9.16.2011

Ep. 64 - Militainment (Hollywood and the Military)

Aaron and Justin briefly discuss their continued obsession with Jody Hill's career, then the get into the marriage of Hollywood and the Military, aka the Militainment Industry.  This episode starts off with a look as who worked for the Office of Strategic Services and it's later incarnation as the Office of Policy Coordination.  Some of the prominent Hollywood names that were working for these organizations were; John Ford, Frank Capra, Cecil B. DeMille and Daryl F. Zanuck.  We then take a look at Operation Mockingbird and its embedding of military personnel and intelligence officers in all levels of the media, especially motion pictures.

9.02.2011

Ep. 63 - Fall Film Predictions

Aaron and Justin take a stab at predictions for the Fall 2011 film season.  What will be a hit.  What will be a flop.  What will win an award.  What will actually get our asses into a theatre seat this fall!  Films discussed include:

Aaron's Picks:
Contagion, Haywire, Drive, Restless, 3, Moneyball, Margaret, Wanderlust, Red State, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Artist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (USA), Paranormal Activity 3, Magic Trip, In Time, Bernie and Bellflower

Justin Picks:
Apollo 18, Ides of March, The Three Musketeers, Immortals, In Time, The Sitter, J. Edgar, Machine Gun Preacher, Straw Dogs, The Rum Diaries, Khodorkovsky and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Justin's Steaming Pile of ____ List:
The Thing, Real Steel, Fright Night and of course - Footloose