It’s that time again, another peek at Adam’s ticket collection. 2002 proved to be a belter of a year. In part one we talk Coens, trash Cameron Crowe, while Training Day and the masterful Monsters Inc get some love.
Episode 23! Geoff and Adam have been watching some bad films of late, but they manage to ramble onto Iron Man 3, which Geoff loved and Adam didn’t. Still, unassuming as this all sounds, it’s classic Canon stuff. CLASSIC.
Episode 21 and back to the ticket collection of a loser. Despite the Kubrickian suggestions this is anything but an auspicious year for film. Most of the films have faded from view or never deserved to be there in the first place. Still, it’s a fun trip.
Episode 20 and here we go again. We use Harmony Korine’s latest folly to chat feminism and how we talk about women, and then seamlessly ease into a reader email. Why is cinema special, is it important who you go with and do we ever feel like we’re wasting out lives? Good question…
Something of a gamble this one, but we tried to watch a film and see what commentary it would inspire… Time travel, utopias and the importance of specifying accents in the subtitles it turned out. We couldn’t even last the whole film.
A fresh episode is here! Are plays hoity-toity bullshit? Can they be made into good films? Does anyone care? Adam and Geoff do, even if they can’t afford theatre tickets. They even do musicals and Shakespeare. Contains moderate chuckling and substantial grumpiness.
Part two, and Adam’s Big Bumper Bag Scrapbook of Little Green Tickets From Yesteryear continues onward. 2000 may have started off excellently but it soon descended into a summer of dross. Dross that Adam would sometimes watch twice. For some reason.
Episode 17, part one: Or Adam’s Big Bumper Bag Scrapbook of Little Green Tickets From Yesteryear to give it Geoff’s full title. More reminiscing and another two-parter. 2000 proved an important year, but you’ll have to listen to find out why.
Part two of Episode 16 and Geoff continues to plunge further into the films of 1999 as seen and treasured by Adam’s cinema ticket collection. Geoff is less than impressed with the quality, but the memories come thick and fast for our intrepid reminiscers.
Episode 16. A two-parter that begins with a young Richmond starting a collection of his movie stubs in 1999. It’s 14 years later and Adam and Geoff pick through all he saw, using the popcorn-soaked stubs as veritable madelines to inspire reflection and recollect time’s past. It’s a review show, but not as you know it.
Episode 15, Geoff and Adam kick off talking about Another Earth and Sound of My Voice as exciting examples of sci-fi. What starts as a high-brow investigation of what proper sci-fi is - does a film just need to be set in space, or is does it need something more? - swiftly descends into a big Planet of the Apes digression. And then it ends in the patented Ridley Scott Game.
Episode 14 is a true ramble. Geoff starts off talking about Insidious, though he means Sinister. It’s a seamless chat taking in The Loved Ones, Cold Weather, Killing Them Softly, Shoot ‘em Up. Adam also defends Keanu’s honour, and Geoff bigs up Aniston.
It’s Episode 12 and Adam and Geoff tackle real life for once. What are film-makers to do when tasked with making a true-to-life story? Stay honest and be responsible with the facts, or fudge the issues for the purposes for narrative expediency? Easy answer really, dunno why we bothered chatting about it…