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#174: The Invasion / Fall Movie Preview (Part I) / Sam's Announcement

You could argue that the definitive version of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" has already been made ... twice. What was it about Jack Finney's 1956 serialized novel that "Downfall" director Oliver Hirschbiegel just had to remake the story for the fourth time in 50 years? With little else tempting them at the box office, Adam and Sam went to see "The Invasion" and decided to find out. [Please insert "Don't fall asleep" joke here.] 

Filmspotting has never assembled a proper Top 5 Anticipated Fall Movies list before, and maybe that's why Fall/Winter '07 struck your hosts as a particularly strong season at the cinema. So strong, in fact, that they're taking two weeks to count down the ten (or so) movies -- including Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" (above) -- that look the most promising. This week, Adam and Sam present their individual 6-10 choices. Tune in next week to hear their Top 5.

Plus, it's that time of year again where Sam hijacks the show to announce some polarizing life decision. Last year, he got married and changed his name. This year, Sam tries to top "turning in his man card" with an even bigger announcement.

Music by Warm in the Wake courtesy of Livewire Recordings.

Filmspotting #174
:22-13:050 - Review: "The Invasion"
Music: Warm in the Wake, "American Prehistoric"
14:22-27:40 - Listener Feedback (Storybook Loves, Theatre Movies)
Music: Warm in the Wake, "Pawn Shop Heart"
28:40-31:57 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Michael Parks)
31:58-43:33 - Sam's Bombshell Announcement
Music: Warm in the Wake, "She'd Never Seen It"
43:46-47:40 - New DVDs, SD Meetup, Correction, Donations
48:08-51:20 - Poll Questions
51:21-1:02:52 - Top 5: Most Anticipated Fall Movies - Part I
1:02:53-1:04:44 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- In his haste during the Top 5 segment, Adam said that "In the Valley of Elah" was "set in Iraq." It really just deals with Iraq and may partly take place there, but seems to mostly be set in New Mexico.


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