liked that, like his novels, but unlike the Death Wish film series, it does not advocate vigilantism. Garfield further explained in an interview: "I think that, except for its ludicrous violence toward the end, the Death Sentence movie does depict its character's decline and the stupidity of vengeful vigilantism," adding, "As a story it made the point I wanted it to make."

Second Chance Cinema
Toy Soldiers (Be Kind, Rewind Edition!)

Second Chance Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 56:10


On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 38% based on reviews from 16 critics. On Metacritic it has a score of 46% based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade A- on scale of A to F. Roger Ebert gave the film 1 out of 4, stating that "Since the plot of the movie is utterly predictable, we hope at least for some cleverness in the gimmicks. Here the movie is so disappointing that I wonder if the screenwriters were really trying." Critic Clint Morris was more favorable stating "The performances are rock solid"

Second Chance Cinema
A Bug‘s Life (Be Kind, Rewind Edition!)

Second Chance Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 64:13


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 92% based on 88 reviews and an average rating of 7.87/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "A Bug's Life is a rousing adventure that blends animated thrills with witty dialogue and memorable characters – and another smashing early success for Pixar." Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the film a score of 77 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote, "Lasseter and Pixar broke new technical and aesthetic ground in the animation field with Toy Story, and here they surpass it in both scope and complexity of movement while telling a story that overlaps Antz in numerous ways." James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "A Bug's Life, like Toy Story, develops protagonists we can root for, and places them in the midst of a fast-moving, energetic adventure." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Will A Bug's Life suffer by coming out so soon after Antz? Not any more than one thriller hurts the chances for the next one. Antz may even help business for A Bug's Life by demonstrating how many dramatic and comedic possibilities can be found in an anthill." Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave the film four out of five stars, saying "What A Bug's Life demonstrates is that when it comes to bugs, the most fun ones to hang out with hang exclusively with the gang at Pixar." Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film four out of four stars, saying "A Bug's Life is one of the great movies – a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios has raised the genre to an astonishing new level". Richard Corliss of Time wrote, "The plot matures handsomely; the characters neatly converge and combust; the gags pay off with emotional resonance." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B, saying "A Bug's Life may be the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with." Paul Clinton of CNN wrote, "A Bug's Life is a perfect movie for the holidays. It contains a great upbeat message ... it's wonderful to look at ... it's wildly inventive ... and it's entertaining for both adults and kids." Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune gave the film three and a half stars out of four, and compared the movie to "Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (with a little of another art-film legend, Federico Fellini, tossed in)." where "As in Samurai, the colony here is plagued every year by the arrival of bandits." On the contrary, Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post wrote, "Clever as it is, the film lacks charm. One problem: too many bugs. Second, bigger world for two purposes: to feed birds and to irk humans."

Second Chance Cinema
Lakeview Terrace (Be Kind, Rewind Edition!)

Second Chance Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 67:45


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 44% based on 164 reviews, with an average rating of 5.45/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "This thriller about a menacing cop wreaking havoc on his neighbors is tense enough but threatens absurdity when it enters into excessive potboiler territory." On Metacritic, the film has an average weighted score of 47 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on an A+ to F scale. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a very positive review, awarding it his highest rating of four stars and saying: "Some will find it exciting. Some will find it an opportunity for an examination of conscience. Some will leave feeling vaguely uneasy. Some won't like it and will be absolutely sure why they don't, but their reasons will not agree. Some will hate elements that others can't even see. Some will only see a thriller. I find movies like this alive and provoking, and I'm exhilarated to have my thinking challenged at every step of the way." Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle also enjoyed the film, saying: "In its overall shape and message, Lakeview Terrace is a conventional suspense thriller, but the details kick it up a notch. ... The fun of Lakeview Terrace is not in what happens but in how it happens." J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader called the film "one of the toughest racial dramas to come out of Hollywood since the fires died down – much tougher, for instance, than Paul Haggis's hand-wringing Oscar winner Crash." Dennis Harvey of Variety said that Lakeview Terrace "delivers fairly tense and engrossing drama" but "succumb[s] to thriller convention." Anthony Lane of The New Yorker said that "the first hour of the film ... feels dangerous, necessary, and rife with comic disturbance," but added that "the later stages ... overheat and spill into silliness." James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film two stars out of four, saying that "the first two-thirds of Lakeview Terrace offer a little more subtlety and complexity than the seemingly straightforward premise would afford, but the climax is loud, dumb, generic, and over-the-top." Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe said that "the movie might have something to say about black racism, but the conversations go nowhere, and the clichés of the genre take over." Sura Wood of The Hollywood Reporter said: "[The idea of] a black actor cast as the virulent bigot, with the object of his campaign of harassment the young interracial couple who move in next door, could be viewed as a novel twist. But the film, absent a sense of place and populated by repellent or weak characters, soon devolves into an increasingly foul litany of events." Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal gave it one half of a star out of five, and called the film a "joyless and airless suspense thriller."

Watch With Jen
Watch With Jen - S2: E39 - Michael Douglas with Sean Burns

Watch With Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 75:02


This week, I was so pleased to welcome back one of the funniest guests I've ever had, the quick-witted, fresh, and very clever Sean Burns. A staff writer at WBUR's The ARTery and contributing writer at North Shore Movies, Sean Burns was Philadelphia Weekly's lead film critic from 1999-2013 and worked as the movie section contributing editor at the Improper Bostonian from 2006-2014. Additionally, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the recipient of an award for excellence in criticism from The Greater Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists in 2002, Sean's reviews, interviews, and essays have also appeared in Metro, The Village Voice, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York, Philadelphia City Paper, The House Next Door, Movie Mezzanine, RogerEbert.com, and more. Additionally, he's also a projectionist who can tell you exactly what's wrong if you're messing up the presentation of a movie at an AMC Theater.Following up on an impromptu pact we made the last time Sean was a guest where we impossibly discovered that although we were both movie-obsessive teens at the time, neither one of us had ever bothered to see Disclosure, we turned that promise into today's theme. Investigating the sexy, sleazy side of Michael Douglas, in this very funny, adults-only episode, we take a closer look at Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, Disclosure, and Solitary Man in order to evaluate the man, the myth, the Michael in Lothario Mode. The ideal soundtrack for your household chores or whatever you decide to do in the kitchen (just please, take the dishes out of the sink first) and the ultimate conversation to hear on your way to dance awkwardly in a deep v-neck sweater in a nightclub on a Saturday night, I know you'll dig this one.Note: Due to content & language - perfectly fitting our subject, of course - this episode is rated E for Explicit.Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music ArchiveOriginally Posted on Patreon (9/18/21) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56321819

Intentionally Blank
Really Great Because of How Great It Is

Intentionally Blank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 44:56


In this week's episode of Intentionally Blank, Brandon and Dan read some podcast name suggestions delivered via paper airplane, discuss the evolution of their signatures, delve into the problems of much of today's criticism, and a bit about Roger Ebert's controversial statement that “Video games can never be art.”You can join the discussion and vote for your favorite podcast title at r/sanderson: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sanderson/Can be listened to almost everywhere podcasts can be found.Produced by Adam HorneSound engineering and editing by Daniel Thompson