It’s the middle of the fall 2013 movie season and we are definitely in the thick of the heavy. Corey and Nikki return from NYC to discuss the fun things they tackled on their visit as well as some of the heavy hitters that will surely find a place on Oscar ballots in 2014 including 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Blue is the Warmest Colour. We also cover some of the other releases grabbing attention over the past couple weeks including Captain Phillips, Jackass: Bad Grandpa and Ender’s Game.
Stay tuned after our film review for our regular show and tell segment where we discuss topics like the new Christopher Guest television series, Family Tree as well as two films leading the race to the Academy Award Best Foreign film nomination list: the Bluegrass-tinged phenomena, Broken Circle Circle Breakdown from Belgium, and the Saudi Arabian film Wadjda, directed by Haifa Al-Mansour.
Opening track- If I Needed You- Broken Circle Breakdown OST
Total run time: 2:21:50
File Size: 129 MB
Stay tuned after our review for our chat on the films and pop culture that we have been enjoying and looking forward to in the coming months. We will have the rest of the crew back for Episode 97 soon.
Opening track: Shenzhou- Gravity OST- Steven Price
Interlude track: Debris- Gravity OST- Steven Price
Total run time: 2:03:48
File size: 114 MB
You always knew we were Harry Potter super-fans right? Well in this special extrasode we definitely prove that fact. This past summer Cindy, Greg, Corey and Nikki had a chance to experience Cineplex Odeon’s “The Summer of Potter” where the Yonge-Dundas theatre here in the heart of downtown Toronto screened all eight of the Harry Potter films theatrically week to week in July and August . It gave us all an opportunity to re-evaluate the Potter films from the Columbus era to the closing chapters with director David Yates. So take a listen as we sound off on our thoughts of all eight films and make sure to hear our rankings of all the films towards the end of the episode as well as favourite/worst moments.
Opening track: “Hedwig’s Theme”- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone OST (John Williams)
Closing track: “Do the Hippogriff”- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire OST (The Weird Sisters)
Total run time: 1:53:46
File size: 104 MB
Ahoy hoy!! We’ve got a full crew on board to discuss this week’s latest mash-up of new Fall TV, film (Enough Said, Prisoners) and of course the big Breaking Bad finale that brings an end to an era of amazing television. Stay tuned till the end for our regular Show and Tell segment of pop culture meatiness!!
Closing track: All Along The Watchtower (Battlestar Galactica theme- season 3)
Total run time: 1:41:20
File size: 92.8 MB
Septemeber 5-15th, 2013 saw the return of the biggest event for cinema in Toronto (and even North America): The 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival!! Join Greg, Nikki, and Corey for a mammoth-sized run-down of all the films they got a chance to see, including the TIFF Audience award winner, director Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE including previews of some of fall’s most hotly anticipated including PRISONERS, LABOUR DAY, and Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi thriller GRAVITY.
Total run time: 2:38:20
File Size: 144 MB
It’s festival time again!! The Toronto International Film Festival (September 5-15, 2013) makes its way back into town with an incredible array of films that will appeal to celebrity chasers, genre lovers and the just plain film crazy as the fest will be offering the best of what international cinema has to offer.
Join us for a conversation on our most anticipated films for this year’s event. Paolo Kagoan of Entertainment Maven joins for a second year to discuss all of our picks.
In the coming weeks we will be back to discuss all the films we had a chance to see!! Happy Festing!
Total run time: 1:21:18
File Size: 74.5MB
Corey and Greg get caught up on the biggest movies that are closing out Summer 2013- big and small- including Blue Jasmine, Elysium, and the third edition of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End.
Stay tuned for our regular SHOW AND TELL segment where we tackle more pop culture talk and movies we have seen. Episode 93 will be up soon where we talk up our top picks for the upcoming TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL taking place here in Toronto, Canada, September 5-15, 2013.
Total run time: 1:34:50
File size: 86.9 MB
Corey guest hosts the Movie Club Podcast #27: Naked Lunch and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Take a listen as CMC regular Corey Pierce guest hosts the 27th edition of The Movie Club Podcast where they reviewed David Cronenberg’s “Naked Lunch” and the comedic paring of Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story”.
FLASHBACK TIME!! Follow us back to July 2011 where we recorded a fun show (Episode #46: The One With Corey’s Underwear) on our favorite films that evoke the summer season. We will be back in the coming weeks with reviews of THE CONJURING, ELYSIUM, BLUE JASMINE and much, much more in our regular Show and Tell segment.
TIFF 2013 is soon upon us as well and we will be tracking all of our most anticipated films in the coming weeks- can’t wait!!
Total Run Time: 1:11:40
File Size: 32.8 MB
So… the crew at CriticalMassCast has been a little busy this summer- Greg headed to Boston for a bit, Ryan saw the big Beyonce concert here in Toronto and all of us have been taking in the deluge of good and bad that the summer movie season has to offer. So… the crew at CriticalMassCast has been a little busy this summer- Greg headed to Boston for a bit, Ryan saw the big Beyonce concert here in Toronto and all of us have been taking in the deluge of good and bad that the summer movie season has to offer. I n this episode we review the latest from director Noah Baumbach in FRANCES HA, the current offering from Nicholas Winding-Refn, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, as well as the sex comedy THE TO-DO LIST, the debut from director Maggie Carrey. Corey and Nikki also talk up the most recent edition of SHORTS NOT PANTS- a short films blowout at the Carlton Cinemas.
Stay tuned to the end of the show for our regular SHOW AND TELL segment where we talk up the Sundance pleaser, FRUITVALE STATION, the Netflix series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, the Metal Pop band, AMARANTHE , and the comedy stylings of KUMAIL NANJIANI of Comedy Central
Opening Track: Original Doctor Who theme
Closing track: Automatic- by Amaranthe
Total Run time: 1:39:28
File Size: 91.0 MB
It’s summer which mean’s we are being deluded by giant robots, horrific monsters, and…. tour guides? Andrew Parker of Dorkshelf joins Corey and Nikki to discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s latest as well as Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours. Also stay tuned for discussions on Despicable Me 2, the Way Way Back, and our SHOW AND TELL segment for even more glorious media evangelism.
Opening track: John Grant- “GMF”
Outro music: Gryffindors (Katy Perry Parody)
Total run time: 1:33:35
File Size: 85.4 MB