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 79: KONG: SKULL ISLAND
"What does it have to do with 'Nam?! What does anything have to do with NAM?!"! - The Dude (Jeff Lebowski) to Walter in The Big Lebowski
Jack, Andrew, and that lovable supplementary scamp Guest Star Matt (Matthew Catania) went over to see the second installment in the new Warner Brothers/Legendary MonstersVerse franchise (first the 2014 Godzilla, now this, guess what comes next?) How does it work to put 1973 Vietnam-era action and mayhem and US militarism in the midst of THE most monsterrific island in the world? Well... how do you think it turns out? John C. Reilly pops up of course and knows all!
We reviewed Kong: Skull Island, and if you listen closely you can hear some 'Nam era tracks in the background (specifically CCR, Black Sabbath, The Hollies and David Bowie), plus a clip from the film and a segment from an infamous Nostalgia Critic episode at the 35:45 minute mark, which is meant to signal SPOILERS!
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