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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 62: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)
5 days ago
Not always the brightest prospect, is it? A remake of a remake - something that wasn't even that original when the Americans took what Akira Kurosawa decided to make in 1954 as a repurposing of what he thought of as *templates from the Western*. Do we get here Antoine Fuqua doing his King Kong (also a remake of a remake) and having the time of his life, or is it like filtered coffee through one of Vincent D'Onofrio's boots?
Jack and Andrew, no strangers to the Western genre (look at any given one of our episodes for reviews of classic and more modern Westerns), take a look at the newly released take on THE SEVEN SAM- I mean, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and an awesome Native American actor playing a character named (no joke) "Red Harvest." Reference much?
(SPOILERS at 36:33 in)
Email us at email@example.com or on facebook.com/wagesofcinema or twitter @WagesofCinema about your thoughts on the film.
(movie features a clip from the film provided for critical purposes, and the Elmer Bernstein 1960 theme and The Clash's "The Magnificent Seven")
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