Cinecast #39: War 4 Sale
Tuesday, 20 September 2005 01:00
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Considering Andrew Niccol's track record ("The Truman Show," "Gattaca"), it's not surprising that the writer/director's latest, "Lord of War", is more ambitious than the film's glossy gun-show trailer makes it out to be. But ambition alone doesn't make for a great movie. A strong, charismatic performance from star Nicolas Cage can't save "War" from being "very flawed" (Adam) or "maybe the worst film I've seen this year" (Sam). Some bickering about the film's supporting cast adds to the fun.

Also on the show, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre -- presented by Movies -- and a look ahead to Friday's Top 5 Movies With A Conscience.

Music by Alejandro Escovedo courtesy of Bloodshot Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

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Cinecast #39
:34-13:11 - Review: "Lord of War"
Music: Alejandro Escovedo, "Castenets"
14:08-27:50 - Listener Feedback
Music: Alejandro Escovedo, "I Was Drunk"
28:42-31:55 - Massacre Theatre
31:56-36:13 - Top 5 Movies With A Conscience Preview

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