This week Conor and Luke got Western. First was Seraphim Falls, criminally overlooked chase/revenge western ranging from snowy mountains to the desert. Canadian season continues with Gunless, similarly overlooked and very funny comedy western which itself ranges into interesting territory – Canada. Table Time is yet another journey, this time into Skyrim.
Do not touch that dial! The Wireless Express Show that you know and love is still here, only now with a new, dynamic and easier to say name. Ladies and gentlemen it’s the Movie Express Show! New name, same show, great taste! This week we go back to high school with Romy and Michele and wrap up the Sports Season in style with Tin Cup. The show also features talk of Golden Girls and sitcoms past, RAGE for PC and the secret life of Oprah.
This week Conor and Luke begin a two part spooky western special with Pale Rider, to continue next week with High Plains Drifter. The Sports Movie season starts with The Replacements. Table Time sees further talk about Sex and the City, even though neither Conor nor Luke like that show even a little bit. (They also talk about David Attenborough’s Life, Fear 3 and Meet Monica Velour)
This week we spend some time down Massachusetts way as we endeavor to tackle Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort The Town and Amity Island’s own darling, Jaws. Table time sees us bask in reverie as Luke looks at Dragon Quest VI for the Nintendo DS and Conor talks about a treasure trove of classic literature just waiting to be unearthed.
Adrianna in The Sopranos is played by Drea De Matteo, also Luke did not edit out the rambling at the end of table time, he thought it better to keep the show as raw and visceral as the films discussed within.
This week’s show is a special edition, focusing on Blade Runner. For table time we get enthusiastic about a new video game networking site, gamefret.com. For question time we look at what movies have ever gotten us into, and who would win in a three-way gunfight in our minds.
(00:00) Intro, Blade Runner PT 1
(24:28) Blade Runner PT 2
(61:05) Table Time: gamefret.com
(67:03) Question Time: what movies have gotten us into, and the logistics of a three-way (gunfight).
The Blade Runner documentary we watched this week and forgot to name was: Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
Stuff We Mentioned This Week:
Blade Runner, Dangerous Days, Strange Days, The Fifth Element, Alien, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Great Silence, PKD Android
This week we celebrate some of Kathryn Bigelow’s earlier work, with Near Dark as the feature and Strange Days as this week’s science fiction film. For Table Time Conor demands a remake of Frankenhooker and Luke gets hot under the collar about regional restrictions. Question Time addresses movie adaptations of video games, noting that if you’ve got to have a Japanese Thunder God in your movie, you should really get a French dude to play him.
(00:00) Intro and Near Dark
(20:31) Science Fiction Season: Strange Days
(43:31) Table Time: Frankenhooker, Luke’s Regional Restriction Blues
(53:51) Question Time (Greatest Video Game Movie Adaptations)
The actor who played Homer in Near Dark was Joshua Miller
Stuff We Mentioned This Week:
Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Pointbreak, Double Indemnity, Femme Fatale, Killing Zoe, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Doom, Silent Hill, Frankenhooker, Re-Animator, The Man With Two Brains, Tommy Boy, The Hurt Locker, Lost Boys, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The two-part special on Roger Corman concludes this week with Targets and Tomb of Ligeia. Our third movie in the boxing season is John Huston’s Fat City. For Table Time we discuss Treme and Sons Of Anarchy. Question Time is particularly exciting because Conor and Luke received a question, and you better believe they answered it.
(00:00) Intro, Roger Corman, Targets, and Ligeia
(22:10) Boxing Pictures Season: Fat City
(36:08) Table Time: Treme, Sons of Anarchy
(50:01) Question Time
When Luke said “that really hits the spot, doesn’t it?”
Conor replied “Yes it is,” which is grammatically incorrect. Luke pointed this out with malicious glee after the show.
There is no music before the third section. We done messed up during the editing!
CLARKE (not Simon) PETERS played Lester Freeman in The Wire.