Mon, 27 August 2012
We get back to the good stuff this week, with a review of Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot. Some people may also like this movie, but did we? Well, the answer is 'yes', but please still tune in to find out why. We also chat about season 1 of Boardwalk Empire, The Lady in the Lake and John Woo's Paycheck. That last one felt like a Cruel Summer aftershock.
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Direct download: MWCep85-SomeLikeItHot.mp3
Category:Film & TV -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT
Tue, 21 August 2012
Cruel Summer ends with a whimper this week. We are obviously suffering from bad movie fatigue as we look to put this whole thing out of its misery. We burn through three quick reviews covering The Ugly Truth, King Kong Lives and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. We failed to see the humour in any of these - perhaps the summer heat makes us cranky. We also discuss some other recent watches including Forty Guns, Downton Abbey, Nightbreed: Cabal Cut and Beasts of the Southern Wild. To make matters worse, we're testing out some new recording equipment so sound quality may be all over the place. Overall, this may not have been our finest hour but it was certainly our houriest hour.
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Direct download: MWCep84-KongsUglyHarley.mp3
Category:Film & TV -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT
Thu, 9 August 2012
This week, Cruel Summer hits a new high (or is it a new low?) with the straight to DVD sequel to a film that we'd never seen. Into the Blue 2: The Reef is jam-packed with vaguely familiar faces and reality stars desperate to find their 16th minute of fame. Sure it's terrible, but is it any good? Let's just say that if you like split screens, gratuitious T&A and scuba montages, this may be the film for you.
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Direct download: MWCEp83-IntotheBlue2.mp3
Category:Film & TV -- posted at: 8:28am EDT
Wed, 1 August 2012
Cruel Summer continues this week, with a look at Torque from 2004. We ask a lot of questions, but none more important than what in the hell was this DVD doing in Scott's parents' collection? Tune in to find out whether we thought it was a torqey or speactorqular. Perhaps both? We also chat briefly, in a spoiler-free fashion, about Dark Knight Rises. You may have heard of that one.
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Direct download: MWCEp82-Torque.mp3
Category:Film & TV -- posted at: 9:24am EDT