Sunday, July 24, 2005

Mamo #6: Island Exile

You will believe a man can order lunch...

With an astonishingly low $12 million opening weekend gross, Michael Bay's The Island (budgeted at $120 million plus) is now set to go down in history as one of the biggest box office turkeys of all time. He's the worst filmmaker working in Hollywood today, so this disaster should seem perfectly justified, even if the movie itself is... not that bad? How much effect does marketing, word of mouth, and out-and-out hatred of a director have on a film's box office chances?

Join the Matts at one of the Danforth's fine Greek eating establishments, as we try to post-mortem the long-awaited downfall of Michael Bay. Additionally, this week's installment is the first time our equipment completely failed in mid-course, forcing us to go back and re-record about ten minutes of the show. The first person to tell us exactly where the split occurs will receive a fabulous MaMo No Prize!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mamo #5: The Fabulist

This week we take on Tim Burton's career, and why he just can't stop annoying one of us. Also the historical perspective on Wedding Crashers, and what we're looking forward to between now and the end of the summer. It's Mamo! number 5, the show we thought would be the death of us.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Mamo #4: Four Things

It's one of the most surprising successes of the summer, the biggest critical turkey-shoot of 2005 so far, and the film that has nonetheless been (rightly or wrongly) credited with breaking the "Hollywood slump:" Fantastic Four.

This week we have a look at the troubled film and its unusual audience response; discuss the closing of the Marvel store of top-line comic titles; and ponder the imponderables about this whole slump business, anyway... while attempting to determine just how many times you can say "four" in a half-hour radio segment. It's a rolling four-by-four of foursome fantasia in Podcast #4's fourmidable Fantastic Four extravaganza (four).

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.