Sunday, February 3, 2013

Episode 136 - He Said, He Said Vol. 1

This week we debut a new series titled "He Said, He Said" where we each view a previously unseen film at the recommendation of the other. Axl takes in The Shawshank Redemption while jscott tackles Forrest Gump.
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  1. Excellent episode as always. As a matter of fact, Rafe and I have a chain of email correspondence that I one day hope to have published in book form. It's like the Yage letters between Burroughs and Ginsburg, but about searching for the subtext in films instead of searching for Hallucinogenic flowers in a rainforest. And way less gay.

    Forrest Gump is fantastic. The argument could be made that it glorifies stupidity as the natural and best response to a troubled world, but I don't think that detracts from how well made and emotionally powerful it is. Beowulf rules and yes EK, that Christmas Carol joint with Jim Carrey is pretty amazing. That bluray will melt your retinas.

    Shawshank is like a comfy pair of jeans. It just fits and always feels good to throw on. In my opinion, The Green Mile is a vastly better film and one of the best Hanks performances ever. The Mist is the best of all Darabont's films. But then, I'm a sucker for horror films rife with subtext concerning the religious, political and social cannibalism that beset our country post 9/11 and The Mist is one of the best that came out in that fertile 2003 to 2009 period.

    I have one last thing to say:

    It's better to burn out...... then to fade away! Heeyaaaahhhhh!