The gang, with special guest Dan Gorman of MODERNSUPERIOR.COM, have themselves a LEE MARVIN NIGHT with the crime classic POINT BLANK and the train hopping hobo hunting adventure flick THE EMPEROR OF THE NORTH. They talk about the radical style of Lee Marvin's confused expression, Ernest Borgnine's secret hobo hating back story (they killed his wife!) and Dan Gorman's awesome podcasts TIME BANDITS and SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY.
The LASER BLAST GANG is back! Peter Kuplowsky, Matthew Kumar, Justin Decloux and Nathaniel Wilson have returned to your ear brains to talk about forgotten films and cinematic wonders.
This week the gang watch two financial failures directed by Mike Nichols and his ex-comedy partner Elaine May. First up, Nichol's directs George C. Scott in the 'train a dolphin to assassinate the president' film DAY OF THE DOLPHIN. Second is Elaine May's famous flop ISHTAR. Are both these films lost classics that deserve to be re-discovered? Or do they suck so badly that someone says it's the most 'BORING LASER BLAST EVER'? Are there masturbating dolphins? Why does someone talk about pipe cleaners in a pee hole? Is Steven Spielberg's 1941 the best comedy of all time?
ONLY A LISTEN WILL DELIVER ALL THE PULSE POUNDING ANSWERS!
IT'S AN ALL COMEDY EPISODE! ARE YOU READY TO LAUGH!? HA! HA! HA!
Laser Blast discusses THE LEGO MOVIE (only a month late!), 'What makes a movie comedy work?', the career of Ivan Reitman (Completely unrehearsed!) their favourite forgotten comedies, EAGLE HEART SEASON III, FATEFUL FINDINGS and two must-see recommendations (for five dollars or less!)
FREE FLIGHTS FOR EVERYONE!
"We need to stop for a second...What was that? WHAT WAS THAT?"
On this week's episode, we talk about the impact of Retro Screenings in multiplexes, two classic feature length animes (AKIRA and GHOST IN THE SHELL), the big question "How important are likeable characters in cinema?", the two Michael Mann classics HEAT and MANHUNTER and finally we doll out our WINNING RECOMMENDATIONS!
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!
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On this week's episode we talk about the legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the eternal "Does an artist's life affect your enjoyment of their work?", a trio of Won Kara Wai films, two films about prostitution (one an art film and the other a feel good comedy)and finally end with our weekly dose of cinematic recommendations.
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Justin and Pierce wrestle with a podcast 'format' in which they ask the big question of "DOES THE BIG SCREEN MATTER?", they dissect their experience with MULHOLLAND DRIVE and go HIGH and LOW with two film directed by John Ford - THE SEARCHERS and THE QUIET MAN. Did they like them? Do they like movies? Will their screaming voices be heard in the blood red sky!?
Pierce and Justin talk about their favourite films of 2013, their biggest disappointments, and their alternative TOP 5. Love for the WHITE HOUSE DUOLOGY is shared, utter hate for THE LONE LAMER and it all comes to a head with a surprise #1 surprise that has a good chance of surprising
2014 SHALL BE THE YEAR OF LASER BLAST!