We are taking a slightly different journey this week with MIWETS (Yeah, not a great acronym). I would not really say the films I am going to focus on are guilty pleasures but many film fans might turn their noses up at such crassly commercial projects. One film exploits a TV show comic book legacy and the other one comes from one of the most resented genres among movie fans, the romantic comedy. I think each film actually has some merits that could be discussed in a passionate way because I have seen some hate for these films online. Neither film is essential, seminal or serious in any way. The two movies have one thing in common that moved me to pair them like this. Each one is a version of a nearly extinct form of film making, the original film musical.
This time up, we have an awesome, awesome episode for you. The box office only brought us one new release (“Resident Evil: Retribution”), one re-release (“Finding Nemo 3D”), and one limited release (“The Master”), so Tank and I call an audible and bring back one of our favorite guests, Jason Gross, of Rediscover the 80s!
It was the right call. This turned out to be a very, very fun episode, and you’re all sure to enjoy it. We kick it off with our first (title pending) Game Show, “Name That Movie Scene”, where Jason’s alter ego gives us a song title and artist, and Tank and I have to name the movie and scene its from. We have a blast, Jay is great as host, and there’s plenty of great movie and movie music discussion. As if that weren’t enough, Tank, Jay and I take turns discussing our favorite movie soundtracks!
For an off week, Tank and I changed it up, and found a way to put out an absolute winner for you all, check it out!!
You can download the episode directly, here, or find us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio by searching for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs! Have fun!
As those of you who listen to our show will hear, there’s a deep connection between the two arts, and sometimes that winds up creating an inseparable bond between the two in the viewer’s mind. For me for example, I can NEVER hear The Simple Mind’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” and NOT think of “The Breakfast Club”. Of course, that’s not the ONLY example, either…
I’m definitely leaning towards popular music songs that have been incorporated into a movie (or became hits from a movie), but if you feel the need to mention film scores, the judges will be lenient ;)
In the meantime, let’s hear it! What songs do you associate strongly with the movie it’s from? Can you hear “Stuck in the Middle With You” and not get a little grossed out? Does Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” bring up flashbacks of Tom Cruise sliding across the floor? Do you listen to “Eye of the Tiger” to get yourself psyched up?
What are YOUR Favorite Songs from Movies?!? :D