Wednesday, October 29, 2008

[PODCAST] Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween from Joe and Mike at The Movie Show!

This week, the guys discuss the first comments Christopher Nolan has made regarding a sequel to his wildly successfulThe Dark Knight, the Jonas Brothers starring in their first movie about a farting dog (seriously), and Steve Carell’s upcoming turn as a cavalier Frenchman. They also serve what will be the final Trilogy of Terror for 2008.

This Week’s Reviews: Saw V and Pride and Glory

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Mixed Tape Film Series: Update!

As many of you know, in the next couple of weeks here, Mike and I have no less than two events that are part of the Mixed Tape Film Series.

Here's the first one:


Scary Movie Double Feature
Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D
The Monster Squad

The Mixed Tape Film Series continues to roll ahead with this special grindhouse-styled presentation which kicks off with the 1980's horror cult classic Monster Squad. Best described as The Goonies meets the classic monsters of yesteryear, this nard-kicking monster mash-up created a storm in the bootleg DVD circuit until it's official release last summer.

Here's the trailer.

Then after the Squad, we'll be kicking things up into the third dimension with Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D. Watch Jason wear a hockey mask for the first time as he slashes his way through a bevy of lusty camp counselors in literally eye-popping 3-D.

Here's the Trailer.

Admission for this special one-time only event is $6. 3-D glasses will be provided, and as always, the beer is $1 a bottle.

Also note that the people who wear the best Halloween costumes will win awesome prizes like free movie tickets, pizza, CD's, T-shirts, and more.

A lot of people are excited about this event. Matter of fact, we are dangerously close to selling out. Do not be that guy or girl who spends hours - or even minutes - whipping up a costume only to show up to the theater on Thursday night and be turned away.

You can pre-order your tickets here.

After that:


Wes Anderson Night

In the fall of 1998, filmmaker Wes Anderson released his second feature film Rushmore. Not only was the film a well-written comedy about extracurricular activities and unrequited love, but it also featured the greatest soundtrack of licensed music and reinvented Bill Murray's floundering career. This film created the template for the quirky/somber indie comedy for our generation, and without it, there would be no Garden State, no Napoleon Dynamite, no Juno, and no Nick and Norah.

Ten years later, The Mixed Tape Film Series will be giving fans who missed their chance the first go around to watch this contemporary classic in 35 mm on the big screen.

Here's the trailer.

As always, beer, slices of pizza, cookies, and soda will be on sale for $1 each.

The movie will run at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5

Eastwood's Gran Torino trailer.

Looks like Clint Eastwood has resurrected his Dirty Harry routine through another character. Not quite sure what to do with this one.

See for yourself:

(Click here for a better version of the trailer in QuickTime.)

Granted the fact that Eastwood is almost 90, I would probably be scared - or at least slightly mystified - if I was a violent thug and this guy got in my face. I hear that Eastwood still works out every day and is in better shape than people half his age, so I'm sure he would have no problem kicking some ass -- so long as his hip doesn't give out.

That said, if the marketing execs can find a way to tap the male depends demographic, this film should be a moderate hit for Warner Bros.

In other news, Mike has always said that if they made a live-action film based on Frank Miller's book "The Dark Knight Returns," that Eastwood would be perfect as an elderly Batman. And while I'm not sure if he would ever be willing to do it, after watching this trailer, I agree.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

[PODCAST] The Secret Life of He-Man

On this week’s episode of The Movie Show, host Mike Compton lets listeners know what was really going on in the original He-Man cartoon series from the 1980’s and he also discusses what major studios plan to do now that everyone in the world is going broke. Joe reviews W. and The Secret Life of Bees and Mike reveals why Max Payne could be the worst movie of 2008.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Saw this Swedish vampire film at the Carolina Theatre (in Durham)'s Escapism Film Festival this weekend, and it was fantastic. Easily the best new horror film of the year and an early contender for my top ten list of 2008.

If you have a chance to see this film - even if it means driving for several hours - do so. You'll be glad you did, plus you'll be one of the few Americans who saw this great original before the impending lousy remake that some studio will try to release in order to cash in on the success of Twilight.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

[PODCAST] Four reviews and lots of news!

It’s reviews galore on this week’s episode of The Movie Show as Joe and Mike take on Appaloosa, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Blindness, and Religulous. This week’s program also features news of Steven Seagal fighting aliens, Kirsten Dunst getting ready to be captured by members of Spider-Man’s rogue’s gallery (again), and 20th Century Fox’s plans to make 28 Months Later.

Soundtrack Selections:
“Concrete & Clay” by Unit 4+2 from Rushmore
“Scare Easy” by Mudcrutch (feat. Tom Petty) from Appaloosa
“Riot Radio” by the Dead 60s from Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
“AM 180” by Granddaddy from 28 Days Later

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Reservoir Dogs: Aftermath

We sold nearly 250 tickets, but the best part is that no one got turned away this time. Not so many people turned out for the first show, but the second show attendance was huge. People drank lots of beer and saw a cop lose his ear. Not bad for a Tuesday night.