Crankcast Episode 161 – 20081107

crank! has a cold*sniffle*

This week on a Crankcast that’s late but better than the past couple… Taber’s back to talk about movies you can’t possibly have seen yet (unless, of course, you have) while crank! coughs and wheezes in the background.

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Episode 161 – Time: 70min. – File Size: 32.1mb

14 Responses to “Crankcast Episode 161 – 20081107”

  1. Marshall Says:

    Why do you guys think I don’t watch a lot of movies?
    And why am I the canary when Taber thinks Skottie will rant and rave and Mike’ll hate it too…??

    Tick Or Treat sounds cool.

    Zach and Mira was FUCKING AMAZING! a Raucous time!

  2. Henrik Says:

    As a fan of both Wrestling and Darren Aronofsky i am really looking forward to The Wrestler, have yet to hear anyone who didnt like it

  3. Terri D Says:

    Holy crap I finally got around to finding the cast again. There is a “The Crank Cast” movie or some shit and it kept popping up every time I ran a search.

    I am a bad fan.

  4. Will J. Says:

    Yes, you are a bad fan… as are we all!

  5. G. Noel Gross Says:

    Thanks for the plug, Taber!

    Sorry, NyQuil’d Crank, there’s no book.

  6. Mohaski Says:

    Just a quick, insignificant note – Quantum of Solace is based on a short story by Ian Fleming, from the collection “For Your Eyes Only”…

    Keep up the good work, guys…

  7. crank! Says:

    @Marshall: I don’t think you don’t watch movies, and I have no idea why anyone would think you’re a canary. You’re more like a jaybird. Or a pipsquak.

    @Henrik: It does sound interesting, but I can’t believe I’m saying that about a movie about wrasslin’.

    @Terri: Hi! I can’t believe you made the effort!

    @Will: shush, there are no bad fans just bad shows.

    @Noel: hahaha, yeh I gotta learn not to talk when I have no idea what I’m talking about.

    @Mohaski: thanks for the note, I wondered if they would keep adapting existing work. I need to get around to reading the books, I’ve heard they were great.


  8. Brendan H. Says:

    I finally got around to checking out the podcast and gotta say, good work guys! A damn fun listen.

    And as one of the friends who Taber got into the Trick R Treat screening, he’d dead on about it. That movie is a perfect throwback to great 80’s horror movies. It’s awesome. My only guess why it’s being held back from release: kids act like assholes and get killed. And it’s actual 12-year-olds playing 12-year-olds, not 24-year-olds as 12-year-olds. So while I consider killing kids a good thing in horror flicks, my guess is that issue has Warner Bros a bit scared.

    But yeah, Taber’s right. It’s awesome. Thanks again Taber for getting me into the screening! He’s also right on about The Wrestler, Role Models, and Synecdoche, NY.

  9. Taber Says:

    See, now that’s the kind of talkback I expect from our listeners! Especially such great comments like “..yeah, Taber’s right.”

    A side note on Trick R’ Treat: while it was the general consensus that WB was probably afraid to release the movie because it had dead kids, I saw Clint Eastwood’s Changeling this weekend, a Universal picture mind you, and there is more disturbing kid killing in that film than anything in Trick R’ Treat.

  10. Randy Siplon Says:

    Taber, don’t waste your time on ‘Sukiyaki Western Django’. It’s pretty unwatchable.

  11. crank! Says:

    Oh no… Brendan’s listening now? Only the Taber episodes I hope.


  12. Taber Says:

    Randy, I reviewed Sukiyaki Western Django on my last appearance on the podcast. I saw the film in the theater and actually kind of loved it. I thought it was one of Takashi Miike’s best films. However, if you don’t really follow Miike’s career then that last sentence means nothing to you and you were expecting a whole different kind of movie. I bought it on Blu-Ray and I look forward to watching it again.

  13. Randy Siplon Says:

    I guess I missed that episode. Maybe I need to give SWD another try. I just remember thinking it was a bad choice to film it in English considering most of the cast could not speak English very well. Wow, that really came off as racist, my bad. I love ‘Audition’ and ‘Ichi the killer’, so I think my expectations might have been too high. I also felt like Tarantino was hamming it up a bit too much, even by Tarantino standards.

  14. Taber Says:

    Actually the phonetic reading of the dialogue is one of the pleasures of the movie. It contributes to the overstylized, fantastic tone of the film. And for some reason I thought this film had the best “performance” by Tarantino he’s ever given. I liked how his brand of acting (i.e. bad) actually suited a movie like this.