FS #277: Zombieland / Capitalism: A Love Story / Top 5 Bad Day Movies
Friday, 16 October 2009 01:00
Oct. 16: This week Filmspotting celebrates Matty's 100th episode by playing catch-up and sitting down with two films currently creating a lot of buzz at the box office. First up, our heroes hole up in the abandoned Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois to fend off an invasion of the undead. If they follow the rules they gleaned from watching the new horror/comedy "Zombieland," odds are the intrepid duo might just hold out for a solid six hours. Much more harrowing than any zombie infestation (and requiring the same amount of shotguns kept at hand) is the current state of the United States economy. Fittingly, Filmspotting sends its in-house socialist, Matty "Ilyich" Ballgame, to take in Michael Moore’s latest piece of agitprop, "Capitalism: A Love Story." Suitably sobered by both zombies and economics, the lads transmit their Top 5 Bad Day Movies via Morse Code from their underground bunker located one hundred feet below 1060 W. Addison. And for the record, Filmspotting really hates Illinois Nazis.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, music by The Dead Milkmen and Massacre Theatre -- presented by Pixar Talk. This week's winner will get the Pixar DVD of their choice.

Listen to Filmspotting #277
Filmspotting #277
:24-13:20 - Review: "Zombieland"
13:21-16:29 - Poll Questions
16:30-23:22 - Review: "Capitalism"
Music: Dead Milkmen, "Air Crash Museum"
24:15-29:20 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: K. Spahr)
29:21-45:44 - Feedback (Tearjerkers)
Music: Dead Milkmen, "Punk Rock Girl"
46:19-55:54 - New DVDs/Donations
54:55-1:10:08 - Top 5: Bad Day Movies
1:10:09-1:13:54 - Close/Next Show
1:13:55-1:16:07 - Bonus: Matty's Movie Minute

NOTES

- Annie Proulx wrote the short story "Brokeback Mountain."

- Stuart Gordon directed David Mamet's "Edmond" -- but it's definitely a Mamet film.

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

- Follow more notes and corrections at http://twitter.com/filmspotting.

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