Thursday, August 10, 2006

mamo #53: News, and other happenings.

We're back after a short hiatus with a rambling examination of all that is August of 2006 at the movies. Some news about our favorite hero, some trends are emerging, and the careers of two of Hollywood's biggest directors, Michael Mann and Oliver Stone are on the line this month.


Anonymous troubleshooter said...

Glad to hear you podcasting once again, I was a little worried there.
I think you've both been a little hard on Mr Stone but then again, im yet to see World Trade Center.
Would have liked to have heard your thoughts on The Descent, I caught it at our film festival about a week ago and will be bringing some pals along to see it now that it is getting a release here in Aus.

And though I wont be present, what with the thousands of kilometers between us, im curious to hear about the mamo mameetup.
Over a screening of Batman Begins no doubt.
Looking forward to hearing about TIFF, one day I plan to attend. One day...

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Matthew Fabb said...

While a live action version of the Dark Knight Returns would be really cool, I imagine it would be some time before they reached that point with the current movies. As Warner Brothers only recently rebooted the Batman film franchise with a young Batman and the Dark Knight Returns deals with an 50+ year old Bruce Wayne.

A number of years ago when Warner Brothers was still trying to decide to do what kind Batman film to do next, there was talk of doing a Batman Beyond live action movie. That started rumors that WB would do a Dark Knight Returns movie first that would have Batman Beyond as it's follow up. Since Batman Beyond is in a sort of post-Dark Knight Returns world with an 80 year old Bruce Wayne.

With Warner Brothers beginning a line of PG-13 direct-to-DVD animated DC movies, maybe an animated Dark Knight Returns movie might be on the horizon. There was an episode in the Batman Animated Series, that did homages to different eras of Batman comics and they reproduced part of Dark Knight Returns for about 5 minutes or so. The animation style mimiced Frank Miller's artwork and did a great job in adapting a small chuck of the graphic novel, which just cries out for a full adaption.

As for a Mamo get together, sounds interesting, but I wonder if there's enough people in the Toronto area for something like that. Also currently there isn't exactly a Mamo community or anything as there's currently only the comments. Various online get togethers I've been to before have involved a number of people who already know each other online. In the case of a podcast, everyone is familar with Matt & Matt, but not with each other. Maybe you should try opening up a Mamo message board first?

Or maybe I'm just being pessimistic and a Mamo get together would the party of the year. :)

Living in Mississauga, I might be able to make it, if I'm not too busy for whenever it's scheduled for.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Uri said...

I think it would be great to meet with MaMo guys, when I finally my plans to visit Canada come to fruition.

Michael Bay. I actually like his "fluffy" style coupled with Bruckheimer's brassy production (I really enjoyed Bad Boys and The Rock). Armageddon, The Island and even Bad Boys II (to some degree) were wachable. But I admit Pearl Harbor really nailed me to the ground. I liked couple of action scenes, which would amount to overall 15min of this dreadfully long monster of a movie. I guess (always lovely) Kate was the one who made me stay and watch until the end. ;)

5:39 AM  
Blogger Eric Rosenhek said...

Cool podcast!

Collateral is one of my favourite movies. Miami Vice was an okay flick but it was just another action film.

I totally agree on what you said on WTC. No one wants to go the movies with their friends and see something depressing. They want to have a good time. Its still too soon to make films about 9-11.


9:55 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Welcome aboard, Eric!

Matthew: First of all we should really start identifying you as "the third Matthew." Second of all, I like thinking in terms of the long ball and although I know it's logistically impossible, I would LOVE to see Christian Bale in Dark Knight Returns, twenty years down the line. I stand by my conviction that Warner Brothers will never greenlight a film where 100 people get killed on the David Letterman Show, but a guy can dream.

Mamo Message Board actually sounds like a terrific idea, and a way for us to branch out in terms of our interactivity. I'll look into what's involved.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

If you need help with the message board drop me a line ;)

12:01 PM  

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