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23/02/08 Film Buffs Podcast

February 23rd, 2008

Episode 16 of 237 episodes

A fistful of reviews this week...Lisa Dethridge reviews the Seth Gordon documentary The King of Kong, about a high school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vying for the Guinness World Record on the classic arcade game, Donkey KongGary Hillberg reviews the DVD release of El Cid, starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, which includes some very interesting extrasPeter Kemp reviews Julian Schnabel's third film, Le Scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly), the true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby and the last 2 years of his life with Locked-In syndrome; and Rupert Everett's autobiography, Red Carpets and Other Banana SkinsBrian McFarlane reviews Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his Academy Award-winning role as Daniel Plainview, a charismatic and ruthless oil prospectorDavid Kilderry talks about the purchase of the Dendy Cinema chain by Icon EntertainmentMark Hartley discusses the end of the HD DVD / Blu-ray battle, reviews Rambo (number 4, not First Blood Part 2) and recommends the YouTube video reviews and reminiscences of Lorenzo Semple Jr and Marcia Nasatir, aka The Reel GeezersCheck out the Film Buffs interview archive

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