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 Foxcatcher 2014 Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo Directed by: Bennett Miller
On paper, if you were looking at any given movie and it had Channing Tatum and Steve Carell as your top stars in the film, you would be expecting some low-fare comedic romp (maybe with some action scenes) that would appeal to some and cause others to turn their noses into the air. However, that is not the case with Foxcatcher. Instead of a cheap comedy good for a good laughs, Bennett Miller gives us a chilling film about the story of the Schultz wrestling brothers who dominated Olympic wrestling in the 80s. The problem is that this movie does too much to be like a work of art and does a mediocre-at-best job of telling a very interesting and harrowing story.
*You may notice some sound issues at certain parts of the podcast where the levelling seems off. Skype was acting weird when we recorded this.*
I completely forgot that the Golden Globe nominations today so when I saw the news of the nominees, I pestered Chris Karpyszyn enough so that he’d agree to do a podcast where we’d discuss the nominations. Let’s just say, we’re not fans. It’s not that we have anything against the good movies that were nominated (they hit the mark on the movies that should have been nominated and only missed a few acting performances that were noteworthy). We have a problem with some really of the poorer selections (like House receiving a best TV series nod from one of its worst seasons; and this is coming from a huge House fan). We tear apart the nomination process and have a couple of laughs along the way. Before anyone comments, I know I realized after recording that I said Sharlto Copley’s name wrong. I still say that the greater insult is that he didn’t even get nominated. At least they didn’t forget about (500) Days of Summer. That was an amazing movie.
Click below to see a list of all the nominees plus a link to trailers for the films and a few of the reviews that I’ve done for a couple of the nominated films.