July 11: Time to take a Magical Journey of Mystical Wonder as we review one of Matty's most anticipated movies of the year, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," directed by Guillermo ("Pan's Labyrinth") Del Toro. Will Del Toro's Mos Eisley-esque menagerie warm Filmspotting's hearts, or leave them as cold and black as a re-imagined Jabba the Hutt circa "The Phantom Menace"? Plus, in honor of "Hellboy," the boys list their Top 5 Movie Creatures. All the while, back at the lair, Jules Dassin and company have been busy planning the caper of the century, or at least busy creating the template for every heist film ever made, with "Rififi," the third entry in Filmspotting's Classic Heist Marathon.
Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and music by The Clientele.
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Filmspotting #218 :24-14:10 - Review: "Hellboy II" Music: The Clientele, "E.M.P.T.Y." 15:19-20:10 - Voicemail, Polls, Notes 20:11-32:54 - Listener Feedback (WALL-E, Loneliness Movies) Music: The Clientele, "Impossible" 33:46-37:04 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Ann Enders) 37:05-48:24 - Classic Heist #3: "Rififi" Music: The Clientele, "Step into the Light" 48:55-55:42 - New DVDs, Donations, Contests 55:43-1:09:15 - Top 5: Creatures 1:09:16-1:11:06 - Close/Next Show/Outtake
NOTES/CORRECTIONS - Hear Adam on the /Filmcast discussing "Hancock" here... Thanks to /Filmcast's David Chen for his last minute help on getting me the "Dazed and Confused" sound clip for this show!