Reaction Shots - Official Discussion

  • @tokeeffe9 I was in the same boat for a bit, I planned on renting Brazil it didn't happen until episode 3 came out and I had to play catch up. Magical Realism is a tough topic since there is so much room for interpretation, I think they finally kind of agreed that it is more of a plot device than a genre and I think that's a fair way of looking at it. When the discussion for it was posted, Silentconsonant and I had a long chat about what does or doesn't count as Magical Realism and it went much like the podcast discussion.

    I liked the Adult Fairytale discussion in episode 3 a lot, I think watching Borgman first is definitely a good idea this time since it is a strange movie and they discuss it pretty in depth during the episode.

    Episode 4 is very all over the place. AJ LoCascio is the guest and he sidetracks the discussion a lot, so be prepared for that! I still enjoyed the episode, the discussion was interesting overall, and I find AJ funny so I didn't mind the derailing too much, but I definitely could have done with a little more focus since I do enjoy Reaction Shots as a critical analysis of film.

  • @logic__error It really is. There was a stage I came to the conclusion that magical realism isn't actually a thing.

    And then I thought of something like The Prestige might have magical realism but you could consider it sci fi too. I don't know, it's tough to think about! :)

    That's good to know in advance, I might skip on to episode 4 since I have seen Pan's Labyrinth and then see if I can watch Borgman some time. It's just that I spend most of my spare time catching up on games right now. Need to make time for other things!

  • @tokeeffe9 So much to do and so little time these days!

    I think it's worth the wait on episode 3, Borgman is such an unusual film that you deserve to be able to interpret it yourself before hearing their discussion of it! Episode 4 doesn't bring it up, as far as I recall, so you should be safe there.

    There are very few films that actually fall into true Magical Realism, most could be argued are Sci-Fi/Fantasy or the "Magic" is a manifestation of a characters mental state. I think it made for a meaty discussion topic at least!

  • @logic__error Haha, you were not joking about episode 4 being all over the place.

    It got sidetracked so hard so many times but like you, I did enjoy it. I think that was mostly due to practical effects just being a more entertaining topic. I do hope they come back to it in some form later down the road, just to be more specific about it.

    My main gripe with the episode was the standard practical vs CGI debate which happened but at least they explained themselves well and didn't go into the predictable CGI is bad approach. As they said, when the CGI is the focus of the scene, it's generally not good or impactful but when it's used correctly, you either can't tell or are extremely impressed to find out about it like with a lot of Fincher movies.

    Now, to watch Borgman some time!

  • After the last episode, I've now seen Fargo, and the first season of the Fargo show...I'm addicted, lol.

  • The thumbnail on the newest one. Sure, I didn't want to sleep this week anymore.

  • Sofia is a great guest. I like how she shows up all prepared with notes and stuff, what a pro. Lol

  • @TokyoSlim I totally agree! She definitely did the homework and put a lot of thought into things! I really hope they'll bring her back for future episodes.

  • Only listened to the first 20 mins or so but definitely fun to have Sofia on the podcast. The actual horror talk is about to start :D

  • I noticed the other day that she's now here as well. Hi @ItsSofiaH!

    I should watch this actual episode maybe tomorrow. I've liked her on group streams and Easy Updates. And the previous Fargo episode was nice to listen to, interesting bits every now and then.

  • @Sentinel-Beach Did not see this until now - Hi back at you! :) Thanks for watching/listening!

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    Just starting listening now even though I've barely seen any mockumentaries.

  • @tokeeffe9 I ended up with plenty to say in my comment, even after realizing I had only seen a couple Mockumentaries myself. I've seen a lot more TV mockumentaries than movies, so at least in that regard I've got a lot of mockumentary hours under my belt and 'Documentary Now' provides a lot of variety to draw from too. The discussion from this episode has definitely encouraged me to try to get some more movies on my viewing list though!

  • New reaction shots is up. Huber REALLY loves Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d

  • Yep. Two hours of MCU talk, and it even streches into the comics as well. Boy, did I loved listening to this! :) Drew was a great guest with his nerd knowledge and humour, good stuff. With the recent Spoiler Mode of Infinity War and now this I'm getting everything I want.

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    And I'm like Huber in many ways. Seen everything, think Winter Soldier's my favourite, and just love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Only two more episodes, and that could be it! I'm not sure how I can handle this.

  • I'll probably give this a listen to but this is probably the least interested I've been in a Reaction Shots just because I'm not really into Marvel.

  • @sentinel-beach Tons of fun!
    I might have an unpopular opinion on this, dunno but I would say the Captain America trilogy is the best movie trilogy. All three movies are good and the themes from one really flow into the next. Winter Soldier is probably the best of the three, even if I think I have more fun with Civil War.

  • The first reaction shots I totally spaced on and left no comment on is up for patrons!

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  • Finally got to the Heists podcast. While not a heist movie, I am incredibly disappointed that there was no mention of National Treasure. Is there any greater heist than stealing the Declaration of Independence?! I think not!

  • Ian's sister recommended Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series of books to him. Ian has the best sister!