Tag Archives: DVD

#72 – Even Stranger Bilge-Sucking PIRATES

Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz search for the Fountain of Youth in the narrative mess that is 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'

Bob Chipman (a.k.a. MovieBob and The Game Overthinker, and contributor to Escapist Magazine) joins John and me again this week to discuss the new Walt Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer box office pillager Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Amid this episodes’ 107-minutes, wrath and bewilderment ensue.

John, Bob and I also discuss director Céline Danhier’s documentary Blank City, which is now playing at Kendal Square, and the latest release from The Asylum, Almighty Thor. Plus our picks of the week, including the new 50th Anniversary blu-ray release of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler (1961) starring Paul Newman.

We recorded this episode at Panera Bread, across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA. As always, we tried to find a quite spot to record. Our apologies for any obtrusive background noise.

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Episode #66: ‘Source Code,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Super’ and ‘The Secret of NIMH’

That pesky Demon and the kid in a coma (Or something like that. Doctors aren't sure.) in director James Wan's 'Insidious.'

This week, John and I discuss Duncan Jones’ sci-fi thriller Source Code, James Wan’s supernatural oddity Insidious, and James Gunn’s humanist superhero flick Super.

And then for our picks of the week, we discuss three titles from The Criterion Collection – Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy, Victor Schertzingers 1931 adaption of The Mikado, and Louis Malle’s Au Revoir Les Enfants, and one from MGM – Don Bluth’s 1982 animated feature The Secret of NIMH.

We recorded this episode at the Regal Fenway 13 theater in Boston.

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On NZT, an intelligence-enhancing "wonder drug," Lindy (Abbie Cornish) learns to escape and subdue a pursuer, and fast, in Relativity Media's 'Limitless.'

In this episode, John Black and I discuss four new releases: The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey; Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro; Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska; and Paul, a road trip geek-fest showcasing the comedic talents of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogan.

And for our picks of the week, we discuss the grindhouse homage Sugar Boxx and Shout! Factory‘s release of Reboot.

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This week John and I discuss the new Clint Eastwood-directed paranormal thriller Hereafter. We also go on about Jackass 3D and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is new to Blu-ray, and, as it so happens, performed each Saturday at midnight at the AMC Lowes Harvard Square Cinema.

For our home video picks of the week, The Asylum’s MILF and Crown International’s Deathrow Gameshow and My Mom’s a Werewolf are offered for your consideration. And John goes for Benny Hill’s Complete & Unadulterated Megaset (1969 – 1989).

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Total running time: 49:55



The gang considers one last heist in director John Luessenhop's 'Takers.'

In this episode, John and I discuss the new heist film Takers, Neil Marshall’s Centurion, Rob Reiner’s Flipped and Eli Roth’s The Last Exorcism.

As for picks of the week, I opt for the 1971 grindhouse gem Superchick (from Mill Creek Entertainment) and Richard Dreyfuss’ 1977 Oscar winner The Goodbye Girl, while John recommends a collection of documentaries now on DVD from The History Channel and 2009’s Dorian Gray starring Colin Firth.

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Total running time: 50:54


#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



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