What’s up Cinema Recon-ites!? Hows it hangin’? I was thinking today about some articles I wanted to write, and holy hell! Has it really been that long since I threw up an article!? Seems like just yesterday I was talking about The Expendables 2 trailer exploding all over your face, but now that I think about it – not including our regular podcasts – that was over a month ago! Its amazing what happens to all my free time to write once summer starts rolling around. I’ve been a tad bit busy to say the least – a couple camping trips where we got snowed on, fishing trips where all I caught was a good buzz, river rafting trip where I caught a nice sunburn, toured the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and almost got kicked out, a couple baseball games and a whole helluva lot of beers later and here I am slacking on my writing responsibilities to you, the reader! (hi mom)
But fear not, I have all the time in the world to write today thanks to the lovely folks at Clarke Pest Control who are fumigating our apartment complex for termites. We had to pack up all our shit and will be staying at the lovely Extended Stay America for the next three days. At first I thought Cassie said we were staying at Extended Steak America, and immediately thought we were staying at some sort of super awesome hotel that serves you steak and eggs for breakfast, steak sandwiches for lunch, and fish sticks for dinner (come on now, you can’t eat steak three times a day). Anyways, we went to the A’s game yesterday then came home and had to pack up our whole damn place. “So what?” you might think. Yeah, not that bad, except have you ever tried to move the contents of a 16 gallon fish tank to the second floor hotel room of an Extended Stay America? Yeah I didn’t think so! So shut it! Sorry, I didn’t mean that I am just a little testy since I pretty much didn’t sleep at all. The freaking bed sheets are like cardboard wrapped in god damn sandpaper at this place, its like sleeping between two belt sanders. But the good news is at least the shower drains properly, oh wait… right, it doesn’t. Nothing gives you that clean morning shower feeling like 4″ of standing water at the bottom of a hotel room shower. God only knows what exists beyond that drain…
But the reason I have time to write today, isn’t because of our fabulous hotel makes it such a serene environment to write, its because of moving a bunch of damn fish into a hotel, the limestone-like bed sheets, the bath/shower combo, and yes most likely having a couple too many $8 beers at the game yesterday… but I took today off!! Yesterday wore me the hell out and since I basically didn’t sleep at all, I just needed to relax today. Bad for my employer, good for you! So I’m hoping to get out a couple articles that I have been wanting to write. So sit back, grab a cold one, and stare at your computer until I write these articles!
Warning: NSFW due to some harsh, yet hilarious language
In a special, massive edition of Cinema Recon, we recorded LIVE from SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX! You can listen to the epic buffet of interviews, reviews, and banter (remember to take bathroom breaks), or you can also listen to individual interviews by visiting our SXSW section.
Since we are live from the Wild & Only Ones event at the Sahara Lounge, a multitude of awesome bands and musicians stopped by to talk with us! Check out the lineup below and click for each artist’s website! A huge thanks to each band for providing the awesome music you’re hearing on this show!
While running through the Movie News segment, we start talking about how Expendables 2 is back to being rated R, after reports came out which stated that Chuck “The Round House” Norris himself basically told Sly Stallone to cut the movie down to PG-13 because he doesn’t like swearing. This leads in to a lovely tale about a Chuck Norris spotting in a local Target, and somehow that leads into yet another discussion on how in the hell do you really pronounce Liam Neeson? You can check out the full podcast of Episode 04/01/12 here where we review Wrath of the Titans in full, challenge you to a Liam Neeson best impression contest, and as always Movie News – Enjoy!
The review of Wrath of the Titans started off just as crazy as it ends… I think the Wrath got the best of us as we sit and wonder just why, for the love of Zeus, was nobody in that movie taking the end of the world seriously!? Come on people! From there we just go straight into a battle of who can do the best Liam Neeson/Sean Connery impression which leaves us pretty much in tears. By the way, the guy Jake says that Paul sounds like but couldn’t remember, yeah he was thinking of Giovanni Ribisis character from the remake of Flight of the Phoenix. You can listen to the full podcast of Episode 04/01/12 here where we review Wrath of the Titans in full, challenge you to a Liam Neeson best impression contest, and as always movie news – Enjoy!
Well, we sat down to review Wrath of the Titans, but immediately got side tracked discussing why Jake is too lazy for April Fools Day Pranks, the difference between a Chevron and a Hotels continental breakfast, and the proper way to lock a pizza delivery guy in your basement… eventually we get around to the show, but here is a short video clip of the intro to Episode 4/01/12…enjoy!
Now that The Hunger Games is breaking all sorts of records at the box office, and nearly half the entire population of the planet has seen the movie, it comes time for the reviews/criticisms and thoughts to start rolling in. We completed our review this weekend of the massive hit movie The Hunger Games on the latest podcast you can listen to here, or find it on iTunes. But it was interesting to see the consensus among the group was very split.
So I wanted to use this as an opportunity to get a better feel for what everyone else thinks, you, the pulse of America! What say you about the blockbuster that is The Hunger Games??? I am very surprised to see the critics raving about the movie (currently 85% on RT), while everyone I know who has read the books hated it, and those who haven’t read the books have mixed feelings. But I wanted to get some opinions from you, the listener, the viewer, the Cinema Recon-ite, about what you thought about the movie!
So this is a call to all of you reading, an open invitation to comment below and tell us your thoughts, rants & raves, opinions, all of it, about what you really thought of The Hunger Games. I really want to know what John Q. Movie-goer thinks about this movie. We will respond to all questions and comments – and let you know what we think! Happy commenting and may the comments always be in your favor… sorry I just had to do it!
The Cinema Recon Studios have been extremely busy as of late. Now that we are back from Austin, TX, we have nearly 20 hours of content to pour over and prepare for pod-pressing. As we have been mentioning through Tweets, FaceSpaces, and posts to the website, we have many excellent movie reviews and interviews with bands from the 2012 SXSW event! Look for some very special CR podcasts to land on the internets very soon…
In the meantime, business is back to normal for us in terms of show scheduling. You may have heard of a little film called The Hunger Games, yes? Well, the film earned a paltry $155 million this weekend, which was enough to crown it the 3rd biggest weekend opening of all time. You can count Jake, Cassie, and myself as contributors to that giant pile of money, and we have the newest episode of Cinema Recon to prove it!
In the latest and greatest episode, you will hear:
Our review of The Hunger Games, with Cassie returning as guest!
How Lionsgate is celebrating the huge success of its latest release
First and foremost, THANK YOU to everyone who has enjoyed and supported the antics of Cinema Recon thus far. We are having an absolute blast working on this “little” project, and it’s pretty amazing how much it has grown in just a few short months!
Today we are proud to reveal the new CR Logo! Check it out!!
A HUGE thanks to Fabian (www.feybeeuhn.com) for this kick-ass design. He listened to a few ideas, looked at a couple of our rough sketches, and then churned out this little beauty in absolutely no time at all. An amazing artist and just all around nice guy!
2012 is going to be a big year. Projects like the upcoming LIVE broadcast, our attendance at this year’s South by Southwest, and our early foray into video production are only the tip of the ice berg. We have big plans for Cinema Recon, and we wanted a professional design to match our lofty ambitions. We could not be happier with the end result!