Filmspotting #168: Harry Potter / Ratatouille / Kasi Lemmons / Asphalt Jungle / Top 5 Misfits
Friday, 13 July 2007 01:00

July 13: When Adam and Sam announced earlier this Spring that they were going to skip "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (as they had every Potter film since the series' debut back in 2001), Filmspotting listeners started a campaign of sorts to convince the hosts that the series, starting with the Alfonso Cuaron-directed third film "Prisoner of Azkaban," was worth catching up with. Adam dutifully brought himself up to speed; Sam remained in the dark. Both treaded skeptically into "Phoenix," but at least one of them was greatly rewarded for his efforts.

Filmspotting listeners also had a hand in convincing Adam and Sam to check out "Ratatouille." As fans of Brad Bird's "The Iron Giant" and "The Incredibles," they didn't need much coaxing, but will they fall into line with both listeners and critics that the latest Pixar film is nothing short of a masterpiece?

Also on the show: Adam's conversation with Kasi Lemmons, director of the new movie "Talk To Me" with Don Cheadle ... Massacre Theatre ... the fifth entry in our Film Noir Marathon, "The Asphalt Jungle" ... and our Top 5 Movie Misfits.

Music by Spoon from the new album "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" courtesy of Merge Records.

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Filmspotting #168
:22-13:21 - Review: "Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix"
13:22-21:56 - Review: "Ratatouille"
Music: Spoon, "The Underdog"
22:31-36:06 - Interview: Kasi Lemmons
Music: Spoon, "Rhthm & Soul"
36:30-39:09 - New DVDs, Donations
39:10-42:13 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Connie Slattery)
42:14-45:18 - Poll Questions
45:19-54:42 - Noir #5: The Asphalt Jungle
Music: Spoon, "You Got Yr Cherry Bomb"
55:16-1:08:43 - Top 5: Movie Misfits
1:08:44-1:10:38 - Close/Next Show


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