Superman stands for all that is good about America, which now apparently includes chocking to death our enemies in the battlefield like Sup does to General Zod in this movie. That aside, still, overall, pretty good movie.
MacReady Review: 3 1/2 stars.
DOUBLE HEADER! This week we also talk about The Master, which is sci-fi-ish given that it deals with Scientology–maybe a bit of a stretch, but not too much. Also, Amy Adams stars in both Man of Steel and The Master so there’s that too.
Don’t be embarrassed of your messed up heritage, embrace it. It’s probably not as messed up as you think. Or maybe it’s worse than you think. But don’t be embarrassed, because that’s no way to live your life.
For a guy who’s been frozen for 200 years, Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) seems to take it okay. A little bit of George Orwell mixed with a little bit of Benny Hill, Sleeper is Woody Allen’s fifth directing effort and second collaboration with Diane Keaton.
McReady review: 4.5 stars. Dr. Blair review: 5 stars.
To our loyal listeners: This week we tried changing our format a bit, with more changes to come–hopefully you’ll adapt as well Miles Monroe adapted to the 22nd century.
This week our podcast hits rock bottom. It’s pretty much unlistenable, unless you’re drunk or stoned or something.
If you’re still interested, try fast forwarding 15 minutes or so. You see, MacReady took it upon himself to read his long-winded review of the film out loud for the first 15 minutes of the podcast. And let me tell you, it is pretty much excruciating to listen to. Too bad really. Never Let Me Go is a great movie.
We see this week as a turning point in our podcast–no place to go but up or something. So enjoy this, and come back soon for the new and improved SFRP–or not. It’s your life.
Review: 4.5 stars.
Jacko’s Corner: Also, for all you Jacco fans out there (we’ve been getting a lot of e-mails), here’s a special Jacko-McReady only discussion (it takes a minute to load): http://tinyurl.com/ctjhcas
Are you sick of sci-fi stopping short of going where no man has gone before? Well, so is our guest GB Hajim, producer and director of Strange Frame (Winner: Best Feature Film, Dragon*Con 2012). Featuring the voices of Tim Curry and George Takei, this thing is Rocky Horror Picture Show, Heavy Metal, and Blade Runner rolled into one!
Iron Man 3 is an examination of “blow back.” It questions the impact of America’s military adventures abroad, American exceptionalism, and even the consequences of being a bully in our personal lives. It also glorifies violence using endless, incomprehensible (and boring) CGI sequences and sarcastic one-liners. In other words, it is rehashing what you saw in Iron Man 1 and 2–with the noticeable exception of trying to make amends for using Gwyneth Paltrow’s character as a door mat up until now.
Free love, psychic sex, boy toys, sex toys. Does all of this sound like a Dr. Blair pool party to you? Well, maybe, but we are actually talking about this surprisingly tame movie, which (despite touching upon all of these topics) is less erotic than a Calvin Klein advertisement. And to think, I thought I was getting away with something watching this.