The OTB Podcast is back after over a year’s absence. Did you miss us? Yeah…thought not. Anyway, this week resident Film Editor Jez Sands is joined by Move Vortex‘s Cassam Looch and Mike Edwards to talk about this week’s news, trailer and reviews.
We’re pretty pumped up by Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble but that’s hardly surprising given its near universal critical praise; Whit Stillman brings us a delightful slice of offbeat campus comedy in Damsels In Distress; lions and cheetahs are given awful human characteristics in Disney’s documentary African Cats and Albert Nobbsturns out to be a bit of a drag…
Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner get stuck in to this week’s news, trailers and releases. It’s been a poor week for movies, one in which good actors decide that they’re going to be in terrible movies.
Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan bewilder us by deigning to be in The Resident; things explode, Aaron Eckhart delivers gruff speeches and aliens fail to raise an eyebrow in Battle: Los Angeles, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts are no more than fair in political drama Fair Game, Idris Elba tries to hold up a weak script entirely on his own in Legacy: Black Ops and Owen Wilson disgraces himself in the truly reprehensible Hall Pass.
Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner are joined this week by first time contributor Mike Anderson and Obsessed With Film/Movie Vortex‘s Mike Edwards to pick apart the Oscars and talk about this week’s trailers and releases.
We find that it’s not so easy to avoid your fate with The Adjustment Bureau, find our identities with an animated chameleon in Rango, get blown away by Joanna Hogg’s Archipelago, find that Moby Dick with dragons isn’t a very good idea in Age Of The Dragons, strap on copious amounts of armour and brace ourselves for the bloodbath that is Ironclad, find The Tempest is more of a light breeze and find that some films involving Liam Neeson are best left Unknown.
Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner plow through this week’s new releases, news and trailers. We find that Howl is more of a whimper, decide to thumb a lift instead of getting in Nic Cage’s car in Drive Angry 3D, decide that casual sex is ultimately unsatisfying in No Strings Attached, defend ourselves from an alien invasion in I Am Number Four, pick through the rubbish heaps and find the gem that is Waste Land and are wholly and thoroughly gripped by Animal Kingdom‘s magnetism.
Jez and Jamie are joined this week by Mike Edwards from Movie Vortex and Obsessed With Film. We saddle up our horses for the Coen brothers’ take on True Grit, don our beige cardigans for the melancholy Never Let Me Go, feel a little alien with Pegg and Frost’s Paul, travel to Hawaii with Adam Sandler and wish we hadn’t in Just Go With It, think gnomes are about as funny as they sound in Gnomeo & Juliet and decide that Yogi isn’t smarter than the average bear after all.
Jez Sands and Emily Moulder are joined this week by Editor Sean Marland in his Podcast debut. We break our teeth on the remake of Brighton Rock, nearly drown in James Cameron’s Sanctum, are floored by the performances in The Fighter, decide that A Little Bit Of Heaven is a misnomer, fall head over heels for Rabbit Hole
and decide that we might indeed love New York, but New York I Love You doesn’t make a tangible impression.
Emily Moulder joins Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner to talk about this week’s news, trailers and releases.
We whip our hair back and forth for the release of Disney’s Tangled, try not to slip into a coma during Reese Witherspoon’s new rom-com How Do You Know, empathise with Paul Giamatti’s character in Barney’s Version and have to be restrained from physically assaulting anyone involved with Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon’s abominable Hereafter.
Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner are joined by Zak Klein to pick apart this week’s movie news, trailers and releases.
We watch Hilary Swank try to get Sam Rockwell out of jail in Conviction, follow Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s attempt to bring The Green Hornet to the big screen, gush lovingly over Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams’s astounding new film Blue Valentine and try to work out if Travellers is merely rubbish or needs to purged from everyone’s collective memories.
Emily Moulder returns to the fold for this week’s podcast and joins Jez Sands and Jamie Steiner in dissecting this week’s movie news, trailers and releases. The gang’s all here!
We try and fail to get excited about Zack Snyder’s first foray into animation Legend Of The Guardians, spend time dodging bullets with the oldies in senior citizen shoot ‘em up Red and are gobsmacked when Easy A not only turns out to be great but one of the best films of the year.
We get greedy with Gordon Gekko in Wall Street 2, go looking for undersea monsters with a horse, an indian and a cowboy in A Town Call Panic, cackle with machiavellian glee during Despicable Me, threaten to poke everyone mercilessly unless they go see The Social Network and cry for the death of cinema during Vampires Suck.