Due to the lack of any extra time since the moment Sundance began last Thursday, this episode of the FightCast has been delayed until today. However, it's up now and I hope you all enjoy!
In this week’s FightCast, we fight about U2 3D, Cloverfield and briefly There Will Be Blood. We recorded the FightCast on the road to Salt Lake City to pick up a friend for Sundance 2008, and apologize for the delay in getting this up. U2 3D is the 3-D concert film which premiered this week in Park City. Cloverfield is the J.J. Abrams produced monster movie which hit theaters last Friday. And we talk a bit about Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, which is in theaters now. Check it out!
In this week’s FightCast, we fight about five of this Holiday's biggest movies: I Am Legend, Walk Hard, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Sweeney Todd, and Juno. We both had a lot of catching up to do and decided to talk about a bunch of the big films that are playing this week. I Am Legend is the Will Smith action flick that opened last week. Walk Hard is the Judd Apatow musical comedy starring John C. Reilly. National Treasure: Book of Secrets is the sequel to the first National Treasure and brings back Nic Cage yet again. Sweeney Todd stars Johnny Depp in a dark musical directed by Tim Burton. Juno is Jason Reitman's independent comedy hit. Definitely a great line-up for this weeks FightCast - so check it out!
In this week’s FightCast, we fight about the newly debuted Speed Racer trailer and The Golden Compass, two of the biggest topics of discussion heading into this weekend. The very first trailer for the Wachowski Brother’s adaptation of the Japanese cartoon Speed Racer arrived yesterday, and is getting quite a polarized response. Alex loved it, while Peter thinks it's going to suck. The Golden Compass is a fantasy adventure film based on Philip Pullman’s novels that stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, and Dakota Blue Richards, and is directed by Chris Weitz. Peter enjoyed it a lot but had some problems, and Alex has a similar opinion.
Given that the official HypeCast here on FS.net has been delayed (which I'll explain below), we've been searching for something to fill in the gaps until that gets back on track. My very good friend Peter Sciretta, who runs SlashFilm, and I have always phoned each other up after screening films and argued about them back and forth for quite a while. We decided to record those conversions and dub it the FightCast: a conversation between two film aficionados who argue about how good or how bad films truly are. Ready for Round 1?!
As I'm sure all regular podcast subscribers and readers know, we were out at Comic-Con in San Diego for the past week with nearly every last one of our staff members. Unfortunately this gave us no time to sit down and record a podcast, because this is #50 and we're really trying to make it something special. Unfortunately also upon returning we've run into some delays and the podcast is still in the works. So stay tuned! It will be delayed for a few more days, but we're working hard to put out an episode that is worthy of being called #50!
Main Topic: 2D Animated Movies
Movie Flashback: Spaced Invaders
News: Tom Cruise in Valkyrie; Dungeon Siege Trailer; Saw V and Saw VI Director; Seth Rogen on The Green Hornet; Fox Not Coming to Comic-Con; 28 Months Later & Shrek 4 Confirmed
Main Topic: Medic! Careers in Need of Resuscitation
Director Spotlight: John Waters
News: Get Smart Trailer; 2008 Summer Movie Lineup; Richard Franklin Passes Away; Halo 3 Trailer by Weta; 10,000 BC & Death Sentence Trailers
Main Topic: October in July: Stephen King
Director Spotlight: Wes Craven
News: Alvin and the Chipmunks Poster; Shia LaBeouf Photos From Indy IV; Gone Baby Gone Trailer; Jim Carrey & Robert Zemeckis Remaking A Christmas Carol; Chimp on Speed Racer Goes Ape
Main Topic: The Most Amazing Special Effects Ever
Director Spotlight: Michael Bay
News: New Iron Man Poster; Westworld Remake; Hitchcock's The Lodger Remake; Brandon Routh Confirms Superman: Man of Steel; Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4 Villians
Main Topic: Bruce Willis: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Tyrese Gibson Interview on Transformers
News: New Bat Suit and Bat Pod Photos; Jim Broadbant in Indy 4; Sam Jackson as Nick Fury; Entertainment Weekly's Top 125 Action Movies; Harrison Ford as Old Indiana Jones; New Simpsons Movie Trailer
Main Topic: Best and Worst of the Year So Far
Director Spotlight: John McTiernan
News: 3:10 to Yuma / Rocket Science / Wall-E / D-War Trailers; Rodriguez Remaking Barbarella; Sylvain White Directing Castlevania; Twisted Pictures Teaming with RKO; David Goyer Directing Invisible Man; Bubba Ho-Tep Sequel
Main Topic: Cult Films
Director Spotlight: Terry Gilliam
News: Eli Roth's Trailer Trash; City of Heroes Film; Tim Story on The Losers; Fantastic Four 2 Rated PG; Thundercats / Voltron Movie; I, Robot Sequel; Rob Zombie's Halloween Poster