Pod, James Pod Podcast: Episode 008 – ‘Goldfinger’

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This month Carlin and I from the Pod, James Pod Podcast tackle the iconic Goldfinger. One of us may think it’s a bit overrated. One of us, yet again, drafts a controversial dodgeball player. As always, we delve into the movie and discuss the origins of golf, those pesky Masterson sisters, and of course, the old lady packing the machine gun.

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‘The Winter Soldier’ held back by its title character

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fourstars

 

(2014 – Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo   Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be the best effort from the Marvel franchise yet. Maybe I’m a bit biased with Captain America, but this script gave us some insightful and creative action that never lost sight of its characters. Also, if you want to see how Washington blows a trillion tax dollars, then this is the movie for you. Read More…

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: An entertaining shot of originality

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four_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: Wes Anderson   Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a feast of filmmaking delight. Director Wes Anderson really outdoes himself with this one; going above and beyond almost everything he’s done before. The multilayered film is so entrenched with wit, visual splendor, detail, and charisma that it will require multiple viewings. Read More…

‘Noah’: A revitalized look at a second chance

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four_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: Darren Aronofsky   Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson)

Ignore the “controversy” surrounding this film. Yes, Noah doesn’t wholly abide by the text of Genesis. It exists to give us what isn’t in the text. From the beginning, it’s obvious this story embraces creative liberty. It’s the filmmakers’ interpretation. It’s ambitious, challenging, daring, beautiful, and has a message that will hit home with modern audiences. It results in feelings and conversation that I feel is authentic to what the story of Noah and the flood represent. Read More…

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