Tag: Bill Condon

Episode 135 – Chicago

, with special guest:

ChicagoBill Condon writes the screenplay for this Best Picture winning musical, Chicago! In this debut film for director Rob Marshall, he finds a way to make a musical work for a modern film audience. It doesn’t hurt that Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Richard Gere (also John C. Reilly and Queen Latifah) kill their respective roles. We have a new guest as Alexis Callen joins us to talk about the film! She has great insights! Enjoy!

Up next, another Oscar winner, Amadeus!

Chicago (2002)
Chicago poster Rating: 7.1/10 (211,338 votes)
Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Bill Condon (screenplay), Bob Fosse (book), Fred Ebb (book), Maurine Dallas Watkins (play)
Stars: Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Released: 24 Jan 2003
Plot: Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Episode 134 – Gods and Monsters

, with special guest:

Gods and MonstersAlison Anderson, our resident Frankenstein guest, joins us for Gods and Monsters, a film about James Whale, director of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. The movie features an early star making turn by Brandan Fraser as well as a great pre-Lord of the Rings performance by Sir Ian McKellon. It serves as a fine finish to our trip through the Frankenstein catalog that began way back with Young Frankenstein.

Up next, we will follow director Bill Condon as he provides the screenplay to Chicago!

Gods and Monsters (1998)
Gods and Monsters poster Rating: 7.4/10 (28,694 votes)
Director: Bill Condon
Writer: Christopher Bram (novel), Bill Condon (screenplay)
Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 04 Nov 1998
Plot: The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.