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/Filmcast Ep. 84 – The Lovely Bones

by Jon Cole in Movies, TVJanuary 21st, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
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The Winter holidays are long over, so television is finally coming back.  FOX premiered a new show, Human Target, as well as the time-tested 24, the latter of which Dave and Devindra commented on via livestream on Sunday.  Adam also talks briefly about The Book of Eli, which he declares to be a proficient B-movie that has just enough silliness to keep it afloat.

News is lacking this week, with the Golden Globes taking the majority of the press’s attention.  However, there was a brief, optimistic update concerning the reboot of the Spiderman franchises, namely that Sony is looking to (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb to take the helm of the new series.

The Lovely Bones is in the cross-hairs of the /Filmcast crew, following up Filmspotting’s scalding review of the film last week.  Similarly, everyone seems to be pretty unsatisfied with the film, with Dave going as far as to say he’d never recommend this film to anyone.  Devindra is a little more forgiving, though he concedes that very few people need to check it out.

Covered films and topics:  Katey Rich from Cinema Blend, Fish Tank, Tub, Un Prophete, I Am Love, Human Target, 24, The Book of Eli, Golden Globes Talk, Marc Webb Reportedly Tops Sony’s Director Wishlist for Spidey, The Lovely Bones

In this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David ChenDevindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley offer up a few reflections on the Golden Globes, try to hold out hope for Marc Webb’s upcoming version of Spiderman, and praise The Book of Eli as decent, post-apocalyptic, B-movie fun. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinemablend.

Runtime – 1:26:14

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