Legends Podcast #434; The Thomas Crown Affair (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re an East End card sharp, a handsome art thief, a trio of rogue soldiers, or eight feisty heisting heroines, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! 

 

This week we’re talking about The Thomas Crown Affair, also one of our Legends of ‘99, a remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen-Faye Dunaway caper. Action director John McTeirnan pairs Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo in the lead roles, for a sexy update to the classic cat-and-mouse game between a wealthy art thief and a determined insurance investigator. The film employs – and also subverts – several heist movie tropes, but is the end result a new masterpiece or a cheap forgery of the original?

 

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

 

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You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #433; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Aug-Heist)

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Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re an East End card sharp, a handsome art thief, a trio of rogue soldiers, or eight feisty heisting heroines, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist! 

 

This week we’re talking about Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, also one of our Legends of ‘99, the movie that launched the acting careers of Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones, began the directing careers of Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn, spawned a short-lived TV series, and, along with The Limey, is the second Legend of ‘99 to heavily employ Cockney rhyming slang. Join us as we have a butcher’s at this farcical tale of four friends, two guns, and a whole lot of mistaken identity. 

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

 

For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com

You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #431; Spider-Man: Far From Home & SDCC 2019

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It’s Comic Con weekend and our spidey-senses are tingling with news and trailers from San Diego! But first we’re tackling the third second Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home! Picking up where Avengers: Endgame left our broken hearts, the latest spidey-flick starring Tom Holland sees our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler on a Euro-trip, with a Mysterio-us new player on the scene. But does this movie provide a satisfying denouement to Phase Three as we bid arriverderci to the Infinity Saga? Or is it bullocks? And which trailers from Comic Con make our peters tingle? Spoilers: it’s all of them!

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com

You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #430; I am Mother (Netflix)

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A handful of years ago Netflix jacked their prices and started  making TV shows and movies. It didn’t take us long to realize that they are much better at making TV shows. Yet for some reason we keep going back to the well of Netflix movies. Most likely it’s because they are free. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad , mostly they’re just free.  What will “I am mother” hold? Listen in and find out!

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com

You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #429; Batman (30th Anniversary)

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Thirty years ago, Batman swept into movie theaters, ushering in the modern era of comic book movie-making. Directed by Tim Burton, starring Jack Nicholson as the Joker, Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale, and Michael Keaton as the man who launched fifty thousand letters protesting his casting as Bruce Wayne. Despite a troubled production which saw a writer’s strike, budget overruns, stolen film reels, and intense skepticism of the film’s tone and direction, Batman became the biggest movie of the year and fifth highest-grossing film of all time by the end of its run. Batman became one of the biggest movie franchises of the ‘90s, with another film by Burton and Keaton, and two more directed by Joel Schumacher with Val Kilmer and George Clooney taking turns in the Batsuit. But thirty years later, after Christopher Nolan’s super-successful trilogy with Christian Bale, Ben Affleck’s less-successful turn, and the casting of Robert Pattinson as The Batman in Matt Reeves upcoming film, does this version still light up our Batsignal? Or is the joke on us?

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com

You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


#101 Spider-Man (Legends Vault)

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In honor of the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’re opening the Legends Vault and serving up a retro episode from our storied past. Sit back and enjoy “Spider-Man 2002” with Beef, Sean O’Hara, the Operator and John D. in Legends Podcast #101 from June of 2012. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming next week with Batman 1989! Enjoy the parade, and bring me pictures of Spider-Man!


Legends Podcast #428; Skyscraper (Action)

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We’re just past the summer solstice, and what better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than by watching The Rock climb the tallest building in the world? Another hit from the summer of 2018, Skyscraper featured Dwayne Johnson as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, set in a Towering Inferno-meets-Die Hard pyrotechnic spectacular. However, the film was less successful domestically than it was overseas, grossing only $68 million in North America while it stacked up $236 million in foreign cinemas, playing off its Hong Kong setting and diverse cast. But finances aside, does Skyscraper live up to our towering expectations? Or does this movie need to take the express elevator to the bargain basement?

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com

You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #427; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phanton Menace (Legends of ‘99)

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The highest-grossing movie of 1999 was the summer release of the long-anticipated return of Star Wars to the big screen. After Star Wars experienced a resurgence in the ‘90s thanks to the comic books, the Special Edition re-release of the original trilogy, and the “everything-but-the-movie” multimedia experiment Shadows of the Empire, George Lucas capped the decade with Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first installment of the nine-episode saga he originally planned. Taking place a generation before A New Hope, Episode I told the story of young Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader, here a precocious child. While the film was a box office and merchandising smash, it sparked bitter debate among fans, many of whom to this day will fly into a rage if you mention things like “midi-chlorians” or “Jar Jar Binks.” Still, there’s no denying that this movie exists, and as J.J. (Jar Jar?) Abrams gets set to wrap up the saga at the end of this year, Legends Podcast is joined by Jedi Master Kent from Arthouse Legends to discuss the movie that started it all… from a certain point of view.

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

 

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Legends Podcast #426; Crazy Rich Asians (Rom Com)

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The summer of 2018 saw a few breakout hits, but none more surprising than Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, which earned $238 million worldwide and came in at Number Seven at the domestic office between May and Labor Day. Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians boasted the first time a film featured a majority-Asian cast in a modern setting since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. And along with fellow 2018 megahit Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians proved that American audiences are craving diversity in films. Now Legends Podcast is taking a first class flight to Singapore to learn how to make dumplings the old fashioned way.

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

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You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com


Legends Podcast #425; The Mummy (Legends of ‘99)

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Man, it’s a hot one… like the Sahara in the midday sun. The summer movie season is upon us, what better time to revisit some classics from the Summer of ‘99? First up is the unexpected hit The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, which revived a long-buried horror franchise. The Mummy also paid homage to Hollywood adventure films like Raiders of the Lost Ark… which was paying homage to other Hollywood adventure films, proving that there’s nothing that can’t be dug up and brought back to life. Except, perhaps, The Mummy, as 2017’s Tom Cruise misfire proved. But twenty years later, does The Mummy of ‘99 still have the moves? Or should it stay under wraps?

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.

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You can find us on iTunes under ”Legends Podcast”. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail. You can find all our contact informations here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com