With a headline that screams horror movie, Wake in Fright really has more in common with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – if it were set in Australia. It makes us thirsty. For beer. What’s the matter with him? He’d rather talk to a woman than drink?
Damn these technical issues! If you can ignore intermittent microphone problems, you might have a chance to hear us discussing Gattaca with a fervor probably undeserving. There shouldn’t be this much to argue about. Then it’s time to discuss something extremely important – the inaugural Movie Night™ awards. For future reference, right-handed men don’t hold it with their left. Just one of those things.
Let’s Blow-Up! The consensus is that while it’s not an explosive piece of great cinema, it has some good moments (but definitely, definitely too long.) We quickly kill the idea of a Movie Night™ theme song, although who really knows if it’ll stick? Then it’s off to the philosophical races – one man’s fear that he’ll never see all the movies he needs to in his lifetime. Bee rampages and kindergarten twice. Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.
The Last Boy Scout is the quintessential Movie Night™ pick, the type of film that can only be watched in a group while drinking. We then wonder why we don’t hate Bruce Willis – I mean, we should, right? Look at that crisp, white T-shirt. Finally, we get down to the rather involved story of a member breaking into a local cathedral. She’s so fat I had to roll her in flour and look for the wet spot.
Our longest episode yet! We are reminded that Bicycle Thieves is indeed an important piece of cinema. Don’t steal. Now, an important question – how big is your head? Big enough for “The Big Head Club”? Regardless, it’s time to find a theme song for this podcast. Maybe after we learn that one of our members has a reputation for kicking holes in things. You must plant your seeds in another field. Do you understand what I mean?