The final episode of this podcast series celebrates Halloween with a lengthy discussion about the history of the horror genre. We also take a few minutes and discuss Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the newly announced Star Wars: Episode 7.
The fifth episode in the World Without End miniseries sees a significant passage of time lead into the story of this episode. The English have been at war with the French for 7 years, our characters have moved on from the events that plagued their lives in previous episodes as the series moves into its third and final act. We see Ralph become a great war tactician; we finally get to spend some quality time with the King; Merthin has come into his own as a master builder, and the world experiences its first taste of a mysterious new disease with no cure or treatment.
We kick off our month of terror with a look at a pre-theatrical release of a film titled V/H/S, the newest addition to the found footage genre (I.E. Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project). This film features five miniature films directed by five separate production teams bookended by a sixth piece that attempts to weave all five short films together. Most of the films are at least moderately successful in their contributions to the genre, though none of them achieve that particular level of perfection we’ve come to expect. Check out this podcast and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to check out the movie!
The gang at Completely Overrated reflects on the classic family film “The Goonies” and Jameson argues that, while the film may hold a special place in the hearts of those who grew up watching it, the film is only mildly entertaining to adult newcomers. Needless to say, a great debate ensues.
In commemoration of the passing of a fine and very talented Hollywood performer, Michael Clarke Duncan, we decided to discuss what is arguably his most memorable film: “The Green Mile,” based on the outstanding novel by Stephen King. In addition to discussing “The Green Mile” and the passing of Mr. Duncan, we delve into some of Stephen King’s other film adaptations and why they are not as highly regarded as “The Green Mile.” This episode also introduces two new members to the completely overrated family, Mike and Eric, who will be hosting a separate podcast series that will be available at http://www.completelyoverrated.com as well as on iTunes. And for the cereal junkies out there, we also share where you can find the ever illusive Rice Krispies Treats cereal. That’s right, the ones in the purple box. As always, please remember to give us a review in iTunes and share us with your friends.
This week we pay tribute to the great 1980’s classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the coming of age comedy that pits a young high school screw up against the evil Mr. Rooney and his hilarious secretary. Join us as we pick apart Ferris’ antics and discuss whether or not he is the hero of the 80’s generation or an overrated, lying little punk!