The Starvation Games
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. We’re back with a brand new, fresh episode of Remember When… less than two weeks since the last one! It may seem like an April Fools Joke but trust us, there’s nothing to laugh at here…
Well, not unless you count The Hunger Games. After watching the hit movie, we have some pretty strong opinions we want to voice about how underwhelming of an experience The Hunger Games was, and how we wish there had been a better chance to emotionally connect with the movie and its characters. This section is filled with spoilers, but if you listen and have the movie ruined for you… we might be doing you a favor.
Then we progress into some continued discussions on the upcoming summer movies as we talk about the new trailer for the Total Recall remake, the new Prometheus trailer and our excitement for this new Ridley Scott endeavor (as well as our concerns about it) and Parris’ love for Charlize Theron in both Prometheus and the new Snow White Movie
We end the show with a discussion on the Walking Dead, Mad Men, and a chat about piracy and the logic behind “cutting the cable cord”. It’s a fun and interesting talk.
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Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes. Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:
0:00 – 25:36 – The Hunger Games (with plenty of spoilers)
25:36 – 43:10 – Parris’ new confession, lots of movie trailer talk (including Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Anchorman 2, GI Joe 2, the new Snow White movie, Prometheus, Total Recall, and more)
43:10 – End – TV Catchup, a discussion on content piracy, and when it makes sense to “Cut the cable cord”. (spoilers on the 5th season pilot for Mad Men, pretty mild spoilers on the Walking Dead finale, and a bunch of tangents otherwise)
Ever since I saw the first trailer earlier this year, I’ve been really eager to see Tron Legacy. The initial teaser didn’t do much for me, but seeing the 3D trailer in front of Alice in Wonderland had me practically wetting myself. I honestly thought Disney had outdone themselves when I saw that.
As it turns out, I was wrong. The latest trailer manages to be a lot more dark and intense, and for me, it’s turned the anticipation for Tron Legacy from “Oooh, that looks SO good” to something more akin to “OHMIGAWD IS IT HERE YET?!?!?!!!!111oneone”. This movie looks incredible, and the CG version of younger Jeff Bridges is practically mind blowing, even if the lip syncing is a slight bit off.
Disney looks to have another hit on their hands with Tron Legacy, which is amazing considering that the first film wasn’t a spectacular hit. Even more interesting, they had Pixar help with the creative process of this film, with both Brad Bird and John Lassiter (among many other Pixar alum) offering a hand with the development of this remake.
We’re planning a major Tron episode for Remember When, due out in very late December. In Remember When time, that comes out to something along the lines of early January. I’ve never seen the original Tron before (seriously), so we’ll feature that as a Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen and discuss the original movie from the 80’s, then follow it up with a discussion on this latest piece of flashiness.
Are you interested in the Tron Legacy release? Let us know your thoughts!