Posts Tagged ‘Sean Penn’

Episode 32: Money Where Your Mouth Is

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I like to think that I’m a humble man, but I dare you to find a better podcast on the Internet this week. Seriously folks, just sit back and bathe in it. Let it wash over you. It’ll heal the sick and raise the dead.

We start off this uber-show with a discussion of The Tree of Life, where we dissect the movie, wade around in its viscera, literally get elbows-deep in its quivering husk, hunting for any semblance of a plot. We find none. BUT! We do find a metric shit-ton of hyperbole and just slather it all over our bodies and…and…okay, this metaphor is starting to disturb even me. (more…)

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Gran Torino

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Everything about this picture is badass, except the granny pants.I watched Unforgiven a couple days after seeing Gran Torino, and there was one thing that stuck out for me: Clint Eastwood’s voice. In Unforgiven it’s pretty much a normal speaking voice, although he whispers most of his lines. In Gran Torino it’s a throwback to the character he played in Heartbreak Ridge, where every single line is spoken through gritted teeth with a sandpaper voice box. The only difference, I think, is that then Eastwood was affecting the voice to fit the character of Gunny Highway, and now he’s just so old and mean that that’s what he sounds like. (more…)