Monday, September 27, 2010

The Week: Do Some Movies Date Badly?

Thanks goes to Malcolm who sent us this email with a great idea for this week's topic:

"Which personal favourite movies in your own collection have lost their appeal to the younger generation, and why?  Which films WILL last the sands of time and appeal for many generations to come?"

So there you have it:  Which movies do you think have dated so badly so as to be alien to current generation(s), and which movies will be forever beloved by all and sundry?

If you have a Facebook or a Twitter account, you can use them to log in at www.paulandspike.com and comment.  Otherwise, you can send us your thoughts via The Usual Address.  Answers in by 6pm US/e, 11pm UK time on Wednesday the 29th of September s'il vous plait!  (that means 'or else', in Spanish)

Here are Malcolm's examples, to give you some inspiration -

Lost their appeal (from personal experiences with younger generations) :

High Society (is the music now just dated ?)

The Wizard Of Oz (lost it’s magic ?)

Looney Tunes Cartoons (especially Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn… is there maybe too much choice in animation these days with multiple TV Channels all churning out their own)

Marx Brothers Movies… (is slap-stick a thing of the past now ?)

Maybe a controversial choice this, but The Monty Python Movies ???  (Do current teenagers find this as amusing as we all did in our late teens?)

Standing (or will stand) the test of time :

ET (maybe ahead of it’s time dealing with the possibility of life in outer space whilst playing with human emotions)

Arsenic and Old Lace ( engaging characters, a twisting story and comedy acting which matches the very best)

Young Frankenstein ( sorry, I’m just a big Mel Brooks fan who thinks this is timeless, like the original book by Mary Shelley…)

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Friday, September 24, 2010

podcast #309 - Pantsless

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In this thrilling episode of Too Grumpy Critics, you'll find out who in Hollywood needs a sandwich, where to find the original Star Wars, and what the next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club will be. All sans pants.

0:00:00 - Nudity, eh? So it's going to be one of those shows, is it?

0:02:10 - Quality correspondence regarding last week's show; an email regarding Paul's review of "The Hangover", and three catching up on last week's Too Grumpy Movie Club pick, 'Flash Gordon'. One turns the movie into a wordy dissertation on a remote Scottish island, one has a terrible pun regarding scant literature in Essex, and one takes the word "flash" to horrifying extremes.

0:03:17 - Light week for Pablo this week, watching "Atonement" in full and re-living his childhood with a beautifully re-mastered (and anamorphic) fan version of the original "Star Wars", where Han shoots first and there's not even a whisper of it being episode four of anything.

0:27:35 - Busier week for the Spikester, taking in the Mythbusterseque "Bang Goes The Theory", trying to wrangle a fancy HD DVR from Dish Network, and enjoying two - count 'em - two paid iPod apps, "EyeTV" and "TuneIn Radio". Also, find out why "All The President's Men" is the benchmark for conspiracy nutjobs.

0:52:11 - In two weeks (October 8th) we'll be talking about the next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club - Martin Scorsese's "After Hours". It's available for instant streaming on Netflix in the US and on LoveFilm in the UK. Find it, rent it, DVR it, find it through perfectly legal means, however you watch it, let us know what you thought. We'll need your responses by October 6th at 6pm US/e, 11pm UK. To comment, you can log in using your existing Faceboor or Twitter accounts at PaulAndSpike.com, or you can send us an email to The Usual Address. Feel free to make the subject line 'Surrender Dorothy!'

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Friday, September 17, 2010

podcast #308 - Too Grumpy Movie Club: "Flash Gordon" (1980)

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This week, P&S and their ludicrously intelligent audience discuss "Flash Gordon" in the Too Grumpy Movie Club.

0:00:00 - What's more important; drinks or introductions?

0:02:45 - To begin Paul's Week In Stuff is "The Hangover", a film that apparently everyone (including former guest The Film Geek) has been gushing over. Will Paul join the gush, or will he think it mush? Is it possible to link Jay Leno and 'Deluxe Paint' on the Commodore Amiga and Conrad Poohs to Anne Hathaway? You betcha, and it's all because of the movie "Passengers". I think they're pretty drunk at this point. (Paul&Spike - not Jay Leno, Conrad Poohs or Anne Hathaway. As far as we know.) Sixties cheapo animation-tastic "Spider-Man" swings from one familar skyscraper to another and into Paul's DVD player, and a long-awaited blowing off of dust of the original "Star Wars" movie prompts a discussion over who shot first. (Watt's on second, Iduno's on third, etc)

0:30:00 - A quiet week in stuff for the Spikester, including rifling vicariously through the great British public's private reels in "The Home Movie Roadshow", there's wooden questions ahoy in an in-house documentary about The Stanford Prison Project, and a viewing of Cosmos, following Paul's glowing review last week. But could it be true...? Was Carl Sagan a jerk? And is "IT Crowd" writer Graham Linehan really BFF's with Spike?

0:42:57 - homework time! Two weeks ago, as part of the Too Grumpy Movie Club, we asked you to watch 1980's "Flash Gordon". Response was amazing, with reviews ranging from positive to negative to "I'll just send a list of quotes from the theme song".

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Friday, September 10, 2010

podcast #307: "That Burt Reynolds Laugh"

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This week: haa haaaaaaaaa!

0:00:00 - Quick reminder about next week's Too Grumpy Movie Club, which you have scant time to track down and let P&S know what you think. It's going to be 1980's "Flash Gordon", so if you love it or hate it or have any thoughts, get in touch toute de suite at The Usual Address, or sign in at PaulAndSpike.com with your existing Facebook or Twitter accounts and comment.  

