The Revolted #4: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

The Revolted #4: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Some things just don’t work out.  Sometimes the intention overrides the execution and what you come away with is a misstep that, if you’re lucky, you can easily get over.  When it comes to movies, sometimes the misfires come in gargantuan proportions.  Enter: The Revolted, a bi-weekly examination of big-budget, highly anticipated movies that, for […]

| April 22, 2018
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Ebertfest 2018, Day 3

Ebertfest 2018, Day 3

Well . . . you can win ‘em all. Day 3 of Champaign, Illinois’ 20th Ebertfest was packed with the usual fan excitement amid a cold weather pattern that seemed to be improving.  One could only hope that the roster of movies featured on the schedule were worth getting excited about.  Save for American Splendor, […]

| April 21, 2018
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Ebertfest 2018, Day 2

Ebertfest 2018, Day 2

     Day 2 of the 2018 edition of Ebertfest and a cold wind is proving to be the festival’s only unwelcomed guest.  Once inside, all is well.  The day started with a panel discussion at the Hyatt sponsored by Rotten Tomatoes on the future of film criticism.  Chazz Ebert managed to gather the site’s cream […]

| April 20, 2018
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Ebertfest 2018, Day 1

Ebertfest 2018, Day 1

Time has a funny effect on great movies.  Watching The Fugitive last night as the opening film for Champaign, Illinois’ 20th Annual Ebertfest was chance not only to catch up on a movie I hadn’t seen in at least a decade, but also to recapture the magic in a theater with an excited audience. The […]

| April 19, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #41: Fargo (1996)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #41: Fargo (1996)

This week, Jerry and Doug travel to the snow-bound Upper Mid-West for the Coen Brothers violent, bloody and often very funny modern classic. Aw, you betcha! It’s Fargo.

| April 16, 2018
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Isle of Dogs (2018)

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

Wes Anderson takes to whimsy like a duck to water.  It must be in his bones, he knows how to conceptualize it in a way that is droll and wry but never forced.  After 20 years one might think that his bag of whimsical drollery might be wearing out its welcome, but not so fast.  […]

| April 14, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #40: Blazing Saddles (1974)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #40: Blazing Saddles (1974)

This week Doug and Jerry discuss farting cowboys, French Mistakes, The Lepetomane Thru-Way, Land Snatching (see Snatch) and try to figure out how a director manages to get around racism without getting run out of the business. It’s the one and only Blazing Saddles!

| April 9, 2018
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The Revolted, Part 3: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

The Revolted, Part 3: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Some things just don’t work out.  Sometimes the intention overrides the execution and what you come away with is a misstep that, if you’re lucky, you can easily get over.  When it comes to movies, sometimes the misfires come in gargantuan proportions.  Enter: The Revolted, a bi-weekly examination of big-budget, highly anticipated movies that, for […]

| April 8, 2018
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