In this episode, John and I get to talking about the new Blu-ray and DVD releases…
Woody Allen’s Annie Hall
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca
In this episode, directors David R. Ellis’ Shark Night 3D and David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover get the full review treatment. The Myth of the American Sleepover is now playing through Monday, September 5th, at the Brattle – where, by the way, Cameron Crowe’s new rock doc, Pearl Jam Twenty, premieres Tuesday, September 20th, with a week-long engagement beginning Friday the 27th.
John and I also discuss the slate of films playing this month at the Brattle, The Coolidge Corner Theater, and the Harvard Film Archive; including Class of 1984, The French Connection, and the films of Woody Allen.
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On tap this week is the (sort of but not really) new comedy The Hangover Part II, Woody Allen’s likeable farce Midnight in Paris and, briefly, the Edgar Wright-produced action/comedy Attack the Block.
For our Picks of the Week, John says the new David Byrne rockumentary Ride, Rise, Roar is worth your time. And we both agree that Jason Robard’s 1965 film, and Best Picture nominee, A Thousand Clowns is a nice find among MGM’s new online only retail offerings. John also recommends David Niven’s 1975 flick Old Dracula.
We recorded this episode at Panera Bread across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theater. As always, we tried to find a quiet spot to record. Our apologies for any obtrusive background noise.
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Does Woody Allen still have something to say? Does Juliette Lewis have herself an Oscar-worthy performance? Does Bruce Willis go too far with self-parody?
These profound and important questions we ponder in our brand new audio oddity, the ingeniously titled Episode #45.
RED, Conviction and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are our topics of delight and distress.
And for our home video picks of the week, I say Ken Burn’s The 10th Inning, Neil Jordan’s Ondine, and NBC’s Modern Family: Season One are worth your time. Then John speaks kindly of Suck, the indie comedy vampire flick featuring indie band vampires. Key words: indie and vampire.
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Total running time: 45:08