Trapped in time due to an experiment gone awry, we leap into a random week of a random year, and talk about the hit movies, music, and headlines.
Nov 3-9, 1997: Starship Troopers/Tubthumping, With Steve Robinson
On this episode of Quantum Week it’s movie “Starship Troopers”, and song “Tubthumping” with special guest Steve Robinson, Exec Producer of the Kirk Minihane Show.
Feb 3-9, 2013: Argo/Locked Out of Heaven
On this episode of Quantum Week it’s movie “Argo” and song “Locked Out Of Heaven”. There’s some disagreement on Affleck’s direction, but consensus on the song. Does the Academy hate Big Ben? Plus Chris is slipping. How bad? Find out!
Feb 3-9, 2013: Silver Linings Playbook, Ho Hey
On this episode of Quantum Week, it’s movie “Silver Linings Playbook”, and song “Ho Hey”. A magnificent cast boosts this film above the romcom box critics try to put it in. Plus a ho-hum Ho Hey, 2:40 is too long of a listen some might say.
Nov 18-24, 2001: Heist/Hero
On this episode of Quantum Week it’s movie “Heist”, and song “Hero”. It’s Mamet-speak at it’s best/worst depending on your frame of reference. Plus a bottom five song, and we explore the vocal prowess of QWC.
Nov 18-24, 2001: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone/Family Affair
On this episode of Quantum Week, it’s movie “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone”, and song “Family Affair”. First off, a boring-minus repetitive song that doesn't belong atop the charts. And an ok movie with some good some bad. Plus headlines.
May 18-24, 1997: Austin Powers/Mmm Bop
On this episode of Quantum Week it’s May 1997 with movie “Austin Powers" and song “Mmm Bop”. The jokes are played out and the song's a bust, at least for one of us. But that’s when Quantum Week is at its best.
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Needs more well rounded-ness
Can be offensive and very close minded at times. However, I do love when they love or respect a film/song because the insight and educational benefit is there. The show could use some women and people of color who are also huge movie lovers with a love of a huge variety of film and music genres to boost the range of perspective. I love the shared stories from Chris and Matt because it really helps you get to know them bit by bit and see they are more than two grumpy old men (which is what I say to myself as I listen to them at times.) I like the structure of the show. The song at the beginning is fun.
I think if you are going to talk on something controversial maybe do way more research and maybe talk to someone that understands the weight of what it is you are talking about because you are on a platform and do have listeners that take your views and opinions to heart, I’m sure, so be very mindful of that.
It is for all these reasons that I give three stars because I appreciate the passion and time put in but I think in the future they will hopefully tweak things a little and hear the viewer. I’m all for the unpopular opinion but it has to be backed by more than “I just don’t get it.”
How to be a good film critic
A great love and knowledge of film -- but it can come from seeing many, many films and doesn't have to come from a grad program.
A strong notion of story: does the narrative work?
A strong and consistent critical voice. A lot of people have opinions; all good critics have a voice in words.
An understanding of the human condition -- the closer to Balzac or Chekhov or Austen (add in your favorites) the better.
A knowledge of their biases and how to see around them. I may not love sports movies, but I can appreciate the genius of Tin Cup. I am weary of male coming-of-agers, but I can be shown Moonrise Kingdom a second time and put that aside and appreciate the movie for the genius it is.
A willingness to laugh and to weep -- to be genuinely moved by films not be distracted by literal or figurative note-taking.
An ability to put aside one's mood or distractions in the theater and see the movie as the makers intended.
To see each movie fresh once the lights go down, and the images appear.
A willingness to change one's mind or stand one's ground against the throng as needed.
The strength to passionately champion artists and works that demand to be seen by a larger audience.
By Thelma Adams Author of Last Woman Standing and Film critic on Quora
This has become one of my favorite “go-to” podcasts. Great chemistry between these guys.
Very well produced