Sun, 22 July 2012
When you take a man and turn him into an idea, he becomes a legend. When you take a movie franchise and turn it into a legend, it ends up generating one of the most epic podcasts of all time. And after much anticipation on everyone's parts (including our own!), we're pleased to present our dedicated podcast for The Dark Knight Rises.
Recorded on the same day we both saw Christopher Nolan's cap on the Batman trilogy, we sit down with fresh memories of the movie and talk about what we loved, how so many of the ideas and concepts in the movie were beautiful constructed over the course of the three movies, and how The Dark Knight Rises managed to provide some serious pay-off.
We look back at our original skepticism on Anne Hathaway's casting as Selina Kyle and laugh at how foolish we were. Then we look back at Joseph Gordon Levitt's casting and find ourselves a little puzzled. Jay admits to having some problems with the ending, we look at some of the parts that don't add up...
But through it all, we cap off a legacy with a detailed look at why The Dark Knight Rises is such a brilliant, spectacular piece of cinema. And while it's certainly not the perfection piece that The Dark Knight was, we can certainly agree that TDKR is what it needs to be... one of the best endings in any trilogy in a long, long time.
Sat, 7 July 2012
Got any bubble gum?
OBEY! CONSUME! And most of all, kick a**. The leading themes in "They Live", John Carpenter's cult film from the 80's, bring us back into a new episode of Remember When. Parris has never seen this little gem of cinema before, and takes time to sit down and watch Rowdy Roddy Piper in one of his greatest performances of all time. We talk about how the movie holds up over the past 25 years, and how some of its themes have become far more relevant in modern times than they were when the movie first released.
Parris comes back from his viewing of Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter with an admission of his own, and Jay talks about how a second viewing of Prometheus helped to alleviate his ambivalence towards the movie. Both of us have had second helpings of The Avengers as well, and we spend some time talking about the state of Superhero movies in the industry.
Then we progress into a series of fun, wild tangents through the state of TV as we get caught up on the ending of Mad Men, the sad progression of the latest season of True Blood, and the teasers for the new seasons of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.
Episode 51 is coming in a few weeks and will be dedicated to one of the summer's most anticipated blockbuster titles. Tune in on the weekend of the 21st for our in-depth analysis of The Lorax! Or maybe we'll take our time and see something less amusing...
As we do every episode, we'd like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our many fans who encourage us, support us, and share their appreciation for the show. Remember When is a product of love, and we do this because of all the wonderful people in our listenership who share our passions, who agree and disagree with us, and then offer to buy us a drink if we're ever in their town. Thank you to all of you.
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0:00 to 4:55 - Intro, show notes