Feb 15, 2010
In the first half of this Two-parter, William Bibbiani, columnist on Geekscape and star of Bus Pirates joins the show to talk about Bluray DVDs, Sports Films and the Teen genre. NOTE: Please be sure to visit http://www.geekscape.net and http://www.buspirates.com
00:01:43 - William laments film stocks from the 80s' and the pain of High Definition transfers. This leads to Digital Noise Reduction, Public Enemies and evoking past generations in film-making.
00:09:24 - If you need a good story about The Titanic, make it A Night To Remember, not the James Cameron opus. That man has enough money. :)
00:14:56 - What's the deal with the Super Bowl being the highest-rated TV event in the world? We don't know, but we have fun trying to figure it out. This leads to a dissection of the beloved Sports Movie Formula.
00:25:01 - So begins John's lengthy analysis of the teen girl film Sleepover, starring Alexa Vega, Jane Lynch, Jeff Garland, Steve Carrel.... and Summer Glau?
00:40:15 - What is the intended message of Sleepover? To answer this, William explains the importance of tone and consistency in teen films.
00:45:09 - William ponders who could play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot. John suggests Anton Yelchin.
00:49:26 - In response to the misguided Sleepover, William recommends An Education. This results in talk of sexuality and youth culture.
The following artist can be heard in this episode:
Matt Keeslar & Natalie Morales, Splashdown, Killing Joke, The Lonely Island, Longwave, Electric President, The Go! Team, Vitamin C, Ivy, Pink, Rod Stewart, Coldplay, Garbage and Bjork & PJ Harvey.