FS #208: Iron Man / The Omega Man / Top 5 Box Office Bombs (That We Like)
Thursday, 01 May 2008 19:00

May 2: This week... What is this Iron Man? A small arthouse documentary on the legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath? The long awaited Cal Ripken biopic? No, director Jon Favreau treats Adam and Matty to their first taste of a summer popcorn movie with his adaptation of the popular Marvel comic starring Robert Downey, Jr. as playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark. Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges co-star. The original man of iron -- Charlton Heston -- stars in "The Omega Man," the opening entry in Filmspotting's '70s Sci-Fi Marathon. Plus, "Paging Mr. Costner!" In honor of the onset of blockbuster season (emphasis on the BUST), Filmspotting shares the Top 5 Box Office Bombs (That We Like).

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, music by Fever Marlene and Matty's Movie Minute reviews "Baby Mama" (sort of).

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Listen to Filmspotting #208

Filmspotting #208
:24-11:01 - Review: "Iron Man"
Music: Fever Marlene, "Oh Berlin"
11:59-17:16 - Poll Questions, Matty's Movie Minute
17:17-28:07 - Listener Feedback (Sarah Marshall, Summer Preview)
Music: Fever Marlene, "Lemon King Mahoney"
28:53-33:15 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Liz Adams)
33:16-35:05 - Ebertfest
35:06-47:17 - '70s Sci-Fi #1: "The Omega Man"
Music: Fever Marlene, "Won't Let You Down"
47:58-55:46 - New DVDs, Contest, Donations
55:47-1:13:21 - Top 5: Box Office Bombs (That We Like)
1:13:22-1:16:10 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- 'Become Tony Stark for a Weekend' Contest

- Yep, I meant "Before Sunrise" that last time but repeated "Before Sunset."

- Matty was right... "Omega Man" director Boris Sagal is Katey Sagal's father.

- Wikipedia's Box Office Bombs.
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