Sunday, July 03, 2005

Mamo #3: The Big Fat Meh

In just 5 short days we've managed to come up with a whole new show, proving something about our prolific nature, ar at least our commitment to you, the listener. How do we do it? Volume.

Also: Check out our very first podcast outtake! The power of editing makes it all possible.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

Another hugely enjoyable show.

I've heard the same three or four niggles with WotW over and over since seeing it. I had them myself. My sister who I took to see it had them and no one who's opinion I've heard doesn't have those few complaints. Which makes me wonder if a little advance intelligence couldn't have given them the heads up on those glaring inconsistencies.

Ho hum.

I appreciated very much your comments about the shorthand attempt at emotional sophistication in the movie. I hadn't actually noticed that until you said it but it is definitely imbalanced in that the aliens zapping people had more impact than situations I should have bene able to sympathise with on a more human level.

Not being a huge fan of the Fantastic 4 I just hope that movie is an entertaining ride. Although I *am* a huge fan of The Shield and what I've seen of Michael Chiklis so far grates... we shall have to wait and see.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

As I'm sure we'll discuss on the show, the original premise for the Fantastic Four movie was to do a "retro" take on the material - setting the film in the 60s, and taking advantage of all the fun that could be had in setting this original Marvel super-team in the same era in which they were originally born. Since that opportunity fizzled, FF is looking like the world's biggest gimme-a-break: just another superhero movie, in a time when we need more distinct product and less automatic handwriting.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

Once again, enjoyed the show and this time I also agreed with a lot of what you guys had to say. Plus you mentioned me and my comments which was also quite cool! :)

Some comments on of the things mentioned on the show...

If you look at a website like boxofficemojo.com, you will see that Batman Begins is getting close to passing $300 million world wide and after DVD sales are included, I would imagine that the sequel is definitely a go.

I definitely agreed with your views on War of the Worlds. It was quite entertaining at times, but it's biggest problem was I simply didn't give a damn about the characters. A similar movie to the alien invasion from a personal view was M. Night Shyamalan's Signs and it works so much better partly because the movie fleshes out the characters.

I also agree with you guys about the horrible commercials before movies. Previews are one thing but all the bloody commercials are just horrible and there seems to be more and more of them as time goes on. There used to bejust one or two commecials before the previews hit but now there's up to 10 bloody commercials. Personally, I've taken to the habit of going to the washroom just as the theatre darkens in order to miss most if not all of the commercials.

As for Fantastic 4, I'm waiting to see what the reviews are like to decide whether or not to see it but so far I'm not hopefully. The fact that the script went throught apparently 12 writers and 5 directors doesn't sound like it's going to anyone's great creative vission. Avi Arad from Marvel needs to take more creative control of these movies to make sure the studios go in the right direction with their properties.

Final comment in this long post, yes the audio quality can be greatly improved. All that background noise in makes it hard to hear what you guys are saying sometimes. A couple of times I had to stop and rewind the MP3 because I didn't catch what was being said with all the background noise. Besides that minor complaint, great show and keep up the good work.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

For my review of War of the Worlds, as referenced in the pocast, please click here.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Yeah that's right, I said "pocast." Sue me, po boy.

12:44 PM  

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