PODCAST! Ep. 7: Can-filmmakers apologize for winning and give away prize money, a few words from Roma's Alfonso Cuaron and the Shyamalanaissance begins!!

Samuel L. Jackson in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Samuel L. Jackson in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

In our latest episode, Jim Slotek, Kim Hughes, Liam Lacey, Karen Gordon and Bonnie Laufer talk about the most Canadian awards result ever - the directors of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch winning the $100k Rogers Best Canadian Film award from the Toronto Film Critics Association, saying sorry, and giving the money to the runners up and to charity.

We’ve got a few words from Roma director Alfonso Cuaron about how the emotionally-resonant scenes made him cranky. We talk about what kind of monsters would flame a teenage actor for congratulating Rami Malek on Twitter for his Golden Globe win?

And with M. Night’s Glass around the corner, let the Shyamalanaissance begin!

PODCAST! Ep. 6: The 'Bird Box Challenge,' Disney's live-action reboots and Tarantino does a Manson movie (too soon?)


Original-Cin’s Jim Slotek, Bonnie Laufer, Karen Gordon, Liam Lacey and moderator Gene Valaitis talk about the “Bird Box Challenge” (people doing things blindfolded like Sandra Bullock in the Netfix movie). Is it the next logical step, after the Tide Pod-eating craze, in winnowing the population of stupid people?

We also celebrate Joe Pesci coming out of retirement for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (and predict how long Daniel Day-Lewis will stay IN retirement), wonder whether 50 years is “too soon” for Quentin Tarantino to be making a Charles Manson movie, and ponder the logic behind Disney remaking its animated classics as CGI-assisted live-action movies.

PODCAST! Ep. 4 - Maybe "Nobody" IS the best person to host the Oscars

Ex-future Oscar host Hart: Can I get a retweet?

Ex-future Oscar host Hart: Can I get a retweet?

In Episode Four of our series of podcasts, Jim, Karen, Liam, Bonnie and moderator Gene Valaitis ponder an Oscars broadcast that hosts itself, why Jim calls the Golden Globes’ Hollywood Foreign Press “Eurotrash,” and the big $100,000 Rogers prize the Toronto Film Critics Association is handing over to the best Canadian film (and the pressure that comes with that).

Also, a round-up of the first busy holiday weekend that will see a dozen movies released by Christmas Day, and a major thumbs up for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.