Podcast: John Rabe

26 01 2011

Listen to our discussion of John Rabe here

Next podcast will be Ondine

a poster for OndineAn Irish fisherman (Colin Farrell) hauls in an unexpected catch when a mysterious girl (Alicja Bachleda) gets tangled in his nets and soon affects the lives of everyone around her in this fantastical seaside tale from director Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire). Is it possible this beautiful stranger is a mythical sea nymph who’s been summoned from the ocean’s depths … or is she something far more common? (summary courtesy of Netflix)





Podcast: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

18 01 2011

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At the end of this episode, it says that the next movie we will talk about is Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. After saying that, we decided to change our minds.  The next episode will be: John Rabe

Florian Gallenberger directs this gripping drama about John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur), a German businessman living in Nanking, China, who in 1937 used his Nazi party affiliation to save some 200,000 Chinese civilians from slaughter at the hands of the Japanese army. As Rabe labors to establish an official safety zone to shelter the innocent, he forms an unlikely friendship with an American doctor (Steve Buscemi). Anne Consigny and Daniel Brühl co-star (Summary courtesy of Netflix).

Hope to hear from you.

 





Next Discussion: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

16 12 2010
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Thank goodness they cut out Cage's gigantic forehead

Oh yeah, here we go again with another episode. This time it’s Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans” (2009).





New Audio: The Secret of Kells

16 12 2010

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Clash of the Queues: The Secret of Kells





Netflix Watch Instantly’s Best Horror

26 10 2010

Netflix’s list of titles available for instant viewing continues to grow. Their horror selections run the gamut from the praiseworthy to the raze-worthy. I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorites.

Zombies: The Last Man on Earth 1964
Zombies are great entertainment. Those shambling hordes fueled by an insatiable hunger for human flesh leave us wondering no only about our own lives but also about what kind of life we’re living. You might be familiar with 2009’s Horror/Comedy Zombieland (also available for Instant Viewing on Netflix) but how many of you have seen 1964’s The Last Man on Earth? Inspired by Richard Matheson’s novel “I Am Legend”, The Last Man on Earth remains not only the most faithful in a long list of adaptations (including Omega Man and I am Legend) but also one of the most disturbing. With a fantastic performance by Vincent Price, this movie will leave you thinking hard about what it means to be human. Trivia: The vampires of the novel and their on-film counterparts in this movie became the inspiration for George Romero’s zombies in Night of the Living Dead.

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Upcoming Discussion: “The Secret Of Kells” (2009)

13 10 2010

 

Mmmmm... delicous Kells

Don't look now, but that bush is staring at us.

 

“The Secret Of Kells” (2009)

When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan (voiced by Evan McGuire), the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach (Brendan Gleeson), is tasked with completing the magnificent work. Now, he must confront his most intense fears as he uses his illumination skills and braves the enchanted forest outside the abbey walls in this exhilarating, Oscar-nominated animated tale (Summary provided by Netflix).





The Legend of 1900 (1998)

13 10 2010

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What’s up Queuesters?  Chase and Josh get together this week to discuss “The Legend of 1900”