All posts tagged: movies

The Evil of Banality: Spring Breakers and F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It was serendipity, I guess, that brought these two topics together. I’d been very excited to watch the new Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers after seeing its critical reception and its exciting trailer. In the interest of full disclosure, up until this point, I’d never seen a film by the director that I’d actually liked, so this was kind of a departure for me being into this. And, being as how I live in Edmonton […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part Two

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Continuing on with the big list of movies I saw this year (Part One here). There’s a few here I might not be able to summon up a lot to say about, so please bear with me if that’s the case. 30. Ted I was over Seth MacFarlane by the time Family Guy came back from its initial cancellation on FOX umpteen years ago. This didn’t really do a lot for me, even though it […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part One

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Hey there folks, it is once again time for the fifth (!) installment of my annual movie review post! The first few were on facebook, and I actually had to hunt around for them in preparation for this year’s list, because facebook is dumb. If you’d like to check out the previous years’ lists, here’s 2011 and 2010. The list is entirely subjective and somewhat mercurial. Each movie could probably shift around a spot or two as […]

The Spoiler Show Notes (Supplemental) – Let’s All Go to the Lobby with KEVIN MARTIN!

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Hey folks, Matt here with a supplemental Spoiler Show episode for you. This week, I had the privilege of sitting down on the couch at The Lobby and talking to Kevin Martin, owner and operator of that fine establishment. He’s also half of the dynamic duo that run Dedfest, Edmonton’s yearly horror film festival and monthly retrospective screenings at the Metro Cinema. http://spoilershow.podomatic.com/entry/2012-12-15T19_16_51-08_00 We talk at great length about the state of movies these days, […]

The Spoiler Show Notes – Episode Twenty-Five: Grab Bag!

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Hey there folks, here’s a new Spoiler Show comin’ at you! This week, Marcus and I talked about all kinds of stuff today, from the current state of the Movember project to the release of the new GTA trailer.  http://spoilershow.podomatic.com/entry/2012-11-16T06_41_20-08_00 As ever, the Creative Commons attribution link for our theme song can be found here: “Bonaparte – I Can’t Dance” (Noise Problems Selections) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 If you have any burning questions for The Spoiler […]

The Resolution Project Season Two: Never Let Me Go (2005)

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Video Accompaniment: Linda Ronstadt, “What’ll I Do?” The Resolution Project Season Two: For my New Year’s resolution last year (2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I got almost halfway through. I’ve decided to bull-headedly push on through and try and finish the challenge, continuing with the same caveat as before: I’ve exempted myself […]

The Spoiler Show Notes – Episode Eighteen: Another Family Affair, featuring Ian Bowes!

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This week on the Spoiler Show, we are once again joined by my little brother Ian Bowes! Marcus makes a half-hearted attempt at psychoanalyzing the two of us after an update into his historic namesake, we talk video game news (specifically current indie darling FTL and rumors about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie). http://spoilershow.podomatic.com/entry/2012-09-28T11_13_27-07_00 Also, we drop some exciting news about a potential future guest! Here’s a track from Marcus’ SELL ME ON IT […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Six – TV For Nerds

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Well hello there, friends out in Radioland! It’s time for The Spoiler Show! This week, Marcus and I attempted to talk about what we’re enjoying in the current TV universe, but instead got sidetracked (whaaa?) into a discussion of two TV shows where the universe is routinely saved, namely Star Trek and Doctor Who. We both remembered how long Star Trek has been a part of our lives, and also got into a spirited little […]

THE SPOILER SHOW EPISODE FIVE – PROMETHEUS ROUNDTABLE

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What’s that? It’s #spoilerfriday again? Well it must be time for another episode of The Spoiler Show! This week, Marcus and I are joined once again by Jeff “Old Man Time” Turner, as we engage in a spirited roundtable discussion of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS. It’s a no holds barred look at the overarching themes and imagery of the film, with spoilers aplenty. Does this much-ballyhooed movie live up to all the hype? Listen and find […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Two – Superhero Movies

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It’s Friday, and you know what that means, it’s time for a new episode of the SPOILER SHOW! This week, Marcus and I discuss the current state of the superhero movie genre, with digressions going all the way back to 1978’s Superman. We also take some time in this episode to establish our nerd bonafides, letting the audience know just exactly what we’re working with here. The Spoiler Show Episode Two – Superhero Movies! Download […]