Podcast Guest Archive: Sean O'Loughlin

Oct 18 2016

Episode 79 – The Shining

The ShiningAs we continue with our October horror theme, we take journey to the Overlook hotel to watch Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining!  Our newcomer to this journey is Sean O’Loughlin, who joined us a while back to watch Hugo!  Once you’ve watched this film, we suggest you watch the documentary Room 237, this video by Imagine Dragons, and a trailer for the film cut to make it look like a romantic comedy!

Next up, we’ll be sticking with Stanley Kubrick as we watch 2001: A Space Odyssey!

The Shining (1980)
The Shining poster Rating: 8.4/10 (694,265 votes)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Diane Johnson (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Runtime: 146 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Horror
Released: 13 Jun 1980
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Dec 21 2015

Episode 60 – Hugo

HugoNote: We apologize for the late posting of this episode.  This episode, we return to the works of director Martin Scorsese to watch the film Hugo.  Jena was unable to join us so we appointed stunt Jena Sean O’Laughlin to watch the film with us.  Hugo is notable for being a film almost completely unlike any other film by Martin Scorsese.  It starts out as a children’s movie and morphs into a love letter about film preservation.  It is also visually amazing.  We dissect all of this in our conversation after watching the film.

A few things to watch if you have the time:

This video showing a breakdown of the final shot in the film.

A full length, color version of George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

Our next episode will be about Horror of Dracula!

Hugo (2011)
Hugo poster Rating: 7.5/10 (267,843 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book)
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Released: 23 Nov 2011
Plot: In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.