Fri, 23 March 2012
Subject: Drive (2011)
Record Date: March 18, 2012, 06:24 PM
Plot Summary: A quiet, enigmatic loner, with dreams of settling down works as a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and a getaway driver by night.
Note: Having previously indulged here in a discussion about "them teenage witches", Alex Ewing returns to the podcast. In addition, Michael "Dorkman" Scott makes his first appearance, unfaithfully straying from his smarter and prettier partner, Down In Front. The three of us are here to gush about one of the best films of 2011 (yeah, I said it), Drive. We talk about the nuts and bolts screenplay, the unconventional direction, the ethereal synth-pop soundtrack and the brutal, crackling intensity of it all. Also, here's the animated tribute to the film Alex was referring to in this episode. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.
Mon, 19 March 2012
Subject: Sad Max (2012)
Record Date: March 18, 2012, 08:29 PM
Plot Summary: In the wake of a global apocalypse, a famous YouTube personality uses his remaining battery life on his laptop to record his long-procrastinated musical.
Note: VFX artist, Teague Chrystie (Fringe) went off and made himself a kick-ass short film musical. So impressed I was by this delightful, creative and entertaining effort, I asked Teague to join me for this commentary on his work. We discuss DIY makeup, "saving the fish", web video culture and some musical theory. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your player, and please check out Teague's film commentary podcast, Down In Front. It's like this but, you know, good.
Fri, 16 March 2012
Subject: Supernatural - Asylum (1x10)
Record Date: March 15, 2012, 06:58 PM
Plot Summary: Provoked by a text message sent from their Father, the Winchester Brothers investigate a condemned asylum believed to be haunted by its former patients. Upon their arrival, Sam and Dean discover a young couple trapped inside.
Note: Back for more sibling rivalry and ghost busting, Will Ritchie returns to discuss one of his least liked episodes from Supernatural's first season. We talk about Bitch Face, production value and phone service in the afterlife. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD.
Thu, 8 March 2012
Record Date: March 08, 2012, 04:56 AM
Plot Summary: The legend of the Killer Fisherman has manifested into a supernatural force, when a prank gone wrong results in an accidental death and a group of teenagers vow to keep their involvement a secret.
Note: Chocolate dealer from the land down under, Hayley White returns to the podcast to help me put the final nail (hopefully) in the coffin of the Killer Fisherman franchise. We discuss our feelings on pulling pranks, ADR and the struggle of trying to do something different in a pre-established series, while also being trapped within that territory. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.