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Entries from December 2013

46. 2013 Round-up

December 23rd, 2013 · Comments

Well, another year has passed, and like everyone else on the Internet, Shot/Reverse Shot has decided to sit down and ask ourselves the question, "2013, what was all that about, then?"

In pursuit of an answer, Joe and Ed talk about the big news stories of the year, such as the proliferation of non-stories about imaginary Star Wars casting, the "Marvelisation" of cinema, changing modes of distribution, and why everyone hated Zach Braff's Kickstarter. They then get into specifics and talk about the most disappointing films of the year, why The Lone Ranger is secretly pretty good, and which films were so terrible they made them wonder if cinema is all it's cracked up to be. They round out the episode and the year by revealing the official Shot/Reverse Shot Top Ten films of 2013. It's a pretty great list, though that's as much due to 2013 being a pretty great year for films as it was down to the boys having amazing taste. So take a bow, 2013!

Thanks to everyone who has listened to the show this year. The feedback we receive from listeners is hugely important to us, as is the idea that anyone would listen to us in the first place. Thanks again, and here's to another good one in 2014.


Tags: Themed

45. Old Age

December 11th, 2013 · Comments

In an unexpected turn of events, the boys final finish their multi-podcast look at the Ages of Man in film, wrapping things up with Old Age. It's a good episode, with some significant issues touched upon. These include Hollywood's squeamish approach to old age, the monumental gap between Sean Connery and his love interests and whether or not Joe and Ed could continue this series with an episode on 'Shitty Ghost Movies'.

This episode also features a breathtaking bit of punnery from Ed.

Tags: ages of man