Cinema Misfits Podcast: Bonus 85th Academy Awards Episode

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Spoiler alert:  Daniel Day-Lewis wins the Oscar for Best Actor.  Almost as shocking–the Misfits actually enjoy the Oscar telecast.  This show has something for every Misfit: crude humor for Da Man, singing and dancing for Nancy, Bond for Lou, and sock puppets for Jim.

Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 65: Anna Karenina, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Les Miserables

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man Reviews six films in ninety seconds.″

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Anna Karenina.  All the world’s a stage, at lest it is in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel.″

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Zero Dark Thirty.  The title is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight.  Why is this important?  If you go to an eight o’clock show, the movie is so long that you might not get out until Zero Dark Thirty.″

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Cinema Misfits, Episode 51: Beginners, Wanderlust, Submarine, and The Hunger Games

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.″

Beginners.  Combined with The Beaver and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Beginners completes last year’s terrifying trilogy of quirk.″

Wanderlust.  There’s not a lot of wandering going on here–unless the title refers to what your mind does during the film.″

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Fred Koenekamp Bonus Interview

Fred Koenekamp won the best cinematography Academy Award for his work on The Towering Inferno and received the lifetime achievement award from the ASC.  In this bonus interview, Mr. Koenekamp talks about the big break of getting work on an Esther Williams film, discusses his Emmy nominated years on The Man From Uncle, shares memories of his collaboration with director Franklin Schaffner, and finishes the interview by talking about his TV work in the 80s and the last film he worked on, Flight of the Intruder.″

Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 40: Fred Koenekamp Interview part 2, Conan, The Debt, and Attack the Block

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.″

Conan the Barbarian.  Keep the first twenty minutes, call it Young Conan, and you’ve got a great short.  Add an hour and a half of confused story and bad acting, and you’ve got the new Conan the Barbarian movie.″

Fred Koenekamp.  He’s faced the challenge of putting epic-size films on the screen like Patton and Papillon, and  he’s been in the thick of the action on a roller rink in Kansas City Bomber, but maybe the greatest challenge he faced was a bunch of bees on The Swarm!  Part 2 of Jim’s interview with cinematographer Fred Koenekamp.″ Continue reading

Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 39: Fred Koenekamp Interview, The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Crazy, Stupid Love

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.″

The Help.  Kathryn Stockett’s blockbuster best seller gets the Hollywood treatment.  Does Tinsel Town get it right, or does the movie need a little…help?″

Fred  Koenekamp interview.  Academy Award winner and cinematographer on such films as Patton, Papillon, and The Adventures Buckaroo Banzai talks about his early days in the industry.″

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