The Film Pigs return for a last-minute September podcast – this time as serious adults discussing movies about infidelity, although it’s likely somebody will ask about boobs. This episodes includes all your favorites – or maybe not, we don’t know: movie news, the high tension courtroom drama of Movie Jail, a bizarre line reading, a numbers-based trivia game, and more!
This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:
- 0:00:00 – Intro
- 0:00:36 – Movie News
- 0:04:01 – Host Stephen Falk presents this episode’s theme: Movies About Infidelity
- 0:21:46 – Movie Jail
- 0:30:31 – The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
- 0:35:09 – Trivia!
- 0:52:33 – The Bottom 5: Worst Woody Allen Movies
- 0:53:34 – A Moment Of Positivity
- 0:53:56 – Outro
8 thoughts on “Podcast #46 – Movies About Infidelity”
I don’t think Nolan is to blame for Man of Steel. Zack Snyder is a stupid man and he makes stupid films. Nolan is one of my faves. “Following” and “Batman Begins” are just great. Thanks for keeping him out of the slammer, Falk.
Snyder is certainly most to blame for MoS, but Nolan’s UltraGritty(TM) process from his Batman movies is a huge influence resting on top of Supes. I think BB is very overrated but okay and I do genuinely like The Prestige. I haven’t seen Following, but I see it is 70 minutes so I am hopefully curious…
I have to say you really dropped the ball trying to put Nolan in jail, Skelton. I’m not one of his uber-fans but he’s one of the few people in Hollywood today that you can trust will at least try to make old-school, intelligent, engaging movies. Inception was his best film since Memento, I don’t know what your guys beef with it is. And I enjoyed the last Batman film, which despite being longer than The Dark Knight actually felt shorter. The part in the pit was pure Rocky training, yo.
I’m not an Inception fan because I think for a movie about doing heists in dream worlds (a fantastic concept), the actual dream worlds were pretty boring. Some nice set pieces/FX, but the movie just didn’t work for me. The unconscious mind is weirder than a James Bond action sequence.
We will have to part ways on The Dark Knight Rises. I thought the worst, most boring part of that movie was the extended time we spend with Batman stuck in the pit. We know he’s getting out for Act 3, so let him get out and be Batman again already! I WISH it had been a Rocky movie training montage!
I guess that makes me an atheist? 🙂
I think Inception is so haunting for that exact reason: the dream world looks fairly normal.
For me, The Dark Knight Rises is not so much about Batman as it is about Bane’s plan and it’s drastic ramifications, and what a humdinger of a plan it was! I almost believed it could happen for real, then I realized how every construction worker would have to be pure evil, so . . . yeah. Not so much.
Bane’s ridiculous plan is kind of fun, but we spend a huge portion of the film in a pit nowhere near Bane’s plan or Batman’s gadgets. I honestly never understand the choice in a movie like this to remove the most fun part of a major character for a large swath of the running time (Iron Man 3, I’m also looking in your direction).
I think the extremely well constructed way the film handles the levels of dreams and the smart ways of using dream logic as rules more than makes up for any lack of weirdness in the dream world. It’s a very inventive and creative film, perhaps just not in the way you had hoped.
I give full credit to Nolan’s technical skill, but creatively I found the leveled dream-worlds to be boring versions of the Matrix. I do prefer the balls-out weirdness of stuff like Dreamscape. The Snakeman was way scarier than a slow-motion van crash or a spinning hallway.