Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 197
Dan and Alan talk 'Breaking Bad,' 'Alias,' 'Felicity' and answer lots of mail
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Happy Monday, Boys & Girls! Live from a spectacularly echo-y corridor of the new HitFix offices in Beverly Hills (and the normally echo-y conference room of Alan's office), it's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast!
With nothing to review this week, we answered mail for a half-hour. Thanks for the mail! We also had a ton to say about this week's "Breaking Bad" episode and then we dedicated a half-hour to our Summer Pilot Rewatch J.J. Abrams double-bill of "Felicity" and "Alias." So it's a long podcast, even if we had nothing to talk about.
Our next Pilot Rewatch? "Miami Vice." [The link is to S.1 and you should watch the two-part opener.]
Here's today's breakdown:
Listener Mail: Hamm/Cranston Swap (00:01:45 - 00:07:50)
Listener Mail: Gilligan/Weiner Follow-ups (00:08:00 - 00:15:05)
Listener Mail: OnDemand (00:15:10 - 00:20:40)
Listener Mail: ABC Segmenting (00:20:45 - 00:27:45)
Listener Mail: Podcast Show Selection (00:27:55 - 00:34:00)
"Breaking Bad" (00:34:00 - 01:07:15)
Summer Pilot ReWatch: "Felicity"/"Alias" (01:07:30 - 01:38:20)
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 197
2006 | Documentary | NRSummary: Dave Chappelle hosts the block party to end them all in Brooklyn, featuring stand-up comedy from Chapelle in addition to performances by Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and the reunited Fugees.Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill
2012 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: Rodriguez is “the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was,” and this documentary follows two of his fans as they seek to cut through rumor and mystery to find the truth of their musical hero.Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey
1989 | Foreign | NC-17Summary: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been int...Director: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Richard Bohringer
2014 | Comedy | NRSummary: Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan
2001 | Drama | NRSummary: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jo...Director: Claude Miller
Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia, Mathilde Seigner, Luck Mervil
1982 | Adventure | GSummary: Don Bluth and other former Disney animators created this adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s book, following a field mouse who meets a group of highly intelligent former lab rats, only to find that the rats are divided into factions, each with their own ideas about how best to live.Director: Don Bluth
Cast: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise
2009 | Comedy | TV-MASummary: From booze to floozies, robots to rascals, every bit of spy movie schtick is lampooned in this riotously funny animated show which follows espionage contractor Mallory Archer, her super-spy son Sterling, and their only barely competent cohorts.Director: Adam Reed (creator)
Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer, Aisha Tyler
1972 | Drama | PGSummary: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.Director: John Huston
Cast: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark
2013 | Drama | RSummary: This exceptional film features Brie Larson as a young woman working a tough shift at a foster care home for at-risk teens, and watches as her work and personal lives intersect in difficult ways.Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
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