Tag Archives: Boston

#39 – ‘Piranha 3D,’ ‘Power Kids’ and HBO’S ‘Temple Grandin’

In this episode, John and I discuss the exploitively horrific Piranha 3D, starring Elizabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell and Richard Dreyfuss.

And then we move on to this weeks’ picks: Power Kids (a.k.a . 5 Huajai Hero) – the Taiwanese actioner from the producers of Ong Bak and Chocolate; and Temple Grandinthe HBO Films’ production starring Claire Danes, Catherine O’Hara and Julia Ormond.

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Total running time: 43:04

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#37 – SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

In this special episode, John and I discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Plus, here in Boston, John participates in a roundtable interview with director Edgar Wright and stars Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick.

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Total running time: 29:31

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#35 – DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

In this week’s episode, John and I discuss the new Steve Carell comedy Dinner for Schmucks.

Plus our picks of the week: The 1987 Amy Madigan, Michael Ironside action flick Nowhere to Hide, and 2008’s Ip Man.

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Total running time: 33:24

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#32 – PREDATORS and DESPICABLE ME

In this week’s episode, John and I discuss Predators, Despicable Me, Breathless: The 50th Anniversary Restoration (which is now playing at the Coolidge), and Predator: The Ultimate Hunter Edition (which is new to Blu-ray).

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Total running time: 44:52

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#31 – THE LAST AIRBENDER at the cafe

In this episode, recorded live at the Trident Booksellers Cafe, John and I discuss The Last Airbender, Grown Ups and Cyrus.

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Total running time: 39:20

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#27 – SHREK 4, MACGRUBER and PLEASE GIVE

I wanted to post Episode 27 much earlier, but … life got in the way. We had it on iTunes last week, so in a way it was already out there. Subscribing on iTunes is the quickest way to receive our new episodes. Think about how good you’ll feel by subscribing to our podcast. Now that’s the feeling!

In this episode, John and I discuss the new blu-ray DVD release of To Live and Die in L.A.. We then go to town on Shrek Forever After, MacGruber and Please Give, which is now playing over at Coolidge Corner.

Oh! And John offers scandalous childhood memories of sneaking into first-run screenings of The ExorcistA Clockwork Orange, and The Deer Hunter.

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Total running time: 48:45

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Our Interview with Actress and Director Amber Benson (’Drones’)

Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was in Boston a few weeks ago promoting her new film Drones at the Independent Film Festival. In this show, John Black and Steve Head discuss her experiences producing and directing the film.

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Total running time: 43:02

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Independent Film Festival Boston: Episode #4 – Our Interview with Director Todd Solondz (‘Life During Wartime’)

John Black sits down with director Todd Solondz  (Life During Wartime) and discusses the nature of storytelling in his films, and using music to create multiple layers for each story.

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Total running time is 20:33

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