Tue, 29 April 2014
Paul and Heather escape the tedium of their humdrum lives by reviewing two films about daydreaming office drones. First: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Ben Stiller's 2013 megabudgeted expansion of James Thurber's classic story, in which a meek LIFE magazine employee seizes what may be his last, best opportunity for real-life adventure; then, BRAZIL, Terry Gilliam's bleak 1985 science fiction comedy starring Jonathan Pryce as a bureaucrat in a dystopian future Britain whose pursuit of his dream girl makes him an enemy of the state. Sean Penn as a rebellious photojournalist, or Robert De Niro as a rebellious home repairman: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on the web series HIGH MAINTENANCE, PROXY, IN YOUR EYES, and the TV series FARGO.
Direct download: TAATM_100__The_Secret_Life_Of_Walter_Mitty_vs._Brazil.mp3
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Fri, 18 April 2014
Erin and Paul review two movies about humanity's struggle for survival after the entire planet is flooded. First: NOAH, Darren Aronofsky's revisionist Biblical epic starring Russell Crowe as the ark-building Old Testament prophet; then, WATERWORLD, Kevin Reynolds' 1995 post-apocalyptic adventure starring Kevin Costner as a gill-breathing mutant who reluctantly assists a woman and a small child in their quest for the planet's last piece of dry land. Gigantic rock monsters, or waterskiing pirates: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on THE LOOK OF LOVE, THE SINGING DETECTIVE, and SNOWPIERCER.
Thu, 10 April 2014
Heather and Paul discuss two old films about the world's oldest profession. First: VIVRE SA VIE, Jean-Luc Godard's 1962 film starring Anna Karina as a beautiful young Parisian woman who dreams of becoming an actress but slides into prostitution instead; then, PRETTY WOMAN, Garry Marshall's 1990 Cinderella fantasy, the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time (!), starring Julia Roberts as a Hollywood Boulevard hooker and Richard Gere as the wealthy client who falls in love with her. A trip to see THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, or a trip to see LA TRAVIATA: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on FIVE CORNERS, NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II, and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.