Archive for November, 2012

Review by Luke Whitmire   The masterful David O. Russell directs another enthralling and compelling oddball drama that centers on a bipolar son and his dysfunctional family. In the hands of Russell, Hollywood’s brilliant humanist  filmmaker, Silver Linings Playbook is easily the best romantic comedy of the year. Like his 2010 The Fighter, Russell’s subject […]

Review by Luke Whitmire   Robert Zemeckis returns to live-action filmmaking after 10 years with Flight, another instant classic on par with his previous cinema- Forest Gump, Back to the Future, What Lies Beneath and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. An absorbing, sophisticated morality play that accentuates real life issues.  

Sadly, Dion was lost in the heroic act of breaking Brian out of the big house, so J and Brian have come to remember and praise their fallen comrade… by pretty much doing what they were going to do anyway and talk about whatever floats their respective boats. Come, join our possibly bereaved duo as […]

Review by Luke Whitmire   Ang Lee, that great chameleon among contemporary directors, confects a visual marvel about a shipwrecked teenage boy stranded with a Bengal tiger on a life boat. Lee weaves a compelling, enchanting fable from Yann Martel’s best-selling novel of the same title published in 2001 that sold over 7 million copies. Like […]

Terry Moore deserves some kind of award. No, not the kind you win for making amazing comic books. He’s already won a couple of those. No, I mean he needs an award named after him, an award for skillfully telling addictively entertaining stories in serialized graphic form, stories featuring beautiful, empowered women, stories entirely outside […]

Where to begin… As the Podwits celebrate their 1 year anniversary, they discuss The Walking Dead, the fall of the Roman Empire, comic books, the decline of society, Family Guy and lay out a treatment for an ABC-Disney Sunday Night movie. Oh yeah, lest we mention that Brian is currently incarcerated on the Rykers Island Prison Barge […]

Many critics have recently been bringing up artists’ “quintessential” concerts, citing The Rolling Stones’ Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out or The Who’s Live At Leeds as examples. With the newly-remastered release of the Doors’ 1968 concert at the Hollywood Bowl, cleverly titled, The Doors Live at the Bowl ’68, this filmed performance is being hailed as the closest thing to a “quintessential” […]

Review by Luke Whitmire James Bond celebrates his fiftieth year on the big screen, and we are introduced to all the elements that make the mythology so endearing: the gadgets, the beautiful girls, the exotic locations, and the eccentric villains. Skyfall is the 23rd movie in the most successful film series of all time, and what […]

Lucas may have sold out to the Mouse House, but The Podwits are still independent originals!  But that won’t stop us from jumping on the bandwagon of those discussing this earth-shaking media news!  After all, we ARE Internet know-it-alls!  J and Dion also take a look back at the show that was one of Joss […]

This edition of “The Comic Spinner” is guest-written by the Podwits’ own J. Marcus.  Please feel free to forward all your complaints to him! With all the on-and-on I have been doing this past year on, Brian has been kind enough to ask me to answer a simple question regarding my favorite comic book […]