Podcast nombre 84 travels to buoyant Paris and glides into the charming world of Amelie Poulain. Audrey Tautou dream girls it up as the title character, never quite falling into the trap of being too cutesy...or manic pixie-ish. Jean-Pierre Jeunet's direction is right on point (en pointe?) and kudos to him for making a film that's remained pretty timeless. Your coffee urges will be joyously taken care of by going to Sparkplug Coffee where you can save 10% on your first order if you use the discount code “Top100Project”.
The fierce biopic of the “by any means necessary” guy is the subject of our 83rd Next 100 Project ‘cast. Denzel Washington---who’s always good---has never been better and Spike Lee spilled his guts to make this epic. It remains a powerful account of an ever-evolving ’60s revolutionary, the punk who became a prophet. Our dog Sam chose to snore through the entire podcast, but you won’t! Also, visit Sparkplug Coffee where you can save 10% on order #1 if you use the discount code “Top100Project”.
The 82nd edition of the Next 100 Project zooms back 80 years to the beginning of Cary Grant’s screwball heyday. As great as Grant was, this movie belongs to Irene Dunne. They’re a classic rom-com team, plus they love their dog! And to get your java fix, hit Sparkplug Coffee where you can save 10% on your first order by using the discount code “Top100Project”.
Watch out for the Nosferatu-like boogeyman in the 81st Next 100 Project podcast. Essie Davis gives one of the very best performances by any actor in the past 10 years and Noah Wiseman is freaky good as her weirdo son. Jennifer Kent has the chops to do scary with primo subtext...and in her first movie! Scoot over to Sparkplug Coffee where you can save 10% on your first order by using the discount code “Top100Project”.
With Next 100 Project podcast #80, we travel way down south to Antarctica and explore the freaky alien happenings with Kurt Russell and his motley cohorts. John Carpenter’s lauded sci-fi/horror mash-up is an effective freak-out complete with F/X and makeup gross-outs to delight all (or at least most). Also, visit Sparkplug Coffee where you can save 10% on your first order when you use the discount code “Top100Project”.
Before you die, you hear our 79th Next 100 Project podcast. If you see any rings, that’s force majeure. Anyway, this wet creepfest’s influence is pretty strong on newer horror films. There’s a nifty twist in this movie too. Oh, and don’t forget to visit Sparkplug Coffee where you can now save 10% on your first order by using the discount code “Top100Project”.
With Next 100 Project podcast #78, we dive deep into The Sunken Place and gab about a horror flick that isn’t even 9 months old. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is jammed with multi-meaning themes about racism, slavery, privilege and human adaptation. It’s got some “oh, come on” moments too and Bev has a few Reasonably Good Questions. Don’t forget to visit Sparkplug Coffee where you can now save 10% on your first order if you use the promo code “Top100Project”!
The 77th Next 100 Project ‘cast gabs about Paul Newman and his chain-gang chums. The inscrutable Luke is a loner, a rebel, a masochist, a non-conformist and most definitely a Christ figure, but he also has that that Luke smile of his. This movie remains awesome. For some awesome java, go get some Sparkplug Coffee, then settle in for a hear-fest, Boss.
For Next 100 Project podcast #76, we drop into the criminal underworld. Bryan Singer’s break-out hit features a charismatic con man---bad ol’ Keyser Soze---who’s quite the committed character actor. Kevin Spacey is terrific and the script is juicy, but does the flick hold together? Does the uber-famous plot twist make sense? Spend about 45 minutes finding out what we think, but go get yourself some Sparkplug Coffee first and foremost.
If you don’t like passionate diatribes that challenge phony patriotism, then don’t listen to this ep. The 75th Next 100 Project podcast tackles torture, terrorism and the terrible decisions made by American politicians ever since 9/11/01. Jessica Chastain’s obsessive lead performance is a fine one in Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial war film. It’s The Wrath Of Maya...against Bin Laden (not Khan). We welcome feedback---however angry it might be---over what was said in this podcast. Some of the harsher things from the original recording were actually cut out! So snag some Sparkplug Coffee and dive headlong into our longest episode yet.