Cinecast #41: Signal Received
Thursday, 29 September 2005 01:00
Cinecast #41  can't be stopped

Serenity: Writer/director Joss Whedon's talent for bringing humor and unexpected depth to a genre that frequently favors special effects over dialogue and character development will come as no surprise to fans of Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" series; but it certainly came as a surprise to Whedon initiates Adam and Sam. Though not without a few minor flaws, Whedon's new film "Serenity" is impressively imagined and executed -- and it has more brains and wit in its first five minutes than all three Star Wars prequels combined. All goes smoothly until the end of the review when Sam gives Whedon the mother of all backhanded compliments.

Also on the show, the Western-a-Week Marathon continues with a quick conversation about John Ford's 1939 classic "Stagecoach." Plus, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre -- presented by Movies -- and a look ahead to Friday's Top 5 Actresses.

Music by Dan Bern courtesy of Messenger Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

Listen  to Cinecast #41

Cinecast #41
:35-16:37 - Review: "Serenity"
Music: Dan Bern, "Baby Bye Bye"
17:47-20:12 - Cinecast Corrections
20:13-26:16 - Western-a-Week Marathon #3: "Stagecoach"
26:17-30:15 - Listener Feedback
Music: Dan Bern, "Take Back The New Millennium"
31:50-37:08 - Listener Voicemails
37:09-39:35 - Massacre Theatre
39:36-44:32 - Top 5 Actresses Preview

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