The RotCast Episode #59 – Up In the Airz, Yo


In this episode we conclude last weeks HOH competition cliffhanger and eliminate another Movie Webmaster Big Brother contestant, plus we talk Clooney’s latest, Up In the Air, plus loads more!

~~ Show Notes ~~
00:00:00 – Intro
    • Holiday talk (plastic trees, lights, Jews etc)
    • Old TV shows (Martin, Step By Step, Dinosaurs etc)
    • Movie Webmaster Big Brother Episode #9 ***
00:32:04Up In the Air
00:58:40 – Whatcha’ Watchin?
    • Dave’s oral skills
    • Thoughts on Ratatouille on Blu-Ray
    • Dave & James finally watch Knowing
    • Inglorious Bastards on Blu-Ray & punching Quentin Tarantino in the face
    • Dave’s adventures with Modern Warfare 2
    • Andrea’s thoughts on The Sims 3
    • Andrea scoops the British import I Sell the Dead
    • TV’s in 24p mode explained
    • Trash TV Alert: MTV’s Jersey Shore
    • James talks the British import Doghouse, Spread, Four Christmases, Thaw, World’s Greatest Dad, Big River Man, Leaving Las Vegas
02:58:15 – Goodbyes

*** This season’s contestants include:

Sean Dwyer

Vic Holtreman

Josh Tyler

Patrick Sauriol

Erik Davis

Harry Knowles

Garth Franklin

Drew McWeeny

Peter Sciretta

Devin Faraci

Alex Billington

Edward Douglas

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15 Responses to The RotCast Episode #59 – Up In the Airz, Yo

  1. Goon says:

    I can agree Up in the Air is kind of vanilla and falters towards the end, but I’d still rather sit through it a dozen more times than Knowing. And I think overall its better than Thank You For Smoking.

    Its funny to hear Dave complain about other people talking too much when he defnitely talks the most on any podcast :)

    Also again props on the bkgd music. Wow, I heard a mashup that included Pain’s “I’m Going In”…

  2. Dave says:

    I talk a lot on the podcast because I don’t talk a whole lot during the week, especially about the stuff we talk about on the show. So The Rotcast is this sort of brain dump for me. It also doesn’t help that every time we see something we don’t bother to talk about it except when we start recording. Also, remember how I said I’m really kind of bad at speaking in general? Yeah, not knowing when to dial it back is part of that.

    Comparing Up in the Air to Knowing is really unfair and you know that. They are two different movies with two completely different things to say. If you’re talking in such broad terms as in the whole of filmdom, then yes I will give one is superior in many ways, but putting them up against each other is kind of like forcing the high school jock to beat up the resident idiot-savant. What kind of sick freak are you? ;)

  3. Dave says:

    Just finished World’s Greatest Dad. Agree with James. Kinda a bit more on the negative side because I don’t really agree with the nihilist message of the film, that being it’s better for truth to hurt people than lies to help them. The film’s kinda of the anti-Watchmen in that regard. Or it could be just like Watchmen depending on how you look at it. Williams’ performance didn’t have as much depth as some of his other dramatic roles. There was also a little too much whimsy. Shakes the Clown is a better Goldwaith movie.

  4. Goon says:

    “Comparing Up in the Air to Knowing is really unfair and you know that. ”

    Dont blame me, man. I compared them because you guys did :)

  5. JustaPUREbarell of fun says:

    u guys should do a podcast on your favourite music or something, or u favourite radio programs lol, but seriously u guys are very interesting when it comes to film u guys should attempt the musical medium

  6. James says:

    Actually, and I’ve never brought this up to Andrea and Dave, but I’ve put real thought to how we could incorporate some singing into the show. Crooning Critics?

    Next episode, our acapella Avatar review. Watch for it!

    Thx for listening!

  7. Dave says:

    Teh hell?!

  8. Andrea says:

    I’m down for the singing and for the music. I know my taste in music differs a lot from Dave and James’s taste. This could make for a good show or one to fall asleep to.

  9. Dave says:

    We used to do a music segment on the eGamer show after every mid-show break. It was because I knew what song I would use to for lead-out/lead-in before we started taping. The Rotcast is a completely different show, though.

  10. JustaPUREbarell of fun says:

    u know what you should do if it’s a slow movie month or something like that is do a countdown of your favourite films,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,’

    just a suggestion

  11. JustaPUREbarell of fun says:

    by the way well done pulling off one of the slyiest, subtlest promotional campaigns i’ve ever seen, composing a fake reality show with your peers as the contestants knowing or at least hoping it would garner some interest among them, enough to give you a inadverant plug.

    i got to hand it to you, well done, lol, seriously though this is a great podcast and i hope your listenership only grows

    Marry Christmas, her father has alot of money, lol im sorry

  12. JustaPUREbarell of fun says:

    i hate myself

  13. Dave says:

    Thanks for listening, but we honestly created Movie Webmaster Big Brother because we thought it would be fun. James and I have either been fans or part of the Online Film Community for a long time and thought it would be three shades of awesome to pretend a bunch of movie geeks were playing a game for $1 million.

    Also, why the self hate? That’s not fun.

  14. Dave says:

    Well James, looks like you and me are the only ones in the country who aren’t totally in love with Up in the Air. Expect plenty of Oscar noms and wins if there’s not a backlash.

    Maybe we’re the assholes.

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