Cinema Crespodiso
A new episode every Monday, Cinema Crespodiso is a weekly talk show covering all things cinema-related. Film recommendations, a review of the weekend's box office, reviews of movies both old and new, film development news, it's all here wrapped up in an entertaining package. Hosted by film critic Chris Crespo and featuring a cavalcade of guests, games and goofiness, Cinema Crespodiso is the best way to get your movie needs met (at least in podcast form).
Episode 51 - Product Placement Confusion
In episode 51, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn review many of the movies released over the Christmas holiday, there is a new Netflix Instant Pick of the Week, there's a theme to the movie news section, Q&A from show listeners, and more! Discussed in this episode: Chris announces the winner of the first ever Cinema Crespodiso Fantasy Football league. The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is Somm, and Chris explains the upcoming Netflix Instant purge on 1/1/14. Chris reviews Grudge Match and complains about the obvious product placement. Chris and Drew review 47 Ronin. Chris and Drew review The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and they question the moral message of the movie in the face of being loaded with an abundance of obvious product placement, hence confusing the message. Chris and Drew review The Wolf of Wall Street. They finish out the rest of the Box Office top five for the post-Chrismas holiday. Don Jon is coming out on DVD. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is coming out in theaters, and Chris points out how and why this movie is pandering to the Hispanic movie going audience. The Crespodisco features John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" and The Kinks' "Nothing Can Stop Me From Worrying About That Girl," both from the soundtrack to the movie Rushmore. The Myth of Jewish Hollywood's collaboration with Nazi Germany. The Academy tries to diversify it's membership demographics. Italian 12 Years A Slave posters pulled from theaters in Italy. Out of the Furnace producers sued by Native American tribe for defamation. What are the sleeper movies of 2013? Best makeout soundtracks from when we were younger? Is it too early to talk Oscars? Billy D. from NYC chimes in. Drew swoops up an abandoned lightning round and we're all done here.
Episode 50 - Merry Cres-mas!
In episode 50, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn are joined by four-time guest Soul Brother Kevin from “The SBK LIVE Show,” and they talk about movies new and old, Chris and Drew review American Hustle, Chris reviews Anchorman 2, and so much more! Discussed in this episode: Chris explains the origins and meaning of Cres-mas. The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is Zodiac. During the box office weekend recap, Chris and Drew review American Hustle and Anchorman 2. New on DVD this week – Insidious: Chapter 2. New in theaters this week – Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 47 Ronin, The Wolf of Wall Street, Lone Survivor and August: Osange County. This week’s Cres-mas themes Crespodisco features two songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas, “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmas Time is Here.” Chris brings up the SeaWorld vs Blackfish situation. THERE WAS A TECHNICAL GLITCH, WHICH CHRIS EXPLAINS BRIEFLY. Joaquin Phoenix rumored to be in running for main villain in new Superman vs Batman movie. 25 new movies added to the Library of Congress for preservation. They talk about the new trailers for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Transcendence. Chris mentions the first ever Fantasy Football Crespobowl. Why is SBK so cool and why does he hate money? Javier Bardem and Hugh Jackman in the running for Pan movie. Paul Rudd as Ant-Man? Which actor is more underrated, Matthew McConaughey or Woody Harrelson? What would it take to make SBK sit through a Will Ferrell movie marathon? Chris comes up with an idea to raise money for charity via making SBK watch Will Ferrell movies. Terrible movies with great soundtracks. What can the Robocop remake do that the other Robocop sequels could not? Chick flicks we all actually ended up liking? Kevin goes through a lightning round and gets a swag bag and that’s all folks!
Episode 49 - Swampodiso
In episode 49, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn are joined by returning guest Big Mike from The Curtis Earth Show on WPRK 91.5 fm and SwampPatrol.com, and they have quite a bit to talk about! Discussed in this episode: Big Mike recaps the gator hunting season and talks about the 110-year old gator he caught one night. The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is Desperado. The box office weekend recap includes reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Chris and Drew, plus there is talk of Marvel movies, The Hunger Games, Disney animated movies and Tyler Perry Madea films. Chris talks about the best December opening weekends of all time. New movies on DVD this week include Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Family, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Kick Ass 2, Prisoners and The Croods. New movies in theaters this weekend include Anchorman 2, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, Walking With Dinosaurs and Her. The Crespodisco features “Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra from the Kill Bill Vol. I soundtrack, and “Oil” by Jonny Greenwood from the original score for There Will Be Blood. Movie news starts with Sony’s plan to make Spider-man spinoff movies that center on Spidey’s villains. Fox moves the opening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes into the space vacated by Fast and Furious 7 missing their upcoming July release because of…well…you know…. Blockbuster UK gave it once last go…and failed. Dreamworks Animation is going to start making shows exclusively for Netflix, who wants to become a full on network. Chris, Drew and Mike talk about the new trailers for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Edge of Tomorrow, Jupiter Ascending and Godzilla. They talk about dine-in theaters. They talk about Matthew McConaughey’s awesome run lately in movies. Martin Scorsese’s eyebrows vs Eugene Levy’s eyebrows…which one wins in the Crespodome? Big Mike gets a lightning round and a swag bag and that’s all folks!
