Episode #43: It Should’ve Been Worse

November 25th, 2012
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/
  • Duets/
  • Clerks II/

 This week’s theme has been bouncing around inside our collective noggins for quite some time & with the recent announcement of Lucasfilm being sold to Disney, we now feel that the time has drawn nigh.  For many of us cinephiles, the apprehension & exhilaration of announced movies is a potent liquor.  From geek adaptations to original material triumphed by a favored director, it’s tough NOT to get excited for certain titles when you catch wind of them. HOWEVER…  there are those that, when you read/hear about them:  your stomach churns, your eyes roll, and you start wringing your hands like a half crazed Scottish queen.  How to kill those movies that will betray us - ALL of them! The tides are right, the wind is southerly & our keels are bursting to embark. But what of our destination?

It is definitely possible, but for our part we'll say - good luck hating these movies.  It's hard to not like them; they may not sit on the top shelf, but you should be allowed to form your own opinion about them.  We did, and we get the grin - agin, and agin.

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Episode #42: Great Flicks/ Crappy Titles

November 18th, 2012
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Last Samurai

We’ve all been in that situation.  You are trying your damnedest to convince a friend/family/lover to screen one of your favorite films & you’re met with resistance & hesitancy.  “I don’t know, I don’t usually like that actor." "What’s that?  I’ve never heard of it." "Sounds foreign & I don’t do subtitles,” - just a few of the myriad of phrases we here @ the Triforce have heard over the years.  Usually these battles are of an uphill & slippery-sloped nature, but are eventually resolved with praise & concurring judgments.  Heck, Matt didn't wanna watch Samurai with that title.

Once in a while, the studios (in their ever-present wisdom) slap these amazing films with titles that are, at their best, esoteric and at their worst, downright insulting.  Curious yet?  Good.  
I-Tunes users - our full catalog of episodes is on cinemasluts.podbean.com. The rest of you, as you were...
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Episode # 41.2: Looper Spoilerganza + Iron Fists bump

November 10th, 2012

Remember last week when we said we were going to spoil Looper?  Well, we have.  Here.

Bonus - we talk for a few about RZA's film debut - The Man With the Iron Fists.  No spoilers, just praise and some cutthroat analysis of how it fits into film and fighting films in particular.  If you think you'll like it, you probably will.

Next week - Great Movies/Bad Titles.

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Episode #41: Gunga Lagunga (LOOPER)

November 3rd, 2012

GUEST HOST:  MISS AMY!!

Looper

In continuation of our adulation of the one & only JGL, we thought we’d stray outside the proverbial box & savor some hyper-contemporary faire, with a dash of Willis thrown in for good measure. This week Miss Amy saw fit to join us again!  Being the Grand High Priestess of all things Rian Johnson & JG Levitt, she thought it pertinent to add some grace & insight to the slut stew.  Say what you will about Johnson, ‘cause we did & we recorded it!  
So we finished the film and he's gonna stiff us.  And we say, "Hey, Johnson, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know."  And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any resolution, but when you die, on your deathbeds, you will receive total consciousness."  So we got that goin' for us, which is nice.
Listen to our love for it, go see it (if you didn't already) and prepare thy selves for our spoiler follow-up next week.  That will be a little longer, but hey - it's a break from the long episodes we've had, right?  til then... On the QT and very Hush Hush

Those who've read down this far:  good work!  Here's a link for what in the world we were referencing in that last paragraph.  (GRIN)

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