Wed, 27 March 2013
Yes, it's been a while. But if it helps, WE MISSED YOU TOO! And that's why we're back with Episode 55 of Remember When. After a slight, minor, tiny delay due to Real Life, we've dusted off our microphones and come back for a fun and spirited conversation!
We kick off the show with a chat about Super 8. This J.J. Abrams helmed adventure seeks to capture the spirit of Steven Spielberg and The Goonies by taking us back to the era of the late 70's ... but peters out near the end. We talk about the successes and failures of the movie, and sidetrack into whether or not J.J. Abrams is really as great as Hollywood seems to think he is.
Then we sidestep our way into The Goonies, a timeless piece of 80's pop culture. A seminal work from our youth, this film ages like fine wine or good cheese. In fact, it's better to say it ages like Karen Allen (listen to the show... you'll get this joke later)
And since we're on a J.J. Abrams themed show, we talk about the news of his helming Episode VII, and what we think this means for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Can our childhood memories be resurrected from the cruel, tortured world of the prequels? Will we be able to feel proud for this sci-fi epic once again? And how much lens flare can you fit into a single space epic?
We look ahead at the summer movie season.. there's a LOT of stuff ahead (like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Man of Steel) and a lot of stuff that has us worried (like Man of Steel and Kick-Ass 2).
And TV is in a WILD place right now! From the success of House of Cards to the general failure of pretty much every one of the major TV networks, it's like we're back in the wild wild west of content programming.
0:00 to 4:22 - Intro
4:22 to 15:37 - Super 8 discussion (we basically spoil the CRAP out of the movie) and some tangenting about J.J. Abrams
15:37 to 31:31 - The Goonies discussion, with backtrack to Super 8 (More spoilers... we wreck the ending of both)
31:31 to 48:04 - J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars... how do we feel? (plus talk of the casting rumors, side movies, and more)
48:04 to 52:15 - Sidetrack to Bryan Singer and the new X-Men casting news, Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who, Sherlock (just a feather dusting of spoilers, nothing important)
52:15 to 56:02 - Summer movies and what we're looking forward to (includes chatter on Man of Steel's trailer)
56:02 to 1:02:28 - The Hobbit (mild spoilers)
1:02:28 to End - Chitchat on The Americans, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the network TV issues... plus House of Cards!