Posts by Pete Wright

Disney’s Robin Hood

How influential was this film on people’s impressions of the Robin Hood tale? Does the animation style hold up? How about the voice actors? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

The Film Board returns from hiatus this week and we figured that we’d welcome everyone back in by answering the question – “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” now showing in theaters. The Richard Linklater film stars Cate Blanchett and is based on the book by Maria Semple.

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Robin and the 7 Hoods

Is this a better Rat Pack film than ‘Ocean’s Eleven’? How does ol’ Blue Eyes do as Robin Hood? Does it translate to gangster era Chicago? Tune in to this week’s episode to get these answers and more!

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The Incredible Hulk (1977)

The second episode of our MMM break takes us back to the 1977 film — and series pilot — that built Hulk-love into a generation of 70s and 80s kids.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

How does Errol Flynn compare to Douglas Fairbanks? Does this version of Robin Hood hold up as one of the best still? How did they do those arrow-in-the-chest stunts? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Robin Hood (1922)

Is Douglas Fairbanks as iconic a Robin Hood as Errol Flynn? What’s up with Lady Marian’s surname? How does Robin Hood slide down that tapestry so brilliantly? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Yesterday

There have been some great British music biopics in the last year. They tend to garner some criticism for the way that history is manipulated to make movie drama. Also each one handles the original artists’ music in different ways. This month, Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” was released in theaters and it shares with us the joy and the experience of The Beatles’ music by imagining a world where they didn’t exist.

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IM126: Avenger Initiative

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute talk about Nick Fury’s surprise appearance, Robert Downey Jr.’s initial thoughts on the scene, and Edgar Wright’s suggestion to Jon Favreau that led to a franchise expectation

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IM125: Ratio of Table Ladies

in which Andy, Pete, and guest Tommy Handsome from TNR’s Film Board and the What’s That Smell? Podcast talk about Robert Downey Jr.’s suits, Scarlet Letters title work, and mystery song cues

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Autumn Sonata

Was it worth the wait to finally get Ingrid and Ingmar together? Does the film hold up as Ingrid’s last theatrical film? How is it possible it didn’t start on the stage? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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