I am Jack’s Podcast

Today we celebrate 150 episodes with the Greatest Movie EVER,

better known as Fight Club.

Review in a Nutshell:  Mix a healthy portion of post-modern anxiety with a dash of gallows humor and a heaping helping of unapologetic violence, and you have Fight Club, a movie that is more intelligent than the trailers would lead you to believe.

This film contains:

Desperation.

Subliminal Advertising.

Battle Damage.

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11 Responses

  1. Last podcast, I came to the site and saw the soap. This is, without a doubt, the most anticipation I have EVER felt for a podcast, and I’m one of the unfortunate mass that requested you review NIMH. I’m just starting it, and (unless you pull an Eraserhead) I can literally not be disappointed.

    Thank you, kind sir.

  2. I watched Doomsday this week.

    It was just as awesome as you and Surat suggested, if not more so.

    Keep it up!

  3. For the record I was wrong…Somehow David Fincher is directly responsible for the music video greatness that is Opposites Attract.

    That is too rad.

  4. This truly is the Greatest Movie Ever, if I had
    only known that this would be the next one,
    (sadly didn’t check in last week).
    Also on a request, Congo would be a great
    addition to the Greatest Movie Ever podcast.

  5. Great pick. I watch this movie at least once a year.
    Congo would be cool…or you could continue with movies that poke at consumerism in society and review ‘Josie and the Pussycats’!

  6. Congrats on 150 episodes.

  7. I am Jack’s positive review of this podcast. I am Jack’s thumbs up on your celebration of 150 episodes of podcasty-goodness.

    I’d be interested to see what you would say about Congo. Especially the cameo made by Delroy Lindo

  8. 150 already? Congratulations, guys.

    I am in that crowd of people who are now watching Fight Club for the first time. I am really quite surprised that the internet never ruined the twist in this movie for me. THANKS INTERNET!

  9. The Internet actually ruins film twists??!! THE NERVE!!! I say we protest this most strongly and demand that those responsible be hunted down and made to watch that horrible movie where Tara Reid was cast as a scientist

  10. The commentary is fun, because there’s one scene where Tyler/Jack come upon a “New Beetle”, snort derisively, and smash its front with baseball bats. Brad Pitt goes on this five-minute rant about commercialism and pointless, empty corporate branding and marketing. Ed Norton: “Actually, I kind of like those now. I bought one.” Pitt: “…oh.”

    ****

    “I haven’t been (screwed) like that since grade school” is one of the funniest lines I’ve ever heard. The delivery, the situation, the line itself; perfect.

    ****

    I’d kind of like to see a movie with both Val Kilmer and Brad Pitt, because I get the same sense about Kilmer that you said about Pitt; that he’s an extremely attractive man, and he actually is able to act, but he’s just so pretty that nobody ever takes him seriously.

    ****

    In an extremely strange ironic twist, there was a truck commercial a few years ago that referenced “Fight Club” in a SERIOUS way–as in, they treated it as though it were entirely on the level and had no anti-corporate, anti-marketing message whatsoever. Like it was just a bunch of guys farting around, like backyard wrestling or something. I usually ignore commercials, but I watched this one end to end, because it was just so WEIRD–I was waiting for Tyler Durden to pop up or something.

  11. Density Duck: yeah I’m finding that there are a handful of actors that I’ve wrongly sneered at too… especially when they’ve previously taken on cheesy romantic roles. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the names in that list. Now when I see they are on the film I’ll think hard about making a trip to the theater. When Turtle and I find a movie starring Mr. Pitt or Clooney we’re instantly interested in watching it now.

    My father has always liked Brad Pitt. He watched “Legends of the Fall” when it came out on video went on and on about it. I think that’s when he clicked for him. I think it’s a… oh it’s not quite cheesy but it gets there.

    I will always remember my dad pointing at the bear scene and saying, “that right there… THAT IS HOW A MAN DIES. I hope that is in store for ME someday…”

    O_O

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