Focusing on the media, "Lass is More" sits down with the individuals who make the movies and shows that people are, or will be, talking about. The things we watch are not created in a vacuum, but rather as responses to far larger thoughts and issues. From why someone took a role to what it means to them to where they’re going next, we put the pieces of the puzzle together. The "Lass is More" podcast gets to the core of the issue, offering perspective on both the people involved in a project, and the project itself.
Meanderings #227: Henry Jones Jr. in 4K
Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the release of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the Indiana Jones movies are now out on 4K. All four of them. We would say, "don't get us started on that last movie," except that the last movie is not only exactly what we talk about a lot this week, but also about to not be the last movie. Listen and we promise we won't offer our explanation of why "Temple of Doom" is the best.
Meanderings #226: Getting to Know "Biomutant"
At the end of May, THQ Nordic published the open world RPG, "Biomutant." That means that we have spent weeks playing the game and are ready to start talking about it. This then is the first of two planned installments where we discuss the title, what it is, what works, what doesn't, and just why our planet is in danger.
Meanderings #225: "Super 8" and what J.J. Abrams Knows
"Super 8" is now out on 4K and even if Josh didn't love it when it was in theaters, seeing it this time, he did. This week's episode takes a look at exactly what Abrams gets right with the film and his other movies. Unquestionably, the director has a style to which he returns and maybe the brilliance of his work is that it echoes some of the reasons this podcast exists.
Meanderings #224: "My Fair Lady" and Making the Good, Great
Out this week on 4K UHD is the classic movie, "My Fair Lady." Winner of eight Academy Awards, the movie is still something special. You know what sticks with a lot of people, myself included, about it though? That ending. Today we take a look at that closing and wonder what it could have been like with someone else in the role.
Meanderings #223: Creating Webs of Movies
Would you like to play a game?
This week, we're going to look at movies in a new way: as webs. Surely you've had this happen to you -- you watch one movie and it convinces you to watch something else and then something else and on and on down the line. It's all tied back into the first movie, sometimes in more ways than one, but it can get pretty far afield. Let's discuss...
Meanderings #222: "Speed," "Shrek," and Doing Old Right
The past week has seen both "Speed" and "Shrek" arrive on 4K UHD. These are both great movies. They were great when they first came out in theaters and they're still great today. Here's the thing about them though -- they both follow paths created by others; they're not great because they're doing something that has never been done before, they're great because they do it so well.
Interesting dialogue with the guests, enjoyed it.
Insightful...relevant...and fun! Can't wait to tune into more!