Dan and Kailey are joined by Doug Dillaman from Lumiere Reader to discuss two new music-themed films: jazz drum drama Whiplash and the Mick Jagger-produced biography of James Brown, Get On Up. Dan also talks to Aaron Yap from NZ’s Fatso DVD-by-mail service about the state of home video and hi-definition in this country.
Listen as Doug accidentally X‑rates a perfectly innocent biopic!
Kailey is sick this week so Doug Dillaman fills in along with special guest Sarah Watt from the Sunday Star-Times: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Calvary are reviewed and Dan interviews Dan Barrett from Weta Digital about performance captured apes. (Sorry, this one is a bit epic. We need a clock in the studio.
Doug Dillaman joins Kailey and Dan to do three things — tell us about his feature film Jake which is screening in Auckland at the moment and arrives in Wellington next week; he helps us review the new Transformers: Age of Extinction which may or may not have made it to US$100m in box office on opening weekend; and we chat about the delightful animated French film Ernest and Celestine which finally opens around the country today.
This week: Alyx Duncan’s The Red House, guest reviewer Doug Dillaman (@dillamonster) tells us what it was like to see and hear Crispin Hellion Glover in Auckland, Kailey reviews Mark Wahlberg in Broken City and Simon’s topic is a different city, A Lady in Paris.