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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cinebanter #30: SPIDER-MAN 3

The MP3 file of Cinebanter 30 is available here.

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula giggle about Tobey Maguire's character-defining bangs in SPIDER-MAN 3. They also deliver their Last Five® and enter into a lengthy discussion about THE BRIDGE. The breakdown is as follows:

• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 SPIDER-MAN 3 Discussion
• Break
• 31:13 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 31:52 The Last Five®
• Break
• 55:50 Credits and Outtakes

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Michael's Last Five in this episode were: BLACK BOOK, HOT FUZZ, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, THE BRIDGE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM. Tassoula's Last Five in this episode were: LOLITA, THE BRIDGE, 24 HOURS ON CRAIGSLIST, CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN, FRONTLINE: THE LAST ABORTION CLINIC.

If you'd like to read the article Tassoula mentioned during the conversation about THE BRIDGE, click here.

Special thanks to Brad Daane and Mark Cummins for providing the music in this episode.

Reviews and/or notes of every movie Michael sees can be found at his MichaelVox website.

Tassoula has reviews, musings and movie-related product links at Tassoula's Movie Review Blog.

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2 Comments:

Blogger M. Robert Turnage said...

Two things about the latest podcast – one serious and one frivolous.

First the serious one – if you are going to make a comment about the abortion debate, please please please refrain from making comments that are both uninformed and snide.

If Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned, this means is that the abortion decision will be made on the state level, not the federal level. States like Mississippi will more likely than not wind up as pro-life states while states like Massachusetts will probably be pro-choice states. There will be no need to “pack your bags for Canada,” as you so condescendingly put it. (Plus, there is no guarantee that the Canadian government will bend over backwards to allow or fund American ex-pat on-demand abortions in the Canadian clinics.) This type of misinterpretation of the law mixed with a blanket contempt for people who disagree with your point of view ultimately weakens your position and doesn’t win anyone over to your side. For more information about how this sort of attitude alienates people from wanting to say they agree with you, see the entire career of Michael Moore.

On the frivolous side, they did work the Spider-Man theme song into “Spider-Man 3” – the marching band played it during the parade honoring Spider-Man. I was impressed that the band knew the song, but somehow still managed to make sure the royalties did not make it to Spider-Man.

Take care.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Tassoula said...

Hi M. Robert,
To respond to your serious comment: There was nothing uninformed about our discussion about abortion.

We are well aware that the decision would be left up to the states and to me, that's frightening because many would again outlaw the practice.

As a woman, the thought that the government would have control over what I may or may not choose to have done to my body depending on what part of the country I happen to be standing in is incredibly violating. I realize as a man you can't possibly understand what that prospect would feel like, but I respect whatever view you (and anyone else) hold on the topic.

That said, the point of Cinebanter is not to 'win people over to our side' politically, socially or anything of the sort. The point of it is to review movies honestly, which is what we did with this show.

Granted, we're probably more candid that many critics, who have to answer to radio stations and sponsors ready to pull the plug on their podcast if their opinions don't synch up with the perceived masses.

I take it as a blessing that Michael and I aren't held to these restrictions.

10:46 AM  

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