Friday, October 26, 2007

SMYT #6: Halloween episode: 30 Days of Night, Slumber Party Massacre, Audrey Rose

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*SPOILER WARNING: Audrey Rose review contains spoilers.

30 Days of Night dir: David Slade starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster.

Audrey Rose dir: Robert Wise starring: Anthony Hopkins, Susan Swift. Trailer not available online, below is a short clip of the film.

Slumber Party Massacre dir: Amy Holden Jones starring: Robin Stille, Brinke Stevens. Trailer is NSFW.

See also the infamous goose lamp and Carol J. Clover's "Men, Women and Chainsaws".

Monday, October 22, 2007

Episode #5: the Darjeeling Limited, Reign Over Me and the TV Set

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Darjeeling Limited dir: Wes Anderson starring: Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Luke Wilson, Anjelica Huston.

See also: Filmspotting/Adam Kempenaar's interview with Anderson and Schwartzman.

Reign Over Me dir: Mike Binder starring: Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler.

the TV Set dir: Jake Kasdan starring: Sigourney Weaver, David Duchovny, Judy Greer.

See also: Carina Chocano's Film comedies no laughing matter for actresses.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Episode #4: Jane Austen Book Club/Jindabyne/Red Road

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All reviews contain spoilers!

Jane Austen Book Club dir: Robin Swicord starring: Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Marc Blucas, Hugh Dancy, Jimmy Smits.

Jindabyne dir: Ray Lawrence starring: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne.

Red Road dir: Andrea Arnold starring: Katie Dickie.

See also: Cinema 16 European Shorts collection of which Andrea Arnold's Oscar-winning film Wasp is included.

Corrections: "CCTV" stands for closed-circuit telvision, not closed captioned television.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Episode #3: The Brave One, Taxi Driver and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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*Please note: This podcast contains spoilers for THE BRAVE ONE.

The Brave One dir: Neil Jordan starring: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews.

Taxi Driver dir: Martin Scorsese starring: Robert DeNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford dir: Andrew Dominik starring: Casey Affleck, Brad Pitt.

Terrence Malick has completed four films. Cathy & I averaged a correct answer!