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Reel Reviews – Special Roundtable – Sideways

Reel Review – Sideways Roundtable Discussion. As promised, I got together with the guys from Grape Radio for a great roundtable discussion of the film Sideways. We had a blast discussing the film and its impact on Merlot, Pinot Noir and the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara, California.

Enter the Sideways DVD give away:
(Entry Period has ended.) Here’s your chance to get in on the action – Fox Searchlight Pictures provided us with 5 copies of the DVD to give away. To enter, click on the “Email entry for Sideways contest” in the right-hand column under Sideways DVD Contest. Note: Double your chance to win by also entering at Grape Radio. The contest expires April 14th, 2005. Thanks again to DVDtalk for all their help. While you are at it, you can help support the podcast by voting here thanks! Update: winners have been announced.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Sideways (44:06min 20.3MB)
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Reel Reviews – Sideways

Reel Review #33: “Quaffable, but uh… far from transcendent. ” Yes, Miles is a bit of a wine snob, but this movie is not one to turn you nose up at. Sideways is one of the best reviewed and most recognized films of 2004, and deserves every bit of attention it received. Great writing and fantastic performances are combined for a “transcendent” movie going experience. It is time to take a look at Sideways. Also, listen for details on our Sideways giveaway courtesy of Fox Searchlight Films.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Sideways (18:41min 12.9MB)
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Reel Reviews – Assault On Precinct 13

Reel Review #32: “I got this plan. It’s called “Save Ass”. And the way it works is this – I slip outta one of these windows and I run like a bastard!” This film can best be summed up as Rio Bravo meets a 1970’s exploitation flick. John Carpenter puts together a fun film worth checking out. “Why would anybody want to shoot at a police station?” Find out.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Assault On Precinct 13 (17:52min 12.4MB)
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Reel Reviews – Contempt

Reel Review #31: “I love you. Totally… tenderly… tragically.” Today we look at the 1963 Jean-Luc Godard film, Contempt. Staring an international cast: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang. The film focuses both on a film within a film and the tragic loss of love between the two main characters. This is a film with intense visuals and ground breaking camera work that you will not soon forget. Check it out.

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Reel Reviews – Heat

Reel Review #30: “I do what I do best, I take scores. You do what you do best, try to stop guys like me.” Check out this Michael Mann written and directed film that puts Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on the screen together. A wild ride that blends action and drama. I go a little longer than usual, but can you blame me with so much great stuff to talk about. Check it out.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Heat (21:14min 14.8MB)
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Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Reel Review #29: “Nobody loses all the time.” Well, actually sometimes they do. This Sam Peckinpah classic is a tough film, a difficult film and one that rewards the viewer. Almost universally panned upon its release, by all but a few critics that saw the greatness hidden behind it tough exterior, today it is recognized as a classic. This is Peckinpah’s most personal film and one in which Warren Oates gives a performance to be remembered. The best synopsis of this film I have seen is: “the story of two losers who challenge destiny”. Time to see Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (16:22min 11.7MB)
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Reel Reviews – Get Shorty

Reel Review #28: “Sometimes you do your best work when you got a gun to your head.” Catch John Travolta on his upswing from Pulp Fiction as he hits on all cylinders in this terrific comedy from 1995. Get Shorty has it all; drug smuggling, loan sharking, the Mob and Hollywood. Filled out with an all-star cast including Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Renee Russo this is a film that you can count on for a good time.

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Reel Reviews – Raging Bull

Reel Review #27: Raging Bull is widely acknowledged as the best film from the Eighties. With expert guidance from Director Martin Scorsese and amazing performances turned in by Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci – Raging Bull is not one to be missed. A brand new Special Edition DVD release makes now a great time to dive into this spectacular film.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Raging Bull (16:32min 11.8MB)
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Reel Reviews – The Conversation

The Conversation

Reel Review #26: “He’d kill us if he had the chance.” The Conversation turns on this statement. Where the intonation resides has everything to do with what it means. This is a great film from the seventies written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He made this film between productions on the two Godfather films. This is one that should not be missed. I’m not following you. I’m looking for you, there is a big difference.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – The Conversation (16:17min 11.3MB)
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Reel Reviews – The Filth And The Fury

The FIlth And The Fury

Reel Review #25: “The Sex Pistols should have happened and did.” A fascinating documentary about one of the most notorious rock groups of all time. They lasted for little more than two years and released only one album but changed the face of music forever. Julien Temple takes us through the bands formation, rise to infamy and ultimate implosion on their American Tour. Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

Direct download: Reel Reviews – The Filth And The Fury (17:45min 12.3MB)
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