Anderson Cowan and I are back for another episode of CinemAddicts and there are a couple of questions that we try to answer. Is Downhill, a remake of Force Majeure, any good? What about Birds of Prey or Elijah Wood’s latest film (Come To Daddy)?
Four and half years into our podcast and I still haven’t done a comprehensive show breakdown until now. After listening the episode, I was amazed (but probably not surprised) at how much Anderson and I f**king name drop actors and directors all over the place. This probably sounds like horrible humble bragging, but honestly this is how Anderson and I talked about movies during our days together at Westwood One (while he was engineering Loveline and I was the producer of a syndicated show called E! Entertainment Radio). There I go name dropping again!
A couple of takeaways from this episode if you want the short of it: I really enjoyed the Will Ferrell/Julia Louis-Dreyfus flick Downhill even though it is getting mixed reviews and I also highly recommend Elijah Wood’s latest movie Come to Daddy. Last but not least, Billy Crystal delivers one of his finest performances in the dramedy Standing Up, Falling Down.
Anderson’s movie picks are The Gentlemen, Color Out Of Space, and I Lost My Body.
Here’s the show breakdown (apologies that some of the descriptions are not full thoughts or sentences) and you can hear our latest show via the Soundcloud bar as well:
Episode 112 – CinemAddicts
1:00 – State of the State on Patreon (We are currently at 95 and looking to reach 100!!
2:36 – Downhill filmmakers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (couldn’t have been a “nicer guy”)
3:50 – Anderson on interviewing Matthieu Kassovitz (director of Hate).
4:56 – Anderson’s memories of interviewing Atom Egoyan for Felicia’s Journey – Toronto International Film Festival. He also mentions Egoyan’s acclaimed feature Ararat.
6:05 – For our Patreon members, we are covering the year of 1957.
7:33 – What are the Oscar locks?
8:10: Did Adam Sander deserve an Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems?
9:16: Anderson on the time he interviewed Renee Zellweger. Is she an Oscar lock for Judy?
12:00: I briefly talk about this Jeff Bridges film Bad Company which is streaming on Prime Video.
13:20 – Anderson breaks down the films he checked out in January (The Gentlemen, Color Out of Space, I Lost My Body
17:54 – Update on my #500MovieChallenge. Spoiler: I’m really sucking it up.
19:20 – I’m excited to see Birds of Prey!
22:00 – Anderson talks about Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and director Tom McCarthy.
26:00 – Alison Brie in Horse Girl.
27:40 – I Don’t Feel at Home in The World, starring Elijah Wood, is an underrated movie!
28:07 – Come to Daddy is an excellent film!
29:00 – Come to Daddy plot/narrative and review
31:13 – Cheap Thrills with David Koechner
32:20 – Pontypool which stars Come to Daddy’s Stephen McHattie, is recommended by Anderson.
34:26 – Downhill & Run Lola Run (Anderson outs me regarding my lack of preparation during the Run Lola Run press junket).
35:13 – Downhill movie review
40:00 – Am I a compromised entertainment journalist??
41:00 – Come As You Are
42:20 – Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon
44:00 – We love Anya Taylor Joy. I’m excited about Emma. Anderson, not so much!!
45:15 – Call of the Wild made Anderson Cowan cry. But is he all about the movie?
48:10 – We talk Steve Coogan and Greed and Stan & Ollie
50:00 – The Night Clerk which stars Tye Sheridan and I mention director Michael Cristofer’s previous film Original Sin. I also mention Sheridan’s 2019 feature The Mountain.
53:05 – Anderson shares a personal story about Billy Crystal and I talk about his latest film Standing Up, Falling Down (I absolutely loved this flick). Review starts at 55:00
59:25 – We talk about the Marc Singer feature The Beastmaster. Anderson had a crush on Tanya Roberts.
61:00 – The movie I mentioned was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann.
62:00 – We are both excited for The Invisible Man, directed by Upgrade filmmaker Leigh Whannell.
65:00 – A quick shout out to “Hollow Man,” an “invisible man” type film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon.
66:00 – Anderson’s not too excited over Wendy, the latest film from Beasts of the Southern Wild filmmaker Benh Zeitlin.
71:00 – I’m talking about my fantasy of watching 500 Movies by the end of 2020. Do you think I’ll make it and should I count shorts??
72:20 – Anderson say even with all the work he’s put in with Groupers and his podcasts, he still is not jaded with watching movies.
73:40 – I’m also still a movie addict, not as pure of heart as Anderson, but I’m always thinking about them!!
75:00 – Anderson on how Drew Pinsky watches movies.
75:21 – I’m not a big Oscar fan. Anderson also thinks they are getting more and more “absurd.”
77:40 – I share a past story on my Oscar screeners situation when a bunch of my VHS screener tapes were being stolen!!
Lastly, if you’re in the mood for a devastating, realistic but in my opinion life affirming story, please check out Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru. If you don’t trust me, listen to Patton Oswalt!!