Friday, July 30, 2010

Too Grumpy Critics podcast 301 - Your Summer In Stuff



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0:00:00 - Hooray, we're back! It's a brand new season of the Mildred and Spike Show! ...wait, what? Good news is that the audience have been hankering for some new episodes and will be thrilled that the show is back! Bad news is that all the emails and Tweets have been from people who all have Spike's last name.

0:03:10 - P&S detail the new format of "Too Grumpy Critics" which is startlingly like the format of "TPASS".

0:10:05 - Paul's Summer In Stuff was "lazier than Sarah Palin's fact-checker", but found the time to plough through the "History Of Middle Earth", which sounds like a text version of a director's commentary. It turns out that Paul doesn't have ADD, he's just a "Renaissance Soul", thanks to a book of the same name. Furthermore, he's been groovin' to Devo's new album "Something For Everybody" and the one one from former TPASS guest Mark Morriss' band The Bluetones "A New Athens". The show may well be doomed - Paul is now two movies away from completing the now infamous Ebert list of movies. What next??? German movie "Wings Of Desire" gets a thumbs up, though. The Hollywood remake... feh, not so much.

0:26:34 - Here's a very alliterative sentence; Spike's Summer in Stuff is super! Can you get hours of entertainment through three barrels of lost films? Yes, you can, if it's "Lost World Of Mitchell And Kenyon". The ghost of Oscar Wilde will be thrilled that Spike's picked up "The Picture Of Dorian Gray" for the first time in two decades. Why, you ask? Because there is only one thing worse than being talked about... And, there's not much you can say about the lost Dennis Potter play "Schmoedipus" other than that it's a Dennis Potter play that ticks all the boxes of a Dennis Potter play. Make out of that what you will.

0:37:00 - The commentariat have had their usual eclectic mix, including "True Blood", "Rin Tin Tin" and "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" (really!), "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", lots of love for "Inception", not much love for "Dr Who"... and MORE!

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