Dwarf Gloin (Peter Hambleton) is interviewed at the Wellington première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dan and Kailey try – and fail – to interview Advanced Style director Lina Plioplyte in Lithuania so decide to review the film instead. Plus, winners of the Studio Ghibli competition are finally announced.
This week’s reviews: Jake Gyllenhaal is a psychopathic news cameraman in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Jennifer Lawrence is a freedom fighter with some issues in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and a tame capuchin monkey gets lost in the jungle in Amazonia 3D.
Special guest Mike Dickison joins us to discuss the thorny subject of science in the movies — films that get it wrong, and some that get it right.
Dan and Kailey are joined by Sarah Watt, Liam Maguren, Tim Wong, David Larsen and Dominic Corry to celebrate the works of Ghibli, the famous Japanese animation studio, and talk about their favourite productions. They also review the Bill Murray vehicle St. Vincent and introduce the word “educashaming” to the world.
Special guest host (and exec producer) Tony Pratt joins us for an epic start to Season Two, so big that it has to be split into two parts. Part One features interviews with Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, The Dead Lands director Toa Fraser and a review of the comedy This is Where I Leave You starring Justin Bateman and Tina Fey.
Show Notes are coming after we post Part Two on Monday. Sorry…