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April 05, 2012 at 5:33 AM, said ...
Since I finally made an account, I can actually respond to I.Koval. I croak like a bullfrog because I never learned to laugh. Thanks for noticing.
March 31, 2012 at 3:46 AM, said ...
Decided to give Footloose a shot after your guys recommendation, gotta say, it was a lot of fun! I totally had my reservations before, but you guys and the movie wiped that away. Keep up this podcast, you guys are definitely pushing me and I bet others in some movies we would have never seen otherwise!
March 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM, said ...
Holy crap, I remember Voyage of the Mimi. I thought it was just our class, but I guess it was a gifted thing. We watched it on Laserdisc.
March 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM, said ...
I concur Rubicon was a fascinating show. Seems like AMC will put the axe to anything that shows promise. I can't believe how much the ride Mad Men. They could dole out a little more money to shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and to great project like Rubicon and be a VERY successful network. Instead, they are the network that continually breaks my heart.
March 26, 2012 at 9:06 PM, said ...
This is one of the best podcasts on Spill! Love all you guys! P.S Cyrus is right on The Descendants
March 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM, JiggyPop said ...
Cyrus and co. this a is such a great podcast, keep up the good work.
also note that the visual look of Wizards is influenced by Vaughn Bode.
March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Mr. Bubbles said ...
While I agree that The Killing fell off pretty hard, one thing that keeps floating around really needs to be cleared up. The showrunner did not promise that the mystery would be solved in season 1. That was the fault of AMC's marketing team. I agree that it should have went that way, and that the finale is terrible, but I really feel like its not entirely fair to blame people for promises that they never made.
March 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM, said ...
Thanks for another great podcast - I really enjoyed listening to Peter Hall (he sounds like a younger version of Luke if yo ask me) and I completely concur with his critique of "Melancholia". I was left with my chest rattling watching it just on my home stereo speakers on a 21" screen so to have seen that in a cinema, would have blown my head off :)
Brian Salisbury for president btw. Or Cyrus.
March 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM, Haron Dick said ...
Got to say, I'm starting to really love this Podcast.
March 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Nick said ...
I just wanna say I hate the argument made in the Melancholia bit that just because someone is in a good position in life means that they have nothing to be depressed about and therefore you can't empathize with them. I was really, really depressed for much of my life and that was one of the main things making it worse, repeating to myself "You have a roof over your head, plenty of food and a good family, what the FUCK do you have to be sad about you whiny little bitch?" ad nauseum. I didn't understand that it was a mental health issue and not purely a cause and effect situation, and as consequence it fucked me up BAD, and very nearly killed me last year. I think Leon touched on this in the audio review for Melancholia, with it being a sickness and not just a reaction to a shitty situation. Just wanted to reiterate as someone who's recovering from chronic depression.
Also I haven't gotten to check the actual film out yet, but it's #2 on my list after Game of Thrones season 1. Stellar Podcast as always!
March 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM, said ...
even with half the budget cut The Walking Dead is still amazing, so just imagine if they had that other half back. It's like AMC is giving us fans a jient middle finger!
March 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Mr.Dandy said ...
Good show guys, nice divergent opinions! But wow Peter: Rock Monster "yes" and Descendants "no"? Backing away... slowly... no eye contact...
Naw seriously I have to agree with Cyrus 100% on Descendants, it's not one of those films that is diminished in any way by narratives. It's fine to VO a tiny bit of crucial family history at the top of the show, far preferable to leaving us guessing, or worse using some kind of forced expo device (like Clooney's character explaining it all to a new assistant or giving an interview). Some films get away with extensive VO and still work... Fight Club, American Beauty, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Clockwork Orange, Casino, Goodfellas, Trainspotting. While sometimes narrative gets heavy-handed and drags the movie down (Dark Crystal, Blade Runner TC), Descendants seemed just about right to me.
Also I can't agree the land sale subplot was forced. The father's career was a driving catalyst to almost everything that happens in the story both onscreen and before: the way the kids are, the mom's whole situation, the father's guilt about it all, and even the entanglement with Matt Lillard's character. It's arguably why they're all there in that predicament, and the land deal would be a token of his releasing that burden... but to the detriment of the community. And that ending shot (which unlike so many other movies has NO narration) and shows the family's resolution about as perfectly as I can imagine.
March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Haze-man said ...
This was a solid podcast.
March 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Jon Baley said ...
I actually kind of liked Young Adult. I'm not gonna deny it's Jason Reitman's "worst" film so far, but that's like saying Shutter Island was Martin Scorsese's worst. Not the best, but it's better than half the shit that comes out.
March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM, said ...
the thompson brother are not twin not only the name change but , at least in the comic, the moustache is different. here anohter fun fact from tintin
March 22, 2012 at 2:32 PM, ChristianDB said ...
Anyone else getting a playback error on an android device? I've downloaded it from rss feeds, as i always do but this episode doesn't want to play. every other review and podcast does. Should I wait for the itunes?
March 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM, said ...
I love the part 1 of neverland but the part 2 was so inconsistent. Hook didn't seem like he gave a fuck about peter long before the time where he turned to hating him, there was no reason given for this. The writer just decided that all the characterisation he built up in part 1 where Hook had genuine affection for peter and the lost boys just wasn't needed any more.
March 22, 2012 at 5:49 AM, said ...
So glad to hear another person agree with the common decision that Michelle Williams should have gotten Best Actress.
March 22, 2012 at 4:12 AM, Santos said ...
Game of Thrones has so much sex in it that borders on being pornographic. There's a scene where two female prostitutes are vigorously practicing on each other while their employer (a great Aiden Gillen) explains his motivations to them, as if they're really listening to him at that point.
March 22, 2012 at 3:14 AM, said ...
@ Tommy I loved Young Adult as well. Same reason you did in that it was so engaging. You are not alone sir haha!
March 22, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Thomas Mariani said ...
@Luke Mullen Thanks. I never said I felt stupid. I was just a bit thrown off by the vitriol everyone had against it. It's not a film for everybody, though. I really love some of these uncomfortably dark comedies, but I still do agree that the ending just throws so much off.
March 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM, said ...
@Tommy you are certainly not alone, sir. There are a great many people whose opinions I value and respect that loved that movie. Disagreeing about movies is one of the greatest things about watching movies. Don't feel like you're on the outside looking in just because you have a different opinion. Just because we hated it, doesn't make you stupid for liking it. Like away, sir, like away.
March 22, 2012 at 2:38 AM, Thomas Mariani said ...
Wow. I guess I'm alone in saying that I genuinely loved Young Adult? I know it's about a reprehensible main character, but I still found it so damn engaging. Theron and Oswalt really pumped up their characters performance wise. I will say that the ending did piss me off, as the other 98% of the movie was leaning towards her changing, but it didn't make me hate it with such vitriol like you guys did. Damn.
March 22, 2012 at 2:09 AM, said ...
This podcast should definitely become a regular thing on the site.
March 22, 2012 at 1:36 AM, said ...
I got to agree with brian, i love George clooney but ides of march was not that good.
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