12/22/2006

Blooper: Breathless

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

This blooper is an outtake from the Top 6 segment of Episode 9, but it actually came from one of our earliest recording sessions and was one of the first bloopers I collected.

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12/21/2006

Vintage: Ads For Artists, Part 1

Posted in Vintage at 5:00 am by Sam

The Film Daily Yearbook was about 50% listings of movies and credits and theaters and statistics, 10% editorials, and 40% ads. Some of the ads were for industry services, which we’ll cover in future weeks, but most of them were for artists and craftsman in the industry: actors, directors, cinematographers, and “scenarists,” as the writers were called. Here are a few of these ads from the 1928 edition and some of the thoughts they inspired.

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12/20/2006

Little Miss Done Before

Posted in Side Topics at 6:59 am by Stephen

Little Miss Sunshine hit DVD recently, and there’s a lot of buzz for it to pick up some Oscar nods. While I enjoyed the movie, I had this nagging feeling that I’d seen it previously. The more I’ve thought about it, the more I realized I had: the movie is every single indy comedy in the last several years.

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12/19/2006

Stationery Movies

Posted in Links at 10:00 pm by Sam

Here’s a fun Flash movie puzzle, similar to the M&M Dark Movie Puzzle that was posted here a while back. The idea is much the same: guess which movie is being acted out by…stationery products. Unlike the earlier puzzle, this one focuses less on interpreting actual titles as acting out famous scenes, so keep that in mind. Thanks to Grishny for passing this one along.


12/19/2006

All Movie Talk, Episode 12

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Film Spotlight: A Christmas Story (1:59)
  • Trivia Question: I Present Myself an Oscar (11:41)
  • Industry Trend: Biblical Epics (12:29)
  • Best of the Year: 1970-1979 (24:25)
  • Unseen Movie Review: Rocky Balboa (37:36)
  • Trivia Answer: I Present Myself an Oscar (43:39)
  • Top 6: Naughty and Nice Christmas Movies (45:07)
  • Film Spotlight: Die Hard (58:56)
  • Closing: Preview of Next Week (66:44)

Press the Play button below to listen to the podcast, or the Download link to save it. Here’s how you can download new episodes automatically.

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12/19/2006

Top 6: Naughty and Nice Christmas Movies

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

For our Christmas episode, Episode 12, we decided to do something a little different and each devise a different Top 6 list. In keeping with our characters, Sam has the Top 6 nice Christmas movies, while Stephen takes care of the naughty ones.

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

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12/18/2006

The Nativity Story

Posted in Reviews at 12:10 pm by Sam

For about the first half hour, my enthusiasm evolved into concern. The Nativity Story, so I hoped, would tell the iconic story of the birth of Jesus in a way that would focus on the emotions of Mary and Joseph as they come to terms with the miraculous news given them by an angel. But when Mary receives the news with rather more stoicism than I would have imagined, I became concerned that the film was missing an opportunity.

As I soon discovered, this was not a weakness but a strength. Gradually, patiently, the film achieves a great power by its quietness — by starting out subdued and building up from there. In retrospect, the characters seem all the more human for meeting the responsibilities God has given them with faithful resolve, rather than engaging in theatrics right out of the gate for the sake of drama.

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12/16/2006

Blooper: Just Tired

Posted in Bloopers at 6:00 pm by Sam

And finally, the fifth of five bloopers from Episode 11’s Amelie X segment.

 
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12/16/2006

Blooper: Inculcate

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

In Amelie X blooper #4, I discovered how sometimes you can know how to write a word but not say it.  More comments after the jump, but it’s best if you hear the blooper first.

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12/15/2006

Blooper: Recompense

Posted in Bloopers at 10:00 pm by Sam

Blooper #3 from Episode 11’s Amelie X segment.  The way accents on syllables shift around when you mess with suffixes is…fun.

 
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