Episode 38: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson’s illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director
Wes Anderson
Stars
Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

Selected By
Jarryd

5.0

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Aired Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson's illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.

Midnight Showing: Spectre (2015)

The latest installment of Midnight Showing sees the guys head to the cinema to check out the newest film in the 007 franchise, the Sam Mendes-directed Spectre. In what is possibly Daniel Craig’s final foray in the immaculately-tailored suit of James Bond, we get what we usually would be craving: an origin story. However, when it comes to Bond, less may be more. Or, really, more may be more. More pure evil, more world-destroying weapons, more senseless beddings. Less petty personal Blofeld problems. Despite that, we’ll all forget the plot to the film in six months and be munching popcorn once again watching it together.

Spectre (2015)
Director
Sam Mendes
Stars
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Belucci

Selected By
The Bit Players

3.0

Aired Friday, November 20, 2015
The latest installment of Midnight Showing sees the guys head to the cinema to check out the newest film in the 007 franchise, the Sam Mendes-directed Spectre. In what is possibly Daniel Craig's final foray in the immaculately-tailored suit of James Bond, we get what we usually would be craving: an origin story. However, when it comes to Bond, less may be more. Or, really, more may be more. More pure evil, more world-destroying weapons, more senseless beddings. Less petty personal Blofeld problems. Despite that, we'll all forget the plot to the film in six months and be munching popcorn once again watching it together.