FS #262: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 / Badlands / Top 5 Screen Dads
Friday, 19 June 2009 01:00

June 19: Listen up! This is Mr. Mauve. My associates and I are currently in control of the podcast called Filmspotting. If you want to see its hosts Adam and Matty ever again, you will do exactly as I say. Listen to their discussion of Tony Scott's update of "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington. If you can decipher from their conversation one good reason why this film should have been remade, please let us know. Seriously. Draw us a map. Send a Sherpa. We need the help. To ease the pain, listen to the discussion of a film that was released right around the time of the original "Pelham" -- the Filmspotting New Hollywood Marathon concludes with a discussion of "Badlands," Terrence Malick's first film starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen. If you were waiting for a bad review of one of the New Hollywood films ... wait some more. The boys hardly contain themselves while waxing exuberant over Malick's much-less romanticized and far more sobering take on two Bonnie and Clyde-esque outlaws. Then in honor of Father's Day, the lads pull out some Pudding Pops and don their best Cliff Huxtable sweaters to announce their Top 5 Screen Dads.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre -- presented by In Review Online -- and music by Iron & Wine.

Next week will be an After Hours edition of Filmspotting only!

Listen to Filmspotting #262
Filmspotting #262
:13-16:43 - Review: "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
Music: Iron & Wine, "Belated Promise Ring"
17:49-22:03 - Voicemail, Poll Questions
22:04-34:17 - Feedback: Top 5 TV Star Performances, Con Movies
Music: Iron & Wine, "Boy With a Coin"
35:19-40:03 - Mass. Theatre (Winner: B. Varney)
40:04-55:21 - New Hollywood #9: "Badlands"
Music: Iron & Wine, "Naked As We Came"
56:07-1:04:00 - New DVDs/Notes/Donations
1:04:01-1:16:09 - Top 5: Screen Dads
1:16:10-1:20:21 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting Podcast can be accessed through iTunes here.

- Read Sam C. Mac's review of "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" here.

- Anyone else think we should just re-brand the New DVDs segment as "Check It Out"?

- Adam's Montreal Meetup details can be found here.

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