Killer Casting
Killer Casting
Jan 1, 2021
011: 2020 Wrap Up !
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Yeah yeah .. .we KNOW that technically some of these films have 2019 release dates, but we *saw* them in 2020 and … c’mon give us a break please #2020 Lisa says check out Ma Rainey's Black Bottom … errr .. only she doesn’t.  All will be revealed, just listen on … Brian digs up some great, easily-missed gems. Meanwhile Dean puts on his grumpy face and dishes dirt on his nomination for the LEAST deserving Best Picture film of all time … (mainly because it happened in the year his beloved Blade Runner 2049 was not even NOMINATED). Yes Academy ... Dean is looking at you ! So this episode is a love-in for the stuff that nourished us throughout this shit-show, forever to be known as 2020.

 

BREAKING!  Lisa has been working with acclaimed director Taika Waititi (Thor, Jo Jo Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) to cast his new series Reservation Dogs. More here https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/taika-waititis-2021-schedule-reservation-dogs-1234607085/

 

And now, on with the show ..

Lisa’s special mentions for 2020 include: ‘I May Destroy You’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11204260/

‘The Great' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235759 ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10514222/

‘Small Axe’. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464896/

‘The Old Guard’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7556122/ 

‘Palm Springs’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9484998 

“Bridgerton’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8740790 

 

Brian gives his big Texan love to; Jason Segel’s ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1768341273?playlistId=tt8965666&ref_=tt_ov_vi Nick Offerman’s ‘Devs’

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi4116627225?playlistId=tt8134186&ref_=tt_ov_vi And Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Im Thinking of Ending Things’

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi4234919449?playlistId=tt7939766&ref_=tt_ov_vi

 

 

Meanwhile, Dean was riveted by the retro-modern Tom Hanks WW2 drama ‘Greyhound’

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3256991257?playlistId=tt6048922&ref_=tt_ov_vi

 

And if you enjoyed that movie you will LOVE this hour long deep dive (sic) interview with Tom on the AMAZING Dan Carlin’s podcast Hardcore History Addendum. Check that out here

https://podcastnotes.org/hardcore-history/ep12-wolf-pack-hunting-with-hanks-tom-hanks-on-dan-carlins-hardcore-history-addendum/ Dean got his wetsuit on to watch two underwater doco’s, ‘My Octopus Teacher’

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3668033817?playlistId=tt12888462&ref_=tt_ov_vi

 

And ‘Last Breath’ https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3035282457?playlistId=tt9056818&ref_=tt_ov_vi  Dean's cave diving mate Richard 'Harry' Harris and his interview with Chris Lemons on his @realrisk podcast https://realriskpodcast.com/s2-e10-life-on-a-line-saturation-diving-with-chris-lemons-pt-1/ 

And finally for Dean .. how do you film a movie about an “Invisible Man’ ?  Well you put Leigh Whannel behind the camera, and Elizabeth Moss in front of it, and all is good. A cracking modern thriller with very topical themes of Domestic Violence and Coercive Control. Finally the hard-to-watch ‘Uncut Gems’ with Adam Sandler in (another) great serious role (leave the comedy behind please Adam) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5727208/ In terms of what we are looking forward to, Brian sez checkout: Avengers spinoff ‘Wanda Vision’ https://www.techradar.com/news/wandavision-release-date-trailer-disney-plus 

Ted Danson vehicle ‘Mr. Mayor’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10662034 

And Carey Mulligan in ‘Promising Young Woman’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620292

Lisa has a hankering for:

‘The Sound of Metal’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5363618/ Catching up on ‘Mank’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10618286 Dean sez:

Keep an eye out for Eric Bana in a taut Aussie thriller called ‘The Dry’ https://youtu.be/HwJhS4O_IdM

His unrequited crush Denis Villeneuve, is releasing his much anticipated version of Dune, attempting to expunge the hideous red-headed step child that *was* David Lynch’s version with Kyle McLachlan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419 And although he didn’t get to say it on the pod, Dean is also looking forward to a couple of tent poles like Top Gun 2 and the final Daniel Craig Bond film.

Ray Shoesmith was right. The new guy is good. Connery rocks. Moore sucks. The rest are irrelevant.

Finally, check out the Guardian’s round up of Best pics of 2020 that you may have missed

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/dec/29/the-best-films-of-2020-that-you-havent-seen Likewise, what to anticipate in 2021 (apart from a double-shot of vaccine)

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/dec/29/films-to-look-out-for-in-2021-bond-mcdormand-mulligan-top-gun

 

That’s your lot then for 2020.  We’ll see on the GOOD side of the decade !!!

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