The second of our film noir discussions on Near Film with Helen Ryan. This week Conor and Luke discuss The Big Sleep, a classic of the form, featuring Bogart and Bacall and based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler.
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.
Cobra is a great movie, Sylvester Stallone is in it. He’s a no nonsense cop, he has a knife, an elaborate looking gun and neat hair. Leon, he’s a guy who’s an assassin who takes in a little girl, that Natalie Portman’s in it. It’s sweet! Table Time brings sees some Sleeping Dogs lying.. on the… Table Time!
Strap on your pads, put on your hockey jersey and get ready for Goon, starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill. Directed by Michael Dowse of FUBAR fame. Conor and Luke also check out The Amazing Spider Man, a reboot of the popular comic book hero, that doesn’t recapture the magic of its predecessors.
Back, back again! The Movie Express rolls on into a strange wooded area full of rich dudes with guns and quad bikes as Conor and Luke watch the Ice-T vehicle, Surviving the Game. We also take in John Woo’s seminal (according to Luke) man-hunting movie, Hard Target featuring the Muscles from Brussels, our friend and yours, JCVD! Kicking off the Pre-Code Hollywood Season on a similar note this week is the grandaddy of the ‘rich guy hunts men for sport’ genre, The Most Dangerous Game. Enjoy, choo choo!