In a special edition of the podcast, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd are joined by guest stars Gina Wagner, Matthew Socey and Austin Lugar to discuss the 2010 Oscar nominations.
Archive for January 2011
In this day, when movies can grab a swath of money in one weekend and be gone from theaters by the end of the month, the standards for success have shifted. It used to be any movie that crossed the $100 million mark was automatically granted blockbuster status. Now, where some films can cost $300 million to make or rake in more money through video than box office, the term blockbuster has grown vague.
With the arrival of the thoroughly tongue-in-cheek "Green Hornet," we thought now would be a good time to assess the state of comic book movies. Are super-heroes passe? Are there worthy comics yet unplundered?
The eclectic acting career of Nicolas Cage stretches back to 1982, and has brought us such wonderful films as "Adaptation," "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Raising Arizona." It has also brought us a stream of crappy, crassly commercial films like "The Ghost Rider," "National Treasure" and "Con Air."
In this week's podcast, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd explore how one actor can deliver film lovers with such a feast or famine of delicious roles.