Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 44: 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Chuck,' 'Modern Family,' '30 for 30' and more
It's check-in time on this Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. With no new series to review, Dan and I instead offer mid-season opinions on shows we love ("Boardwalk Empire") and shows we're finding a bit more problematic ("Modern Family"). The rundown:
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2004 | Western | TV-MASummary: Profane, violent, and often hilarious, this is the story of the old west as you've never seen it, with Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Ian McShane (Sexy Beast) as opposing forces in a growing outpost town.Director: David Milch (creator)
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
2008 | Thriller | NRSummary: A radio DJ at the end of his rope listens as society crumbles outside his studio thanks to a virus-like outbreak in this surprising and unusual thriller.Director: Bruce McDonald
Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
1999 | Comedy | RSummary: A high school teacher’s resentment towards a young overachiever leads them both into murky waters during the student council eletctions. Matthew Broderick is just right as the teacher, and Reese Witherspoon got her first star turn as the go-getter student Tracy Flick.Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: In one of the most perceptive "nerd movies" ever made, a socially incompetent role playing game master finds himself consumed by jealousy when a charismatic cool kid invades his friend group.Director: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews
Cast: Sam Eidson, Brock England, Garrett Graham
2014 | Drama | NRSummary: A young woman makes a surprising disovery about the husband of her late best friend.Director: François Ozon
Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Romain Duris, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco
2001 | Family | GSummary: Mickey Mouse and friends have to fend off troublemakers from all across Disney’s imaginary universe, including Captain Hook, Cruella De Ville, Jafar, and Hades in this Halloween comedy for kids.Director: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Schneider
Cast: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett
2010 | Drama | PG-13Summary: The first film from Selma director Ava DuVernay chronicles a day in the life of a woman whose world is shattered by grief, and sees her trying to find new balance.Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tracie Thoms, Omari Hardwick
1997 | Drama | NRSummary: Brutal and compelling series about the experimental unit of Oswald State Penitentiary, which houses a wide array of prisoners, who are organized in a strict power structure. Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, and Dean Winters are just a few members of the impressive cast.Director: Tom Fontana (creator)
Cast: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen
1932 | Horror | NRSummary: Classic bizarre horror in which a devious man seeks the help of a voodoo practicioner (played by an ultra-creepy Bela Legosi) to win the love of a woman, only to watch her turned into a mindless zombie.Director: Victor Halperin
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn
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