On this episode of Cinema Recall, The Vern is joined by Damien Riley of Talking Stars Podcast and DRP to discuss Stanley Kubrick's 1968 Science Fiction feature 2001: A Space Odyssey. Considered by many to be a masterpiece, and by many others to be completely dull and boring. What side of the fence do Vern and Damien sit on and what moments will they be discussing. Well strap on your ear buds and get ready for the ultimate Trip.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple who are busy fixing up their home after a fire. Well she is fixing the house while he tries to write a new poem. Their tranquil life is disrupted when a stranger played by Ed Harris knocks on their door. Later they are joined by Michelle Pfeiffer and soon things get become very strange.
On this recent episode of Cinema Recall, The Vern is joined by Peter of Podstalgic to talk about the 1975 heist feature Dog Day Afternoon Directed by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men) and starring Al Pacino, John Cazale and Chris Sarandon. This film follows the true events that took place during a bank robbery one summer in New York City. The Vern and Peter discuss how a few key moments were handled in the plot and discuss who would be cast if this was remade. You can listen to more of the shows Peter hosts including We Got Five, Podstalgic and Episodes of TV Ate My Brain over at Core Temp Arts.
Do you have a thirst for revenge. Well, let The Vern and special guest Kim Lo of Game Warp and Tranquil Dreams quench that by talking about Kill Bill Vol 1. This 2003 bloody saga was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Uma Thurman, Sonny Chiba, Lucy Lu, and Vivica A Fox. Listen as Kim and Vern talk about a few great scenes and get into a discussion on The Bride (Thurman) being a good role model for women.
With the Netflix remake of "Death Note" on the horizon, Elwood and Stephen check out the original which along with it's anime / manga has spawned an incredible cult following since its release.
The film following law student Light Yagami who after discovering the Death Note which grants the user the ability to kill any person whose name he writes in there, which he is soon using on the local criminal population, only to soon attract the attention of the illusive detective L as the two now enter into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
They also share their favourite live action Anime / Manga adaptions, the influence of anime on western animation as well as looking at the films of Hitoshi Matsumoto
Ed Wood is a 1994 comedy about an ambitious but troubled movie director who tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Welcome movie fans, it's our next episode of Cinema Recall and it's a good one with special guest and friend of the site, MovieRob himself. Hope you enjoy the show. As always you can listen to the show on this site as well as Stitcher Radio, Podomatic, iTunes and SoundCloud.
Peking Opera Blues is a 1986 drama about 1920's Chinese warlords fighting each other for power while an underground movement tries to establish a democratic republic.
Elwood and Stephen check out Tsui Hark's "Peking Opera Blues" an amazing piñata of a movie that combines more genres and Hong Kong-specific themes than one could possibly imagine. A historical and political intrigue, acrobatic action, screwball comedy, and heroic gunplay elements are thrown together in an intoxicating mix.
They also look at the key leading ladies of Asian cinema, Viceland's new Anime block and Takashi Miike's "Dead of Alive" ... trilogy plus much more!!
The Fifth Element is a 1997 action fantasy about a cab driver who unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
Welcome everyone. It's a brand new episode of Cinema Recall and this time, The Vern is inviting Paul Hawkins from the BlokeBusters Podcast to discuss a few key moments from Luc Besson's Sci-Fi hit The Fifth Element. As always you can listen to the show on this site as well as Stitcher Radio, Podomatic,iTunes and SoundCloud.
On this latest episode Elwood and Stephen take a look at Wong Kai-War's Chungking Express, a film comprised of two rather untraditional love stories as Takeshi Kaneshiro plays a cop who finds himself caught up Brigitte Lin's mysterious drug smuggler. At the same time Tony Leung (also playing a cop) who in attempting to get over the loss of his girlfriend (Valerie Chow) attracts the interest of the quirky snack bar worker Faye (Faye Wong) who has become determined to improve his situation
They also share their Asian cinema shames as they reveal the films they perhaps should have seen but for whatever reason have yet to, while also taking a look at the films of Kim Ki-duk
Elwood and Stephen (Gweilo Ramblings / Eastern Kicks) head to Thailand for the latest instalment of their introduction to Asian cinema as they look at possibly the most fabulous western ever "Tears of the Black Tiger". An Eastern Western which combines elements of romantic melodrama with John Woo style heroic gunplay and a Sam Peckinpah western to create something truly original
We also take a look at the career of Meiko Kaji as well as the live action spectacle that is "Kaiju Big Battel" and their upcoming video game from "Super Walrus Games"