Listen: The Motion/Captured Podcast #3: 'Star Wars' on Blu-ray, 'The Losers,' and a new weekly game
Third time's a charm, I think.
Or at least, technically speaking, I think this is the best-recorded of any of the podcasts so far. I almost have it down to just "record/compile/publish" in terms of workflow, which is what I envision for these. I'm not sure about doing a live streaming podcast... I don't think that's as important to me. The point is providing something that is hopefully worth your attention and not just "nerd talk radio," as a friend recently put it.
Having Scott Swan as my co-host again is just plain easy. I have no other friend who I've known as long and still talk to regularly. Scott's been my friend for well over half of my life at this point, and for over twenty years. That means I can talk to him casually about pretty much anything, and there's a comfort level there that I am not going to have with anyone else. While I'm still figuring this out technically, I want someone around who isn't going to be adding any stress on my end in terms of getting things right. I'd hate to be embarrassed in front of most of my peers, but Scott's well aware of what an idiot I am, so I'm beyond embarrassment with him at this point.
There's a game that we've been playing for a long time, my friends and I, and we almost used it on an AICN TV Show at one point. It's a simple game of "What If?" that you play with two classic film titles... or really any two film titles you choose... and we'll explain the rules and play a few rounds this week, as we will with every guest from now on.
Because I met Scott when we were still teenagers, we were both crazy for the same geek stuff, which is why we were such good friends in the first place. And one of the things we were specifically crazy for was "Star Wars," back when "Star Wars" really wasn't cool anymore. After all, it was only three years after "Jedi" was in theaters. At that point, we believed he might get back to making the movies anytime. It's been longer since "Sith" was in theaters at this point than it had been since "Jedi" for us. I can talk "Star Wars" with Scott forever, I'm sure, and with the news that there may be a Blu-ray edition of the films as early as this fall and that there may be an animated show set in a very interesting time frame, narratively speaking, I figured we'd talk about it. I've been accused of being bitter or cynical about "Star Wars," but if you listen to this and still think that, I'll be baffled.
Here's a breakdown of what you'll hear this week:
Intro: 00:00 - 2:00
A quick introduction of Scott "Maskhead" Swan, my special guest this week.
Movie God 2:00 - 11:40
Three rounds of the game in which you are forced to pick which of two titles never existed, striking some classic from the record completely.
On The Shelf 11:40 - 33:30
On The Screen 33:30 - 41:00
In The News 41:00 - 50:15
We talk about the possibility of "Star Wars" on Blu-ray and a potential animated show set after "Jedi."
Wrap-Up 50:15 - 58:30
Looking forward to your feedback, and to getting better at this. Thanks for being part of the experiment, folks. As always, you can e-mail me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter, where I'm DrewAtHitFix.
The Motion/Captured Podcast #3
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
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