0:06:37 - Good news turns to bad news regarding the DVD release of the cinematic classic "MegaForce", the climactic flying motorcycle scene you will have seen in the "Youtubic Addendum" post at PaulAndSpike.com. But fear not, the bad news turns back into good news as something that threatens to be a show meme rears it's line-gaffing head. Haa haaaaaaa.  

0:11:10 - Show friend AllClick recommended "Shiver" to Paul, to start his week in stuff. (Show amigo AllClick recomendado "Shiver" a Pablo, para empezar su semana en la materia.) Potential spoiler alert for "The Book Of Eli" as P&S reveal the title of said book in the review. Doors doco "When You're Strange" starts a discussion on Jim Morrison; if he hadn't died, would he be dead by now? Work that one out. The universe gets smaller (but Spike gets more frantic) with Paul's viewing of Carl Sagan's masterpiece "Cosmos". US-based non-Netflixers can watch it bullions and bullions of times for free (with limited commercial interruption) at Hulu. Finally, what's chicken soup for Paul's soul? It's reading "The Fellowship Of The Ring" out on the addition to the deck his daughter is building. Nice.

0:28:48 - Spike's been getting handy (with the help of his mum... aaw!) with two knackered iPods and, in the process, re-discovered some good music (Will To Power excluded). First up was the Crash Test Dummies' 1995 masterpiece "God Shuffled His Feet", followed by some free music by Tom Robinson. For all you non-geeks, the update on UVB-76, the Russian buzzing station, starts at 38:18 and ends at 45:55. Don't crash your car trying to skip forward, you XYN's. Also, find out why Tim Roth's performance as a skinhead makes very uncomfortable viewing of Fox's "Lie To Me". Do you want a time check on the Dr Who discussion as well? Oh, alright then. It starts at

51:31 and ends at 55:37, but it does feature a fascinating discussion on how Colin Baker, as Paul's first doctor, altered his perception of the doctors who came bef... oh, never mind. You don't care.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Too Grumpy Movie Club: Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash! ppcchhheeww! aah-aaaahhh! Saviour of the u-ni-verse! ner ner ner-ner ner NER!

That's the sound of Queen, and what better band to score one of the campest movies of the 20th century, right kids? It's Paul's turn on the Too Grumpy Movie Club and, inspired by a stunning new BluRay transfer of the - ahem - classic, has tossed the green egg/football thing to you, for your opinion.

Grab a hold of the movie any way that you can (Netflix has it, but not on instant streaming; ditto Love Film), and let us know what you think. Is it your first time seeing it? Maybe it's your last time. Loved it? Hated it? Indifferent? tell us at The Usual Address, or sign in with your existing Facebook or Twitter account at PaulAndSpike.com and leave a comment.

We'll need your thoughts by Wednesday the 15th of September at 6pm us/11pm uk at the latest, so get cracking!.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

podcast #306 - Booze, Buzz and Space


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You'll learn all sorts this week. Good booze from bad booze, why rhino poaching and malaria are problems in Africa, you'll get a crash course in marketing, you'll hear what makes a good director, and what's been buzzing in Russia for thirty years.

0:00:00 - P&S act as wonderful role models for today's youth by sampling some booze. Paul's got the "ee dubya" bourbon, Spike's guzzling whiskey and beer with a hole in it. How does this relate to Apple computers and African mosquito nets? Oh, you'll be surprised.

0:15:42 - Paul's Week In Stuff has been varied, including episodes two and three of the new BBC "Sherlock" series. He enjoyed episode one immensely, and there have been plenty of "aha!" moments, but will episodes two and three fare as well? Some surprising praise for Cusack and Jackson in Stephen King's "1408", and they get geeky on what makes a good horror director. Houston, we have no problem with the documentary "For All Mankind", which features no narration, no talking heads and no "doo-dee-doo-doo-doo". You can see clips on YouTube, and user TheBigMamo sums it all up beautifully, "This film has been posted on youtube for almost 2 years, and it has less than 10,000 hits. Post a vid of a panty-less Brittany Spears getting out of a car, and it will quickly reach 10,000,000. Our priorities as a species are completely upside down." And how, Big Mamo. And how.

0:34:50 - Netflix (drink!) have released their iphone/ipod touch application, where subscribers can watch movies on their device of choice. First movie Spike chose to test it out was Orson Welles' "F For Fake", the first 25 minutes of which he is able to condense into one crowded sentence. His media intake has had much ubuntu, after listening to some surprising news stories on the South African talk station Talk Radio 702. There's not much of an argument for furthering cultural education by listening to creepy Russian shortwave buzzing station UVB-76, though. That's just geeky. If, however, you want to join the hunt for barking dogs or the Russian spelling alphabet, you can listen to it live here. Plots are hatched for P&S to set the shortwave enthusiast world aflame using only a pickle. On the nightstand, "The Lesbian Community" was worth every cent he paid for it... but is the last page there?

0:59:50 - The new Too Grumpy Movie Club entry swings to Paul this time, who - for reasons best known to himself - has chosen the 1980 version of "Flash Gordon". Diiiiiive! So, seek it out, watch it and get in touch with your thoughts. Did you love it? Did you hate it? First time seeing it? Last time seeing it? You can write as much or as little as you wish and send it to The Usual Address, or log in with your existing Twitter or Facebook accounts and leave your thoughts at PaulAndSpike.com

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