Aug 15 2013
Our last episode was about the soaring greatness of Lawrence of Arabia. A great movie it is but we figured that we needed to have a little more fun. This episode, we watched Mad Max 2, which is better known as The Road Warrior. Many cars were wrecked. Very few lines were delivered. Awesomeness was achieved. We were joined by Melissa’s friend Fes Works to enjoy this fine example of 80’s post apocalyptic action.
Our September 1st episode will be a tribute to the late Ray Harryhausen as we watch The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad!
|The Road Warrior (1981)|
|Rating: 7.6/10 (167,661 votes)
Director: George Miller
Writer: Terry Hayes (screenplay by), George Miller (screenplay by), Brian Hannant (screenplay with)
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 May 1982
|Plot: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits.|
Aug 01 2013
Holy crap! This movie is so long we had to split this episode into three parts! Lawrence of Arabia is an undisputed classic no matter what the length so Melissa and Tim couldn’t wait to show it to Jena. There is significant geeking about the score, the flimmaking and Peter O’Toole. If you have never seen this movie, you have missed one of the great pleasures of film geekdom. Don’t let yourself miss out for too much longer!
Our next episode will be out on August 15th and we’ll be watching The Road Warrior!
|Lawrence of Arabia (1962)|
|Rating: 8.3/10 (270,357 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Runtime: 228 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Released: 11 Dec 1962
|Plot: The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.|
Jul 15 2013
We don’t want to be accused of only watching old movies so for this episode, we focused on the 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Picture – Argo! Not only has Jena never seen the movie, she has no first hand memories of the historical event upon which it was based! Not only does she get to learn about the movie, but she also gets to learn about something that happened. Well…if you ignore all the stuff that isn’t actually true.
Our next podcast will be on August 1st and we’ll be talking about Lawrence of Arabia!
|Rating: 7.7/10 (576,498 votes)
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by), Joshuah Bearman (based on the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Released: 12 Oct 2012
|Plot: Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.|
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 (221,159 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 (526,596 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 expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.|