Episode # 179: Resurrection I’d Rather Watch

February 29th, 2016

Flatliners vs. The Lazarus Effect

Some tales are told constantly in film:  the star-crossed lovers, the underdog sports team, the guy who invented Islam (Zuckerberg or Al Gore, can't remember).  Why beat a dead horse when you can just Bring it Back to Life?!  1990 dukes it out with 2015 to see who is better at loving the dead.  

Here is the link for Joe's Falling Down Episode with us.

Here are links for Kiefer: Phone Booth, Lost Boys, and Young Guns.  
Kevin Bacon: full links on Episode 186.  Julia Roberts: Confessions of a Dangerous MindCloser, and Hook.

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Episode # 178: The Coen Brothers Chapter III

February 14th, 2016
Barton Fink/
Hudsucker Proxy/
Blood Simple/
Our last chapter in the bulk Coens podcast saga (links for 1 & 2 below).  The 1st decade of the Coens already showed tremendous talent and a diverse storyteller's collection of style.  With this trio, they poke fun at Hollywood, industry, and begin with a serious take on film noir.  Before Fargo & Lebowski, these directors/writers and their actors were at the top of their game.  Behold, as David & Matt carry you over this puddle of joy - we aren't ruining our coats, after all.  Our lucky quarters are in there.  
There was actually a remake of Blood Simple done by Yimou Zhang (director of Hero, which we discussed in the Hero title link) we did not mention.  That's how good that story is - it has been remade, but not by elves.  
The 1st 2 Coens episodes:  Coens ICoens II.  Also links for No Country and True Grit
Key & Peele:  here is Text Confusion.  Could not find the magic negro janitors.

For inquiring minds:  Olive Kittredge with Frances McDormand is on HBO GO, not Amazon.

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