Fri 09 Jan 1998 UTC
IMDB Rating: 8.3
I have the pleasure of bringing the first film and my choice is Good Will Hunting the multiple Oscar winning film from writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and director Gus Van Sant. We have starring Damon and Affleck themselves alongside Robin Williams, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver and Casey Affleck.
The plot of the film is simple, Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
In this show we picked our Top 3 Performance from Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck, what would be your top 3 for these 3 actors?
Trailer – The Great Wall
A mystery cantered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.
Choose – Cinema/Netflix/DVD/Free TV/Just No
Damien – Free TV Darren – DVD Kira – Just No
Movies Watched List Damien – Ripper Street Darren – Million Dollar Arm Kira – In Plain Sight
What did you think of Good Will Hunting? Please let us know in the comments. Also, we are always looking for blog film critics to make guest appearances on our panel. Please let us know if you are interested.
In this episode, Darren and Damien talk about horror films released in 2016. It was a great year for horror they both agree. It was tough making a top ten with so many scares and creepy things on the silver screen. They both bring their personal top tens and weave them through the podcast to create an amalgamated list. We highly recommend the films that are listed here. Go have yourself a scare! If you’ve already seen a film, please comment and continue the conversation.
2017 may be just as good if not better for horror. Here is our Top Ten Horror of 2016 list. Each title is followed by links to Darren and Damien’s reviews on the films for further reading.
In our latest episode, we are going to be looking back through 2016 at animated movies, we will be taking an in-depth look at 5 films while also giving quick comments on some of the remaining animated films from this year. We had at the least 51 animated films out this year and I bet most of you never heard of many of these, so we will not discuss most of them.
John Malkovich is a well known name in movies. What many people do not know is that he has spent many years gracing the live stage with his talents.
He’s a commanding presence in film and on stage. Our panel unanimously respects him greatly and it comes across in our words this episode. As we normally do every other episode or so, we focused on an actor in this , a “star,” and we did some “talking” about him. We hope you’ll give it a listen and interact with us in the comments.
Damien (Hosting) – (Gives historical summary/overview of the actor) covering: The Changeling
Kira – Con Air
Darren – Shadow of the Vampire
Matt (Our highly esteemed guest from Simplistic Reviews)- Rounders
Becky – Of Mice and Men
Trailer segment (something new we’ve been doing)
All critics will have a chance to comment briefly on the trailer for the new Mummy
For James Wan, director, in the beginning was Saw. This first grisly, mind-bending thriller/horror film didn’t gross all that much but it spawned many many sequels making the franchise one of the most successful in the horror genre. In this podcast, we discuss the entire Saw franchise in detail, brain crunching traps included. Don’t miss this episode. Below are the stats on the film that started it all.
One of the features of Saw that truly sets it apart is the challenges and traps that are part of the game. It’s no fun, make no mistake, to somehow avoid a bear trap crushing your skull and that’s just one of the grisly inventions in the film. But there is a battle of intellect going on here. Saw says those who do not appreciate life don’t deserve life. Interesting. I wonder how we would fare?
The blog critics of Talking Stars discuss the Marvel film Doctor Strange! You may be surprised who liked it least! All in all, we thought the visuals were amazing and there is definitely a wide open door for a sequel. Get all the info on this film along with our uncensored views as you listen to this episode of the podcast.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
Stan Lee, Jon Spaihts
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Fri 04 Nov 2016 UTC
IMDB Rating: 8.0
From a demonic looking bunny to a left-handed prize-fighter, our actor in this episode has run the gamut of roles. Still very young in his career, he has made more different types of movies than some career actors do in a lifetime.
All three of the blog critics on today’s panel are huge fans of Mr. Gyllenhaal. When it was suggested as a topic for review, we all immediately started throwing out titles. We couldn’t get to all of them in this episode but we covered more than three. Nocturnal Animals is his latest endeavor at the time of posting this. We hope to cover that film in a future episode as well. He definitely prompts discussion in this episode. Hope you can have a listen.
We had fun (as always) recording this for you out there. Please let us know any reactions you have good or bad in the comments. If you like the style of the show and think you’d be comfortable as a guest blog critic, please let us know that as well. To anyone and everyone listening to this show on a regular basis, we express or thanks! and love of course 🙂 This show helps us do what we love: talk about films. Thank you!
In this episode we talk about the films of a famous actor whose career spans from courtroom epics like A Time to Kill to sci-fi blockbusters like Contact as well as epic historical dramas like Amistad. That’s only naming 3. Yes, Matthew McConaughey is just that versatile. We discuss these and more of his films in this episode.