"The Da Vinci Code" ... Religious Movies ... Fitting subject matter for Cinecast's first show re-christened as Filmspotting. With Sam out of town all week, Adam and guest host Scott Smith pore over Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller like two medieval biblical scholars. Their theory: Howard's dull direction + Akiva Goldsman's dull screenwriting + dull acting by usually-reliable star Tom Hanks = a "mindnumbingly dull" movie. Among "Code's" few bright spots are Ian McKellen's scenery-chewing turn as scholar Leigh Teabing and Paul Bettany's limited but suprisingly effective performance as Silas, the killer albino monk.
Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and our Top 5 Religious Movies ... Filmspotting will return to its two-show format next week.
Filmspotting #101 :26-19:53 - Review: "The Da Vinci Code" 19:54-20:22 - Audio Feedback Music: Keith Jenkins, "Disguise" 21:12-27:42 - New DVDs, Donations, Poll Questions 27:43-28:27 - Masters of Horror Winner: Eliot Gerstel 28:28-38:46 - Listener Feedback (One-Timers, M:i:III) Music: Keith Jenkins, "Golden Ages" 39:35-41:23 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Peter Labuza, St. Paul, MN) 41:24-59:55 - Top 5 Religious Movies 59:56-1:01:11 - Close, Next Week Tease
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