6/12/2007

All Movie Talk, Episode 37

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

Show contents, with start times:

  • Unseen Movie Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2:08)
  • Trivia Question: Jean Harlow’s Arms (9:17)
  • Fact or Fiction: More Movie Quotes (9:43)
  • Top 6: Movie Dads (16:35)
  • Series Spotlight: Pixar (36:11)
  • Closing: Trivia Answer, Preview of Next Week (57:54)

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Show Notes:

Unseen Movie Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is the latest hot comic book movie that neither of us has seen. But we’re still pretty sure it’s either an action-packed thrill ride or a total dud.

Trivia Question: Jean Harlow’s Arms

The world’s one-time biggest box office draw died in the arms of Jean Harlow. Can you guess who it is?

Fact or Fiction: More Movie Quotes

We talked in Episode 29 about some common misquotes from the movies, and here’s another batch of them. Play along with Stephen in this segment of our podcast and see if you can separate the actual quotes from the misquotes.

The answers, and in some cases further information: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Top 6: Movie Dads

See our separate Top 6 entry for more information about our picks.

Series Spotlight: Pixar

Pixar is the premier American animation studio of the last decade. In addition to pioneering completely computer generated animated features, the studio has made some of the most memorable movies of late. The company’s filmography:

 
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16 Comments »

  1. sabel4 (3) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Uh, there seems to be no way to download the show. The link is absent on the page, the RSS feed, and in iTunes.

  2. Sam (405) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Hey, you’ve got part of the Show Notes. What do you need the audio for?

    (I fixed it.)

  3. Aaron (35) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    I know I want to be a giant orange guy who smashes stuff.

    In any case though, the more recent TV commercials for this movie seem to suggest they’re following the Surfer’s original plot; i.e. Galactus is coming. I’m not sure why in the heck they have the Silver Surfer headlining if that’s the case, but I guess that either a) they’re attempting to keep it a surprise from those who don’t know the story or b) they’ve filmed a sequel two-pack, and Galactus is in the second one. B sounds surprisingly possible even though the original movie was pretty lackluster in the box office, if I remember right.

  4. LaZorra (60) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    I have never, ever understood why someone thought surfing would be a good superhero ability. I guess it’s better than being Arm Fall-Off Boy. I have to say, I love the Unseen Movie Reviews, and this was my favorite of the bunch.

    I had another comment, but I can’t remember what it was. I guess I’ll have to listen to the podcast over again.

  5. Rifty (64) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I ADORE the fact that you mentioned UHF. I was thinking specifically of that when that moment came up.

    Badgers? BADGERS? We don’ need no steenkeen badgers!

    Yeah, that was pretty much awesome. Thanks for that.

    -Rifty

  6. Grishny (156) said,

    June 12, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    A lot of people miss the badges reference in the movie Batteries Not Included. It happens near the end when Carlos is about to set fire to the apartment building, and the hired goon in the basement with him offers him a book or a box of matches.

    “Matches? We don’t need no steenking matches!”

  7. wintermute (157) said,

    June 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    I am so excited about not watching X-Men vs The Shiny Skateboarder that I plan to not watch it on opening night, and every day thereafter.

    I realise this is a big commitment, and there are all sorts of reasons that I might fail to not watch it one day, but hopefully that day will be far in the future.

    Who’s with me?

  8. Grishny (156) said,

    June 13, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Well, my wife wants to not not watch it, so I’d probably better not make any commitments that I may not be able to keep.

  9. Ferrick (140) said,

    June 14, 2007 at 1:07 am

    I’m so committed to not watch this one that I have re-committed to my absolute stance of not watching the first one. I will do this as soon as possible. I’m practically giddy.

  10. Rifty (64) said,

    June 14, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Well, I absued my priviledge of working in a movie theater, and I got to see the preview of F4:RotSS. If anyone wants my thoughts on it, they are located at either my Xanga

    or MySpace.

    I won’t go into details here, but the movie was pretty fairly dumb, as you would expect. Sam and Stephen weren’t really so terribly far off in their UMR.

    -Rifty

  11. Aaron (35) said,

    June 14, 2007 at 11:46 am

    “The SS is still Galactus’s herald, but Galactus himself is just… well… a smoke cloud. That’s about it.”

    Yikes. Comic book fans are probably going to be going nuclear… assuming they care enough about this movie series. But seriously, from what little I know, that’s just wrong.

    Although, I should mention that your color scheme on your Xanga page needs work… it’s hard to read that dark of a blue on black.

  12. Rifty (64) said,

    June 16, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Yeah, some people have said that, but I don’t honestly see the problem. I can read it just fine, and it doesn’t make my eyes go all buggy like white on black or yellow on black does. It’s rather soothing to me, actually. Either way, I don’t really intend to change it, both because it’s my xanga, and I’ll keep it the way I want, and because I’m too lazy to go do it.

    But this is not a thread about my Xanga.

    I should have probably added that at the very end, you kinda get a glimpse of a face inside the dust cloud, that almost maybe sort of if you squint looks like Galactus, but that’s about it. No worldship, no body, no voice. Nothing. Just a cloud of dust.

    -Rifty

  13. Jen (2) said,

    June 28, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I’m realy suprised no one mentioned this yet but in this episode you guys got some facts wrong. Strangely enough they were in the misquote segment. The first quote, “Why don’t you come up some time and see me”, is actually said by Mae West in “She Done Him Wrong”, not “I’m No Angel”. Then the next quote “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges” is from the right movie “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, but the movie is not a John Ford film, nor is John Wayne in it. It is in fact a John Huston movie starring Humphrey Bogart. The line is said by actor Alfonso Bedoya.

    Anyway, i just had to say that it was gunna bother me forever if i didn’t.

    -Jen

  14. Sam (405) said,

    June 29, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Wow. Maybe I was asleep when we recorded that, because I know all those things and somehow got them wrong anyway. That’s insane. Ford and Wayne?? I don’t know how that happened.

    I’ll edit the episode later today and fix those ignominious errors. Thanks.

  15. Rifty (64) said,

    June 29, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Does that mean that if we have the uncorrected first edition it will appreciate in value and we’ll eventually be able to sell it for a boatload of money as a collector’s item?

    That would be awesome cause I have the first edition of the whole series.

    -Rifty

  16. Sam (405) said,

    June 29, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Probably.

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