Posts Tagged ‘Action’
We've got a hodgepodge of films for you this time round, some of them better than others, and some watched at the drive-in! This time we watched:
- We talk about why senior thesis projects don't always make good movies when we discuss 9
- Tony tells you how to be an effective stalker while critiquing Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo
- Everyone who works with him may hate him, but we still love Ricky Gervais in The Invention of Lying
- If you're looking for the definition of "80s humor" look no further than A Fish Called Wanda...
- Steph winds up with a lot of strong views about effective video game films, which come out when we discuss Prince of Persia
- Is Iron Man 2 the Ulysses of summer 2010? No, not really... unless you found Transformers 2 to be a subtle and intelligently-crafted art film
Today is our friend Trisha's birthday, and we know she gets a kick out of these podcasts, so in honor of Trisha turning another year AWESOME, here's the latest installment of What We Watched. Warning: This one's full of giggling!
Featured in this podcast:
- Tony gets all cranky when discussing the flapper fashion that features in Enchanted April
- Did you know that Steph loves musicals and had the weirdest childhood ever? Our discussion of Showboat makes this clear... for the 20th time.
- Like the protagonist in An Education, we fall for an older man... but his identity might surprise you!
- The Legend of The Shadowless Sword teaches us the valuable lesson that the line between good and bad martial arts movies may be fine, but it does exist!
Good morning, read-a-thoners! In case your eyes are too tired to do any more reading, why not take a listen to what we've been watching over the past few weeks?
Featured in this installment:
- Red Riding (1974) makes us wonder whether movies that feature actors from Yorkshire, England qualify as "foreign language" films...
- Another win for Pixar with A Bug's Life (even if it's about actual bugs, and not our little bug, Rory). Also, Tony geeks out.
- Tony schools Steph in American history, though she makes a legitimate point about settlers in Washington state while talking about Sleepy Hollow.
- We revisit Savannah and Kevin Spacey with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. We probably prefer Spacey's performance as a grasshopper to Jim Williams, but we definitely prefer John Cusack when he plays "that guy who is not in whatever movie we're watching".
- We belatedly continue to watch movies that were nominated but did not win the 2010 Oscar for Best Picture, this time with A Serious Man. I think we know why this one did not win.
- Did you know Bruce Willis once had hair? Don't believe us? Watch Die Hard. Also: Alan Rickman! Who knew?!?!
We know the excitement is killing you, so let's just cut to the podcast! Featured this week on What We Watched:
Highlights from the podcast:
- We pontificate on what Franka Potente’s audition must have been like for Run Lola Run
- No, your eyes don’t deceive you. We really did watch Labyrinth again. But this time, ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!
- We discuss the various ways in which A Perfect Getaway was anything but perfect
- Steph reveals another girl crush when discussing A Mighty Wind
- Tony threatens to end our marriage when he discovers another egregious lapse in Steph’s movie watching history which is revealed when we discuss Assassination of a High School President
Sorry for the one-week hiatus! Totally unintentional, but things have been busy and movie-watching wound up taking a back seat to other stuff, and it's taken us this long to accrue enough material to bother podcasting. BUT. We did manage to watch some doozies over the last two weeks...
On this week's podcast:
- We coin a new term - "mehcommendation" - while discussing the mediocre Inkheart
- Find out why Three Coins in the Fountain is filled with dirty, dirty lies, starting with (but not limited to!) its title
- Steph finally catches up to 1999 and watches Fight Club... Was it worth the 11 year wait?!?
- We revisit childhood favorite, Labyrinth, and discuss whether David Bowie automatically makes a movie inappropriate for children...
Here is a new feature we are thinking of including regularly on our site: a short(ish) podcast in which Tony and I recap the movies we watched during the past week. What are you in for? Well, we cover the following four movies:
- Hear us bicker... about several things, but mostly about whether "Jim from The Office" is really called James Krasinski
- We insult Twilight... again
- Is Henry Tilney gay? Find out our final take!
- We outline one of the major pitfalls screenwriters grapple with when penning prequels
- Finally hear our crazy accents!