Do you want to have a long, loving conversation about the state of the art in comic strips? A lengthy tangent in this weeks show does that at more: Schulz, Watterson, and even Keane come into the mix along with Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal and XKCD as two recent documentaries on the subject are available VOD. But before that, Kurt and Andrew find very little to say about Dom Hemmingway that Jude Law hasn’t already shouted at you for 100 minutes. Matt Gamble joins midway through a lengthy recount of the recent episode of Game of Thrones (S04E03) in which Kurt continues to marvel at both the density of information in any given episode, as well as the lengths for which HBO is willing to go for gratuitous nudity (the former is astounding, the latter is getting tedious).
We go back to 1984 with the story of racism, the military and the awesome voice of Adolph Caeser in the Roshomon-esque A Soldier’s Story. In the Watchlist, Andrew gives us the lowdown on TV’s Fargo before continuing to working his way through the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival. His favourite film of the year thus far, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood should be put on your radar. Andrew also pours some sugary-love on the rare Thomas Hayden Church starring film, Whitewash. Kurt does his own gushing with William Friedkin’s restored and glorious remake of Wages of Fear, the 1977 hidden gem, Sorcerer as well as his bafflement with 2013 Best/Worst type cinematic oddity, Fateful Findings. Matt digs deep into the first few episodes of Mike Judge’s Silicone Valley and then sweet, sweet comic strip love.
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
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~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~
– Sound quality issues
– Andrew on Directors Club
Denzel Washington & Morgan Freeman
CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Dazed & Confused”
~ MAIN REVIEW(S) ~
~ TV REVIEW ~
SEASON 4 EPISODE 3
Theme provided by: Southpark
~ 1984 PROJECT ~
~ THE WATCH LIST ~
– Fateful Findings
– Le Transperceneige (Graphic Novels)
– Dear Mr. Watterson
– Silicon Valley
~ OTHER STUFF MENTIONED ~
Hot Docs Coverage Begins!
Box Office Contest – Get Your Entries in before the end of April!
1984 Project Next Week – Michael Radford’s “1984”
~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~
– Only Lovers Left Alive
~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~
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