Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Geeking Off 166: Three Billboards Protesting Ross McElwee

Several things to cover this time, so here's a handy rundown.

0:00 -- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

33:08 -- Some other movies (Darkest HourI, Tonya; Molly's GameCall Me By Your Name; Atomic Blonde; The Shape of Water; The Founder; Raw; The Disaster Artist; Lady Bird; Bright; The Greatest Showman; Brigsby Bear; mother!)

49:34 -- Sundance preview

1.14:30 -- The Punisher

1.27:30 -- December Critical Game results

1.38:56 -- Movie Club: Sherman's March

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Hey click here for David Ehrlich's 2017 film essay!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Geeking Off 165: The First Last Jedi Talk

Just some Last Jedi talk. Obviously. What else would we be talking about right now? Apologies regarding the comments about driving toward the end.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Geeking Off 164: More Like FIENDS of Eddie Coyle

The big news is the new theme song. The other news is a report of summer movies including the revelation of who won the stakeless Critical Game! We also adjourn Movie Club for a forgetful report of The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

0:00 -- Summer movie review '17
43:00 -- A quick dip into television
59:40 -- The Friends of Eddie Coyle
1.19:42 -- Critical Game results/December picks

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Geeking Off 163: To Live and Die in Salt Lake


Jon, Jeremy, Steele, Zo. Primary focus on Movie Club this time around with the 1985 William Friedkin forgotten gem, To Live and Die in L.A. Also, other stuff. See programming schedule.

Prologue -- Wonder Woman prehistory
2:00 -- Movie club: To Live and Die in L.A.
48:30 -- The end of Split
1.05:15 -- Alien: Covenant
1.20:24 -- Preliminary scores for the Critical Game

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geeking Off 162: Spring Hot Takes and Summer Suck Preview

As usual we bicker about current movies (Get Out) and go over our current movie club pick (Papillon). Stick around to the end, though, when Jeremy, Steele, and Zo make their picks for what this summer's most critically-acclaimed blockbusters will be ("they all suck").

Prologue -- The Mummy trailer
2:45 -- Guardians of the Galaxy
18:50 -- Spinal Tap money
28:00 -- Demolition Man for some reason
29:00 -- Barb Wire for some reason
30:00 -- back to Spinal Tap
31:53 -- Get Out
1.15:55 -- Movie club: Papillon
1.39:48 -- First ever summer movie critical mass game picks

Here's a link (not sure if it's THE link) to some of that Spinal Tap business.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Geeking Off 161: Logan Osborne

Oscars and coincidences first of all.

Then some movie talk about:
Logan
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Get Out
The Greasy Strangler
Split
Split
Flash Gordon

We look forward a little bit to Kong: Skull Island

Then a Zo monologue about Robert Osborne and old Hollywood movies.

Somehow there's a divergence into Cannon movies to binge on.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

A Loving Tribute To Robert Osborne

I write this tribute to Mr. Osborne through misty eyes and a heavy heart. Robert Osborne and TCM are members of the Lorenzo family. We have a TV in our master bedroom that is on almost 24/7 and it rarely changes from TCM. We are cinephiles, obsessed with the films of a bygone era, when story and romance and adventure and characters mattered. Robert Osborne taught me more about films and the spirit of films than anything or anyone else could have.

Robert Osborne. What made him special? Why was he a part of our family as well as thousands of others? His passion for films, their stories, their characters and most importantly, the people behind them. The people. This was the key for Robert. He genuinely cared about the people behind the films. One of his responsibilities as the brain trust/face of TCM was profiling the actors, writers and directors of the films he so loved. His thoughtful consideration for the people behind these films, no matter how unknown or obscure, always added a genuine and very human element. No one ever made the forgotten character actors of long ago so delightfully rich and compelling as Robert did. His charisma and love of film leapt off the silver screen, and did so in the most charming manner.

This love of film was so powerful and pure it spanned all generations and planted the seed of Old Hollywood in the hearts of all viewers. The work that he did in collaboration with TCM is something so wonderful, giving the gift of film, his memory will forever be treasured and held on to. Robert words can hardly express the incredible journey that you so thoughtfully took us on. We love you. We miss you. We treasure the man you were. Rest in Peace.