Comments on: Reel Reviews – Overnight Reel Reviews - Films Worth Watching Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:05:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: mandrake Sun, 30 Oct 2005 08:23:20 +0000 I saw “The Boondock Saints” on TV and thought enough about it to look it up on IMDB. Then forgot about it.

Heard this podcast, put “overnight” on my list. Just picked it up today and wow, what a lesson in hubris! I can walk to Melrose from where I live, and I always wondered what happened to J. Sloan’s.

Maybe I’ll do a “movies about movies” triple-feature night with “The Big Picture”, “The Last Shot”, and “Overnight”. 😉

By: Tim Mon, 22 Aug 2005 15:43:39 +0000 Michael,

I had never heard of Troy Duffy until I listened your show, so I put it in my Blockbuster queue and watched the film last night. Another great call; thanks! The story is pretty unbelievable to watch, but I would have liked to have seen more of Harvey Weinstein (or at least some more commentary about him). After all, he “made” Duffy, then “destroyed” him. How much success in Hollywood is anointed in such ways, I wonder?

At the end, it made me appreciate that at least Tarantino made two great films before he started swaggering around town 😉

By: Baron Tue, 09 Aug 2005 09:11:06 +0000 I have a friend that worked on Boondock Saints, she said Troy was ‘a dip’

By: Michael Thu, 04 Aug 2005 01:53:43 +0000 I was surprised to hear about the sequel. I’m curious to see how that turns out. I realize I never said much about The Boondock Saints. I think that if Miramax and Harvey had stayed behind the film with the original 15 million dollar budget the film would have done well. The story is interesting and properly promoted could have seen some box office success. Certainly enough to keep Troy’s career alive. The film itself is interesting and I’m curious how an extra 7-8 million in production budget would have effected the film. Ultimately Overnight is not about whether or not Troy is a talented story teller or Director, but about how he got in the way of his own opportunities.

By: Simen P. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 00:49:23 +0000 Great episode, as always.
The whole Troy story is quite interesting indeed. And although I have yet to see the documentary and thus all my thoughts on this issue are solemnly based on the ReelReviews episode, what seems to me like an even bigger shocker is the making of a sequel…by the very same man.

By: philip moze mozolak Wed, 03 Aug 2005 16:31:49 +0000 whats sad is they guy had this mafioso ideal of keeping his crew together and mixing friendship with business. of course by the end “Don” Duffy is left with no friends and the guys who made this make more cash then he did. Just cause it is Hollywood doesnt mean you dont have a work ethic. Mike, the scene with troy at the film school reminded me so much of filmschool anyway with students asking kinda hardnosed questions. what was funny is troy tempertantrum, he acts like such a baby meatheat almost to the point i thought he was gonna ARTEST that kid an climb over the seats after him.

worse yet Boondock is a cool movie thhat could have been evenbetter.