FS #219: The Dark Knight / Top 5 Performances of the Year (So Far)
Thursday, 17 July 2008 19:00

July 18: Biff! Bam! Pow! It's here. It's finally here. The podcast you've been waiting months to hear has arrived... Adam and Matty, wait for it, count down their Top 5 Performances of the Year (So Far) with some help from Steve Prokopy (aka Capone) of Ain't It Cool News. Oh, and the boys squeeze in a couple minutes discussing director Christopher Nolan's latest epic Batman saga, "The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, and the late Heath Ledger. Will a movie that couldn't possibly live up to its advanced billing do just that? Or will it leave Filmspotting's own Dynamic Duo asking, "Why so serious?"

Tune in next week for a special Spoiler Edition review of "The Dark Knight" with special guest Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and music by Utah Carol.

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Listen to Filmspotting #219

Filmspotting #219
:24-13:57 - Review: "The Dark Knight"
Music: Utah Carol, "Kimberly Smiles"
14:52-18:48 - Voicemails, Polls
18:49-26:51 - Feedback (Hellboy, Teach An Alien, Creatures)
Music: Utah Carol, "Sam's Ranch"
27:20-31:46 - New DVDs, Donations
31:47-35:26 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Dan Krahn)
35:27-53:41 - Top 5 Female Performances
Music: Utah Carol, "The Northern Skies"
54:01-1:01:23 - Contests
1:01:24-1:14:45 - Top 5 Male Performances
1:14:45-1:17:22 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

NOTES/CORRECTIONS
- Check out Steve's interview with "The Fall" director Tarsem here.

- "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day" is actually out on DVD 8/19.

- Saleh Bakri is the actor who is so good in "The Band's Visit" (one of many).

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