InstaFlicka Podcast S1E5: In A World….

Wow. Packed show this week! We had a shout out to Emmy Giovanni and her new blog TVLit, mentioned the new charity minded link shortener  that gives a nod to one of America’s most excellent actors, reviewed Queueman for Android, had the always wonderful Mandi Gausewitz sit in with us, and managed to fit in our 4 movies.
Speaking of movies, this week we decided to bust out a theme. We will be doing this from time to time. The theme this week was Summer Blockbusters. That means that we made sure that all of our movies were released between May and August of their respective years. That is the painstaking research you get with a top shelf organization like InstaFlicka. But enough yakkity yak! What movies did we watch this week?

Wow. Weekend at Bernies 2, you ask? Really? Can that be considered a blockbuster? We can do whatever we want! You aren’t the boss of us! So shut it, sit back, and enjoy! Or else!
  1. Great show fellas (and Mandy)! Here are a couple quick comments on your comments.

    As far as the kiss scene goes in "From Here to Eternity," I initially had the "was that it?" reaction as well, but I think we have to try harder to judge this moment in the time it was filmed. This was an era when a toilet couldn’t be shown on camera even though everyone goes to the bathroom, and married couples were depicted as sleeping in separate beds. When Deborah Kerr looks up at Lancaster and says, "I never knew it could be like this. Nobody ever kissed me the way you do," nobody HAD ever been kissed like that on the screen. It was an epic moment in an epic film, which is one reason why it is so iconic today.

    Dave, although I find your rating of "Die Hard 2" a little on the harsh side, I’d probably agree with your analysis of this film a little more than Jon and Phil’s. Of the first three movies, I’ve always found this one the least memorable. I do appreciate, as Jonny points out, that the villains were domestic terrorists, but I think in the end that makes them less distinguishable and less significant in the franchise, unlike the evil foreign masterminds: Hans and Simon Gruber.

    Overall, I give your show 4 1/2 Absolut Mandarin & Diet Orange Crushes…but mostly because I was not able to watch your show in High Def…otherwise it would be a perfect 5/5.

  2. Our first comment EVER. Ed is the man.

    On the subject of the kiss. Putting it the way that you did, I can totally see your point. It was a very physically aggressive maneuver and given the time at which it was filmed, that is a big deal. It was just one of a few fairly ahead of its time aspects of the movie. Good analysis.

    We might have to have you sit in with us sometime, or let you know what we are gonna watch in advance one of these weeks and find some way for you to chime in.

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