Ep. 50 Extravaganza!

In honor of making it to FIFTY episodes, this one is JAMMED-packed today!

We talk our favorite movies from each year that we’ve been alive with our guest Dan Davis of the 44 Minutes Podcast (and this topic is LONG). ALSO: Share your lists with us on Facebook!!

Then, we quickly discuss my #52PickUp, and finally, we reach back into the annals of time and find every single guest and former co-host we’ve featured so far and chat with them about their experiences recording Not Quite Hollywood.

 

So enjoy this EXTRA long episode!

 

Alex– Favorite Movies from Every Year We’ve Been Alive (Starts at 00:00)

Tim’s Communal Movie Announced! (45:34)

#52PickUp– Eraser (46:00)

Jamie– An Introspective on Not Quite Hollywood (47:49)

Brian [I apologize for the audio issues with this one] (48:16)

Tony (53:19)

Brandon (58:51)

Joel (1:06:31)

August (1:14:36)

John (1:22:03)

Plugs and Close (1:30:55)

Listen here.

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

Then John’s new blog (!!) at They Called Him Red.

See Brian AND Tony on the streets of Maine!

Check out Joel and his wife Hailey’s photography work at HaileyandJoel.com and his work at the Bangor Daily News.

Watch Brandon and his movie reviews on WABI TV5 Bangor and Cinema Savvy here.

And finally, see what Jamie (and Brandon) look like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

Sleeping on a Purple Mattress (A Review)

*Before you ask, no, the mattress isn’t purple in color.*

*Also, I have NOT been endorsed by the Purple Mattress Company in any way, this is an impartial review (but I would totally take them up on it).*

I haven’t slept on a real mattress since I moved out West to Los Angeles in early November. For the first few months, I slept on a futon that my temporary roommate had in her apartment.

Now, don’t get me wrong, it was a comfy-ass futon, so that was NOT a problem. But when I ventured out into an actual rental with my new roommate, I spent the past month on the floor with only a custom-knit throw blanket my grandmother made me, and a brand new pillow from Target. I didn’t know when I’d ever get a bed. Continue reading

Colin, My Boy

*For context: Colin Moriarty recently left Kinda Funny to produce his own video content for his first love: Politics and History. I recently mentioned him on the blog here: The Glossary of an Adult.

Colin,

 

When I first heard you on Beyond in 2010, I despised you. I rolled my eyes whenever your voice appeared. But as I listened, I grew fond of your honesty and insight. So, I took a long and hard look at myself as to why I would react in such a way, and I had to admit that I was wrong. I misjudged you. 

Continue reading

49- Three VERY Different Types of Monsters

This week is special for a few reasons. Firstly, Tim is out once again (the man is perpetually busy). Secondly, we have a blast from the past joining our episode for a new potentially recurring segment…

 

But before that, we discuss three VERY different types of monsters in film, and the #52PickUp of Batman: The Movie!

 

For the video review I mentioned: https://guyonawire.com/2017/03/12/kong-skull-island-we-need-movies-review/

 

And the #ConTENder: https://guyonawire.com/2017/03/12/kong-skull-island-contenders-2017/

 

Alex– Logan (Starts at 1:21)

Jamie– Kong: Skull Island (13:12)

COMMUNAL– Dear Zachary (25:08)

#52PickUp– Batman: The Movie [1966] (32:07)

August Anderson returns! (38:24, the intro and Terrance Malick talk at 40:55)

Plugs and close (49:36)

Listen here.

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Facebook!  /NotQuitePod

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

10- “Batman: The Movie! (1966) #52PickUp 2017

Holy Camp-Induced Sexual Demons, Batman! For this week’s film, I watched:

Batman1966

That’s right. As a kid, I watched the Live Action Batman show on reruns and bought the VHS to the very first Batman film, Batman: The Movie.

I had no idea how campy this movie (and the show) truly was until I revisited this as an adult. My roommate and I went to Quentin Tarantino’s theater, the New Beverly in Los Angeles for a family-friendly matinee showing of this film. They had a man dressed as the Adam West Batman, and it was awesome!

 

This movie is (pardon the pun) batshit. Sure, there are moments like the bomb disposal scene or the infamous Shark attack scene (complete with Shark Repellant Bat-Spray), but the film has myriad more than that. For example, after removing the bomb from the Penguin’s henchmen-filled lair and disposing of it, Robin inquires as to why Batman would spare the drunken henchmen.

Batman responds: “They may be drinkers, Robin, but they’re still human beings.

Then, of course, there are these two “deductions.”

See, the bizarre campy moments keep on coming. I know a lot of this was intentional, but in hindsight, it’s amazing that this show (and movie) ever got made at all! Just to think that adults watched this and enjoyed it is surreal to me. I know it was a hit with children, but I’d love to talk to an older citizen who consumed this as an adult.

The film takes four of Batman’s most dastardly rogues and finds them joining forces to once and for all destroy the caped crusader. The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Catwoman (played here by Lee Meriwether), The Riddler (my favorite, Frank Gorshin), and The Joker (Cesar Romero), concoct contrived and convoluted catastrophes to lure the Bat into his doom.

 

The Rogues

What the POW! did he just say?!

 

Their master plan is to dehydrate the World Security Council’s ambassadors and hold the world hostage or something relatively extravagant. Yes, they dehydrate humans into a pile of ash, then reconstitute them with the toilet water left in the device. It’s science, folks.

Adam West and Burt Ward were the original Dynamic Duo and their Batman and Robin had a sense of platonic innocence. When I first watched the ’89 Batman, I marveled at how well they cast Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon, as he nearly matched the look and feel of… Wait a minute. They MADE Chief O’Hara for the show, and Pat Hingle was essentially him as Gordon. My mind is blown.

What’s the franchise like?

Hmm, let me think. Whatever happened to that silly man in spandex and a cape? Probably faded away into obscurity. Oh well, that’s too bad. I wish that jerk in Dazed and Confused had a chance to play him…

Where/ when did I first see it?

I begged my Dad to buy this movie from our local supermarket in 1994. They had a small display (a tiny, black rack) near the video rentals. We bought the Big Box version.

How does it hold up?

It was wild to experience this film again. I honestly thought that I would hate it, or that I would be bored at how bad it was, but its cult status is well-deserved. And to that effect, it’s amazingly funny with its tongue firmly in cheek.

A few things to Note: Lee Meriwether only played The Catwoman in this film. In the show, it was played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt.

And while researching this, I found out that Frank Gorshin didn’t always play The Riddler! How could I forget that Gomez Addams also played him for a season? (I watched a lot of classic TV shows)

I had also seen Frank recently (in 1993) featured in the movie, The Meteor Man as the main bad guy. But he’s also amazing in this Star Trek episode.

The Joker:

Penguin. The fact that he thought he could fool Batman and Robin that he was Commodore Schmidlapp was asinine, even if that was part of a streeeeeeetch plan.

Oh come on! Of course the real Joker in this film was–

Burt Ward’s tights.

And THE JOKER! It’s the only time I can use such a category literally.

 

The_Joker_(Cesar_Romero)

Moustache and all.

 

Lessons Learned?

  1. If you have the chance, kill the Bat.
  2. Don’t leave a bomb that big with such a long fuse.
  3. ANYONE can seemingly solve your impossible riddles with some acid.

 

Poster 2

Pure Beauty.

 

Where can you see it?

Check out Batman: The Movie on CanIStream.It?

-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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