In our first recording of 2015, the Soylent GreenScreen crew discuss some of the best and worst films of the summer/christmas break, and yes, to our international listeners, it is summer here in Australia.
We each chose five films that we wanted to discuss. Surprisngly, #Paddington was one of favourite films of the christmas break. Other films of notable mention were #TheImitationGame, #TheHobbit: The Battle of Keeping a Franchise Alive, and a dishonourable mention to #Taken 'bloody' 3. Yes, one of us got sucked into seeing what can only be compared to a steaming pile of #LeprechaunShit, as in, something unbelievably bad.
In this episode, that we recorded right after our first recording of 2015 (Will Be Up shortly), we discuss our favourite Australian Films and why they are of cultural significance.
Wayne's preferred Australian film was #YahooSerious' #YoungEinstein, the SGS team thought he was nuts for claiming there was educational value in the film but Wayne argued that it serves as a good and memorable introduction to the greatest minds of the early 20th century, but his favourite scene was the kitten pie.
Regular Justin's choice Australian film was #RomperStomper as this film shows a darker side to #Australian culture and introduced the world to #RussellCrowe.
Darkest-Timeline Justin, suggests that one of the most important films is #NotQuiteHollywood as the film is both entertaining and informative, while providing a concise introduction to a forgotten era of Australian film making.
Michelle's go to Australian Film was #TheDish, starring #SamNeill, written and directed by #RobSitch and co written by #SantoCilauro, #JaneKennedy and #TomGleisner. This was the most contemporary of our choices, and while we referenced #TheCastle, The Dish was her preferred film due to the historiography of the story as Sitch and co tell a story of Australia's involvement of the #Apollo11 #MoonLanding which was not as well known as it should have been.
We, at the Soylent GreenScreen Podcast hope you had a great #AustraliaDay, and we'd love to know what some of your favourite Australian films are.
We recorded this episode on #Footloose as part of our #1984 retrospective that included #PoliceAcademy, #SixteenCandles, #RevengeofTheNerds, #Gremlins and #TheKarateKid. We discuss the legacy, the careers of #KevinBacon, #ChrisPenn, and #JohnLithgow, themes of grief and loss, and the #comingofage genre. We also discuss #VinceVaughn starring remake of #GusVanSant's intepretation of #AlfredHitchcock's #psycho and how it is has been reevaluated as an art film. We also hypothesise that this film may have the same template as an #AmericanWestern while also having a lot in common with #TheKarateKid.
In the second half of our best of 2014 bumper episode we continue the countdown from 5 to 1 followed by a brief discussion on some of our most loathed films of 2014.
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As 2014 drew to a close we sat down to discuss our favourite films of the year. Some of our answers were surprising, and some of our favourite films were unheard of by each other. Yet some films such as #Nightcrawler, #CaptainAmerica #WinterSoldier, and #DawnOfThePlanet ended up on multiple lists. Michelle on the other hand decided to cover not only films made in 2014, but films she saw in 2014 but did not get to podcast about.
Being that the discussion stretched to over two hours, we had to cut it in two parts. This is part one, where we discuss films from 10 through to 6.
We recently got some feedback from a fellow podcaster who goes by the name Evil Dave. Evil Dave is the host of the InsideOutcast from GeekPlanet.com. He was kind enough to answer some of our questions regarding Karate training and the origins of Martial Arts, for which we greatly appreciated. This was very informative and gave us a deeper appreciation of the film and Martial Arts in general.
If you haven't listened to our Karate Kid episode, or want to go back and listen again, you can find it here on iTunes ... The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary episode or if you are an Android user, we recommend Stitcher
Thanks Evil Dave,
From The Soylent GreenScreen Podcast,
In this episode we discuss the 1984 film, #RevengeOfTheNerds, starring #RobertCarradine (#LizzieMaguire, #DjangoUnchained), #AnthonyEdwards (#TopGun, #ER, #Accepted), #JohnGoodman (#Roseanne, #TheBigLebowski, #KingRalph), #TedMcGinley (#MarriedWithChildren) #CurtisArmstrong (#Moonlighting), and #BryanTochi (#PoliceAcademy, #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles).
This is a much loved film within certain circles, and some of our podcasters love this film, yet, not everyone of the SGS team was a fan. Through this discussion we hypothesise whether or not Louis was a hero or creepy #psychopathic villain who was pushed too far, and whether the #LambdaLambda fraternity were really that bad.
We also examine some of the more comntroversial elements of Revenge of The Nerds and whether these #nerds are as inspiring as they have been given credit for. We also touch upon other forms of nerd humour such as #TheBigBangTheory and the referencs to Revenge of The Nerds in #AmericanSplendour.