Monday, 4 April 2011

Movie Moxie Podcast 31: Sucker Punch, Hobo with a Shotgun & Martial Arts Films

This week on the Movie Moxie Podcast Shannon talks about the recent releases of Sucker Punch and Hobo with a Shotgun as well as tackles Martial Arts films as a film genre. As always, the Movie Moxie Podcast is 100% spoiler-free!

Show Notes
0:00 – 1:20 - Introduction
1:20 – 10:00 – Sucker Punch Review
10:00 – 18:15 – Hobo with a Shotgun Review
18:15 – 40:00 – Martial Arts Films as a Film Genre
40:00 – 43:00 – DVD releases for March 29, 2011
43:00 – 44:50 – Upcoming up Next/This Week
44:50 – 45:55 – Outro

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Show Notes
Martial Arts Films as a Film Genre Show Notes:
  • Shannon definition of a Martial Arts Film: Martial Arts films follow a martial artist and/or martial arts community or a film where the plot or setting is centred on martial arts. Martial arts films often follow tournaments or competitions, the fight against injustice and often can be historically set.
  • Wikipedia Definition of Martial Arts: Martial arts (literally meaning arts of war[1] but usually referred as fighting arts) are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat. Martial arts all have similar objectives: to physically defeat other persons or defend oneself or others from physical threat. Some martial arts are also linked to beliefs systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism or Shinto while others follow a secular code of honor. Martial arts are considered as both an art and a science. Many arts are also practiced competitively, most commonly as combat sports, but competitions may also take the form of "forms competition."

Martial Artists & Film Mentioned *


Courtney Small said...

Great episode, Shannon! I completely agree with you on Hobo with a Shotgun. It is the little moments that really make the film work. One of my favourite moments is when the camera focuses on the newspaper headline in the box that is being robbed. Seconds later you hear a gunshot and the blood splatters on the newspaper box. It is a brief gag but it worked extremely well.

Also, in regards to the Martial Arts actors, I quiet enjoyed Sonny Chiba in The Street Fighter films.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Thanks CS, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the episode!

That's so awesome that you liked the little moments too of Hobo, the were fantastic little sprinkled throughout the film amidst the blood and guts!

I'm not sure I've seen the Street Fighter films... must list!!

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