Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 11: Red, Hereafter, Nowhere Boy plus Genre Look at Comedy Films

On this week's episode of the podcast I have a look at the current releases of Red, Hereafter and Nowhere Boy and continuing genre exploration by tackling one of my oddly least favourite genres: comedy.

MP3 File

0:00 – 1:00 - Introduction
1:00 – 4:20 – Red Review
4:20 – 8:30 – Hereafter Review
8:30 – 11:45 – Nowhere Boy Review
11:45 – 13:15 – Restless Trailer
13:15 – 15:00 – DVD releases
15:00 – 38:45 – Comedy as a Genre
38:45 – 39:10 – Upcoming up Next Week
39:10 – 40:16 – Outro

Restless Trailer (release date: January 28, 2011)

Show Notes
Comedy as a Film Genre Show Notes:
Huge list 'o' recommended comedies from fellow film folks:
7 Year Itch
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Ace in the Hole
Arsenic and Old Lace
Ball of Fire
Big Lebowski, The
Bottle Rocket
Box of Moonlight
Bringing up Baby
Burbs, The
Disorganized Crime
Dr. StrangeLove
Duck Soup
Fear and Loathing
Fish Called Wanda, A
General, The
Going in Style
Good Fairy
Heaven Can Wait
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Humble Pie
Imposter, The
Joe vs the Volcano
Kind Hearts and Cornets
Life of Brian, The
Love and Death
Love at Stake
Night at the Comet
O Brother Where Art Thou
Raising Arizona
Reel Life
Some Like it Hot
Space Balls
Spinal Tap
Tamara Drewe
The Awful Truth
The End
Tin Cup
To Have and Have Not
Trading Places
Unfaithfully Yours
Used Cars
What's Up Doc
When Harry Met Sally
Young Frankenstein

Thank you for the recommends:
John Allison, Stephen Farrow, Krakan, Andrew from Gmanreviews, Chris Magee, Polly Esther, Matt & Matt, Ninja Matt, Mark, Kurt, Bob, Trista & Andy, Hatter, James, Joesph, Sarah and Leora.

IMDB Top 50 comedies (as of October 20, 2010)
1. Toy Story 3 (2010)
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
3. City Lights (1931)
4. Amélie (2001)
5. Modern Times (1936)
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
7. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
8. The Great Dictator (1940)
9. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
10. The Apartment (1960)
11. Some Like It Hot (1959)
12. The General (1926)
13. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
14. Up (2009)
15. The Sting (1973)
16. Safety Last! (1923)
17. Hababam sinifi sinifta kaldi (1976)
18. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
19. It Happened One Night (1934)
20. The Kid (1921)
21. The Gold Rush (1925)
22. Annie Hall (1977)
23. Mary and Max (2009)
24. The Big Lebowski (1998)
25. Toy Story (1995)
26. Life of Brian (1979)
27. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
28. The Graduate (1967)
29. Finding Nemo (2003)
30. Groundhog Day (1993)
31. Harvey (1950)
32. My Man Godfrey (1936)
33. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
34. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
35. Ratatouille (2007)
36. Paper Moon (1973)
37. Duck Soup (1933)
38. His Girl Friday (1940)
39. The Lady Eve (1941)
40. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
41. My Sassy Girl (2001)
42. The Princess Bride (1987)
43. El ángel exterminador (1962)
44. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
45. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
46. Roman Holiday (1953)
47. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
48. La dolce vita (1960)
49. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
50. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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Suzie Ridler said...

I figured out the podcasts on my iPod Shannon! I downloaded this one and will listen to it on my walk. :)

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Awesome Suzie, enjoy!

simoncolumb said...

i just listened...

1. You don't like Sarcasm but you love british comedies! that would be acomplete conflict i would've thought!

2. You don't like offensive humour ... but when you mentioned SEX AND THE CITY 2, you said "thats alot of fun"!! what!!! I haven't seen it but offensive humour and SATC2 seem to go hand in hand ...

3. TOOTH FAIRY is good??? i haven't seen it, again, but C'MON! There is no way that is good!

Shall listen again on the next episode!


PS - None of this comment is supposed to insult - its all fun and games really ... with a hint of [british] sarcasm...

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I know - it's so contradictory! I actually didn't pick up that British humour was sarcastic.. lol. That's the huge exception to the rule :)

Sex and the City 2 was a lot of fun, I love Carrie & the Girls - it's so nice to see female friend characters. There certainly were some stretches in terms of cultural appropriateness, but I never felt it was mean spirited.

Clarified: I *enjoyed* The Tooth Fairy. I don't think I'd go as far to say it's good or even that it's essential viewing or anything, but it was so cute & sweet and had a good heart to it and the sentiment of the film aligned with my value system so I certainly appreciated it. And The Rock. I love The Rock :)

Thrilled to hear it's all fun & games - I like fun and games!

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