Sometimes in life, they say less is more, but we beg to differ. For this episode of Upodcasting, more is more! We squeeze in a load of TV shows and 2 movies. Well, 3 movies if you include Asim coming very late to the X-men Days of Future Past party. It could even have been 4, but Ahmed is further behind as he hasn’t even watched Guardians of the Galaxy (sheesh, come on Ahmed, get with the programme already!).
With the three un-wise men back on form, Upodcasting gears up for the autumn with Ahmed first up talking about TV shows Legends and Forever (both showing in the UK on Sky). Martin doesn’t really count as he’s been “catching-up on” the A-Team (yes, really), but we still manage to cover Gotham, which debuted this week on Channel 5 in the UK, and How To Get Away With Murder. Gotham has the most potential arguably, even with a known and in theory limited universe.
Back to movie-world and we talk about Woody Allen’s latest, Magic in the Moonlight, starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. Perhaps harsh to compare it to Blue Jasmine (yes, Martin did call the best actress Oscar first) but then what choice do we have? It seems like with Woody Allen you have to apply some kind of logic as to hit or miss: it’s been 2 years, there’s been a lunar eclipse and he hasn’t been to court, therefore it’s a winner. Thankfully it’s a good one and a lot easier to discuss than Frank, our final movie. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhal but sort of not starring Michael Fassbender…this is certainly in the mould of an art-house movie and raises the question of artistic integrity and the motivations for artistic expression. And that’s about as succinctly as we can express it without giving to much away.
Here’s the trailer for Frank:
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