The Film Pigs Podcast #26: Movies About Movies

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400The Film Pigs are back for another podcast, following an endless series of post-Oscars parties (FYI, that little dog from The Artist has a terrible cocaine habit). This episode, we bring you up to date with the latest Movie News, including our final word on the Academy Awards. Then we jump into a brand-new segment highlighting favorite comments from our fans before we hit this episode’s theme: Movies About Movies. Plus all the usual fun stuff, including a highly personal Movie Jail where the expert witness is ONE OF THE FILM PIGS!

[powerpress]This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:

  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:00:31 – Movie News
  • 0:06:33 – NEW SEGMENT: Comments On Comments!
  • 0:11:28 – Host Todd Robert Anderson presents this episode’s theme: Movies About Movies
  • 0:30:26 – Movie Jail
  • 0:46:13 – The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
  • 0:51:08 – A Cold Reading from THE LAST SHOT
  • 0:56:05 – The Chronology Game!
  • 1:07:05 – The Bottom 5: Worst Movies About Movies
  • 1:09:00 – A Moment Of Positivity
  • 1:12:39 – Outro

11 thoughts on “The Film Pigs Podcast #26: Movies About Movies”

  1. GoldenFlither here! 🙂 Thanks for the shoutout! It’s so funny, I’m pretty sure you guys were the first thing I ever subscribed to on YouTube. My first subscription update was the review for ‘Live Free or Die Hard’. Thanks again!

    Interesting topic this time around. I didn’t realize there were enough movies of this type to dedicate a whole discussion to. REALLY good points about ‘Hurlyburly’.

    Wow at Stee’s story with Reiner…what a shame. For a guy we had such respect for (like you said, how he made ‘Princess Bride’ work we’ll never know), to take such a sharp turn IS shocking and sad.

    And oh man! That game was harder than most of the exams I did as an undergrad. The only one I didn’t guess on was the ‘Godfather Part III’/’Goodfellas’ and ‘The Illusionist’/’The Presige’. The time-breaker was hilarious xD

    1. Interesting, my first Film Pigs view was the review of Live Free or Die Hard five years ago. It was just Faulk and Todd doing that one, and it took me a while to “accept” that Skelton was a Film Pig too. Apparently I don’t like change, even when it’s something I’ve only known about for five minutes.

  2. You raise a very good point about the entertainment industry as a backdrop in movies. Mullholland Drive to me is a good example of that working. Compare that to a movie like Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, which coulden’t exist without the “making a movie” backdrop. The former seems focused and could be set in any sort of souless, depressing industry. The latter always struck me as self indulgent, despite some clever jokes.

  3. One of my favourites that didn’t make Todd’s list is THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL with Kirk Douglas.

    Lynch also did a double bill of surreal takes on the dark side of Hollywood with MULHOLLAND DR. (great) and INLAND EMPIRE (bad).

    I always knew there was something rotten about Marty DiBergi.

    Another awesome/fun game.

  4. Great podcast as usual. I love when Falk is cranky. (So Steve, you didn’t ruin the podcast). Have you guys heard about this? ” Katherine Heigl is in talks to star in the film noir puppet comedy The Happytime Murders. You read that right, a film noir puppet comedy. The film comes from director Brian Henson (son of puppet pioneer Jim Henson) and has been in development at the Henson Company for quite some time. The pic takes place in a world inhabited by both humans and puppets, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. The logline goes like this:

    “When the puppet cast of an 1980s kids TV show gets murdered one by one, a disgraced detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case” (collider.com)

    I’m, pretty sure you guys are owed some money if Pepe the shrimp shows up in this movie. And I guess Katherine will be spending a lot more time in movie jail.

  5. I know its not about movies, but the film THE TV SET was a really interesting look at how shitty tv shows get made. I’m not sure how accurate it was, but I thought it was pretty fun. David Duchovny’s portrayal as a writer slowly selling out cracked me up, though it could have used one sexy letter.

    Plus it had Judy Greer in it, so it should have got a mention!

  6. Under the Rainbow! If there has ever been a crappier movie about making a movie, I’d like to see it. (On second thought, I really do not want to see it.)

  7. Great fun, as usual, guys. Todd’s inspiration for this week’s game struck me as a good game in itself. What movie was playing INSIDE another movie? Like, in Halloween, the movie Thing From Another World was playing, so the answer to Halloween is Thing From Another World. This would be hard enough that you’d have to give a hint of some kind.

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