Spike Jonze, whose films include “Being John Malkovich”, “Adaptation” and “Where The Wild Things Are”, has an Oscar contender for Best Picture with his latest work “Her”. Alan & Chris give their thoughts on the film and then spend a few moments mourning the passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Also in this episode both hosts pick their favorites to take home Oscar statues in March. To make things interesting they even establish a wager (the loser MUST attend a screening of the lowest rated movie by Rotten Tomatoes and discuss the experience in an upcoming episode). All this plus the fellows close out the episode with their picks for films you might have missed.
Recommendations – “Short Term 12, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”
Due to the snowfall in the area, tonight's screening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" is CANCELLED.
We will make a decision for Thursday's screening tomorrow and put up a notice ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you in the theater soon.
Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that we will be bringing "Inside Llewyn Davis", the latest from the Coen Brothers, to the Carolina Theater February 12th & 13th at 7pm. A discussion on the film will be held after the screening on February 13th.
About the film:
"Inside Llewyn Davis" follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. The film stars newcomer Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, and Coen Brothers regular John Goodman.
Footcandle Film Society is pleased to announce that we will be screening the documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Carolina Theater. Footcandle will be partnering with Lenoir-Rhyne University as part of their Visiting Writers Series for this event. The screening is open to the public. Admission is free for Footcandle members and $5 for non-members. Please come join us for the film and a discussion afterwards.
About the film:
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their run, this group of musicians had played on more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined. These musicians had gone largely unrecognized until this film gave them their time in the spotlight.
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"