Indy PopCon 2016 has come and gone and we were there, once again, all three days! This year was a lot of fun and once again we met a ton of really cool people and got to meet up with our old Con friends as well.
This is the first of two PopCon episodes. In this episode, we interviewed Geary Culver on the convention’s podcaster stage about the art of riffing movies and the history and bright future of Cinemacide.com. We also have a brief potpourri section recorded at the booth on Day 3 and pay tribute to Anton Yelchin. Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny discuss some of their favorite movies and TV shows set in or around a workplace environment. For Potpourri, Matt shares his brief reviews of The Nice Guys and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, while Tiny talks about HBO Films’ 2001 WWII drama Conspiracy. Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny review the latest entry in the long running X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. They also discuss some news about a remake of Logan’s Run, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s reshoots, and a couple directors quitting their respective franchises. For Potpourri, Tiny reviews last year’s flop Fantastic Four, while Matt shares his thoughts on the first two episodes of Veep. Continue reading →
Enjoyed it. Interesting take on the mythic nature of legendary gunslingers. Seeing Joey's hero worship of Shane demonstrated the mythic quality of gunfighters well but it was the nuance of Shane's character as a man trying put his past behind him that gives the movie a lot more texture. Joe Starrett's calm, idealistic character gives a good ba […]
Really harrowing story of family bond versus duty. Mifune is powerful and stoic as the retired head of the Sasahara family. The father and son dynamic is incredibly well-drawn with Mifune and Gô Katô playing off each other with such endearing chemistry. Katô's somewhat naive Yogoro is a good counter to Mifune's portrayal of Isaburo as a peaceful sw […]
Kurosawa in color is gorgeous. The scale of this epic is impressive but it's not a battle-heavy samurai/period movie. It's a more intimate tale. Kagemusha as a character is really compelling. It's not as dark as I expected from the plot. But it's fascinating to see his subtle acclimation into the role and how it culminates is really stron […]