Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 64: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, Hitchcock, and Django Unchained

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The only thing unexpected about this journey is that it’s two films longer than it needs to be.
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Jack Reacher.  Spoiler alert.  He never changes, is always right, never gets hurt, and always wins.  How’s that for a character arc?
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Hitchcock.  Hitchcock the director:  “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”  Hitchcock the movie:  Drama is life with most of the dull bits left in–along with some even duller bits that never happened.
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Django Unchained.  The best shot Quentin Tarantino’s film has at an Oscar is Christoph Waltz in the Best Supporting Actor category.  But if the Academy gave out an Oscar for the Most Entertaining Film of the year, Django Unchained would definitely walk away with it.
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Thanks for listening!  We’ll be back in two weeks.
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One thought on “Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 64: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, Hitchcock, and Django Unchained

  1. You guys took The Hobbit too seriously. The reason it worked for me much better than The Lord of The Rings was that the Hobbit felt like it was a movie made for children. The violence was cartoonish as were the characterizations because it was a fairy tale. I agree that it was a bit overlong, but appreciate that Jackson realized he was making a kids movie this time around rather than with the first trilogy where his target audience seemed to be adults who dressed up for renaissance fairs.

    Your criticisms of the forgetability of Hitchcock and cheering of Django Unchained were spot-on. Here’s a posting on my concern about enjoying Django so much… http://pablochiste.com/2013/01/06/guilty-pleasure-django-unchained/

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