Cinecast #23: Do The Hustle
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 01:00
Adam and Sam  need one of these things, man.

It's been a while since your Cinecast hosts have shared mutual enthusiasm for a new movie. Well, director Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" -- a smart and frequently funny character-based drama about a North Memphis pimp (the brilliant Terrence Howard) who has dreams of becoming a hip hop star -- is that movie. Brewer's film is filled with great performances and music, and is a welcome alternative to your typical summer fare.

Also on the show, Sam reluctantly reviews "The Island," the new one from dumb action movie director extraordinaire Michael Bay. To stay entertained during the movie's visual and aural assault, Sam used listener Blane Granstaff's "Arbitrary Movie Rating System." Just how low did "The Island" score? Tune in to find out. Plus, Listener Feedback and Massacre Theatre.

Note: Cinecast #24, featuring a review of Richard Linklater's "Bad News Bears" remake, will be available Friday, July 29. Also on Friday's show -- our Top 5 Movie Antiheroes.

Music by Jon Rauhouse courtesy of Bloodshot Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

Listen  to Cinecast #23

Cinecast #23
:37-13:20 - Review: "Hustle and Flow"
14:12-18:55 - Review: "The Island"
18:56-26:40 - Listener Feedback
27:34-31:09 - Cinecast News and Notes
31:10-33:58 - Massacre Theatre
33:59-35:41 - Top 5 Antiheroes Preview

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