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Reel Talk Episode 34 – We All Love Keanu

Just one of the many excellent Man of Tai Chi fight scenes.

So! This week features extensive discussion of Keanu Reeves films, given its recording following a Reeves marathon. However, though we all love Keanu, there was some division over his filmography, particularly Point Break and Bill & Ted, which was fairly entertaining. Then onto the week’s excellent news (Shane Black Predator film? YES YES YES) and some chat about a couple bafflingly bad films, in the shape of In the Name of the King and Savages, and one good film: Snowpiercer! Honestly, I think it’s a pretty good show – so why not have a listen?

Or subscribe on iTunes!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-34-we-all-love-keanu/?token=bd70bb2c51f96d0ab5fbe51ebddb4f7d

 

 

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Reel Talk Episode 32 – Cinema Sinning

An episode built on three talk-chunk-foundations.

1) A discussion of Cinema Sins, a YouTube show that takes a particularly nitpicky approach to deconstructing cinema, following their being roundly criticised on Twitter. Pete and Zhana were calm and measured in their analysis. I was…less so. I hold the same gut-level aversion to that show that I do to The Only Way Is Essex.

2) A review of 22 Jump Street by yours truly! It’s a great film, and I saw it with a great crowd – Ice Cube was all the funnier for the havoc he wreaked on the funnybones of the people behind me.

3) A review of Boyhood by Pete! In which he describes the new Linklater film as a film that perfectly judges how to tell a story set in normal life. Goshdarn but I want to see it now.

So, for all this, plus the entertaining nattering going on between the chunks, why not click the link below OR…subscribe on iTunes.

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-32-cinema-sinning/?token=69973828cbb940d9893a19271c027466

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Reel Talk Episode 30: Tweelapse

I honestly spent about 10 minutes at the beginning of this episode talking about how I stopped saying lush. I really need to get my filter checked.

Otherwise! This week’s main review is of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a movie we all seemed ok with at first, until we started talking about it. Then we suddenly hated it. Weird.

We’ve also got Zhana Kuzmina with the Cannes winners, Peter Flynn with singing and compound nouns and discussion of how delighted John Travolta was to be playing Nicholas Cage, in the 90’s classic Face/Off. For all this and even some more, click the link below, or, subscribe on iTunes.

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-30-tweelapse/?token=d1fe0d43b7352768e136a97dd39a4788

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Reel Talk Episode 29 – Frozen on Ice…duh

Guess I’m late with the podcast posting again…exams suck you guys. So glad to be done.

Reviews of: Godzilla! With spoilers. Plus some other stuff about the crappiness of the Batman VS Superman title, and other outdated news the internet has thoroughly covered. MOVING ON.

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-29-frozen-on-ice-duh/

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Reel Talk Episode 28: Batman’s Bum-Chin

Brought up this short film at some point during recording. Not sure if the mention made it in, but I wanted to highlight it regardless because I adore how expressive the deforming quality of the animation is. Just as in my favourite short of the Animatrix (which we also mentioned) ‘World Record’, the warping and twisting of the human form communicates torment in a manner that makes it harsh and visceral, whether it’s the physical strain of Dan Davis’ running, or the psychological agony contained within this family. As their bodies contort, expand and contract, their pain pours off the screen, immediate and harrowing.

TONE-SHIFT.

So this week we start with discussions of sex-restaurants and end on a review of a Kurt Russell film and somehow these things are not related. Craziness. Otherwise, we criticise Frank for being too normal, fall in love with Johnny Mnemonic, dismiss David S. Goyer, and take bleeding ages to get to the point about Rammstein. Truly, we have ourselves a goddamn show.

Listen to that below, or…subscribe on iTunes!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-28-batmans-bum-chin/?token=7596a33f1b0197eb167ce10f27432a12

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Reel Talk Episode 27 – Movie Music Special

In a show of many excellent jams, this one IMO was definitely the jammiest.

This week’s Reel Talk was all about the music! We each picked 5 songs each from the scores of various movies and chatted about what they did for us, with candidates stretching from Donnie Darko (no, we didn’t pick Mad World…for some dumb reason), to Under the Skin, from Nymphomaniac to Attack the Block. It’s definitely a mixed bag, and hopefully some truly great listening. Also Zhana really cannot stand the new Tarzan trailer.

Listen to all this by clicking the link below, OR subscribe on iTunes.

http://petros0001.podbean.com/e/reel-talk-27-movie-music-special/?token=3ef1193491bbcca8a6e5fe8b0e961a8b

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Reel Talk Episode 26 – Vaginal Guns

Pete decided guns were too phallic, so we tried to design an alternative and ended up with something like the District 9 magnet-gun. Only with babies.

This episode, we demonstrate what happens to our brains when we don’t have time to participate in the order of the weekly film release schedule. With Pete finishing a dissertation and myself neck deep in researching empires, we found ourselves a bit behind on our films and so decided to talk about everything else.

MENTIONED. Why Fallout 3 is great. Pete’s weird film ideas get slightly less arthouse. Convoluted Inglorious Basterds theorising. The weird wonders of eXistenz. Why Star Wars casting news is clickbait bollocks. And much, probably too much, more, all to be found by clicking the link below!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/2014/05/02/reel-talk-26-vaginal-guns/?token=6b67a7a930e21f81b20a5f7320f131c3

(You can also subscribe on iTunes)

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Reel Talk Episode 20 – Superbirds and Wes Anderson Playsets

It turns out Pete can’t even dream up a movie without providing his thoughts on it.

From then on it’s mostly news (with yet more live action Jungle Book discussion), a Favourite’s Favourites on the movies we hate, and some general ramblings about how good the Grand Budapest Hotel is. Pete gets mad about 2012, Zhana slams Nicholas Sparks and explains her sexual preferences, I claim immunity for an opinion and emphasise how badass the honey badger is, and Special Guest Pavi takes us through the horrors of Love Actually. Listen to all this on iTunes, or by clicking the link below!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/2014/03/12/reel-talk-20-superbirds-and-wes-anderson-playsets/

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Reel Talk Episode 19 – Fingerprint Bums

It’s an episode of cosy rambling this week. Zhana takes charge in a new retrospective feature, looking back at a couple of films from director Alain Resnais, in the context of his life and place in the French New Wave. Pete brings the news, and expresses a liking for Evil Dead, while I try to invent a new Firefly-based sitcom. I feel the concept just needs the right backer…

Oh and the Oscars happened. Give us a listen below or subscribe through iTunes!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/2014/03/05/reel-talk-19-fingerprint-bums/

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Reel Talk Episode 17 – Zhana is Working for Tommy Wiseau!

I love synth, I love friendship, I goddamn LOVE this song.

In this long-delayed Reel Talk we discuss a multitude of films, staggering about in the aftermath of a weird weekend. On the show: dicks and Liztomania, Miami Connection and friendship, why Shia LaBeouf is a sad, sad man, Samuel L Jackson is wonderfully ornery and Zhana gives Tommy Wiseau casting tips. 

Listen below, or on iTunes!

http://petros0001.podbean.com/2014/02/24/reel-talk-17-zhana-is-working-for-tommy-wiseau/?token=e8ad720051dce01d2dba454bc3ca6be7

Also, watch our wonderful friend Christian’s post-internet films via the internet…somehow. Link!

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1heceMK54KlscFV-K0ohIw

 

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