In this episode, we take a look at our November Bag of Destiny pick, the 2008 old timey football movie, Leatherheads! It’s a perfectly adequate movie that has a certain charm to it, but it’s nothing special. Sort of like restaurant meatloaf – filling, but not very flavorful. If you like George Clooney, you’ll probably have a decent time.
In this episode, we take a look at the 1968 Otto Preminger LSD fueled film, Skidoo! Eric loves this mess, Megan found it pretty bewildering. It’s full of a bunch of middle aged stars getting hip to the hippies of the counter-culture and jokes straight from the Jackie Gleason Show. Acid trips are less confusing. Also, Megan incorrectly identifies the director of Sunset Boulevard (it’s Billy Wilder, but the famous quote is about Cecile B. DeMille.)
In this episode, we take a look at the 1997 David Mamet con game film, The Spanish Prisoner! It’s a lesser known Mamet property that uses Steve Martin in a serious role as a bad guy and Campbell Scott as a boy scout inventor duped by Martin’s smooth operation. The movie’s plot twists and turns in the usual way for a con game, but it’s an enjoyable ride. Also, GO WATCH GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. Seriously.