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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #34

On this episode, Mike returns (again) after a long absence filled with computer problems, illness, and gaming (and more gaming). This utterly off-the-cuff episode focuses on a small number of films, including a couple from last year and one that’s currently in theatres. 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.

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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #31

On this episode, the podcast regains a shred of its former glory as a new recording setup has things sounding almost-quasi-somewhat professional! Oh yeah, also, Mike watched a bunch of movies.

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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #27

On this episode, Mike is joined by guest co-host Michael Walls-Kelly! We devote the bulk of our time to talking about The Cabin In The Woods. After that, we wrap up with talk about a bunch of random stuff, including the trailers for Lawless and Looper.

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Slandering Others Anonymously Podcast Episode #18

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.

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Upcoming films to keep an eye on (part two)

As promised, I continue my look at upcoming films I’m looking forward to. We continue the top 10 with some sci-fi goodness.

5. Source Code


The story:
This sci-fi tale stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier investigating the terrorist bombing of a train. He does so by travelling back in time to before the attack, but apparently the time-travel technology limits him to arriving just 17 minutes prior to the detonation, meaning he has to work fast.

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Norton out as Hulk in The Avengers?

So according to Hitfix, Edward Norton apparently won’t be playing Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie.

I can’t create a scenario in my mind where this doesn’t suck. Especially if Marvel are to blame, which is certainly the impression one gets from reading Drew McWeeny’s article.

Yep, apparently Norton was all but chomping at the bit to team up with Joss Whedon and co. for more superhero shenanigans until, “Marvel made a decision to hire an unknown, and they informed Norton that they won’t be using him in the film.”

It’s certainly sad if it’s true, but I can’t totally blame Marvel. Norton has a bit of a rep for being a pain to deal with. Just look at the troubles they had with him for The Incredible Hulk.

The guy is a phenomenal actor, and I count many of his films (Fight Club, Primal Fear, 25th Hour, Rounders) among my favourites. But he’s not a guarantee at the box office. Norton’s previous Hulk film cost $150 million and grossed under $135 million.

The bottom line is actors get replaced in ongoing franchises all the time, and the Hulk is bound to be CGI for the majority of his time onscreen anyway. Yeah, it would be great if the studio and Norton patch things up, but if it doesn’t happen it’s not the end of the world. All it means is some other actor will get to step up into the role.