Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Our first episode in six months includes a lot of diverse reviews: I talk about Lars Von Trier's sexual saga NYMPHOMANIAC and the excellent indie revenge thriller BLUE RUIN. Steve shares why he loves ROCKY III but despises ROCKY IV, and he praises the documentary BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, which documents the making of George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.And finally, we try to figure out why Cineplex Odeon would like to charge patrons extra for "the best seats". That and much more!
Thursday, 15 May 2014
After several months of being on an indefinite hiatus, LIVING IN LETTERBOX will finally return to the podcast universe.
The reason why the show stopped was simply because of gnarly technical issues, mainly the fact that my Macbook died a slow, horrible death--Yes, Macbooks aren't indestructable. All of these problems have finally been resolved, and Steve and I are ready to talk movies on the air once again!
We plan to have our next episode online by June 6, and we will have a wealth of material to discuss, so stay tuned. In the meantime, listen to all of our previous episodes and subscribe to the show on iTunes.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
This month, we start by talking about Paul Walker's death and how it affects the future of FAST & FURIOUS 7.
On the lighter side of things, Steve recommends a movie to me that he didn't care for at all, but felt I would really enjoy: director William Friedkin's 1983 flop DEAL OF THE CENTURY, a war arms satire starring Chevy Chase!
I review what I feel is the best film of 2013 so far, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, plus BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, Spike Lee's remake of OLD BOY and BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME, a documentary about the 70s rock band whose cult following brought them out of obscurity.
We also talk about the golden days of movie novelizations and Steve reviews INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE which is a revealing doc about the merciless and painful obsession of creating video games.
Friday, 1 November 2013
This month Steve and I delve into alternate kinds of dark territory by reviewing the monolithic sci-fi hit GRAVITY and the remake of MANIAC starring Elijah Wood. I also review THE KILLER SNAKES, a 1973 horror film produced by the Shaw Brothers. We also discuss the difficulties of separating art from artist, case in point: the author Orson Scott Card, who wrote the book ENDER'S GAME, and his controversial stance on homosexuality. Can you endorse a person's literature, film or other work of art and easily reject their unpopular opinions and actions? This and a whole lot more great chatter on this episode.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Steve and I talk about the viral phenomenon that is SHARKNADO and why this made-for-cable shark hybrid movie became so successful. Steve reviews two recent documentaries about movies: CLEANFLIX which reveals how Mormons are able to watch R-rated films and THAT GUY WHO WAS IN THAT THING, about the lives and careers of some very familiar character actors.
I review two notable classics, the 1966 adventure THE NAKED PREY and Wim Wenders' classic PARIS, TEXAS. Steve also recommends a film with the wonderful title of MAGIC COP.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
This month, Steve and I wrap up the summer by discussing the works of Edgar Wright and his latest film THE WORLD'S END and we also talk a lil' Woody Allen as I review his new film BLUE JASMINE. We also exchange our thoughts about a very interesting New York Times article about how fatherhood changes movie-going habits in surprising ways. Here's a link to that story here: