As 'Classics off the Beaten Path' takes a week off we have instead a double dose of indie sci-fi goodness, with our reviews of moon mission conspiracy flick 'Apollo 18' and a bunch of south London goonie-gangbangers versus an alien invasion in 'Attack the Block', as well as retrospectives of the Venice and Telluride film festivals and feature discussions on Kevin Smith's comic bookshop reality show and actor Paul Dano as Karl Rove. Also featuring some ridiculously awesome jams from the 'Attack the Block' soundtrack, as composed by Steven Price, Felix Buxton, Simon Ratcliffe and Basement Jaxx.
The gang's thoughts on the new indie comedy 'Our Idiot Brother', starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel, as well as part 8 of the 'Classics off the Beaten Path' film series with WRFL/Lexington legend Uncle Bill "the voice of everything" Widener presenting a lurid pre-code gem in the form of 1932's 'Three on a Match' and feature discussions on another cinematic reunion for Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, a NEW silent film called 'The Artist' and screenwriter David Goyer's upcoming take on 'The Invisible Man'.
We theorize about whether in another life we'd still be doing a radio show.....as part of our feature review of the contemplative scifi emoti-drama 'Another Earth', alongside Part 7 of the 'Classics off the beaten path' film series, with local filmmaker Jeremy Midkiff presenting director John Cassavetes' 'Minnie & Moskowitz', as well as discussions on director Roman Polanski's 'Carnage', Ridley Scott's huge announcement that he'll direct a new 'Blade Runner' film and more.
A review of '30 Minutes or Less', the newest from 'Zombieland' director Ruben Fleischer, part 6 of the 'Classics off the beaten path' film series, with local filmmaker Whitney Baker presenting 1956's 'Baby Doll', as well as feature discussions on a possible congressional investigation of Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming project on the hunt for Bin Laden, a preview of a new film from 'City of God' director Fernando Meirelles and Ben Stiller's 'The Fake Trailer Project'.
We're stoking the flames of revolution with our review of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', the newest installment of the 'Classics off the beaten path' film series with local filmmaker and Lexington Public Library guru Thom Southerland presenting 1983's 'Local Hero', the second iteration of "Sam & Ainsley's Dinner-date Review" with their take on 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and feature discussions on new films from 'Dogtooth' director Yorgos Lanthimos and 'Monsters' director Gareth Edwards.
Full reviews of Marvel comics' 'Captain America' and the independent drama/comedy 'Beginners', the third installment in our "Classics Off the Beaten Path" film series, this week with special guest Robert Manke presenting 1978's 'Blue Collar', as well as a feature discussion on director Francis Ford Coppola's ambitious plans for his newly re-titled thriller 'Twixt'.
A full review of the eighth and final Harry Potter film, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2', as well as the second installment of our 'Classics off the beaten path' series, this time with Lucy Jones of the Lexington Film League presenting director John Huston's 'Fat City' (1972), as well as feature discussions on the primetime Emmy nominees, a surprising new acting role for director Quentin Tarantino and more. We love movies and we can't wait to talk about them.
The first installment of our anti-blockbuster 'Classics off the beaten path' series, today with Mick Jeffries (host of RFL's 'Trivial Thursdays') joining us for a lengthy discussion on 'Kon-Tiki', a 1950 Academy Award-winning documentary about a group of Norwegians crossing the Pacific Ocean on a raft. Episode also includes a review of 'King of Kong' director Seth Gordon's 'Horrible Bosses' and feature discussions on 'Bond 23' casting announcements, an adaptation of the 'The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists' by Neil Strauss and much more.
Our full review of Michael Bay's third Transformers film as well as feature discussions on a new project from 'Black Swan' screenwriter Mark Heyman, news of the continued distribution of Kevin Smith's indie horror film 'Red State' and an off-the-cuff roundup of any and all pop culture currently on our radar.
A full review of Terrance Malick's 'Tree of Life', starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, as well a brief comment on 'Cars 2' and the implications for Pixar and feature discussions on upcoming gigs for the young 'Super 8' star Joel Courtney, Jamie Foxx's leading role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained', Woody Allen's return to the screen in 'Bop Decameron' and more.