#290: Edge of Darkness / Michael Hoffman Interview / Top 5 Career Comebacks
"No, you listen to US!" This week Filmspotting celebrates the return of Mel Gibson to the screen in the new thriller "Edge of Darkness" by delivering every segment of the show as though they were on the phone with the kidnappers who had just nabbed their only son, which should help save their discussion of the movie itself because "run-of-the-mill studio revenge flick" sounds much better when shouted with visceral intensity. Oddly enough in the next segment, Michael Hoffman, writer/director of the new Leo Tolstoy film "The Last Station" seemed unfazed during his interview/interrogation with Adam when Kempy demanded to know “Where are you keeping James McAvoy? ... and... "Can you give me his phone number?" For a finale, the lads try to complement Mad Max's grand return by offering up their Top 5 Career Comebacks. "What’s that Mr. DeMille? You want a close-up? We’ll give you a close-up! A close-up in Hell!"
Also on the show: Music by Ralph Hinkley Syndrome and Massacre Theatre -- presented by Pixar Talk. This week's winner will get the Pixar DVD of their choice.
:13-14:51 - Review: "Edge of Darkness"
Music: Ralph Hinkley Syndrome, "Waiting"
16:07-20:44 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: C. Cummings)
20:45-47:10 - Interview: Michael Hoffman
Music: Ralph Hinkley Syndrome, "Travel"
47:47-56:59 - New DVDs / Donations
57:00-52:45 - Poll Questions
52:46-1:16:20 - Top 5: Career Comebacks
1:16:21-1:20:37 - Close / Next Show / Outtake
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