Movies and Tea #25 – The Game

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here as we continue on with our David Fincher season and look at The Game, starring Michael Douglas as well as a guest joining our show to discuss this movie. Head on over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen and let us know whether you’ve watched it and your thoughts.

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What do you buy the man who has everything? Michael Douglas’ investment banker soon finds out when his brother gives him an invitation to play “The Game”.

But what is the game? Norman from Flickhunter joins us once again to the discuss the film as we explore one of the more overlooked films in David Fincher’s filmography.

Further Viewing

Sabrina
Escape Room
Don’t Say A Word
Shutter Island
The Machinist

Music on this episode

Howard Shore – Consumer Recreation Services
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

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Movies and Tea #24 – Seven

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here. Season 5 focused on David Fincher continues as we look at Seven, a thriller probably doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Head on over to listen to the episode on Movies and Tea Blog and let us know your thoughts of the film over there!

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Our David Fincher season continues with Seven the thriller which would bring Fincher back to directing feature films having sworn off returning to direct another feature film in the aftermath of the Alien 3. It would however be the script for Seven which would tempt him back. Not only would the film give Fincher a chance for redemption, but to bring to the screen one of the most original thrillers in years as two detectives attempt to track down an elusive serial killer commiting murders based around the seven deadly sins.

We dive into the making of the film and try to find out what the lasting appeal of the film has been that makes it still so infinatly rewatchable.

Further Viewing

Silence of the Lambs
Gone Baby Gone
8mm
One Hour Photo

Music on this episode

Howard Shore – Linoleum
Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
David Bowie –…

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After Hours: You Cannot Kill David Arquette

The latest episode of Movies and Tea is a special After Hours episode as we check out recently released documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette. Head over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen!

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We check out the new documentary charting David Arquette’s attempts to become a professional wrestler and make amends for the disrespect many fans feel he caused to the industry by winning the the WCW Title.

In many ways playing like the real-life version of the Wrestler as we get to follow Arquette at his lowest to once again finding a way to make life exciting for himself within the squared circle.

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Movies and Tea #23 – Alien 3

The new season Movies and Tea is here! We’re kicking off Season 5 as we step into a season of David Fincher’s filmography! Its going to be a fun one especially with all those well-known titles. Head over to Movies and Tea Podcast blog to give our kick-off episode of his feature film debut with Alien 3.

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Kicking off season 5 and our re-evaulation of David Fincher’s filmography is Alien 3 a film equally loathed by fans of the saga as it is loved by those who appricated the darker change in direction. For Fincher however it would prove to be a baptism of fire and one which almost put him off feature film directing.

On this episode we are joined by Heather Baxendale-Walsh to discuss her own superfan love for the series (somthing this episode has plenty of) aswell as charting the problematic production history, the evolution of Ripley’s character and much more!!

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After Hours #13 – Paradise Hills

Next up is the last episode of our 4th episode as we wrap up the last After Hours pick, Paradise Hills! Head over to Movies and Tea to give it a listen! While there, let us know whether you’ve seen this one and what are your thoughts.

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On this episode we check out the pastel goth dollhouse that is “Paradise Hills” a mysterious behavioural modification centre for women who have displeased their families.

But what secrets does the island hold? We find out as we check out this sci-fi thriller from Alice Waddington here making her directorial debut and featuring a script co-written by Nacho Vigalondo

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Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare

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After Hours #12 – First Love

Next up in Movies and Tea, we are in our selections for After Hours. Kicking off is our first pick which is Takashi Miike’s First Love. Head over to Movies and Tea to listen to the episode and let us know your thoughts on the movie if you’ve seen it or if you haven’t, whether you’ve heard of it or plan on seeing it at some point!

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We check out Takashi Miike’s “First Love” which amusingly was given a one nights release for Valentine’s day as here he taps into the same vein as Tony Scott’s “True Romance” as Leo a Boxer with a terminal brain tumor has a chance encounter with the call girl Yuri only for them soon to find themselves caught up in a drug smuggling scheme.

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Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare

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Double Feature: 3615 Code Pere Noel (1989) & The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018): Christmas in July Blogathon 2020

Its time for Drew’s Movie Reviews Christmas in July Blogathon for this year! I went a more normal path this year and did a double feature for French film, 3615 Code Pere Noel and Disney film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Head on over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check it out!

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Welcome to the second half of the Christmas in July Blogathon 2020! Today I am exciting to bring in my co-host for my other annual blogathon, the Ultimate Decades Blogathon, who is none other than Kim from Tranquil Dreams. Kim’s blog is filled with a variety of content from movie reviews to food content to book reviews to lifestyle posts to much much more. She likes to focus on Asian cinema and television but as you can see below, she reviews a little of everything. Go check out her site because she absolutely has something for you. As for this blogathon, Kim always like to bring various types of entries to the Christmas in July Blogathons. This year, she is returning to a more traditional post and providing us with a Double Feature feature (a regular on her blog). Here are her reviews of Dial Code Santa Claus and

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After Hours #11 – Bait

Movie and Tea Season 4’s After Hours is here! As usual, we kick off with our 4th Shark Week! This time, we’re looking at 2012’s Australian shark movie, Bait! Head on over and check it out and let us know if you’ve seen this one before and your thoughts on it!

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Shark week is here once again as this time we look at Bait in which a freak Tsunami traps a group of people in a convenience store along with several giant white sharks.
Not only featuring some memorable death scenes and questionable character choices we also get to hear Julian McMahon’s native accent as we question what it was about this film which saw it disappear shortly after it’s release.

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Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare

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Movies and Tea #32 – Life of Pi

Next Movies and Tea Podcast is live! Its time to wrap up the final movie in Season 4 as we look at the last film we’re looking at in the Ang Lee filmography, Life of Pi. Head over to Movies and Tea to listen to our discussion of the film as well as sharing our best, worst and hidden gems in Ang Lee’s filmography to wrap up the season. At the same time, let us know how you rank Ang Lee’s filmography and your thoughts on Life of Pi.

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As we bring out Ang Lee season to a close with Life of Pi his Oscar winning film based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name. Here Pi Patel recounts the story of his life and most importantly how he survived being standed in a lifeboat with a tiger called Richard Parker.

We also reveal our favourite, worst and hidden gems from the season.

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Movies and Tea #31 – Lust, Caution

Time for the next Movies and Tea episode as we head into the second last film of Season 4 with an Asian film, Lust, Caution! Set in Hong Kong and starring Tony Leung and Tang Wei, this film has a lot to talk about whether in plot or characters and its erotic thriller elements. Head over to the Movies and Tea blog to check it out and leave us comments on your thoughts on the film.

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Our Ang Lee season arrives at Lust, Caution, an erotic thriller set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942 which sees student Wong Chia Chi being drawn into an assassination plot to kill special agent for the Japanese goverment Mr. Yee only to soon find herself falling for him as she is forced to decide between lust and duty.

Despite the critical acclaim recived for the film it still saw leading Tang Wei blacklisted unlike her male counterpart Tony Leung which we also question as we also look at the controversy the film caused upon its release in China

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