Friday, February 25, 2011

Godzilla (1998)

2010 was the Year of Godzilla at Cinemantics, a fact you may have forgotten as we covered only one movie featuring the giant rampaging lizard the entire year. In this episode, originally scheduled to air at the end of 2010, co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I attempt to rectify the problem with a discussion of Roland Emmerich's Godzilla (1998). Despite its many flaws, we rather like this big budget B movie - and Jeff lays out the rather intriguing theory that it's actually a satire. Plus, we resurrect a certain movie game!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Dark Knight

After a much-needed hiatus, co-host Jeffery Heatherly and I return to finally discuss a film that has come up often on both our shows: Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008). A lifelong Batman fan, Jeff takes the opportunity to lay out all of his problems with the film, while I do my best to defend it. Our many topics of conversation include the film's depiction of the Joker, casting successes and failures, the upcoming sequel The Dark Knight Rises and the legacy of the late Heath Ledger. Welcome to a world without rules.