Director, Columbus, Tallahassee discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
Today on truth and movies the dead rise again in the related home sequels Zombie land you'll be the first to die enthusiasts director say us is discontent with digital content in the French publishing dramas latex latex classic Oh about the coming up in truth and movies lies and here we are welcome movie truth is to another episode is Michael Lee hair sitting across this week from David Jenkins Hey hey Alan lesage Elena welcome back it's been a long time have you been not bad yeah so the elephants the film festival has just finished I do we have highlights we can share with the audience I thought in general is very good one this year top staff any standout films when along to the the closing gala which was the Irishman the new might scorsese film and she's I think he's out come on Netflix in NYC beginning of November which is good it had been the New York Film Festival not had had received these kind if rapturous rave reviews there and I'm still having to let it kind of percolate a little bit longer I think because it's in there and it's a big old film runs at like three and a half hours and it covers sixty years zip of ground of this of this chap who play by Robert Deniro Frank Sheen and he's the kind of mob lieutenant who he's kind of divides his time between seen a mafiose a played by Joe PESCI and Jimmy Hoffa who is like a union boss played by Al Pacino I'm sure we'll cover the pod on the rest of the week but the thing I will say is Al Pacino in particular I thought was was extraordinary in the film and I know you never meant to think like oh I wish ex-director had made this film instead of that film and because you know you go to review was been made was not been made but I couldn't help but think I would have loved to Pacino Jimmy Hoffa film with him as this central player rather than I mean Deniro's characteristic of Lynch pin of the film and he's maybe a little less interesting than than the other two characters but still very good film that's really soon isn't it was coming sort of limited but sort of wide release coming in early November and then it's on Netflix end of that month so and it's three and a half hours long you've seen Goodfellas orcas casinos three hours in the absolutely whips by and I say is a little bit more laconic than the usual Scorsese film I mean it wolf of Wall Street was you know it was very kind of snappy snappy dramatic even though this one is is a little bit more pensive thing intone they'd still rows along wait to see it did you see anything the Irishman but I so bad education from the director of Forum breads and I loved it like it's actually hard to talk about about spoiling it too much because there's obviously Mr Trump starring Hugh Jackman and everything that unfolds is just notable when you know it's just it just feels like he keeps making these films waste trying to tell us who he is like this is like yep is me this is me literally and he's so good in the film and he he gets to play such a complex character like plays this guy who who is to be just a perfect person they just jimmy great person but he's got some seagrass if that's not Hugh Jackman I don't know who that is this is like really Kasana as these very nice man who loves everybody and he's always into Jessica everything and this is so brilliant is funny because it's about like money and corruption and things I found it so emotional and human and because he's about these people like being greedy but you haven't seen many films like this that actually make you care for them obviously it's all for the doing you actually get them and he's so sal kind of blown away by that's terrific I can see thoroughbreds I thought was quite cold too sounds like coming different I expected something very like clinical reason like that we have to recommendations from Listener Paul Reeve who is he says elephant is always a highlight of the great chance to see films I know nothing about hopefully with the direct to that's tells more bounce it I've Jiggling Moss gripping and visceral story of teenage soldiers in Columbia and also the style and subject to the last black man in San Francisco hopefully becoming these when the guy you care released later this month yeah they're both out really soon those homes in the next two threes and in both set for this very I believe anyway that's the London Film Festival they've also been busy with other things as well we have interview later in the show yeah yeah there's another film coming I saw these smaller release. FM could general magic is like a documentary about a Silicon Valley Ninety Tech Startup O of Nerdy guys it's in thick glasses and fish t shirts and eating cookies for breakfast lunch and dinner and is the story of this company who made the first Tom Talk Laptop you know like kind of hand held Kapiti a touchscreen device and in the kind of his three of Silicon Valley general magic like super important but the kind of lay person has probably never heard of them because they're rise was very very quick and therefore was even quicker so I met one of the the guys you work guy called Tony Fidel he went on to invent the ipod and and create the ipod and Co create the I phoned so parlaying all his experience in that we see in the film into making these very kind of revolutionary device it sounds terrific we'll hear more about that from the program but first we should deal with this week's new releases up first we have Zombie land double