Emphatic for the cinematic!

Inspired by an obnoxious "texter," Steve Head and John Black discuss what should be done to stop cell phone users during movies, and the protocol for booting these selfish, incosiderate jerks (particularly texters!) from a theater. We're at our wit's end. These people must go.

Receiving the full film review treatment is Guilermo del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and the comedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd.

Also up for discussion is the new documentary Chasing Madoff, and the new home video releases: Akira Kurosawa's High & Low, Jodie Foster's The Beaver, the BBC's Top Gear 16, Blitz starring Jason Statham and Little Big Soldier starring Jackie Chan.

And Steve (having experienced a 5-hour screening of Cleopatra during the Harvard Film Archive's Joseph L. Mankiewicz retrospective) and John (who's seen the film *6* times) reminice about Taylor & Burton's epic 1963 debacle.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 1:36am EDT

Steve is impressed by the 'Life on Mars - Full motion-capture viewing experience with audio commentary' feature on Disney's Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray, and John finds the Conan the Barbarian remake to be one of the most trying theatrical experiences of the year.

Fright Night and Attack the Block get the full review treatment.

Plus the new Blu-ray releases of Top Gun and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and The Killer's Kiss are discussed.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Steve learns how to use the new recording equipment, and John marvels at the use of 3D in Final Destination 5 and Fright Night. 30 Minutes or Less gets the full review treatment. We also discuss Disney's Blu-ray release of The Fox and the Hound and the weirdness of The Frankenstein Syndrome. is the place. is the way to reach us.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Continuing our weekly adventures in moviegoing... Steve recounts his over-the-handlebars bicycle accident on the way to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes; and John survives a 32-hour marathon of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Film critic Peg Aloi of The Boston Phoenix joins us as we discuss Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change-Up and director Lone Scherfig's One Day. Plus new home video releases The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray, Disney's Mars Needs Moms and Rio.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Continuing their weekly adventures in moviegoing (actually, it's daily) ...

Steve explains how he hurt himself entering Lowe’s Boston Common, and how he didn’t have the guts to tell two very large black fellas to stop talking during a screening of Cowboys & Aliens.

John explains why he walked out of the blurry Smurfs press screening, then reconsidered.

Films discussed ... Cowboys & AliensCrazy, Stupid, Love, The Smurfs and Another Earth.

New home video releases discussed ... Ken Loach's Kes, [Rec] 2 and Donnie Darko: The 10 Anniversary Edition.

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Direct download: Ep-82-Cowboys-Aliens.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT