Mamo #249: Off The Road

Mamo road trip! We stop at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a catch-up show. We talk Catching Fire, Avengers, the next Batman, James Cameron, the 3-D 48fps Hobbit, and the future of all mankind (and movies).

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Christopher Plasso
Guest

This was my first time listening to Mamo after hearing the guys from the cinecast mention this podcast. And forgive me if this is the norm but why would anyone record an “audio” podcast while continuous eating? Had to turn it off towards the end.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

I’ve gotten used to the background noises. In fact, the podcast is weird without it (i.e. Mamo #241).

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Finally catching up on MAMO and yeah this one had quite a bit of background noise. Which normally I like but the drill was quite distracting. Also it’s not very typical where the Matthew’s are talking with food in their mouths.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Yeah, I agree how off-putting ultra-clear high definition can be.

I would go to my parents and watch their new HD TV and there’s something “off” with the image. Strangely, the closest comparison I could think of is a British soap opera (i.e. CORONATION STREET).

antho42
Guest

Constantine is a good film. Tilda Swinton and Peter Staromare are both great in it.

Kurt
Guest

Take the ‘restaurant’ casualness out of Mamo! NO WAY! It is a major aesthetic of the show, and has become intrinsic to it at this point.

Christopher, listen to a few more episodes to see….

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Note that 2009 is the only year that I can see taking a quick look at Box Office Mojo where 2 films made over $400 million. As that had Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Avatar.

I still don’t trust The Dark Knight Rises to be #1, but I’m still not sure if that is my own biases getting in the way. As while I do want to see it, I have my doubts on whether it will be any good.

I don’t think Bane is a very interesting character. Also while the first two Nolan Batman movies borrowed heavily (many times lifting whole scenes) from some of the top Batman comics, this one is apparently borrowing from Knightfall, which personally I think is kind of a lame story. It was a storyline mainly focused around two gimmicks, Bane breaking Batman’s back and a new Batman suit. Also I think if Nolan continues to push forward with a lead villain that you can’t hear what the hell he is saying, I think that will hurt the movie. Both creatively and it’s box office potential.

Still I’m not sure if that is my personal bias getting in the way of predicting how a movie will do.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

One more thing, to the 2 Matthew’s if you don’t want to see any trailers, simply close your eyes. Perhaps even take the extra step to block your ears. I do that all the time in trailers that I want to avoid.

Don’t worry about people wondering about you, it’s dark and chances are they are watching the trailer rather than watching the crowd. Plus these are people you aren’t likely to see again. 🙂

Marcus
Guest

The first thing on the agenda for whoever becomes the head of Disney studios should be: Learn how to kiss Kevin Feige’s ass.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/marvels-the-avengers-breaking-records-overseas-already-after-todays-early-release/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marvels_the_avengers/