Cinecast Epsiode 133 – Yo Gamble!

Episode 133:
Thank goodness for “Yo Gabba Gamble” and the fact that he has not really much of a life so that he can just go to tons of movies every week so that we have something to talk about for our show. We talk about Armando Iannucci’s brilliant satirical take on the UK/US coalitions push for war in the Gulf, In the Loop. After that we grill Matt on several movies including Funny People, The Cove and The Collector. Next it’s Jay Cheel’s short sci-fi thriller, Colore non Vedenti, DVDs and the usual long meandering tangents.

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COVERED IN TODAY’S SHOW:
In the Loop
The Cove (Gamble’s review)
The Collector
Funny People
$9.99
Colore Non Vedenti
Flyway Film Festival

DVD picks:
Flight of the Conchords (season 2)
Mutant Chronicles (Andrew’s review)
Andrew’s Transformers review
Nature’s Grave
Big Trouble in Little China (Blu-Ray)

also on DVD:
Fragments
Wolfhound (Andrew’s review)
Gomorra

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Liney
Guest

As you guys enjoyed "In the loop" so much, I'd strongly urge you all to check out "Thick of it", which is the small screen version (by the BBC). I'd say that the Malcolm Tucker character is even funnier in some of the TV episodes, and the script (and swearing!) are just as good overall.

rot
Guest

I cannot believe the way Matt is describing $9.99 as something esoteric and thoughtful, I caught it at TIFF and my main criticism of the film was how little it left for thought, how much it was obvious in its wrought attempts to be meaningful. It reminded me of a Jeremy Podeswa film, calculating pathos.

Goon
Guest

I knew without checking the TF review was 3.5/5

I just wanted to throw in that I agreed with Matt's review, and thought Funny People was pretty astounding, especially with the meta levels attached to it. Very dark, not all that funny but amusing and entertaining to be sure. Overall very personal, and its a 4/5 from me but I admire it on a full 5/5 scale 😛

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

So Gamble & Goon, better or worse than ADVENTURELAND?

(p.s. Gamble & Goon could be like a late 1980s era FM Radio Morning show…)

Goon
Guest

Oh Adventureland is absolutely a better film, and in fact Adventureland is still my favorite of 09. I dont think Funny People is even on my top ten of the year so far.

But its still quite good, and I think some of the bad reviews or disappointments are very much akin to Adventureland having some people let down because it wasn't Superbad 2.

It deserves more consideration than you gave it on the show, Kurt, thats for sure. I think it would make an excellent double bill with the Jerry Seinfeld documentary "Comedian".

Rusty James
Guest

I have decided that now is a good time to reveal that Matt Gamble and I are the same person. I apologize for the elaborate deception but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

From now on you can just refer to me as Rusty Gamble.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Yea, me and Apatow simply don't mix too well. I guess I liked Superbad and 40 year old virgin well enough, the rest cannot muster enthusiasm to go to the cinema. I accidently find them on DVD eventually. I've not seen COMEDIAN either.

Goon
Guest

Well maybe you'll like this one, because you'll be able to use the word "Pathos" when you review it afterward. We all know how much you love to get to use that word. 😀

Rusty James
Guest

Goon, you've got to sweeten the pot. Throw in "fetishize" and a weird pronounciation of Aptow and you've got yourself a deal.

Kurt
Guest

also: Plethora. Fascist. Implacable. Pseudo- and retroactively

(I know my pet-words)

Goon
Guest

Don't forget meta! You could use that one too.

And it would have to be referred to as "Judd Apatow's 2009 film" rather than just calling it "Funny People"

Goon
Guest

Also maybe throw in an "ugly american" somewhere.

Rusty James
Guest

He's gonna sit down with Judd App-toe's 2009 film.

Goon
Guest

Kurt, is In the Loop actually playing in Toronto or did you find it through nefarious means? I dont see it anywhere.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Superbad was not directed by Apatow film.

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