Mon, 16 April 2012
Welcome to the sixth installment of the Movie Homework Podcast! We start off the show by discussing the Hunger Games books, which Mariam read in the week. We then discuss briefly the hoodies vs. aliens cult hit Attack the Block, before heading into the first piece of homework for the episode.
Mariam’s pick this week is the 2008 documentary I Think We’re Alone Now, which centers on Jeff and Kelly, two obsessive fans of the 1980s teen idol Tiffany. The film offers a surprisingly humane and non-judgmental depiction of two disturbed individuals who share a common love of a faded pop-star. But Ari was a skeptical going in, but does the film win him over?
Ari’s pick for Mariam was the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam, which was recently remade in Hollywood as the Mark Wahlberg thriller Contraband. The film tells the story of a former smuggler who goes on one last smuggle-run, which does not go as planned. Admittedly the films storyline is incredibly cliché ridden, but will Mariam find something to appreciate?
We close things of by choosing next week’s picks. Don’t forget you can send us an email, write to us and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you like the show it would be great if you could review it in iTunes or share it on your social network platforms! Subscribe to it in iTunes or whatever podcatcher you choose to use!