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The Film Pigs Podcast #3: Academy Awards 2011

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400We’re back with the third installment of the Film Pigs Podcast. We really think we’re hitting our stride with this one: no cell phone interference, no refrigerator noise, and only one spot where Stee’s dog loudly drinks from her water dish. We’re IN THE ZONE!

This week is all about the Academy Awards, which we’re sure no one has ever heard of before.

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MOVIE COMMENTARY: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

poster_brokebackmtnNo pun intended, but being a gay cowboy is really hard. Especially when you’ve only got a couple of camping trips to try and generate some kind of meaningful relationship with a guy who mumbles worse than Brando. Seriously, can anybody understand what the hell Heath Ledger is saying? Was it just a big misunderstanding? Did he really only want Jake Gyllenhaal’s dry cleaning? And where the hell was the posse? We thought this was a western. Even a gay western should have a posse. (IMDb)

TO SYNC WITH MOVIE: start this commentary 10 seconds after starting movie (chapter 1 for DVD/BD).

MOVIE COMMENTARY: Crash (2004)

poster_crashTo call this movie ham-fisted would be an insult to the depth and subtlety you get from ham-fistedness. From its opening scene, Crash blunders through an endless series of tired racial stereotypes and preachy clichés like a fat kid in an oversized pair of moon boots, ultimately concluding that everyone on earth is not only racist but also an incompetent motorist. Best Picture 2006? What the fuck, America? And would somebody please get Thandie Newton a God-damn sandwich? (IMDb)

TO SYNC WITH MOVIE: start this commentary 10 seconds after starting movie (chapter 1 for DVD/BD).