What better way to bring in 2014 than to cram as many reviews into one episode as possible? That's exactly what Alan & Chris try to do…give you the most bang for your podcast listening buck. Oh wait…the show is free right? Well maybe it'll encourage you to pay it forward and give us a kind review on iTunes? Anyways…we do have a great show with reviews of "American Hustle", "The Wolf of Wall Street", & "All Is Lost". For extra measure Alan also starts the clock and has Chris give a sixty second review of "Saving Mr. Banks". Last, but certainly not least, we round the show out with some movie news and our recommendations for movies you might have missed.
Recommendations – "The Way, Way Back", "Oldboy"
Footcandle is pleased to announce that we will be screening the new film from writer/director J.C. Chandor "All Is Lost" starring Robert Redford. Screenings will be held on January 8th & 9th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.
About the film:
"All Is Lost" is a 2013 survival at sea film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member, and the film has almost no dialogue. Many critics have declared this Redford's best performance in years and a shoe-in for a best actor Oscar nomination.
Alan & Chris close out 2013 with a review of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" and their takes on the current multiplex offerings of "Anchorman 2" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug". Also discussed are the smaller art house films of "Philomena" and "Enough Said". To close out the show the hosts came up with a unique list of categories that they used to sum up their year in cinema that was 2013. Put another log on the fire, grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy.
Footcandle will be holding a special screening of the holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life" for its members and their families Thursday, December 19th at 7pm in the upstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
About the film:
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
Heavy subject matter abounds on this episode of Footcandle Films with reviews of "12 Years A Slave" and the documentary "Blackfish". Afterwards, in an attempt to cheer things up a bit, Alan urges Chris to give brief reviews of "Frozen" and the next installment in the Hunger Games series.
Recommendations – "Hot Rod", "Frances Ha"