We're recording one in a couple of hours, so any questions? I likely won't take everything, like we used to do on screened - will probably try to lean towards stuff that we can actually answer and have fun with. Sometimes on the Screenedcast we'd run into questions that I had no idea how to answer well, so don't feel too bad if I skip a question or three this time around!
(My personal recommendation over the last couple of years is the Indonesian film, The Raid: Redemption - you should TOTALLY watch that)
You're the guys who convinced me to watch Old Boy, and man that was SO worth it. Heck, Korean cinema is wonderful - and I have y'all to thank for my appreciation of it.
Edit: as a follow up question;
You "likely won't take everything"?!
What are you, a monster? do you really hate puppies, is that it?!!
I don't even know what life is anymore!
You're right, I don't have any questions, I just wanted to question your love for puppies.
"Won't take everything" .. what a world!
I'm gonna go cry in a corner now, Rorie, thanks! 'notmanlytearseither'
@rorie: What's your take on all of the "Boycotting" that seems to happen when TV shows take risks in storytelling? Do people really want the unpredictable and shocking moments that HBO offers or do they really want more TV to resemble comfort food with clean plots and happy endings?
Iron Man, Star Trek, and Fast/Furious already released, and aside from a few outliers (Pacific Rim / Man of Steel), there doesn't appear to be much left to be excited about (to me at least) for the summer.
In my mind, this means that the big "summer blockbuster movie season" has mostly come and gone already, despite the fact that summer has not even started yet.
Am I crazy? Are there a bunch of movies that I'm simply not aware of? Why does "summer" seem to keep happening earlier each year?
I'm a huge fan of Ingmar Bergman and as a Swede he's been incredibly important to our culture. He's actually being put on one of our new bills when we update the art on our currency next year. Anyway, I don't know how familiar you are with his work, but if you are, what is your favorite movie of his?
The film "Americano" with Joshua Jackson and Dennis Hopper changed my life. It inspired me to walk across Spain on the thousand year old pilgrimage route, The Camino de Santiago. That trip sent me down a whole new path in life, getting me back in school. Has a movie ever changed your life? How?
How well do you suspend your disbelief? After Earth was a good movie overall (well, I personally didn't hate it), but I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit. Being saved by the giant bird, the fact that kid went from waking up from being paralyzed to sprinting so quickly, the fact that the apes wouldn't chase kid through the river (even though apes can swim just fine). I liked it, but god damn is it silly.
How well do you suspend your disbelief? After Earth was a good movie overall but I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit. Being saved by the giant bird, the fact that kid went from waking up from being paralyzed to sprinting so quickly, the fact that the apes wouldn't chase kid through the river (even though apes can swim just fine). I liked it, but god damn is it silly.
Anyway, I don't know how familiar you are with his work, but if you are, what is your favorite movie of his?
If answered, my guess is one, or both, will choose The Seventh Seal. My favorite is Wild Strawberries, which happens to be getting a Criterion Blu-ray next week.
How much of an impact do you think Netflix creating their own shows will have on the world of TV? Both in terms of the business end and the creative end (I interviewed Eli Roth and he said that not having to put in cliffhangers and stingers totally changed the creative process) do you think it's really going to shake things up?
What is the most absurd idea for a movie you've ever had? I've found myself wanting to adapt any of Kool Keith's albums (whether it be Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Dr. Doooom) into a movie, and make a straight to HD-DVD sequel of The Wash starring Action Bronson and RiFF RAFF. Surely you guys dreamed up concepts as ridiculous as those.
Before a movie a few weeks ago I saw a trailer for Joss Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing which stars all of Joss Whedon's actors. What do you think of directors/creators/whatevers who play favorites like that and also do you have any take on it that film?
@toowalrus: Resident Evil is campy and entertaining action; After Earth is maybe one of the worst movies of all time. There's nothing wrong with liking mediocre movies or silly action movies; I liked both Expendables movies, I liked the first GI Joe movie, I love Arnold movies no matter how bad they are (keeping in mind some of them are ridiculously awesome); After Earth is a boring piece of shit though with absolutely no charisma and pretty much solely unintentional comedy to run it. I suppose if you want to watch a Uwe Boll movie for comedy purposes then you might like After Earth, but I think it's too boring to really hold up compared to Uwe Boll's masterpieces.
Awe, I think that's a pushin' it, a case of hyperbole, there are a lot of bad movies out there. It's definitely mediocre, but I really like some of the concepts behind After Earth- I dig the idea that humans return to Earth after abandoning it a thousand years ago- human eyes seeing vast rivers and forests after living on a desert planet for centuries had the potential to be powerful (even if it wasn't executed perfectly.) Some of the other choices they made, like the planet freezing over every evening and the enemies being blind were definitely lazy (though I did think the concept of ghosting was alright.) Yeah, it's not great, but I don't think it's totally unbelievable to hear someone say "It was good, I liked it."
What's up with Year of the Cage? Will we ever get The Rock review. It would be sad if this little project never got finished.
Also, do you know what's the deal with all those videos you guys made on Screened? It seems like new management is not going to do in-house videos and im afraid eventually those videos are going to be taken off the site. Do you have any say on how those videos are used.
Do you think there's any future in the type of "tied experience" attempted with the SyFy show Defiance and its MMO?
What should Game of Thrones do to deal with the fact that they are catching up to Martin's books and will probably outpace him at this rate?
What obscure Marvel character would you like to see get their own movie?
Do you think it's a mistake for DC to try and chase after the Avengers approach, when they could be just following the Dark Knight formula and getting good writer/directors to put their personal stamp on a hero-by-hero basis?
Thoughts on the Grumpy Cat movie?