Jan 1, 2021
Yeah yeah .. .we KNOW that technically some of these films have
2019 release dates, but we *saw* them in 2020 and … c’mon give us a
break please #2020
Lisa says check out Ma Rainey's Black Bottom … errr .. only she doesn’t. All will be revealed, just listen on …
Brian digs up some great, easily-missed gems.
Meanwhile Dean puts on his grumpy face and dishes dirt on his nomination for the LEAST deserving Best Picture film of all time … (mainly because it happened in the year his beloved Blade Runner 2049 was not even NOMINATED). Yes Academy ... Dean is looking at you !
So this episode is a love-in for the stuff that nourished us throughout this shit-show, forever to be known as 2020.
has been working with acclaimed director Taika Waititi (Thor, Jo Jo
Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) to cast his new series
More here https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/taika-waititis-2021-schedule-reservation-dogs-1234607085/
And now, on with the show ..
Lisa’s special mentions for 2020 include:
‘I May Destroy You’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11204260/
‘Small Axe’. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464896/
‘The Old Guard’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7556122/
‘Palm Springs’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9484998
Brian gives his big Texan love to;
Jason Segel’s ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’
Nick Offerman’s ‘Devs’
And Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Im Thinking of Ending Things’
Meanwhile, Dean was riveted by the retro-modern Tom Hanks WW2 drama ‘Greyhound’
And if you enjoyed that movie you will LOVE this hour long deep dive (sic) interview with Tom on the AMAZING Dan Carlin’s podcast Hardcore History Addendum. Check that out here
Dean got his wetsuit on to watch two underwater doco’s, ‘My Octopus Teacher’
And ‘Last Breath’
Dean's cave diving mate Richard 'Harry' Harris and his interview with Chris Lemons on his @realrisk podcast https://realriskpodcast.com/s2-e10-life-on-a-line-saturation-diving-with-chris-lemons-pt-1/
And finally for Dean .. how do you film a movie about an
“Invisible Man’ ?
Well you put Leigh Whannel behind the camera, and Elizabeth Moss in
front of it, and all is good. A cracking modern thriller with very
topical themes of Domestic Violence and Coercive Control.
Finally the hard-to-watch ‘Uncut Gems’ with Adam Sandler in (another) great serious role (leave the comedy behind please Adam)
In terms of what we are looking forward to,
Brian sez checkout:
Avengers spinoff ‘Wanda Vision’ https://www.techradar.com/news/wandavision-release-date-trailer-disney-plus
Ted Danson vehicle ‘Mr. Mayor’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10662034
And Carey Mulligan in ‘Promising Young Woman’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620292
Lisa has a hankering for:
‘The Sound of Metal’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5363618/
Catching up on ‘Mank’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10618286
Keep an eye out for Eric Bana in a taut Aussie thriller called
His unrequited crush Denis Villeneuve, is releasing his much anticipated version of Dune, attempting to expunge the hideous red-headed step child that *was* David Lynch’s version with Kyle McLachlan
And although he didn’t get to say it on the pod, Dean is also looking forward to a couple of tent poles like Top Gun 2 and the final Daniel Craig Bond film.
Ray Shoesmith was right. The new guy is good. Connery rocks. Moore sucks. The rest are irrelevant.
Finally, check out the Guardian’s round up of Best pics of 2020 that you may have missed
Likewise, what to anticipate in 2021 (apart from a double-shot of vaccine)
That’s your lot then for 2020. We’ll see on the GOOD side of the decade !!!