Following on from our Quentin Tarantino series, we continue with his third film, Jackie Brown. Based on a novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, starring Pam Grier is an air stewardess who’s down on her luck, running money from Mexico for a gun dealer Ordell. When the authorities catch her, she finds herself in a dangerous situation that could see her facing prison or being murdered. Using the help of a bail bondsman Max Cherry, Jackie plans break free from Ordell and walk away without jail time.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we try not to say the word “mature”, the real reason Chris has chosen his career, Dave calls out Chris Heigh to sort out his podcasts, Dave loves the soundtrack, Dave hates Bon Jovi, Dave’s criminal past as a child and Becca being terrified.
Do You Expect Us To Talk follows on from Resivior Dogs with Tarantino’s second film Pulp Fiction. Telling three comedic crime noir stories centred around gangsters, drugs, boxing and dead bodies, Pulp Fiction made Samul L Jackson a star as well was giving John Travolta a second wind in his career.
Listen to Becca, Chris and Dave as we talk about doing our best material preshow, what does one of the best films of the 90’s have to say, Dave love for Bruce Willis, what was in the briefcase, the role Steve Buscemi should have had, Travolta, being great and pop tarts.
Long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Do you expect us to talk returns a week late due to technical mishaps. Bringing you a not the commentary as promised with Attack of the Clones, we’ll bring you Empire Strikes Back as soon as we can. Mean while the DYEUTT team and Charlie Brigden put are durance to the test as we sit through a entitled teenager with a god complex and hard on ruin a franchise.
Join Becca, Chris, Dave and Charlie as Chris forgets everyones names, how the camera never pans up, Anakin’s heroic stance, batting away sexual advances with log fires and sexy clothing, Hayden challenging his inner Pierce Brosnan, confusing Lorn Lucan with Zap Brannigan and Chris not knowing who Lord Lucan was.
Long long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Do You Expect Us to Talk continues the Star Wars saga following the heroic adventures of a jumped up shit. As former princess Padmé has an attempt made on her life, the Jedi wisely sends Obi-Wan and his padawan with a raging hard-on for her. What follows is a detective story that leads to clone army, shifty politics and a love story to end all love stories.
Join Becca, Chris, Dave and guest Charlie and we discuss the mystery villein that’s not a mystery, why Christopher Lee is wasted, how much CGI is too much CGI, Hayden Christensen’s rape face, Yoda kicking ass and Obi-Wan rocking the Jesus look.
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After a long hiatus after just being too busy to run two podcasts.. one had to give. However the opportunity presented itself to record off the cuff in a pub in Manchester aptly called Pub.
So after watching the new Quinten Tarantino film The Hateful Eight, Sarah Boulton, Curt Milner, Sean Luby and myself all took shelter from the rain to record a few spoiler filled podcast with indie rock music playing in the background.
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This is a SPOILER filled episode of the Bastnerds podcast so please make sure that you’ve seen the recent film from Marvel studios, Captain America The Winter Soldier then please come back and enjoy… (deep breath) Scott @Celluloidical Ian @i_nesbot and frequent spoiler contributors Amon Warmann @awarmann and Christopher Ejizu @MovieUmpire …… oh and me @CinemaTronix
This is the last film before the highly anticipated Avengers : Age of Ultron (Apart from Guardians of the Galaxy of course) and is highly spoilerific to talk about anything in the film and everyones knows the deal so please don’t listen to this unless you haven’t seen the film.
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I have mixed thoughts on Django Unchained. On on hand Quentin Tarantino’s take at a spaghetti western (although set in the south of America making a southern) Opening up to the theme from the 1966 Italian western Django by Roberto Fia, it nods at the source witch inspired it while tuckering the issue of slavery. As you’d expect with a new Tarantino movie, it is largely enjoyable with its snappy dialogue, over the top violence, larger than life characters and a soundtrack made up of old school and contemporary records. One the other hand however, it is way too long and is a key example of a film maker in love with his own work. Set in 1852, two years before the American civil war when slavery was legal, Jamie Foxx plays Django, a slave who’s been separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Christoph Waltz’s Dr King Schultz, a bounty hunter who needs Django to identify three brothers wanted for murder, frees him and in return he will help find and reunite him with Broomhilda, who is at a plantation called Candyland owned by Calvin Candie (leonardo Dicaprio), a slave owner who forces his male slaves to fight to the death for money in a Mandingo fighting ring. The due hatch a convoluted plan and pose as potential buyers of a fighter wile offering to purchase Broomhilda in the process.
There are lots to like about Django Unchained, for one, it’s littered with great performances. Jamie Foxx is great as the title character, playing it cool as what is essentially a black Clint Eastwood. Decaprio relishes in a King Louis XIV role, ruling is fiefdom as a spoilt prince that is so bigoted and pompous. Waltz is his charismatic self keeping to the same performance he did in Inglorious Bastards as the unorthodox bounty hunter Schultz. He is charming, sophisticated and polite while deadly at the same time. Washington is solid but isn’t given much to do as does Walton Goggins as one of Candie’s cronies Billy Crash. Which in a 2 hour 45 minute movie is not given much screen time and feels like a wast of what could have been a great villein role, and that’s a shame. Samuel L. Jackson however walks away with the film as Candie’s head slave Stephen, who has nothing but love for his master and is the brains behind Candyland. It is most fully rounded complex character that Tarantino has ever written, paralleling the relationship between Django and Schultz with Stephen and Clavin. While being at Calvin’s servant, in private Stephen is more of a father figure to him and Jackson is fantastically intimating as him. The action is gloriously cartoonish and is full of fun and blood and the usage of songs from 2pac to Johnny Cash borrowing past movie scores from Morricone and Goldsmith works well. However as enjoyable these aspects are, it would be nice for Tarantino to move away from avenues he has been down before
The fIlms running length is an issue, as the story does feel stretched out with its own ideas (do we really need the german legend of Brunhilde/Broomhilda explained to us) Particularly in the middle section where our heroes take the journey to Candyland. This is mainly down to the script as it does seem that some trimming needed doing in the writing process. As the peace fits together as a whole but takes too long to do so as there are scenes that justifies one plot point at a time which bogs the film down from what it could have been an easy 2 hour flick. The use Despite the length and the pacing issues, Django Unchained is an enjoyable experience, just a drawn out one..