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TV Outbacks: Person of Interest

Posted May 17, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Person of Interest

Boilerplate: As one season comes to an end and most of the network shows wrap up their 20+ episode seasons, the majority of networks engage in an annual ritual concerning the next season, called the “upfronts,” an orgy of advertising contract negotiations sealing deals “up front” of the forthcoming season, executive boasting, and conservative serial […]


TV Outbacks: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted May 15, 2014 by D. K. Holm

shieldteam

    As one season comes to an end and most of the network shows wrap up their 20+ episode seasons, the majority of networks engage in an annual ritual concerning the next season, called the “up fronts,” an orgy of advertising contract negotiations sealing deals “up front” of the forthcoming season, executive boasting, and […]


Webcast #97 – 2014

Posted by Ed Goldberg

After skipping a week, the team gets caught up with the new Woody Allen-John Turturro collaboration Fading Gigolo, the frat boy comedy Neighbors, The German Doctor (a fantasia about Josef Mengele), God’s Pocket, which one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, the latest version of Godzilla, the gentle baseball true story Million Dollar […]


Webcast #96 – 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by D. K. Holm

A full complement of reviewers address this week’s costumed hero comic book adaptation, the redundant The Amazing Spider-Man 2, along with the new Jim Jarmusch vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive, the Steve Coogan media parody Alan Partridge, this month’s “blue” titled mov i.e., Jeremy Saulnier’s mumblecore revenge fantasy, Blue Ruin, and the French film […]


Train Plotting

Posted April 26, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Staring silently into the future.

    If an alien in whatever sentient form finally (already?) visited the earth she or he or it might think that the primary human emotion on display among the dominant inhabitants is the thirst for revenge, at least based on world of cinema, if the visitor could understand it (most of the natives can’t). […]


The Eyes Have It

Posted by D. K. Holm

The film's poster, in which the subject seems to be listening, instead of looking.

Who knew that Joss Whedon aspired to the status of Nicholas Sparks? Or for that matter, Audrey Niffenegger, the novelist of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Both Mr. Sparks an Ms. Niffeneggeris are two among many authors of semi-supernatural romances such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle, a genre of […]


Webcast #95 – 2014

Posted April 24, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Two good documentaries lighten the load this week for podcast Number 95: Finding Vivien Maier, about the elusive Chicago photographer, and The Galapagos Affair, a true tale of lust and murder in the Pacific (with voice work by Cate Blanchett, Connie Nielsen, and others). Also on hand is The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth as […]


Webcast #94 – 2014

Posted April 17, 2014 by D. K. Holm

This week, Ed, Marc, and DKH discuss the Johnny Depp sic-fi film Transcendence, the Jude Law vehicle Dom Hemingway, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomania 2, the horror film 13 Sins, and the documentary about Cambodia, The Missing Picture.


Webcast #93 – 2014

Posted April 15, 2014 by D. K. Holm

The full team gets together this week for coverage of the Errol Morris interview with Rumsfeld, The Known Unknown, the making-of documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, the quirky sci-fi film with Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin, the horror movie Oculus, the Indonesian martial arts action film Raid 2, the sports tale Draft Day, Catherine Deneuve in On My Way, […]


Crystal Blue Persuasion

Posted April 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Postor for Jodorowsky's Dune

Look at those cute hippies, with their tantric sex and light refracting cubes and their clothes in rainbow colors, communing with nature and thinking deep thoughts about the squares and the oppressive Man trying to sausage-link humanity into uniform consumers. A proud if flighty breed, the hippies produced a few great artists and thinkers, but […]


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