Jul 01 2013
For our second episode, our permanent co-host Melissa Kaercher joins the party to enjoy one of the greatest movie musicals ever made – Singin’ in the Rain. We don’t know how Jena managed to go this long without experiencing “Make ’em Laugh” but that horrible oversight has now been rectified. Enjoy the episode and remember to jauntily tip your cap to Gene Kelly!
And keep an ear out for our next episode on the 15th of July when we look at 2012 Best Picture, Argo.
|Singin' in the Rain (1952)|
|Rating: 8.3/10 (197,909 votes)
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Writer: Betty Comden (story by), Adolph Green (story by)
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen
Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released: 11 Apr 1952
|Plot: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.|
Jun 16 2013
Welcome to the inaugural episode of our podcast! This podcast will follow our attempts to educate Jena Young on the great films that she hasn’t seen yet. Or, occasionally, just the ones she doesn’t remember. This week’s episode was recorded before co-host Melissa Kaercher became a co-host so Tim Wick educates Jena all on his own. If you didn’t suss it out from the title, we start with one of Tim’s favorite films – Casablanca. To open the podcast, Jena tells us everything she knows about the movie she is about to see. Then we take a break to watch the movie. If you really feel like playing along, you can watch it too! Then we come back and discuss the movie. We hope you enjoy our first podcast and keep coming back for more!
|Rating: 8.5/10 (475,184 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay), Murray Burnett (play), Joan Alison (play)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Released: 23 Jan 1943
|Plot: A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.|