It is a rather set in stone rule here at the BWB Film Club Podcast that if a film has more than one title, it’s probably a bad film. Well ladies and gentlemen, Mesmerized actually has three titles (the other two being Shocked and My Letter To George). Nevermind that none of the titles actually bare much relation to the film at hand (in fact that key letter in the film wasn’t even to George, it was from George). But whatever, with a cast that includes Jodie Foster and John Lithgow, how could it go wrong? Lots of ways as it turns out. Find out how many by listening to this weeks episode. We also finish up our Oscar chat for the season with some Academy Award trivia and ask the questions no one is brave enough to ask (apparently we aren’t the rebels that you’d think we’d be).
(Editors note: we apologize for the lack of episode this past week, but schedules got very busy and Sarah is now off for a week long vacation…in the wilderness somewhere…questionable)
Greetings fellow movie lovers. We here at the Better With Booze Film Club have a very special announcement…
We are going to be hosting our very first live recording of the podcast!
Yes that’s right, Cameron, Glenn and Sarah will be sitting in a theater full of fellow movie goers on April 9, watching A Quiet Place and then, following the screening, we will be recording our podcast episode right there in the theater! Follow the link below to buy your ticket. Get them quick, they will sell out fast! Fun is guaranteed! (Quality is not).
Thanks to everyone who listens and we hope to see you there!
To say too much about this film would detract from a worthwhile viewing experience, so I will only say this: we have been pretty spoiled in many of the last episodes of our humble little film club, and this film helps continue that trend. Mind you, Christopher Plummer could do a one man show about Tiny Tim and I’m pretty sure he’d make it worth watching. Anyway, check this one out! Also, we babble on a bit about the Oscars and who we like. Take it with a grain of salt. Actually probably a couple grains would be good. Also we are now on TuneIn, so you have a whole new way of listening to us should you feel so inclined! We don’t really know how technology works, but we’re trying really hard! (Also we apologize this episode is getting up so late…we are juggling with illnesses and missing podcast hosts!)
On paper, Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill should work about as well as Nicolas Cage playing Mahatma Gandhi. But thank goodness no one reads papers anymore. Because Gary Oldman, as Gary Oldman always does, proves to be a startlingly freakish genius. We will reserve judgement on the Nick Cage/Gandhi biopic (“Bapu Badass”) coming soon to a theater nowhere.
Oh, also we are on Stitcher and Google Play now! So check us out on either of those lovely podcast playing services as well!
So we here at the Better With Booze Film Club don’t want to brag or anything, but we kind of have a new listener. And not just any listener. An international listener! We have broken out across the Atlantic! An in honor of Rebecca from the UK, we watch Wish I Was Here, a Zach Braff film that was suggested by her. The question is, are we thanking her for that suggestion, or are we cursing the day we ever stepped foot on foreign shores? Find out by listening! Oh and Sarah finished an entire pour of a beer this episode. That’s a milestone too.
As it turns out, there have been a number of films made about vendettas. And they tend, as a general rule, not to be great. There is even one starring Dean Cain and a gentleman that is going by the name The Big Show in a movie whose tagline reads “get ready for hell in a cell”. Catchy, I will grant you. Our Vendetta is a film of a different sort (except for the violence). This is a vendetta that comes with a history lesson. Also Christopher Walken. Did I forget to mention Christopher Walken? And Italian on Italian trouble. Watchable? Listen and find out…
(as an editor’s note, I will say that due to unavailability this week of some podcast hosts, this episode was a spare one recorded back in November of 2017…so if there are any topical references that don’t seem too topical, you know the reason why)
Hugh Grant stars as a fairly unlikeable but charming cad. I know, right? Who saw that coming? It’s a tried and true formal which Mr. Grant has perfected to an art form. This film takes that art form and adds some very solid performances from equally likable stars. Does this make The Rewrite worth watching? Listen and see what we think…