Ep. 91 – Doctor Strange, MondoCon/RiffTrax Live recap, and a preview of our next Cinema On Tap screening

November 7, 2016 by  
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This week on The CineSnob Podcast, Cody and Jerrod review Doctor Strange, recap MondoCon 3 and RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls, and preview our next Cinema On Tap screening at Big Hops Huebner.

[00:00-35:07] Intro/MondoCon/RiffTrax Live recap

[35:07-52:54] Review: Doctor Strange

[52:54-1:03:58]Wrap up/tease

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Doctor Strange

November 4, 2016 by  
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Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwitel Ejiofor
Directed by: Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”)
Written by: Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”), Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) and C. Robert Cargill (“Sinister”)

At 14 movies in, Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe is humming along rather well. After two lackluster releases in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” in 2015, the studio stormed back this year with the certifiably-fantastic “Captain America: Civil War” and vanquished its longtime rival DC Comics in the battle for critical acclaim, because no one really liked “Batman v. Superman” or “Suicide Squad” all that much, volume of Harley Quinn Halloween costumes notwithstanding.

Anyway, here we are at “Doctor Strange,” Marvel’s latest effort in its (so-far) successful attempt to expand their theatrical bench using superheroes not quite as known to the general public. Doctor Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is quickly explained as a mustachioed sorcerer with a high-collared cape and a giant amulet around his neck. Hardly Halloween costume material.

We begin quickly with a look at Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a hot-shot, egotistical surgeon bearing more than a passing resemblance to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark whose career is put in jeopardy after a high-speed, distracted driving Lamborghini crash leaves him without the use of his hands. After exhausting the limits of medical science and the patience of his on-again/off-again girlfriend Christine (Rachel McAdams), Strange travels to Nepal to solicit help from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who isn’t some sort of faith healer but a sorcerer supreme. She offers to teach him the ways of sorcery to win back the ability to use his hands—oh, and maybe fight in an impending magical war, to boot.

The film seems to know it has a lot of ground to cover to get Strange from surgeon to sorcerer, and as a result the first half of “Doctor Strange” at times feels equal parts plodding and hasty. This is, after all, another origin story, and this far in, the setup portions of these films start to feel longer and longer. The movie perks up, though, when it finally gives way to a special effects bonanza, starting with a sentient cape reminiscent of Aladdin’s magic carpet and continuing on to a kaleidoscopic, geometric rearranging of the New York City skyline and a climax that plays with the passage of time in clever, head-tripping ways. Even as the most self-contained Marvel movie since “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Doctor Strange” is careful to toss in references to the Avengers, its own Infinity Stone, and the assurance that, of course, Doctor Strange will return.

Ep. 28 – Citizenfour, The Babadook, The One I Wrote For You, Orci out as director of Star Trek 3, Sony Pictures’ major hack, and even more comic book casting news

December 7, 2014 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Citizenfour,” “The Babadook,” and “The One I Wrote For You.” They also talk about Roberto Orci leaving as director of Star Trek 3, Sony Pictures being hacked, and the comic book film casting news for “Suicide Squad” and “Doctor Strange.”

[0:00-6:06] Intro, talkin’ Teddy Grahams and Happy Meals
[6:06-18:01] Roberto Orci out of Star Trek 3 director’s chair
[18:01-32:14] Sony Pictures hacked
[32:14-43:44] Comic Book Casting news: Will Smith and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange
[43:44-1:00:44] Citizenfour
[1:00:44-1:18:40] The Babadook
[1:18:40-1:36:55] The One I Wrote For You
[1:36:55-1:39:49] Teases for next week and close.

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Ep. 19 – Gone Girl, Adam Sandler’s moving to Netflix, a Zombieland sequel, Joaquin Phoenix out of the running for Doctor Strange, and our Netflix picks.

October 6, 2014 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Gone Girl.” They also discuss Adam Sandler signing a four-movie deal for movies exclusively for Netflix, a “Zomebieland” sequel and Joaquin Phoenix being out of the running for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

[0:00-4:25] Intro; Everyone is tired and Jerrod bought a Disneyland jacket
[04:25-18:57] Adam Sandler signs a four-picture deal with Netflix.
[18:57-27:03] Zombieland sequel is coming
[27:03-36:54] Joaquin Phoenix no longer in talks to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange
[36:54-50:49] Gone Girl
[50:49-1:01:28] Gone Girl Spoiler Talk
[1:01:28-1:08:24] Gone Girl Wrap-up
[1:08:24-1:34:53] No Ticket Required – Netflix picks
[1:34:53-1:41:38] Teases for next week and close

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