Sunday, 26 May 2019

logo1

Sponsored By

Joomla SideBanner

Log in!

Remember Me

       

Episodes

Episode 140: Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

80daysIt's our "Race Around the World" pairing for the next two episodes, starting with the globetrotting Jules Verne story first put on film in 1956! "Around the World in 80 Days," directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Niven, Mexican superstar Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton, and featuring a veritable cavalcade of cameos, follows English gentleman's gentleman, Phileas Fogg (Niven), and his manservant, Passepartout (Cantinflas) as they accept a wager that one could travel around the world in but 80 days during the latter half of the 19th century. Along the way they run afoul of a Scotland Yard Inspector (Newton) and pick up a damsel in distress, the Indian princess Aouda, who accompanies them on the rest of their voyage. With a score by Victor Young, this Academy Award-winning film embodies the best of the "epic" films of the 50s and early 60s!



Download the Episode

Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

Episode 139A: Unbreakable (2000)

unbreakableOur second film by writer/director M.Night Shyamalan is one that flew under the radar for many, and thus came out with few expectations. It surpassed all of them, however, and more, and turned in a truly unique superhero film unlike any other we've seen on the big screen, even today! Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the lone survivor of a train crash, who reunites with his estranged wife Audrey (Robin Wright) and his devoted son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark). He then finds he has gained the attention of art gallery owner and anthropological theorist Elija Price (Samuel L. Jackson) who suggests that David's survival may not have been a fluke, but an indication that he's at the upper end of the curve of what we define as "human." Again written and directed by Shyamalan, shot by Eduardo Serra, and also scored by the genius that is James Newton Howard, this film has a look and feel that is unlike any other superhero film you've ever seen, and treats it with more seriousness as well! For this film also, the trio have chosen to do a spoiler-free review and release the spoilers as a separate supplemental episode, so listen to this, watch the movie, and then listen to the supplement! Also, the trio talk about the two globe-trotting classic films they'll be reviewing next!



Download the Episode

Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

Episode 139B: SPOILERS - Unbreakable (2000)

unbreakable spoilers smSPOILERS AHEAD! The trio are, once again, splitting their review into two parts, to preserve the integrity of the viewing experience for those who haven't seen "Unbreakable" yet! This is a supplement to the previous episode (139A) and contains only the discussion of the ending of the film!



Download the Episode

Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

Episode 138A: The Sixth Sense (1999)

sixthsenseWriter/Director M. Night Shyamalan is the focus of this pairing, and the trio are going back to look at his first two breakout hits, starting with 1999's "The Sixth Sense." Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) tries to help Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a very troubled young boy, discover a way to heal from his illness. It turns out, however, that his illness isn't so much sickness as it is paranormal ability! Written and directed by Shyamalan, the film also stars Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, and Donnie Wahlberg in a role you won't recognize him in! Couple that with the amazing cinematography Tak Fujimoto and the beautifully disturbing score by James Newton Howard, and you have a film that keeps you interested, unnerved, and fascinated right through the very end, which we don't discuss (in full) in this episode, but in a separate supplemental episode, so as not to spoil the experience if you haven't seen this film yet! Check out the next episode to hear the spoilers about the ending!



Download the Episode

Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

 

BY NC NDWebsite and all episodes Creative Commons
copyrighted, Two Geeks And a G.I.T., BY-NC-ND, 2016