It’s very frustrating to sit through an awards show and basically be told that the show is probably rigged. It became a running gag during the 73rd Golden Globes that not everything was on the up-and-up which made what began as an entertaining evening (Ricky Gervais was very funny) into a tedious chore of watching station ads, trailers for the nominated movies, and award winners that seem more cherry picked than earned. So I apologize if the post-Golden Globes podcast sounds a bit on the angry side but it after a week of watching on average two movies a week to get caught up on all the nominees, it felt kind of pointless in the end.
I apologize if there were some audio issues with the podcast. I was trying a slightly different setup and I have a bit of a sore throat. I know the sound quality isn’t awful but I’m a bit of a stickler for audio so the fact that the sound fidelity may only be 9 out of 10 still bothers me.
Movie Review Robin Hood 2010 Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett Directed by: Ridley Scott
The world didn’t need another Robin Hood movie but that’s what we have thanks to Ridley Scott. Thankfully, it’s pretty good but it could have been better. There were some pacing issues and it’s obvious that they were writing this movie with a sequel in mind. Still, it’s a very interesting take on the lore of Robin Hood that may feel a bit unconventional but is still quite enjoyable.
Movie Review Body of Lies 2008 Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe Directed by: Ridley Scott
Espionage films generally walk a fine line. They usually have convoluted and complicated plots with a large cast of characters. Generally, they run the risk of alienating a good portion of the audience who have trouble following along in exchange for an overly-engaging story with tons of plot twists. Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies does a great job at offering up a good spy movie that, for the most part, will be understood by most of the audience. It does suffer from many of the problems that plague spy movies but generally it is still a very enjoyable film.