In this gameshow style challenge, Tara Hartnett and Sam Kench compete to identify songs that were famously used in movies. Play along at home, there are three points available for each song, song name, artist/band name, and the name of a movie it was used in.
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert with a job traveling around the country firing people. Ryan, played by George Clooney, enjoys living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened when he meets the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams
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Sam Kench reviews the 2009 Jason Reitman film Up In the Air starring George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, and Vera Farmiga.
FUN FACT VIA IMDB
“A large amount of the people we see fired in the film are not actors but people who were recently laid off. The filmmakers put out ads in St. Louis and Detroit posing as a documentary crew looking to document the effect of the recession. When people showed up, they were instructed to treat the camera like the person who fired them and respond as they did or use the opportunity to say what they wished they had. A way to discern who are the actors and who are the real people is that the real people do not have dialogue with George Clooney or Anna Kendrick, as they were shot separately. Jason Reitman did this intentionally, feeling that the real people would freak out Clooney and Kendrick.”
Tara Hartnett and Sam Kench accidentally vlogged while recording a review for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny which can be seen here review
Sam Kench and Tara Hartnett review the Netflix made sequel “Crouching Tiger, hidden Dragon: The Sword of destiny” starring Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen and directed by Yuen Woo-Ping.
Sam Kench reviews the 2015 post apocalyptic 80’s throwback Turbo Kid written and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell , and Yoann-Karl Whissell, and starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffrey, and Michael Ironside.
If you think Turbo Kid looks like your cup of tea you can find it on Amazon right here
Sam Kench and Tara Hartnett review the 2015 dystopian absurdist drama The Lobster directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, and starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and John C. Reilly.
If you think The Lobster looks interesting you can click here to check it out on Amazon
Sam Kench reviews the 2015 Netflix original film “Beasts of No Nation” starring Abraham Attah and Idris Elba and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Sam Kench and Tara Hartnett review Room from 2015 written by Emma Donoghue (adapted from her own novel), directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Who directed the excellent Frank the year before) and starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.