Cinema Smackdown 21: The Grey/Midnight in Paris
By Bret Dorman and Kate Peterson
The Grey features (more or less) Liam Neeson fighting a bunch of wolves. Want more animal on human fighting? Take this Shark vs Undead Zombie fight from the classic Italian film, Zombie. Note: features a cameo by a pair of boobs:
We are going to try something new. We here at Cinema Smackdown hate cutting a movie conversation short when we still have things to talk about. This week we have really good, specific, in depth conversations about both our Theatrical Release Review and Theme Review. So we split the podcast up into two episodes. The Theatrical release will still have the games and miscellaneous stuff after it, but the Theme Reviews will now be their own ‘bonus’ content for people who are still interested in having conversations about these great films. Any feedback about our reviews, format, or games is greatly appreciated.
This weeks agenda:
Greetings: Start! – 1:05
The Grey Review: 1:05 – 26:45
The Grey Spoilers!: 26:45 – 45:15
Fun Time (20(1) ?s, Genre sMash): 45:15 – 1:12:05
Misc: 1:12:05 – 1:15:05
“Woody Allen” Midnight in Paris Theme Review
To get the episode just click the link below and download Episode 21:
Woody Allen emerged in the 70’s as a great comedic presence, smart and playful writer, and a thoughtful director. But did you know that Woody Allen first tried out for an upcoming Sci-Fi movie called Star Wars? Yes, the awkward, affable, young Allen auditioned for one of the roles in the first film. But not quite the role you might think. Friend of the show and super talented artist Bill Mancuso clues us in to what could have been… Wookie Allen:
Midnight in Paris features an American who is a bit out of place in France. Check out Coneheads for a movie about people ‘from France’ who are a bit out of place in America and to see what Jason Alexander looks like with hair:
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Next time we will be reviewing the Teenage Angst-y Chronicle as well as “Sergio Leone Western” Theme Review Fistful of Dollars.
Thanks for enjoying!