#301: Iron Man 2 / Summer Movie Preview
Filmspotting returns to its regularly scheduled programming this week with a discussion of the Merchant Ivory period set-piece, "Iron Man 2." Yes, a week late and several dollars short. Will Tony Stark's antics wow our resident Avengers, or will the Hyper-Critical Duo strain to find nits to pick when we all know they should have left their Film Critic Super Cloaks at home? And will they be as critical of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic "Sunset Blvd.", the first film in the new Filmspotting Billy Wilder Marathon? I mean, seriously, do these snobs like anything? They're probably being ironical when later in the episode they list their Top 5 Most Anticipated Summer Movies. Why they gotta hate?
:13-1851 - Review: "Iron Man 2"
Music: Wilder Embry, "It's So Easy"
20:12-23:02 - Voicemail
23:03-27:43 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: D. Su)
27:44-33:58 - Polls / Contest
33:59-47:17 - Wilder #1: "Sunset Blvd."
Music: Wilder Embry, "The Bottle"
48:17-1:02:25 - DVDs / Donations
1:02:26-1:19:44 - Top 5: Most Anticipated Summer Movies
1:19:45-1:24:03 - Close / Outtake
NOTES / CORRECTIONS
- Indeed, Jean-Pierre Melville is no longer with us (died 1973).
- It's not "There Will Be Blood" that isn't getting better with age; it's Paul Dano's performance.
- Check out Jeff Goldsmith's Creative Screenwriting podcast, which can be accessed through iTunes here.