Filmspotting #157: Hot Fuzz Interview / Fracture / Top 5 Movies About Ambition
Friday, 20 April 2007 01:00

April 20: From the podcasters who interviewed the men who saw every action movie ever made... it's Adam's interview with the team behind "Shaun of the Dead" and the new film "Hot Fuzz": Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. [Filmspotting's review of "Hot Fuzz" will appear next week on show #158, along with a special Pegg-Frost edition of Massacre Theatre.]

Spider-Man 3 is only a couple of weeks away, which means that the Spring movie doldrums are coming to a close. Except that Spring hasn't really been as full of garbage as Adam and Sam [and the rest of the world?] feared. There have been three great or nearly great films ["Black Snake Moan," "The Namesake" and "Grindhouse"]; two very good, surprisingly smart thrillers ["Breach" and "Zodiac"]; and a couple of decent genre films ["The Lookout," "Disturbia," and, for one half of Filmspotting at least, "300"]. So, would generic-looking thriller "Fracture" be another pleasant surprise? With Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling going head-to-head, it certainly seemed to be a safe bet.

Also on the show: Massacre Theatre, Listener Feedback and -- tying in with "Fracture" -- the Top 5 Movies About Ambition.

Music by The Detroit Cobras from the new album "Tied and True" courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Listen  to Filmspotting #157

Filmspotting #157
:19-14:26 - Review: Fracture
Music: The Detroit Cobras, "Nothing But a Heartache"
15:03-20:06 - Audio Feedback, Poll Questions
20:07-30:34 - Listener Feedback ("Grindhouse")
Music: The Detroit Cobras, "You'll Never Change"
31:09-34:12 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Matt Brown)
34:13-45:18 - Interview: E. Wright, S. Pegg, N. Frost
Music: The Detroit Cobras, "Green Light"
45:42-47:46 - New DVDs, Donations
47:47-52:58 - Audio Feedback, "Grindhouse" cont.
52:59-1:04:52 - Top 5: Movies About Ambition
1:04:53-1:10:28 - Close/Next Show/Special Extended Outtake

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