DC is looking to expand its cinematic influence in order to compete with the mighty Marvel Studios, and it’s hopeful that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will be the cornerstone. Special guest and former SOS contributor Al White joins Ricky, Josh and Simon in tackling the summer’s biggest flick, as well as take a look back at Richard Donner’s 1978Superman: The Movie. Beware spoilers!
With several television premieres this week, there’s plenty to discuss on the podcast. First we go through the comedies, including John Oliver’s debut on The Daily Show, then talk a little reality, and finally dive into the dramas before welcoming Todd VanDerWerff, TV Editor for the A.V. Club and podcaster at TV on the Internet, to the DVD Shelf to discuss the Canadian gem, Slings & Arrows.
DC is looking to expand its cinematic influence in order to compete with the mighty Marvel Studios, and it’s hopeful that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will be the cornerstone. Special guest and former SOS contributor At White joins Ricky, Josh and Simon in tackling the summer’s biggest flick, as well as take a look back at Richard Donner’s 1978Superman: The Movie. Beware spoilers!
Hey, folks! It’s time for a brand-new, recurring DVD feature on Mousterpiece Cinema, as Josh and Gabe begin their long, slow wade through the world of the Walt Disney Treasures box set DVDs. This week, they start with the Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two set, covering Mickey’s shorts from 1939 onward. (Had it not been for Josh’s poor memory, they wouldn’t be going backwards with poor Mickey in living color.) They’re joined on the show by This Was TV contributor Anthony Strand, as the trio discuss Mickey’s shift from being a character to being an icon, Pluto’s prominence in the shorts, and how sacrilegious it is to show Mickey Mouse playing a Mortal Kombat-style video game about Dopey the Dwarf. Check it out!
With our wrap up Series Seven of Doctor Who behind us and our star studded 50thpodcast coming up, we’re taking advantage of some downtime to reflect upon some of life’s little milestones by broadcasting a previously recorded but unaired episode from our first year. Join the gang as we celebrate Father’s Day with our review of 2011’s “Closing Time”.
Kate and Ricky bring on, not one, but two guests to discuss “Mhsya,” the final episode of season three of Game of Thrones. Among the many topics discussed this week: favorite moments, favorite characters, Hodor, castration, John Snow and how Theon Greyjoy continues to be a waste of our time.
With this release of 1991’s Slacker, director Richard Linklater helped usher in the modern day independent film movement, which essentially involves making films out of a neat conversation you had at Burning Man. Since that film, Linklater’s output has run the gamut from studio pictures like the remake of The Bad News Bears to the cinematic version of a run-on sentence that’s drifted through a drug lab. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at three of Linklater’s films, the aforementioned Slacker, 1993’s Dazed and Confused, and his brand new film, Me and Orson Welles.
In episode-four of the “Hey You Geeks!!” Podcast we discuss our favorite robots in film, TV, comics, videogames and all of pop-culture. With the final issue of Brian Michael Bendis’ Marvel series Age of Ultroncoming in two weeks, what better time to talk about the androids, cyborgs, robots, A.I. and harbingers of doom that make us laugh, cringe and geek out in the best of ways. We also review Random Access Memories, the new album from robot rockers Daft Punk and end with Sound On Sight comics writer Logan Dalton’s review ofAge of Ultron thus far. “Hey You Geeks!!” is a bi-weekly Podcast, so look for episode #5 coming June 19th.
It may surprise some moviegoers to learn that before the advent of The Fast and the Furious, cinema had a long and fruitful relationship with vehicular machines and the open road. This week, Ricky, Edgar and Simon take a look back at a roster of automobile-themed flicks hand-picked by Ricky for maximum coverage: the rowdy car caper flick Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, the road movie/horror-flick hybrid Race With the Devil, seminal car-chase Bible Vanishing Pointand, finally, Monte Hellman’s beloved Two-Lane Blacktop, with James Taylor, Dennies Wilson, and, of course, Warren Motherfuckin’ Oates. Warning: we drop a shit ton of F Bombs!
Brutal, brilliant and sad; just a few ways to describe episode 9 of season three. “The Rains of Castamere” further escalates the brutality that exists in the world of Westeros, and the sense of dread we’ve long felt that the Starks will never again be happy. The Red Wedding has been foreshadowed for awhile now, and so Kate and Ricky decided to invite Sound On Sight contributor, fantasy novelist and Game of Thrones expert, David Fiore, to discuss the sheer horror of the show’s biggest WTF-NYD moment.
We’ve been away for a month, but Mousterpiece Cinema is back and ready to go! Gabe and Josh are raring to go, and start off a slew of all-new episodes by tackling one of the greatest of all animated movies–let alone Disney movies: 1940′s Pinocchio. This week, they’re joined by Alexander Huls, contributor to The Atlantic, Film School Rejects, The New York Times Magazine, and more, to discuss the little wooden marionette who dreamed of being a real boy and son to his father, Geppetto. More specifically, the trio discuss exactly how traumatic this movie was to them as children, and as adults, as well as the film’s music, animation, and style. Plus, at the end, a digression into the world of The Fast and The Furious series, because…well, why not?