December 05, 2014

Podcast Episode 41: FOXCATCHER Wrestles With Facial Prosthetics


It's been a long and fretful week over here, which means that I didn't get last week's podcast cut together until Thursday night.  Now here it is Friday before I'm finally able to write anything up about it.  On top of that, Bart a.k.a. my podcasting Kato will be out of town this weekend, meaning that the podcast will likely be pre-empted next week.  Ah well, sometimes them's the breaks.

Anyway, this week we talk about Foxcatcher, a movie full of strong, Oscar-caliber performances that are somewhat mired in a fairly weak story.  The big three here are Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo and I really love all three characters in their own peculiar ways.  Still, it's hard to top Steve Carrell's Giant Schnoz inexplicably wearing a revolutionary war jacket or referring to himself as Golden Eagle.  That's just some top notch shit right there.

We also delve into last week's big trailer releases, particularly Star Wars and Jurassic World.  These are old news now, but whatever.  You still get to hear Bart's impression of the talking velociraptor from Jurassic Park III.


Next Week: Remains to be seen!