In years to come, you’ll be able to tell your children that you were there, that you witnessed the launch of OTB’s first ever movie podcast. Perhaps we should give you each a commemorative mug to mark the occasion.
Well here it is. Our resident film critics Emily Moulder, Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner talk about this week’s news and three of this week’s new releases.
00.21 – Aaron Johnson won’t be in the X-Men prequel X-Men First Class. OTB’s complete apathy towards the news. Lamenting of X-Men casting in general.
05.01 – Reaction to the new Thor trailer. Despair at Anthony’s Hopkins’ latest movies including The Wolfman. Emily confesses to fetish for guys dressed in wolf suits.
06.15 – Emily’s dislike of characters named after their traits – Harry Potter’s fondness of this – Sirius Black as a dog, Professor Lupine as a Wolf.
07.35 – General excitement about the new Harry Potter trailer. Jez’s resemblance to Snape.
09.27 – Worry about Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows being a 3D conversion and not being shot in 3D. Disdain for 3D conversions and Clash Of The Titans in particular.
THIS WEEK’S RELEASES
10.32 – Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and its excruciating boredom.
15.40 – Biopics that are better – Gainsbourg and I’m Not There
17.42 – Knight & Day
21.20 – The creepiness of Tom Cruise.
25.54 – Emily’s disturbing attraction to Jim Carrey.
26.11 – Step Up 3D
30.11 – Schooling Jez about pirates.
30.55 – Unbelievable product placement.
35.00 – The use of 3D in movies. Emily wants to be kicked in the face, Jez doesn’t.
36.00 – 3D in animation and the director of Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich’s opinion from our interview.
36.53 – 3D done well – How To Train Your Dragon, Avatar.
37.09 – When 3D isn’t necessary – Journey To Mecca, Inception, Up
36.56 – Splice director Vincenzo Natali’s opinion of 3D
40.55 – Tendency of special effects to be used to cover up paper-thin plots – Avatar, Star Wars Prequels, Transformers.