Filmspotting #164: Ocean's Thirteen / Once / Out of the Past / Top 5 Music Movies
Friday, 15 June 2007 01:00

June 15: Since following up his twin Oscar nominations [and Best Director win] in 2000 with the blockbuster "Ocean's Eleven," Steven Soderbergh has stayed busy but failed to reach those same early millennium artistic and box office highs. The big-budget "Ocean's Thirteen," like its predecessor "Ocean's Twelve," follows two films that seemed to satisfy Soderbergh's film-geek curiosity -- the digital art project "Bubble" and the homage to classic Hollywood cinema "The Good German", just as "Ocean's Twelve" was preceeded by the digital art project "Full Frontal" and a remake of Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris." Maybe making the "Ocean's" franchise is how a guy like Soderbergh relaxes. A lot of fans of "Ocean's Eleven" were let down by the lightweight sequel. Will a return to Vegas return Soderbergh and company to the audience's good graces? Adam and Sam weigh in.

Also on the show, a review of "Once," winner of the World Dramatic Audience Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The low-budget musical romance has audiences swooning. Will Adam and Sam dare to stand in the way of what is fast becoming one of the most beloved films of the year?

Plus: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, the third film in Filmspotting's Film Noir Marathon, "Out of the Past," and -- in honor of "Once" -- our Top 5 Movies About Music.

Music by Fever Marlene from their new album "Civil War."

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Filmspotting #164
:22-11:55 - Review: "Ocean's Thirteen"
11:56-22:37 - Review: "Once"
Music: Fever Marlene, "Red Fire"
23:07-29:43 - Personal Notes, Polls
29:44-35:48 - Listener Feedback (Knocked Up, Opposites Attract)
Music: Fever Marlene, "We Are All Colors"
36:14-39:31 - New DVDs, Donations
39:32-42:17 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Ailyn Renteria)
42:18-52:44 - Noir Marathon #3: Out of the Past
Music: Fever Marlene, "Melodies in Four"
53:35-1:07:06 - Top 5: Movies About Music
1:07:07-1:08:29 - Close/Next Show/No outtake

- Live in Eastern Iowa? Come hear Adam talk about podcasting on June 29 at The Bookmark Cafe.
- Check out a picture of Adam's newborn son, Quinn.
- The next film in our Noir Marathon is actually "Gun Crazy," not "The Asphalt Jungle" -- which we'll review in two weeks.

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