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
Ep 101: Marvel's THOR - RAGNAROK
Take some Flash Gordon, throw in several grams of Douglas Adams, a good teaspoon of 80's synth, and of course in the package that original comes from Jack "King" Kirby (from his work on Thor but also, more importantly, the Fourth World series for Marvel's rival DC), and you got yourself a recipe for RAGNAROK, friends. This is not your usual Marvel motion picture! ... Okay, it kind of is, but the director, Taika Waititi, is here to make it much more of those things I mentioned, not to mention Jeff Goldblum runs a planet, which... well, who *wouldn't* want to live there?
We saw the third Thor movie - in the midst of "Phase Three" as it's called at the MCU - with the one and only Matthew Catania of the "Matt the Catania" blog (be sure to follow the links in this doobly-doo as he says) - and SPOILERS come in at 33:17 (or right after Goldblum does his Goldblumiest in the clip).
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