Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 84: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street

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

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Mitty is an anonymous everyman who uses fantasy as a way to escape from his… important and creatively rewarding job at LIFE magazine?  And his… understanding and supportive mother?  Not to mention his…new girlfriend who thinks he’s terrific?  Wait a minute.  Is this Mitty’s real life or one of his fantasies?

American Hustle.  It’s less about Abscam than the bad hair decisions made by men in the 70s.  Bale has an elaborate comb over, Cooper sports a self-administered perm, and Renner tops off his head with an impressive pompadour.  It’s a regular rogue’s gallery of unfortunate hairstyles.

The Wolf of Wall Street.  Even though Martin Scorsese’s stock soared with Hugo, creatively he now finds himself in a bear market with The Wolf of Wall Street.
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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 76: The Spectacular Now, The World’s End, The Butler, and Oscar Predictions

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

The Spectacular Now.  For the Misfits, it wasn’t all that spectacular–then, now, or later.

The World’s End.  If the world’s got to end, this isn’t such a bad way to go:  beer, robots, and laughs.

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

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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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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 63: Hyde Park on Hudson, Killing Them Softly, Silver Linings Playbook, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Oscar Nominations

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Hyde Park on Hudson.  One thing’s for sure, “Happy days” are definitely not “here again.”″

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Killing Them Softly.  Instead of saying, “he sleeps with the fishes,”  it might be better to say, “he sleeps with the audience,” which is how you’d describe someone who’d been bored to death.  Killings don’t get any softer.″

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