The Wages of Cinema
About This Show
A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.
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Episode 76: THE GREAT WALL (长城)
5 days ago
The Great Wall doesn't simply come out of any garden variety Hollywood studio blockbuster committee or machine. This is a unique case (at least as of this posting in February of 2017): This is not only the most expensive *Chinese* production ever made (in conjunction with Universal and Legendary - *not* connected with their Godzilla or Kong productions, don't get too excited, we address that here), but it's also a film that's generated some controversy over the casting of Matt Damon. Is it worth all the uproar? How about if it actually works as a movie on its own? Well about that...
Jack and Andrew went to the Great Wall... the movie, not the actual wall, or certain walls yet built (you know what we mean). Listen here for this (almost) spoiler-free review (we don't have a spoiler section, but we give this a MILD Spoiler Warning over a couple of story details, which come up after the halfway point).
Rated 5 out of
The hosts of the Wages of Cinema have a great rapport with one another, and this comes through as they talk about new and classic movies. There's witty banter, serious analysis, and personal discussions on which films have meant the most to them - all while talking about the new movies they've seen in the past week (the two-minute movie mile has a wide variety, so if one movie doesn't grab you the next might), the 'List' segments (more in-depth stuff there), and then they have a main subject. My favorite part is their 'Required Reading', which they don't do all the time but is usually a solid bet for recommendations of quality movie books.
They're not Siskel & Ebert, but then who is?
Date published: 2015-09-24