FS #305: Splice / Top 5 Best Laid Plan Movies
Saturday, 12 June 2010 08:30


June 11: Welcome back to Navy Pier's Tchotchke Arena as this exciting Stanley Cup Edition of Filmspotting rolls into overtime. Through three periods Adam and Matty have found themselves in a grueling contest, matched shift for shift by this week's Cinematic Offerings. From the onset, the lads knew they were in for a battle: Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, holding down the "Splice" line, offered up a campy forecheck on science that kept Adam and Matty on their heels. Then the "Get Him to the Greek" blue-line pairing of Russell Brand and Jonah Hill gave the FIlmspotting duo all they could handle, disrupting their opponent's concentration by causing a wave of laughter. And, as coach Billy Wilder predicted, the Movies' top line, the "Some Like It Hot" crew of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon... and Marilyn Monroe... taxed Adam and Matty's critical skill to the limit, though Adam was able to rouse a spirited counter-atttack against the 1959 black-and-white classic.

So as we head into the extra frame, it looks as though it will come down to the Top 5 Best Laid Plans Movies. Do the lads have enough in them to match wits with the veteran presence of the likes of Cameron, the Coens, and even the Great One himself, Stevie Spielberg? Oh, wait a second folks, looks like we've got some extracurriculars down on the ice; it appears Filmspotting's resident cement-head Matty Ballgame has thrown down the gloves and is challenging the Movies' bruising forward Shyamalan yet again ... oh no, I just did some lip reading, there's no reason for Ballgame to mar such a beautiful game by bringing up "The Village" ... show some class Filmspotting, act like you've been there before!

Also on the show: Massacre Theatre -- presented by Running Hope Through America -- and music from Burden Brothers.

Listen to Filmspotting #305

Filmspotting #305
- Review: "Splice"
12:44-24:11 - Review: "Get Him to the Greek"
Music: Burden Brothers, "She's Not Home"

- Massacre Theatre (Winner: Daniel Citron)
- Poll Questions / Notes
34:08-48:26 - Wilder #3: "Some Like It Hot"
Music: Burden Brothers, "Good Night From Chicago"
49:18-58:58 - DVDs / Donations
- Top 5: Best Laid Plan Movies
- Close / Outtakes


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