The RotCast Episode #54 – Blood Simple


We’re back! In this episode lose our minds as we eliminate our fourth Movie Webmaster Big Brother contestant, retro-review Joel and Ethan Coen’s first film Blood Simple, and marathon what we’ve been watching lately. All that plus more!

~~ Show Notes ~~
00:00:00 – Intro
    • James’ guest appearance on CinemaBlend’s Blendcast podcast
    • Thoughts on Widescreen Warrior’s podcast
    • Dave’s birthday
    • Andrea’s Texas trip
    • Movie Webmaster Big Brother Episode #5 ***
00:29:57 – Retro Review: Blood Simple [spoiler free]
00:54:02 – Whatcha’ Watchin?
    • Our thoughts on the ridiculous new FTC blogging guidelines
    • Dave rewatches Season 3 of 30 Rock
    • The Office discussion
    • Dave’s rewatches Dog Soldiers
    • Andrea compares the True Blood book series to the HBO show
    • Further thoughts on GLEE and Castle
    • Dave details the docs Paradise Lost and Paradise Lost 2
    • James gets into Dollhouse
    • James binges on VH1’s The Top 100 Hip Hops Songs and NWA: World’s Most Dangerous Group
    • James’ thoughts on The Descent and Thomas Jane’s D2DVD Dark Country
    • James’ wonders why State of Play was ignored
    • James’ double-features The Quick and The Dead (1995) and the D2DVD The Quick and The Undead (2006)
02:30:22 – Goodbyes

*** This season’s contestants include:

Devin Faraci

Harry Knowles

Drew McWeeny

Patrick Sauriol

Vic Holtreman

Josh Tyler

Erik Davis

Alex Billington

Edward Douglas

Sean Dwyer

Garth Franklin

Peter Sciretta

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20 Responses to The RotCast Episode #54 – Blood Simple

  1. Goon says:

    I’m gonna play along with this podcast and rewatch Blood Simple before listening past the Big Brother segment. It’s been forever since I’d seen it and don’t actually remember ANYTHING about it anymore.

  2. Grundy says:

    I liked Dark Country quite a bit too, it was was like a mix of Twilight Zone and EC Comics. It’s too bad it got shafted on the 3D release.

    Actually Raimi did Crimewave (actually written by the Coens) between the first two Evil Dead films, and Darkman between 2 and Army.

  3. James says:

    @Grundy How dare you challenge the accuracy of my infallible memory =) Noted.

    Yea, Dark Country got screwed. I think it could have done well in theaters on maybe 100 3D screens with a modest online marketing campaign. And you said it better than I did on the show, totally reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode.

    @Goon I saw a lot more in Blood Simple years removed from my first viewing. Let me know what you think after your rewatch!

  4. Goon says:

    James, in addition the last time I watched it was on an old ratty VHS tape, sans the snarky features on the most recent DVDs, so I should be in for an improvement!

  5. Goon says:

    heres my sell on Glee for Dave:

    when its at its darkest, its very much like Alexander Payne. When its light, its like… Archie Comics. Inoffensive but kind of bland. In between those extremes it reminds me of the late 90s early 00s show “Popular”. The songs are the wild card.

    The best reason to watch is for Jane Lynch, who is kicking so much ass with her character I refuse to believe she won’t win Emmys/Globes for it. She’s working on the same comic level Baldwin is at 30 Rock.

  6. Dave says:

    “She’s working on the same comic level Baldwin is at 30 Rock.”

    That’s a pretty hefty endorsement in my book. I still will probably check out Dollhouse first, but I may just give Glee a shot.

  7. Goon says:

    Dave will either love or hate this:

    For Halloween since my gf’s Venture Bros Monarch costume didn’t work out as planned, she’s going to be wearing a CNN t shirt and carrying a half inflated Mylar balloon.

  8. Dave says:

    The only thing I hate about that is her Monarch costume didn’t pan out. The rest is pure win. Please to provide post-Halloween pics.

  9. Goon says:

    rewatched Blood Simple, its pretty awesome. I love thriller movies where people make a zillion stupid mistakes.

  10. Grundy says:

    Speaking of The Venture Bros., the season 4 premiere was pretty damn good.

  11. Dave says:

    Haven’t watched it yet but I heard the west coast feed was royally fucked, showing the first half the of episode twice.

  12. Goon says:

    To James and Andrea. From now on I am referring to Noah on Glee as “Stripe”. Please follow.

  13. James says:

    Erm… because he has a mohawk?

  14. Andrea says:

    It was strange to hear him be called Noah I was used to hearing Puck or Puckerman. I liked this weeks episode Will (Glee teacher) can dance!!! I also, like the 2 Jews coming together. Maybe I liked it because I’m a Jew too and I’m glad the show has some Jews.

  15. Andrea says:

    OK so I need more TV shows to watch.
    I really like Glee, Castle and most of the ghost hunting shows out there. Bones isn’t bad, I used to like Crossing Jordan. So far Dollhouse is working for me too. So my friends in Filmrot land what do you suggest?

    I could not get into Flash Forward, Nip/Tuck no way can ‘t handle the slice and dice. Don’t like soap operas so shoot me some stuff.

    Thanks and Peace!!!

  16. Goon says:

    you can do the legwork for me and find out if Damages is as good as people say it is.

  17. Grundy says:

    Damages is alright, the cast is really what makes it watchable.

  18. James says:

    I’ve heard good things about Dexter. Thinking about giving Season 1 a go at some point. Or, if you want a challenge, watch the only season of John From Cincinnati. Even with only one season that show was amazing.

  19. Goon says:

    I gave up on Dexter midway through season 1, the narration is annoying and the secondary characters are boring. The gf followed through and regretted it. We sold that set off quickly.

  20. Andrea says:

    OK so I’ll start with Damages. Dexter is on my Netflix queue so I know I’ll get to it too. I’ll check out John from Cincinnati too. Thanks for your help gang and I’ll keep you posted.

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