In 1989, a director known for a dark, quirky sense of macabre humor took on a high-profile project starring a well-known comic actor. Sound familiar? Sure it does, except the movie we're talking about here is The 'Burbs, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. (You were thinking of Batman. Admit it.)
Join John and Mike as they discuss this comedy lost in the mists of time and Batmania. What did they think? More importantly, what did they think of the acting contribution of Carrie Fisher, known to Star Wars fans for all time as Princess Leia?
If you've seen The 'Burbs and want to share your own thoughts, reach out to the show at www.TheNerdParty.com/Contact today!
In the Land of Women
Cowritten by the legendary Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon, anticipation mounts about the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars Story” film with each new cast announcement. The script is written, but what does it say?
In this episode of Great Shot, Kid!, John and Mike discuss In the Land of Women, written and directed by Jon Kasdan. What does it tell us about what we can expect from the story and characters from the next standalone film from a galaxy far, far away….?
More American Graffiti.
Before Star Wars, George Lucas made an impact with American Graffiti (examined in Episode 15 of Great Shot, Kid!). After its success, and especially after the success of Star Wars, a sequel was likely. Hence was born one of the lesser-known works of Lucasfilm.
Directed by BWL Norton, to say More American Graffiti didn’t match the artistic or commercial success of the original is a study in understatement. Join John and Mike as they explore this unique piece of American film.
Looking at Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Monsters, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The first work of a filmmaker can say a lot about their style, and what they'll bring to a franchise. In this episode of Great Shot, Kid!, John and Mike look at the first works of the filmmakers who are making, or have made, "Non-Episode" Star Wars films. (In once case, it is a Star Wars film!) Join them as they discuss The Clone Wars (directed by Dave Filoni), Monsters (directed by Rogue One's Gareth Edwards) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (directed by the upcoming Han Solo movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller).
What sparks do you see in these works that excite you for their contribution to the Star Wars franchise?