Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mamo #91: Quality will out

Under cover of night the Matts assemble to discuss the impact of everything happening exactly the way they thought it would.

6 Comments:

Blogger Vasta said...

Speaking of video retail, my brother bought 46 DVDs in the past two months. That's what happens when you get a 17-year-old with new disposable income.

(And it's not only people in the corporate world that suffer from email bankruptcy: I'm a freelancer and still get 300-400 actionable emails a day.)

9:48 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

I think disposable income has basically ruined the future of human civilization. Do you have any idea how much money I've spent on toys? Money that could have been spent on barns, cows, and gingham dresses back in the day. Oh hell.

3:29 PM  
Blogger B. Emmett said...

Hey Matt Price!

I was just listening to your RAVING review of Hot Rod. I'm starting to think that it could have been that I just had a bad audience (10 people at Canada Square) with a negative vibe. Maybe I didn't like it because of HOW I saw it.

You seemed to love it... but I had a pretty bad experience in seeing it.

Did you also enjoy Napoleon Dynamite, Talladega Nights etc.? Out of curiosity, are you a fan of the other stuff these guys have done... thelonelyisland.com and snl digital shorts?

I didn't think the movie was enough like their previous stuff that I enjoyed.

-Ben

3:33 PM  
Blogger Vasta said...

You can never have too many cows.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mattvideo said...

Hot Rod - I COMPLETELY acknowledge that that movie could in fact be audience dependent - what I said in the show that best sums it up for me is that that humour is much more powerful if you've ever actually made a movie to amuse yourself and your friends. I thought Talladega was sloppy but okay, and nothing about Napoleon Dynamite interested me at the time, so I still haven't seen it. My comedy touchstones are SCTV, Mel Brooks, and so on. But, yeah, I thought Hot Rod was fuckin A awesome. I also dig the digital shorts and the lonely island stuff I've seen. I'm an easy mark for the funny.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Uros said...

Not sure which Mamo had Transformers, but I thought this quote from Ebert's review would be interesting for listeners:
Now I have fans who say, "We are so sorry, Michael Bay, you still suck but we love you." That's what the director of "Transformers" told Simon Ang during an interview in Seoul. He could have been speaking for me. I think Michael Bay sometimes sucks ("Pearl Harbor," "Armageddon," "Bad Boys II") but I find it possible to love him for a movie like "Transformers." It's goofy fun with a lot of stuff that blows up real good, and it has the grace not only to realize how preposterous it is, but to make that into an asset.

9:22 AM  

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