Special guest star Ryan McNeil joins the podcast for a three-way conversation about the place of canon in a cinephile’s life. Are “blind spot” series blinding? Or does the appreciation of the art form improve when you do your homework?
One seems like a situation where there’s no way to get it right; and the other a scenario where the studio is determined to get it wrong. Mamo assembles to discuss the future of two Hollywood franchises: The Fast and the Furious in the wake of Paul Walker’s death, and the Warner Brothers clusterfuck of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
As Catching Fire catches fire at the box office to the tune of $150 million or more, it’s time to call shenanigans on Hollywood’s decade-old assertion that women can’t open blockbusters – or more to the point, that what a person has between their legs lets you predict what they will and will not do in relation to a good or not-good movie. Correlation and causality get rewired in the latest episode of Mamo!
KRA-KOOOM! Thor returns to wreak Asgardian justice on the mortal world of the box office, and Team Mamo takes a time-out to consider the state of the Marvel empire: Phase 2, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the NetFlix original series announcement, all suggest a franchise in its prime. So what’s going wrong?
Toronto had a rollicking week in the news, but is this the resurgence of print journalism, or its last gasp? We talk new media vs. old, complex thought vs. simple, and whether a well-informed electorate is beyond the purview of a man like Rob Ford.
Do we have a show? You bet your britches we have a show. We talk Big Kahuna and Movie Club, Carrie and The Descent, Oblivion and Gravity, Agents of SHIELD and TV, rep cinemas and the future of exhibition, and maybe some other things too. Mamo is like Pringles: once you pop, you can’t stop.
Gravity continues into its second weekend of box office domination and as the inevitable backlash winds up, Matt and Matt take a few trips around the planet in their space suits to talk about god, the lack of same, and how we ascribe meaning to our big screen counterparts by way of great filmmaking.
In this two-pronged episode, Kaitlyn Regehr, producer of Tempest Storm: Burlesque Queen, returns to the show to discuss her experiences pitching the project at WestDoc 2013. After that, we get into the online frenzy that followed the conclusion of Breaking Bad – in particular, the heartfelt confessions of one Mr. Damon Lindelof.
What if your own emotional baggage is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy a film? After some quick news updates from the movie world at large and some words about Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Matt Price puts forth a theory about his longstanding dislike of horror films – and resolves to do something about it.