FS #211: Indiana Jones 4 / Soylent Green / Top 5 Characters Who Need a Comeback
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 19:00

May 22: Dun-da-dun-daa, dun-da-daaa ... That's the sound of George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg teaming up to trade-in on Matty and Adam's childhood memories with the latest installment of the Indiana Jones saga, "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Will Indy battling Cate Blanchett and her cold war Russians elicit the same whimsy and excitement that "Raiders of the Lost Ark" stirred in the souls of a young Adam and Matty? Or will the film's nostalgic pandering leave your intrepid hosts muttering, "Sequels, why did it have to be sequels?" Plus, in recognition of Indy’s much-anticipated return to the screen, Adam and Matty lay out the Top 5 Characters Who Need a Comeback.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, music by David Ford and Matty gets a chance to try out his best Barbra Streisand karaoke impression ("People, people who eat people...") as the lads join Chuck Heston and Eddie G. Robinson on a mission to save humanity from itself with a review of the classic "Soylent Green," the fourth entry in the glorious Filmspotting '70s Sci-Fi Marathon.

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Listen to Filmspotting #211

Filmspotting #211
:24-13:06 - Review: "Indiana Jones 4"
Music: David Ford, "Decimate"
14:17-17:38 - Poll Questions
17:39-26:12 - Listener Feedback (Speed Racer, Photog Movies)
Music: David Ford, "Go To Hell"
27:07-30:29 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Steve Vesolich)
30:30-38:16 - '70s Sci-Fi #4: "Soylent Green"
Music: David Ford, "Song for the Road"
38:43-42:48 - New DVDs, Contest, Donations
42:29-55:49 - Top 5: Characters Who Need a Comeback
55:50-59:28 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Worth noting that "LOTR" was edging "Star Wars" in the best franchise poll question at the time we recorded the show. The final tally was 30% for each with 1 vote separating the two.

- "The Motorcycle Diaries" isn't really a 'heavy' or 'depressing' movie... but it popped into my head because a long, long time ago on the show there was some discussion about how my Netflix disc sat at my house for like 4 months before I finally got in the right mood to watch it.

- Matty mentioned an 'Ellen' Chenoweth during the Top 5. He meant Kristin.

- I mentioned "Men in Black" and "Independence Day" when talking about Will Smith in relation to my #1 pick. I was really thinking of "Bad Boys," which is definitely more of a comedy and features Smith as a cop.
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