Pod, James Pod Podcast: Episode 007 – ‘Octopussy’

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It’s March 007th and that means episode 007 of the Pod, James Podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher. Carlin and I talk about Roger Moore’s ridiculous clown outfit, Maud Adams’ second time being a Bond girl, and that impressive stunt team. We also draft new dodgeball players, hear from Alabama Dog, and I’m still not convinced QK survived this episode.

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‘Rush’ is one big long movie trailer

Film Title: Rush

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(2013 – Director: Ron Howard   Cast: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth)

Ron Howard is a filmmaker without a genre to define him. Just look at his body of work and it’s hard to nail him down to a style. He’s an auteur by not being an auteur. I’m a big fan of some of his work (Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, Willow) but Rush ends up being a subpar effort from a proven director. Read More…

‘Captain Phillips’: The patient thriller

Tom Hanks

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(2013 – Director: Paul Greengrass   Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi)

Paul Greengrass finds his way back to form with Captain Phillips, the real-life thriller about the American cargo ship boarded by Somali pirates in 2009. Greengrass, known for the Bourne sequels and my personal favorite United 93, once again hones his iconic documentary style to create a high-tension masterpiece. Read More…

Oscar Predictions 2014

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Here we go again. It’s about to be March and we’re still talking about these movies? For the love of God, Academy, please move the Oscars up in the calendar. I’m sure America would have taken one night off from Bob Costas and NBC to watch your ceremony. I would consider myself a pretty big Oscars fan but having it so late in the year wears on movie-goers.

This year’s race is actually full of unknowns and tight races (the most notable being best picture) and should make for an entertaining ceremony.

Here are my predictions for the 2014 Oscars. Read More…

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