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Entries from December 2017

191. 2017 Wrap-Up

December 30th, 2017 · Comments

As the last hours of 2017 slip away, Matt and Ed sit down to look back on the past 12 months and discuss the highs and lows. What movies were shocking successes? What films flopped unexpectedly? And what were the prevailing stories that leapt out to them? They also discuss David Ayer's Bright, a late but strong contender for worst film of the year, before running down the ten best films of the year, as chosen by Shot Reverse Shot's guest contributors.

00:00:00 - 00:03:06 - Intro

00:03:07 - 00:30:50 - A rundown of some of the big news stories of the year

00:30:51 - 00:47:35 - Matt and Ed discuss Bright and other cinematic lowlights

00:47:36 - 00:50:32 - Honourable Mentions

00:50:33 - 01:40:07 - The Shot/Reverse Shot Top Ten Films of 2017

01:40:08 - 01:40:47 - Outro

 

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190. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 18th, 2017 · Comments

It's December, and you know what that means: new Star Wars! Matt and Ed search their feelings and discuss the considerable merits of Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, and their own wildly different responses to its bold aesthetics, thrilling action sequences, and surprising complexity.

It goes without saying that there are a lot of spoilers. Like, tons. 

00:00:00 - 00:19:30 - Intro & News

00:19:31 - 01:41:44 - Matt & Ed discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi

01:41:45 - 01:47:30 - SRS Recommends & Outro

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189. The Disaster Artist (with Louise Le Cornu)

December 11th, 2017 · Comments

This week saw the release of James Franco's The Disaster Artist in the U.K., as well as its wide release in the U.S. Based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, Franco's movie tells the story of the making of The Room, the legendarily terrible "drama" directed by Tommy Wiseau. Matt talks with guest Louise Le Cornu about The Room in general, his experiences organising screenings of the film, and the clear love and affection for it on display in The Disaster Artist, then rejoins Ed to talk about the cult fascination surrounding Wiseau, and the ways in which Franco draws out the pathos of an outlandish figure. They also talk about candle-making, whether John Goodman would be a good dinner guest, and dinosaur court cases. It's a silly one.

You can watch David Ehrlch's Best Films of 2017 countdown video here.

You can watch Sufjan Stevens' Tonya Harding video here.

 

00:00:00 - 00:09:19 - Intro

00:09:20 - 00:34:26 - News

00:34:27 - 01:10:06 - Matt & Louise talk about The Room

01:10:07 - 01:36:26 - Matt & Ed talk about The Disaster Artist

01:36:26 - 01:42:06 - SRS Recommends & Outro

 

 

 

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188. Justice League

December 3rd, 2017 · Comments

Matt and Ed trudged to cinemas on their respective sides of the Atlantic to watch Justice League, the film that was meant to be the DC universe's answer to The Avengers, but which has underperformed to a startling degree. They discuss the film's difficult production, the missteps that Warner Bros. took over multiple movies that led to Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon having to introduce half the cast of the movie instead of getting on with the plot, and what, if anything, about the movie gives them hope for future DC movies. They also talk end up talking about awards season, the Infinity War trailer, and SM:TV Live.

 

00:00:00 - 00:04:16 - Intro

00:04:17 - 00:40:25 - News

00:40:26 - 01:35:42 - Matt and Ed discuss Justice League

01:35:43 - 01:45:16 - SRS Recommends & Outro

 

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