On this episode, John D’Amico, Jenna Ipcar and I are joined via phone by Tommy Wiseau, the producer, writer, director, and star of the cult classic The Room and the new Hulu series The Neighbors! We discuss the upcoming live RiffTrax of The Room that is showing via satellite to over 700 theaters May 6th and 12th, and talk all about his work. Plus, questions from the mailbag, and Chloe Pelletier with her thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron!
While I’d been pretty much enjoying myself over the past several films, there’s been one looming in the distance, like an ominous storm cloud slowly moving towards me: Blue Hawaii. The one Elvis film to rule them all. The movie that set the formula for all Elvis films after it, and supposedly marked the beginning of a steep decline in quality.
But first, Wild in the Country:
On this episode I’m joined by Chloe Pelletier via Skype for a 1-on-1 about food in film! A delicious topic! If you like food, you will like this one. Plus, questions from the mailbag, of course!
DVD Tips & Tricks – #1 | Cody Clarke
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When we last spoke I’d seen King Creole, a movie I greatly enjoyed. After King Creole, Elvis was shipped off to the army, his mother died, he met his future wife Priscilla, and he picked up an unhealthy addiction to barbiturates. Couple that with John Lennon’s famous “Elvis died when he went into the army” quote, and it seemed I might be in for a precipitous drop in quality.
I was feeling optimistic though, I mean the last two were fun. And while none of the films so far has been life-alteringly great, none of it’s been unwatchable either. Granted, my tolerance for the unwatchable is notoriously high, but still—so far, this journey has quite honestly been slightly better than anticipated.