Thursday, 16 December 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 18: The King's Speech, Narnia - Dawn Treader, Genre Look at Family Film & Holiday Films

On this week's episodes of the Movie Moxie Podcast it's getting to look at lot like holiday and awards season! We've got the Canada's Top Ten to explore, Golden Globe nominations to enjoy plus reviews of The King's Speech and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. All that and a genre look at family films and even a brief chat about holiday films. And as always it's 100% spoiler-free.

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MP3 File


0:00 – 1:30 - Introduction
1:30 – 11:50 – News: Canada’s Top Ten & Golden Globe Nominations
11:50 – 15:30 – The King’s Speech Review
15:30 – 22:00 – Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Review
22:00 – 24:00 – Blue Valentine Trailer
24:00 – 40:00 – Family Films as a Genre
40:00 – 54:40 – Holiday Films Bonus
54:40 – 55:40 – DVD releases
55:40 – 56:40 – Upcoming up Next Week
56:40 – 57:30 – Outro

Show Notes:

Family Film Show Notes
  • Family Film definition per Wikipedia: A family film is a film genre that is designed to appeal to a variety of age groups and, thus, families. To attract these diverse audiences, film makers often create works that operate simultaneously on several levels of appeal.[citation needed] Comic songs might appeal to younger children, for example, while wittier jokes and pop culture references attract adults
  • Switched my thinking on family films: 17 Again
  • Family Films in the Franchise Variety: Toy Story, Muppet Movies, Back to the Future and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Family Films in the Studio Variety: Disney & Pixar
  • Family/Fantasy: Narnia series, The Golden Compass, Labyrinth, Star Wars, and at least the first three Harry Potter films.
  • 2010 Family Films: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Despicable Me, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Furry Vengeance, How to Train Your Dragon, The Karate Kid (2010), Marmaduke, Nanny McPhee Returns, Ramona and Beezus, A Shine of Rainbows and The Tooth Fairy
  • Holiday Family Film: Christmas Story
  • Fave Family films of 2010: How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me and The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Fave Film Reviewed: Don't have one! Shock!
  • Recent Family Films on DVD: The Secret of Moonacre and Skellig: The Owl Man
  • Oops! One I forgot one family film from 2010: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • List of All Family Films reviewed
Holiday and not-so-holiday Film Recommends Notes
  • Films with Snow = Holidays: Chronicles of Narnia series, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Golden Compass
  • Happy Nostalgia Times = Holidays Film: Star Wars, King Arthur (2004), Elf, Bewitched
  • Classic Holiday Films: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, The Bishop’s Wife
  • Actually Holiday Films, but New-ish: A Christmas Story, Bridget Jones Diary
  • Holiday Set But Not Holiday Spirit for the Curmudgeons: Die Hard, Gremlins, The Ref
  • Holiday Feel Films although Not really Holiday films: Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Meet Me in St. Louis and The Dog Who Stopped the War aka La guerre des tuques
  • Oddly not really christmasy Holiday films Ones: White Christmas and Holiday Inn
  • Never Seen List: Babes in Toyland, Bad Santa and Love, Actually

Blue Valentine Trailer


IMDB Top 50 Family Films (as of December 15, 2010)
1. Toy Story 3 (2010)
2. Spirited Away (2001)
3. WALL·E (2008)
4. Happy Days (1978)
5. Back to the Future (1985)
6. Up (2009)
7. The Kid (1921)
8. The Gold Rush (1925)
9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
10. The Lion King (1994)
11. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
12. Toy Story (1995)
13. The Cameraman (1928)
14. Tonari no Totoro (1988)
15. Finding Nemo (2003)
16. The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
17. Gol Maal (1979)
18. Ratatouille (2007)
19. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
20. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)
21. Tangled (2010)
22. The Princess Bride (1987)
23. I Remember Mama (1948)
24. The Incredibles (2004)
25. The Diamond Arm (1968)
26. A Christmas Story (1983)
27. Children of Heaven (1997)
28. Our Hospitality (1923)
29. The Little Fox (1981)
30. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
31. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
32. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
33. Toy Story 2 (1999)
34. Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009)
35. Seven Chances (1925)
36. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
37. Shrek (2001)
38. Girl Shy (1924)
39. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
40. The Circus (1928)
41. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
42. Finding Neverland (2004)
43. The Iron Giant (1999)
44. Captains Courageous (1937)
45. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
46. My Fair Lady (1964)
47. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
48. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
49. The Sound of Music (1965)
50. Majo no takkyûbin (1989)

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