Cinecast Episode 354 – Past is Prologue
Put the flag up the pole, Andrew and Kurt like a comic book superhero movie a lot. And go figure, X-Men: Days of Future Past mimics the Kurtzman-Orci canonical reset button, has time travel figure largely into the plot, and revels at times in 1970s trappings. But there is empathy and stakes… and that matters. After talking a little X-men (SPOILERS!), things move on to a Top 5 and tangents on time travel in cinema (as in, just what the hell is a time travel movie these days?)
Then it is onto some Filth (mild SPOILERS!) where James McAvoy grins like a guilty child while banging everything in sight and generally misbehaving. But what was the missing ingredient from the film? There is talk again of that slippery thing called empathy.
Finally, things roar to a finish with a single Watch List title: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior a movie that is timelessly simple and pure in execution. We look forward to George Miller drivin’ that tanka again in his rebooting his own franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road a film that has been in production forever, but arrives in May 2015. Someone out there is starting rumors that it will be a game changer. Will it give Star Wars VII a run for its literal money? It will if Kurt has anything to say about it.
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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Full show notes are under the seats…
~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~
– Technical issues
– Air condition / weather
CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Time in a Bottle”
~ TOP FIVE ~
4) 12 Monkeys
3) Midnight in Paris
2) Groundhog Day
1) Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Honorable Mention: Full rankings (26 films) and notes
5) Peggy Sue Got Married
4) The Navigator
3) The Terminator
1) 12 Monkeys / La Jetee
Honorable Mention: Looper, Trancers
~ THE WATCH LIST ~
– Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
~ NEXT WEEK’S POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~
– A Million Ways to Die in the West
– Cold in July
~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~
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