Ugh, shit… Has it seriously been almost a month since the last update? Time is flying. I felt like I was finally getting into the habit of updating this thing a few times a week, but it got away from me there awhile. Continued computer problems, a killer stomach flu, other junk. Well, both myself and my new computer are operating at 100% right now, so enough with the sob story, let’s talk about movies!
Matthew finally rejoins Mike on this episode! The show begins with some serious news, but things return to form quickly as a slew of films are talked about, including Joss Whedon’s surprise adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Also, Mike finally talks about Drive, Matthew discusses documentaries, and we share a bunch of picks appropriate for Halloween viewing.
Listen to or download the show below, and click “read more of this post” to view a complete breakdown of the topics discussed in this episode.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho turned 50 years old yesterday. To celebrate the anniversary, many news publications took a look back. In a write up for Time magazine, Nate Jones wrote up an article titled Five Ways Psycho Changed Cinema.
Some of the ways listed are pretty huge. Killing off the main character in his film was a move nobody saw coming. It’s a move lots of films have employed since then. Look no further than (SPOILER ALERT!) this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture, The Hurt Locker. Obviously the gimmick still works, because I was pretty surprised when Guy Ritchie bit the dust not more than 10 minutes into that film.
The empathy with a murderer thing is also pretty common these days. Current hit TV series Dexter is based entirely around the audience rooting for a serial killer.