Episode #107: Remakes Done Right

February 22nd, 2014
Dead or Alive, You're Listening to Us
as we compare Robocop

(1987) -VS- (2014)

It is rare that we here at The Cinema Triforce are taken aback regarding contemporary pop films or remakes/reboots. More often than not, our inklings for what we may or may not enjoy tend to be pretty spot on.  

However, this week we were pleasantly surprised.  More than pleasantly, you could say we were pretty much rendered flabbergasted by the jewel that we now want to lay in your lap.  We have tackled many a remake before; until now, none had given us as much unexpected delight as this week's man of metal.  Not that one, the other one.  

So jack in & thank you for your cooperation. 

Episode #106: Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 15th, 2014
We lost a truly amazing artist a few weeks ago.  Philip Seymour Hoffman had been on our "To Do"  ever since we started.  Not only for his flair & gift of the stage, but also for people's inability to remember his name during the first decade or so of his career.  

He was going to be categorized under our "3 Degrees of That Guy" series, but alas: now that mood is much darker.  For what was going to be an episode celebrating his genius & chameleon-esque talent, has now become an epitaph.  An epitaph that we deliver with no less enthusiasm, but much heavier hearts.  There are 'bigger' movies he has been in, but these embody his largest roles and 3 different shades of his awesomeness that sadly was not enough to keep him going.  

We'll miss you Sir.  We tip our Mountain Dew in your direction.

Episode #105: The Better Angels of Our Nature

February 8th, 2014
Guest Host: Brandon Lee
With the film that swept thru critics & audiences like wildfire, how could we NOT end on such a note?  1 part coming-of-age & 2 parts horror; all topped off with a performance that, to this day, haunts all who've seen it.    

The past few weeks possessed their own unique flavor of modern-day racism: pop-cultured & institutionalized alike.  The culmination lies here.

Thank you all for giving us such great numbers for these rather challenging episodes.  We tend to lean more towards the humorous & eccentric, yet when we decide to tackle such serious topics like this, it's a great feeling to know that you all are along for the ride.

We can't thank Brandon enough for giving us this opportunity.  So without further ado: the third & final installment of our exploration of race in cinema.

Episode #104: Anti-Hero Sandwich

February 1st, 2014
In film most of the time it's relatively easy to recognize who's who:  the love interest, the teacher, the antagonist.  Then, more often than not, the focus of stories: The Hero.  Well, it's a stroll down the Hall of Heroes this week as we pay tribute to the unsung, the unhinged & the downright crooked.  

Now, we're not talking your typical Anti-Heroes: Holden Caulfield, Michael Corleone,  Batman, etc.  We concocted our own unique fusion of non-conformity in an amalgamation so unlikely, we doubt the three have been grouped together as otherwise.

For those who missed our impressions while we got serious the last few weeks; we made up for it this round.  
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