The Film Feed: Episode 20 - I Heard You Like Robots?
by Alex Billington
June 30, 2009
In this episode of The Film Feed, the guys celebrate their 20 episode with two special reviews. First up, Clark and Will take a unique position on the summer's massive blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Due to their similar thoughts on the film, each takes a differing opinion and tries to make sense of the mindless escapist fun. Afterwards, the guys rave about one the year's finest films, 500 Days of Summer. Also found in this episode, an engaging discussion regarding the recent changes to the Oscar's Best Picture category. Be sure to also tune in for a review of Public Enemies on next week's episode of The Film Feed!
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0:00-1:00 - Introduction
1:00-19:00 - Movie News & Trailers
1:00-7:35 - Richard Kelly's The Box Trailer
7:35-19:00 - Oscars Best Picture Nomination Change
19:15-31:45 - Review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
32:00-45:45 - Review of 500 Days of Summer
46:00-48:45 - Conclusion
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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Guys...tell it like it is. But in the end...Big studio+producers+Micheal Bay+summer money maker= a 3rd final film. Regardless of how we feel of the first two. That's how the Hollywood beast eats.
Lazarus from Sparta on Jun 30, 2009
Money talks...that's obvious but I always enjoy hearing these guys and their opinions.
Cat on Jun 30, 2009
Great job guys! I'm totally on the fence about the The Box. Although it might help round out my opinion of Kelly's work. Darko was decent and then Southland Tales was just a giant WTF. "hmmmm do I push the button?" - best line of the show. Transformers had a ton of holes and couldn't really hold water but damn it was awesome! It seriously rivals Bad Boys II for most insanity crammed into 2 and a half hours. Looking forward to the inevitable third. Curious to know who will take the reins. I love Michael Bay but I think I'd like to see him do something else and get someone else's angle on Transformers. 500 Days of Summer is now on my To See list.
Bill Rusnak on Jun 30, 2009
... "I could have used some context with my explosions..." hilarious quote... and while I can agree with what you guys are talking about, I loved Transformers:ROTFLCOPTER... but just for what it was: Robots kicking each other's asses... Just like I like old school Jackie Chan movies, just for the fighting and lame jokes. Good review guys, now looking forward to 500 Days of Summer, hadn't heard much about it before the show... Thanks guys! ...
Mondo Jay on Jun 30, 2009
I'm also a Big Fan of Richard Kelly, and I had a lot of problems with the trailer as well. I do think the film inside the trailer looks very promising, but what's with the SAW theme in last 20 seconds, the LOST sound effects, and all of the quick cuts. In case anyone is interested... the film is based on a Richard Matheson short-story (Button, Button)that was first published by Playboy Magazine in 1970. Later, the story was used for a Twilight Zone episode in 1986 (which can be found on Youtube). And Richard Kelly has set his version in Richmond, Virginia December'76.
TheGuyInThePJs on Jun 30, 2009
all i wanna know is. Why is the horrible movie "12 rounds " starring that idiotic white trash wrestler being advertised on this site...... horrible
SkyNet on Jun 30, 2009
@6 Woah dude. This DVD of '12 Rounds' has TWO alternate endings. If that doesn't sell you, I'm not sure what will.
Will Schiffelbein on Jun 30, 2009
John Cena: He pretends to wrestle, tries to rap, and wishes he could act. Why NOT buy that DVD?
Chris W on Jun 30, 2009
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