tap in ten years after the first Zombie land comes the sequel that reunites what is now something of an all-star cast Columbus Tallahassee which turned little rock that's just the Eisenberg Woody Harrelson Emma stone and Abigail Breslin respectively all moves the American heartland as they face off against evolves zombies fellow survivors and the growing pains of this rocky makeshift family welcome back to Zombie land. It's been ten years since the outbreak back to let's get you up to speed Columbus formed an unlikely alliance with Tallahassee on the road they met sisters in Crime Little Rock in Wichita Llamas fell in love with what Utah and Tallahassee became the fodder little rock never wanted all of his resulting in a loving yet highly dysfunctional family for survival I live by a strict set of rules like rule number twenty five shoot I I'm so sorry I'm Columbus does your dad see this year the US will chain you Zombie stronger faster adapt to the hunt going one thing we can do sex right you'll be the first to die enthusiasts let's kick some the trailer for Zombie Land Double Tap there do we need this sequel. That's the excitement for it I I don't know if there's excitement for I hadn't seen the original watched it for this podcast and you know it is what it is I went to see the second one is basically thing movie so I don't know maybe people who understand for the first film that actually came out a whole ten years ago but I wasn't one of them because I wasn't a fan of the first one but is just so strange because so there are all these jokes obviously in the first movie and apparently Classic Jokes now because in the second film Vidgis Redo them supposedly I think for the sake of nostalgia but because one I don't find them funny and second I just watched from today's ago so the first film so it doesn't feel like nostalgia from you just feels like we had new ideas and salvages retread in this same sort of jokes accepts removing some offensive ones and I think differently offensive the film park in two thousand nine moderately well received and successful I think everybody involved went on to great things in fact a poster and it's billed as from the director of Venom who is the director Zombie Land as well are there even billing Ruben Fleischer different now but it was still at this time whereas zombies we're having their moments with the walking dead on television and it felt even though it was later John Whitehead somewhat radical for mainstream Hollywood comedies between us on comedy you've been on this show for talking about horror is at all an interesting spin on the genera no sake obviously you know we've just heard in Detroit he has all these rules for survival which I guess you know it's sort of interesting like this nerdy guy in has I think Columbia movies and things so he knows how to deal with them but about from Lake is just the actual rules on how to kill zombies are kind of basic and random you just WanNa like why don't be how hard is it like you can just go and kill Zombie surely an Indian detainees that's as I heart is still Zombie like surely we could have just killed all of them I mean that was my first full but I don't know it's just like all these troops da instead of being treated as like you know because I think the potential Islami movies ever do social commentary. Obviously we've seen that with the Romero films but also you could just do something that's actually re scary like one of my favorite Zombie films as thirty days of night which is brilliant and underrated but that's scary like you know as awful and they did the idea of laypeople you love being transformed which is sort of touched on in in those films is just not he's got everything in Zombie landforms is just kind of ironic I don't really care about anything which I think is a shame because there's concetta dissolve is already like obviously farfetched so he should adding irony as ironic engagement with that on top of it it just it just makes like mind-numbingly David we were talking earlier you reviewed this in more of your previous lives I didn't want your previous lives what did you give it it was probably a three star three stuff I still remember it being possibly okay with a few bits and bobs in there and a few of self referential things that May I think it may be felt more unique at the time going back to what you're saying astounding you how can we be nostalgia for something that we've completely forgotten and that just makes me think well maybe there is someone who is nostalgic for and that is directed inflation is strikes me as may be you know you have the seat cool raring to go the original didn't do the numbers that were expected or wasn't as successful enough to may be worn sequel at the time then he goes off and does venom is this huge box office success and then you know they're like Ruben abe what do you want to do you got a cop blonde hair so he's like well I've got this thing in my love to clear out and this is very kind of you know conspiracy theories already realized but the film is so unnecessary and doesn't serve any audience or any any kind of cultural need or doesn't have anything even within its own world have anything original to offer it's pure kind of rehash you can engine had it come out like the year off Zombie land it would have been kind of Oh yeah you know with this vague memory of that in our mind we can kind of imagine this plot went on a little bit further but with that ten year chasm in the middle you just think what could I have.