It’s a minicast, you know, a minicast! Join Luke as he reviews an adaptation of a video game and an adaptation of a novel. One of them has Aaron Paul in it, the other one is set in Scotland. They both have cars in ’em.
Luke takes a look at Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Mark Helprin’s classic fantasy novel, A Winter’s Tale. This feature starring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Will Smith and Jessica Brown Findlay tells a century-spanning story of thievery and celestial conflict. It’s nutso.
Cheerfully Inaccurate: Luke refers to Jessica Brown Findlay by another name that he misread and sounds nothing like her name!
Seasons’ greetings to one and all! This week Luke and Conor talk Christmas in Connecticut; starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet and Reginald Gardiner. A charming and funny screwball comedy that somehow missed our Christmas rotation these last few years. Table Time returns with nominations for the Dudebros’ Films of the Year. Enjoy the show everybody and have a wonderful festive season!
We’re very excited this week to be talking about one of our favourite films starring one of our favourite actors, The Jerk, starring that wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin! The Jerk is a wonderfully smart “dumb” movie about a man making his way in the world, finding adventure, love and fortune along the way. For this week’s Table Time we talk about The Wrestler and the documentary, Seeking Asian Female.
In this, the first of many specials, Conor and Luke discuss something that bothers us all, day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year. We’re talking of course, about Robots. From androids, to cyborgs, to Pet Man and Big Dog, we run the gambit of cybernetic scaries. Listen, worry and enjoy.
Something a little special for you this week as Conor and Luke appear on Near Film with Helen Ryan to discuss film noir. This first special features two classics of the ’40s, Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce. Listen, enjoy and don’t forget to tune into Near Film, Thursdays at Six on near.ie.
Welcome one and all to the Movie Express Podcast’s Christmas Special, we love movies and Christmas, and, as it happens, Christmas movies! Conor and Luke check out Alastair Sim in Scrooge and Drafthouse Film’s Miami Connection. The show also features a very special excerpt from the archives of Sir Thronton Wickham, the most talented actor who ever lived! Happy holidays everyone!
Hey there, it’s been a while, fortunately Conor and Luke have been keeping busy with the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, The Great Gatsby, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street and Nobody Else But You. Join them, for a very special Table Time!
Cheerfully Inaccurate: Deakins not Deskins.
Conor and Luke inadvertently get wound up in more Horror movie shenanigans with Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, featuring Scott Bakula as Barker’s paranormal detective Harry D’Amour. We also run through the Waxworks series, Fatman on Batman and a slew of Horror films on this week’s Table Time.
Prepare yourself for a mysterious episode of The Move Express as Conor and Luke attempt to solve the mysteries of Clue, the original movie about a board-game! The Scandinavian season continues with Troll Hunter, a found-footage movie with an exciting premise and excellent cohesiveness! Also up for discussion, our continuing, half-heated horror-thon exploits with Sinister.
This week Conor and Luke are in The Doghouse! As we kick off our 30 Days of Horror Films (sort of) with a not-so-charming British film about men who hate women, and women who want to eat men! It’s all pretty scholocky but raises a chuckle now and then. Speaking of chuckles, our Scandinavian Season continues with Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, marvel as we explore existence itself!
This week’s show features one of Conor and Luke’s favourite films, Face/Off, it’s great, it’s got John Travolta and Nicolas Cage and it’s directed by John Woo, John Woo! We also kick off our Scandinavian Season with Headhunters, a twisted tale of burglary and short-man syndrome. Table Time includes a plug for Chuckie Dregs, the new video game magazine show by Ryan Macleod of Consolevania and Video Gaiden fame. Conor gets tricked into watching another love triangle with Snow White and the Huntsman.
NOTE: The audio quality at the beginning of the second segment is a little spotty but evens out at about two minutes in.
The finale of our assassins season sees Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47, in HItman. We also check out the newest screen adaptation of 2000AD’s Judge Dredd with Dredd 3D. Also featured a newly collected book of essays by Pauline Kael, and By the Sword by Richard Coen on this week’s table time!
This week Conor and Luke sit down with Ryan Denmark, filmmaker and currently the visual effects editor on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Topics discussed include the film editing process, the role of computer graphics and practical effects in filmmaking, contemporary filmmaking style, great movie fight sequences and much more.
Please check out Ryan’s work at Third Star Films dot Com.