In case you haven't heard enough grousing about the latest James Bond movie, listen to some more! After 1:23, we chop short the discussion for a 3x3 of our favorite lines from the thoroughly quote-worthy Bone Tomahawk..
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Ugh, I actually meant to send an email in this week. stupid schedule. Thank you so much for making me aware of Bone Tomahawk's existence. I've gotten to see so few movies this year, but I'm really glad it was one of them.
I'm hoping the Bond franchise dies now, or at least goes on a very, very long hiatus.
Yay, we finally got to hear Dingus' Mark Wahlberg impression!
Watching Spectre reminded me of another gritty franchise reboot sequel movie:
The Dark Knight : The Dark Knight Rises :: Skyfall : Spectre
I.e. a fantastic sequel and its bloated, tired follow-up. It's time to put the franchise to sleep again. Revisit in 5 to 20 years.
Listening to the podcast now, and the Nolan comparison's come up a couple times. :)
This film is so half-arsed even the comments thread is in torpor. I'm with you guys on this one: lifeless, uninteresting, nonsensical.
Except for the Opsis!
They should start showing the Opsis in theaters instead of the movie.
We considered that, but then we realized you'd suddenly start complaining that each Opsis was ten minutes too long, so we decided not to.
By the end of the podcast, I had forgotten that the movie of the week was supposed to be Spectre and not Bone Tomahawk.
Yeah, totally. It was nice to have an hour's enthusiastic discussion of an actual good film to follow. Saved the day.
Oh and "he takes a tracking shot to Austria" is an all-timer. Bravo yet again, Kelly. It's so true.
With Nolan, you can at least understand Heath Ledger dying taking the wind out of his sails, both in terms of throwing a wrench into his story plans for the sequel, and making his heart not be in it on a personal level.
Mendes really has no excuse.
This is a great point, Sören, and one I don't think we took into account when comparing the teams-returning point.
This actually makes me very sad. Do you know for sure that Nolan had other story plans that he had to scrap? Or was it really just amorphous plans to have Joker come back. I've read that there was this whole courtroom drama with Joker planned at some point, but surely that had to be gone by the end of Dark Knight?
Anyway, it's a good point. It's weird that it comes on the eve of the anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, who died in similar fashion to how Heath Ledger died, and that is much on my mind this day.
I haven't heard anything more specific about what his original intentions were, just that they involved the Joker, and that after Ledger died he felt he was done with Batman. But then Warners came calling with trucks full of money and financing for Inception...
And who knows how accurate that is, but DKR certainly feels like an obligation in ways his other movies don't.
I haven't tuned in for awhile. When did Kelly Wand get so good at impersonations?
Ralph Fiennes called me afterwards to congratulate me and said it was like listening to a mirror.
Excellent file name for the picture, Tom.
I don't know anything about your music tastes, guys, but Radiohead just released their unused Bond theme, obviously, it's called “Spectre”.
Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre.
Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much.
As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it.
Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.
Wow. I actually quite like this, and had no idea it even existed. I certainly fancy it over that silly Writing's on the Wall song. To be fair, they're not that far apart musically. And if I really consider it, the Sam Smith song seems to be more of a logical follow up (musically) to the Skyfall song.
Still, I think the Radiohead song is a much better theme song, and much more cinematic.
Thank you KenTWOu! Really happy you drew our attention to this.
Those poor Radiohead guys can't catch a break! First Bazz Luhrmann axes their Romeo & Juliet song, and now this?