Posts tagged John Hughes
Planes, Thrones, and Groot
Oh hai! We’re back, and we have so much good stuff for you. Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it’s certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!
With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors.
After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode… Guardians of the Galaxy! And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we’re happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations. We’re giving you a lengthy look at Marvel’s latest piece in Phase 2. It feels like Firefly! GROOT! Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper. Also, GROOT! But it’s not without its flaws, and we’re happy to talk about those at length too. Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.
But it doesn’t end there! Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe. With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard? We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year’s Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.
And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned. It’s the great Hulking of 2014. You won’t want to miss this, because it’s about to get … chilly…
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0:00 to 19:28 – Starting up, and this week’s Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen
19:28 to 29:23 – Our farewell to Robin Williams
29:23 to 1:11:43 – Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe. Also, I am Groot). Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!
1:11:43 to end – The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they’re from a few years ago)
If you listened to our Firefly & Serenity show earlier this week (and you really should… it’s one of our favorite topics), then you probably already know that we’re going to be covering Inception. The latest film from Christopher Nolan is due out next week, and if the 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of this writing) is any indication, we’re in for another intense adventure akin to our experience with The Dark Knight.
Tangent: If you haven’t already, we urge you to avoid any upcoming reviews and information about this movie. Go into it clean, with no expectations. Sure, it’s tough, but we’ve both been told that the less you know about this movie, the better.
But back on track, we’re also pleased to announce that episode 37 will also include a brand new entry in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen. To counteract the heavy narrative of Christopher Nolan, we’re jumping back to the romantic comedies of the 1980’s. I’ll be sitting down and watching Some Kind of Wonderful, a late 80’s film from legendary director John Hughes. That’s right, I’ve never seen it. Parris is a fan though. And really, how can you go wrong with Lea Thompson?
(OK, good point. I forgot about “Back to the Future II” for a second there).
We can’t give you a recording date for the live show just yet, but naturally, it’ll happen sometime after Inception comes out on the 16th.