Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HOOK Commentary Track

Gooooood morning, Neverland! Welcome back to the only podcast that can fly, that can fight, that can even god damn CROW. And if you've managed to find your marbles, you know this is Steven Spielberg Month, which means we've conjured our happiest thought to provide a BOP 'n A Movie feature commentary for what may be his most polarizing picture, 1991s sometimes too-cheesy-for-it's-own-good family classic -- HOOK! Some love it, some despise it, and there's very little in-between. The Crew tries to get to the bottom of why that is, and the answer might cause you to respect Hook a little more, regardless of where you fall. From Spielberg's own complicated thoughts on the finished product, it's long gestation period, how it re-contextualized the tale of Peter Pan without going the deconstructionist route, all to build a unique perspective on aging and parenthood, and not to mention Robin Williams giving one of his most interesting and passed over performances, we do our best to give this equally cherished and reviled flick the once over it demands! But above it all, there's Smee. Yes, yes, Rufio. We know. We love Rufio, too. But SMEE, people!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

MINORITY REPORT

Open your mouth in wonder while moving in distinct L-shaped patterns, because this is the beginning of Steven Spielberg Month! AKA The Two Faces Of Steve, AKA Spielberg Dead Ahead, AKA a third joke. And we're kicking it off with one of his most stylized and off-kilter films: 2002's Minority Report. While much of the talk today concerns its chillingly accurate predictions of modern technology, the Crew find this to be one of the director's deepest films, and they discuss the political climate that influenced it's tone, the adaptation's meaningful deviations from Philip K. Dick's story, and the lengths Spielberg went to in order to create one of the most iconic futerscapes in film.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

EVENT HORIZON Commentary Track

So, you've ditched your battle-damaged wave-runner and sworn off the high seas for good this time, aye? Unlucky for you, there's still one more cursed voyage to take in our look at low-grossing 90's derelict ship-based horror, BOP n' A Tragedy! Our final stop on this roller-coaster of quality is Paul W.S. Anderson's incomplete cult classic, 1997's EVENT HORIZON! In this feature commentary, we perform a loving autopsy on a film that began life as a simple ghost story in space, and evolved into a psychological journey through hell... before an insecure, cold feet studio left us with a final cut that reaches for the stars but only nearly gets there. From hiring Sam Neill to deconstruct his own film persona, to throwing Actual Satan into a traditional sci-fi plot, we go through the surprisingly bold decisions made by a filmmaker most known for playing it dumb, and end up with a newfound respect for the man who gave us Resident Evil. But that's a tragedy for another time...

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

DEEP RISING Commentary Track

You've escaped the terror of MechaSutherland and accepted that man is the true virus, so now what? Well, now it's time for the second act of our journey through high-concept 90s sci-fi bombs, BOP 'n A Tragedy! And our next feature commentary is for the 1998 high seas adventure/creature feature/noir/comedy/backdoor pilot, DEEP RISING! Just one year before he gave us The Mummy, director Stephen Sommers would ask himself, "what would have happened in Die Hard if Godzilla showed up halfway through?" The result would be one of the most unique and subplot-burdened genre films of the era. From Jerry Goldsmith's score to Treat Williams devouring the scenery at every turn, we're diving 30,000 fathoms to uncover what makes this vessel far more sea-worthy than it has any right to be, and mourn a SURPRISE cinematic universe we very nearly had. No, really.

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