For this week’s feature Conor and Luke are wowed and discomfited in equal measures by Alan Pakula’s magnificent The Parallax View. They are moved to man-emotions by Homeboy, the first in the new Boxing Pictures season. For table time, they bring the disingenuous Kick-Ass to the table along with the charming Brütal Legend. Question time sees Conor confronted and forced to finally answer the question “What exactly do you mean, you’re indestructible from the eyebrows up?”

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro, The Parallax View
(17.50) Boxing Pictures Season: Homeboy
(28:48) Table Time: Kick-Ass and Brütal Legend
(45:50) Question Time

Cheerfully Inaccurate

This week it’s more Cheerfully Insufficient: We never told the listeners who it was at the door. Turns out it was Neil, who brought food. (It was delicious.)

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10 comments on: Wireless Express Show Episode 6 (03/04/10)

  1. Dudebros

    Man, we finished this show just in time. My voice is now almost totally gone. That would have made for a strange podcast…
    -Conor

  2. andy

    YES! The Walken impersonation!!

  3. andy

    Thanks for the shoutout! I’m SOMEBODY now!!

  4. Dudebros

    The prize has been claimed!

  5. Morgan

    Hey Dudebros,

    I had a few listener suggestions for things I like to see;

    – A John Carpenter series. You did a feature on ‘Rio Bravo/Assualt on Precinct 13’ which I loved. I think the man is one of the most interesting directors of the past 30 years and it is high-time he is considered a true auteur (despite his great, noncommittal opinion). So you could pick four/five of the key films in his career and talk about them regarding genre, his soundtrack work etc.

    – Glorious failures. FAIL is an all pervasive meme at the moment but the idea of ‘fail film’ really interests me. So you know how in a typical FAIL video it has someone reaching for greatness only to fail spectacularly? A one-off on glorious failures would be great. And it might be nice if you came out of it promoting a few films that are considered to be failures but that you consider to be great. Critical re-evaluation always puts a smile on my face.

    – Videogames adaptations. Call it the ‘Good, the Bad and the Uwe Boll’. Lots of material here to do a one-off feature. And you can get into a good talk about adaptations in general.

    – A Partridge Amongst the Pigeons. (I wrote that as a joke but now include that as a deadly serious submission)

    – Actor series. Choose an actor that you feel has a really interesting career and discuss some of their key films. And you could also tie that into some of your series, like you could talk about Jimmy Stewart in reference to crime/paranoia films with Rear Window, Vertigo and Rope and then discuss his Western films.

  6. Jaques le Merde

    It was only a matter of time before the infamous Walken impersonation reared it’s ugly head.

  7. Dudebros

    SILENCE! (That means you Jacques, all Walken impersonations are intrinsically beautiful)

    Morgan, thanks for the suggestions, they’re pretty great!

    Don’t worry Jacques, in spite of the censure you receive for your quibbling about Walkenisms, we’re still planning a Battle Beyond The Stars feature next week…

  8. Dudebros

    Oh, and to Andy, who said “Thanks for the shoutout! I’m SOMEBODY now!!”:

    No no Andy, you were always somebody. It’s just you’re somebody way, way better now.

    -Conor

  9. Jaques le Merde

    As a parent I feel that I should be morally outraged by Kick Ass, however this feeling has been quashed by the fact that I thouroughly enjoyed the movie. I found it fresh and funny and over the top and stupid and sweet.

    Looking forward to some bikini clad Cybill Danning action next week. Alriiiiiiiiight!!!!

  10. nick elizabeth mccubbin

    I haven’t listened to this episode yet, but I hoped if I left a comment you’d mention me on the show and I to could finally ‘be somebody!’

    I enjoyed your take on JCVD however. He’s glorious!