It's the summer of 2003. You ask 100 random people the likelihood that "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" will be the biggest hit of the summer and will spawn a sequel that will be received with more enthusiasm than the first Superman movie in 20 years. 99 out of those 100 people refuse to answer the question, furious that you wasted their time with a question so patently absurd. Three years later, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" has arrived.
Coming off an emotionally charged split over Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" last week (and still stinging from a heated debate over "The Lake House"), Adam and Sam make peace over "Pirates." Both agree that Johnny Depp and company have, with this new film, done what the first "Pirates" movie could not: remind them of the creaky, cartoonish, long-past-its-expiration-date ride at Disney World that inspired the movie in the first place. A long, loud, and utterly confounding spectacle, "Pirates 2" seems to exist for the sole purpose of justifying a second sequel ... conveniently filmed right along side the first.
Also on the show: an early review of writer/director/actor Ed Burns' new film "The Groomsmen," which opens Friday in New York and L.A. 10+ years after "The Brothers McMullen," Burns returns to the friendly confines of suburban Long Island to tell the story of five 30-something guys reunited for a wedding. Featuring Jay Mohr, John Leguizamo, Matthew Lillard and Donal Logue as the groomsmen to Burns' groom-to-be, the film takes a comic look at what it means to be a man and the consequences of postponing adulthood.
Plus: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, "Our Best Fiends" -- the Best of the Herzog-Kinski Awards -- and the Top 5 Movies We Should Have Hated.
Filmspotting #113 :19-16:25 - Review: "Pirates Of The Carribean 2" Music: Alejandro Escovedo, "Rhapsody" 17:20-19:24 - New DVDs, Donations 19:25-24:03 - Poll Questions, Animation Marathon, Dope Sheet Winner 24:04-26:13 - Screball Comedies Marathon setup 26:14-33:30 - Listener Feedback ("Why The World Doesn't Need Superman... Returns") Music: Alejandro Escovedo, "I Was Drunk" 34:35-38:53 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: David Hann) 38:54-50:06 - Early Review: "The Groomsmen" Music: Alejandro Escovedo, "Castanets" 50:39-59:34 - "Our Best Fiends" - Herzog Marathon Awards 59:35-1:03:19 - Listener Feedback (Movie Scores) 1:03:20-1:16:32 - Top 5 Movies We Should Have Hated 1:16:33-1:18:20 - Next Show/Close/Outtake
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