The Movie Rats Chat About Some Stuff 8/30/14

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Viva la Movie Rats! This time on the Movie Rats Chatty Blabla Dealie, we catch up on the past week in our lives since the last episode record, including some big changes, namely—Mike’s new campus home in beautiful (hot) Las Vegas, Nevada (where it’s hot)! Since talking last Movie Rat Mike’s been up to a lot, moved out of his house and is spending the year going to college farther into the middle of the middle of the desert and learning a lot more about movies from some really interesting people! And that guy at Rebox. Meanwhile, Ian’s been driven mad watching the Simpsons. So listen in on this show and get caught up with the rats as they talk about classic movies, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Bob Cratchit, cool websites and Chris Pratt in last Friday’s brand new The Movie Rats Chat The Whatever Thing Blurb!


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Our opening theme is DJ Shadow’s Simpsons remix that starts 35 minutes or so into this mix (it’s also the bumper music FXX has been using). End credits is Shawn Colvin’s Viva Las Vegas.

GAME OF THRONES Actor Dances His Way On To STAR WARS

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Even on Labor Day a bit of STAR WARS news manages to squeak out. It’s nothing big, but something special if you’re a GAME OF THRONES fan. It is being reported by the BBC that actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played the role of Syrio Forel in the popular HBO series, has been cast in the upcoming EPISODE 7. Of course we are not told what role he is playing, but that is to be expected. 

Yerolemou is in good company though, as he will be joining another GAME OF THRONES actor, Gwendoline Christie, on the set. It’s good to know even if a character is brutally killed in the world of Westeros, they have a bright film career ahead of them. Let’s just hope Miltos will be bringing some of that swordsman skill he seems to have with him on his journey to a galaxy far, far away. 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Takes A Weak Labor Day Weekend

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It would appear that on this weekend of rest, many decided that it would be too difficult to get out of their sweats and head out to the cinema. The Labor Day weekend box-office results are in, and the results were incredibly disappointing. 

Well, it’s not really fair to call it disappointing, not when you have new releases like the Paris-set horror feature AS ABOVE/SO BELOW which opened to an estimated $8.3 million, or THE NOVEMBER MAN, a movie in which Pierce Brosnan seems to be doing a solo-take on THE EXPENDABLES. That film took sixth place with $7.7 million. Sorry Mr. Bond.

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New STAR WARS: REBELS Short Surfaces

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Even though we’re still a little over a year and a half away from the next chapter in the STAR WARS cinematic saga, Disney and Lucasfilm are hellbent on wedding are appetites as soon as they can. Well, in one month, on Friday, October 3rd, the television debut of the new series, STAR WARS: REBELS starts with it’s hour-long special entitled: “Spark of Rebellion.” 

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EXCLUSIVE! Movie Rat Mike at Steven Moffat Q&A

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AUGH! I mean, hey everyone, the Movie Rats have a very special treat! Our podcast’s massive popularity got Movie Rat Mike an invitation to a very hush-hush exclusive press conference question-and-answer panel with the real actual Steven Moffat himself! Don’t believe me? Well I don’t know why, I’ve never lied to you before. Just listen for yourself and BEHOLD THE GENIUS!


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Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence

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Cool video about artistic use of sound design…and the art of lack of sound in that design.

My eyebrows, which I’ve never taken much notice of in my life before, Steven’s decided are the most amazing comic devices. Now in the scripts, as a stage direction, instead of saying, “The Doctor looks peeved” or “The Doctor looks annoyed,” they just write, “Eyebrows.” I’m supposed to do something with my eyebrows.
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Off-Model with Ian and Kyle #19

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Well BLOW ME DOWN! It’s an all-new very specigral Off-Model for all of you landlubbers out there in podscask land! This week in honor of the passing of Robin Williams, we cover his very first starring role as the famous animated hero and classic comic strip character Popeye in Robert’s Altman live activated film…POPEYE (1980)! Watch and as we lisken to the cat-like wailings of Olives Oyl, thrill at Popeye proctecting his poor little orphink from being exploiticated for ill-gotten gains and we discover…that maybe this movie isn’t quites as bad as you remember it. We also cover some recent relevant news and pay a little extra homage to the departed actor and comedian. It’s all that and a can of spinich on OFF-MODEL! Toot-toot!


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Show Notes after the Jump! (Like for real, there’s a lot this time!)

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The Movie Rats Chat About Some Stuff 8/12/14

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Once again it’s time for the Movie Rats to chat about some stuff. What stuff? Every stuff. And this week there was a whole lot of stuff. This week’s stuff? Well, we’ll admit a weirdly large amount of it is devoted to the terrible strangeness that was Lilo and Stitch the Series for some unfathomable reason. But after that? We talk about the loss of actor Robin Williams, our favorite roles of his and how it’s worked it’s way into Movie Rat Mike’s life in an odd way. Then the two get steamed about animation’s reputation, talk about George R.R. Martin and ungrateful fandoms and Ian opens the Twin Peaks blu ray. You know, stuff! Check it out good people! POP POP!


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