Episode 47 - The Golden Age
In episode 47, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn are joined by Anthony "The Black Hasselhof" Davis from EmergeCity.com and the FoGetDatYo podcast. Together they talk about the Netflix Instant Pick of the Week, they review the new movies in the weekend box office recap, and more! Discussed in this episode: RIP Paul Walker, we hardly knew ye. The Netflix Instant Pick of the Weekis YOUNG ADULT. Chris, Drew and Anthony review OLDBOY. Chris reviews HOMEFRONT. Anthony reviews THOR: THE DARK WORLD talks Marvel movies in general. Apparently Disney's FROZEN is so good it is like LION KING levels of good. Chris, Drew and Anthony talk about THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. New movies on DVD include THE SMURFS 2, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, and the unrated cut of THE WOLVERINE, which might be closer to the R-rated Wolverine movie that Drew and Anthony both desire to see. New movies in theaters this weekend include OUT OF THE FURNACE and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. The Crespodiso this week features Hans Zimmer's "Waiting for a Train" from the INCEPTION original soundtrack. Anthony explains where Emerge came from and the origins of FoGetDatYo. Author Chuck Logan admits his career would be dead without the adaptation of HOMEFRONT in theaters now. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET cut sex scenes and nudity to make an R-rating instead of NC-17, and it is Martin Scorsese's longest movie ever. Not only were real tigers used for the filming of LIFE OF PI, much to Drew's surprise, but one almost drowned in an accident, and the Animal Humane Association person on set that day apparently had the incident downplayed, revealed in a recently uncovered email. Quentin Tarantino's next movie is going to be another western. Chris reads some emails from show supporters, and also reads a weird email he got that he just had to read for everyone. Chris asks Anthony about his favorite holiday movies. Chris, Anthony and Drew debate what the golden age of cinema might be; Chris argues for the 1970s and Drew and Anthony contend we are currently in the golden age of cinema. Anthony does a lightning round, gets a swag bag and we're out!
Episode 46 - The Hungering Games 'Mon
In episode 46, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn review The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a new Netflix Instant Pick of the Week, , they recap the weekend box office results, and so much more! Discussed in this episode: There are bonus episodes available for download and t-shirts available for sale! The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The box office recap includes Free Birds, Delivery Man, The Best Man Holiday and Thor: The Dark World. The number one movie is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and they review the movie. Chris and Drew go over the top ten opening weekends of all time. New movies on DVD this week include Red 2, Getaway, Jobs, The Canyons and Breaking Bad: the Final Season. New movies in theaters this Thanksgiving week include Oldboy, Black Nativity, Mandela and Homefront. In this week’s Crespodisco, we have “Boobytrapping” from the Ocean’s 11 soundtrack and “Forever Night Shade Mary” by the Latin Playboys from the Desperado soundtrack. In the Crespodome, Chris goes over the top ten grossing black directors of all time. Chris talks about how hard it is for black female directors and non-while male directors in general. Cary Elwes is writing a memoir about the making of The Princess Bride. Pixar lays off 5% of their staff. Possible titles for Man of Steel 2 a.k.a. Batman vs Superman. Should Chris have warned people about watching The Human Centipede? They get a random review request for the movie Bulworth. Chris and Drew talk about The Raid 2.
Episode 45 - Stolen Lightning
In episode 45, Chris Crespo and Drewster Cogburn review All is Lost, there is a new Netflix Instant Pick of the Week, they recap the box office weekend, they preview the new movies coming out on DVD and in theaters, there is some crazy news involving Tom Cruise comments taken out of context and Mark Wahlberg losing his shit, Blockbuster's last movie rented out, and so much more! Things discussed in this episode include: The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is HOLY MOTORS, which Drew has yet to see. Chris and Drew review ALL IS LOST. Chris and Drew talk about the trailer for NOAH. They recap the weekend box office top five, which inclues BAD GRANDPA, FREE BIRDS, LAST VEGAS, THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY and THOR: THE DARK WORLD. New movies on DVD include PLANES, THE WORLD'S END, WE'RE THE MILLERS, 2 GUNS, PARANOIA and THE TO-DO LIST. New movies coming out in theaters include THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and DELIVERY MAN. The Crespodisco features "Night of Terror" from the BLACK SWAN soundtrack by Clint Mansell. Chris recounts the whole Tom Cruise - TMZ - Afghanistan - Mark Walhberg saga. Kevin Smith saw Ben Affleck in the Batman suit and loved what he saw. Blockbuster's final rental ever is the end of the world comedy THIS IS THE END. Chris reveals the results of his BEST HOLIDAY MOVIES survey. What are the saddest movie deaths ever? What are Chris and Drew's most anticipated movies of 2014? To answer this, Chris and Drew go through a list of 2014 releases. Why is Netflix going all Hulu? Drew steals the lightning round from Chris! That's all folks!
Episode 44 - Destroying Human Toilets
In episode 44, Chris Crespo a.k.a. Crespo and Drewster Cogburn are joined by returning guest Curtis Earth from The Curtis Earth Show and Earth Trivia fame. Chris and Drew review 12 Years a Slave and Thor: The Dark World, there's a new Netflix Pick of the Week and a Drewster Cogburn vs The World rematch between Drew and Curtis. Things discussed in this episode include: Why Chris should just go as "Crespo." The Netflix Instant Pick of the Week is Senna, which starts a discussion about racing. Curtis talks about his fear of heights and movies with people dying from great heights. Chris and Drew review 12 Years a Slave. They talk about men crying in movies, and Chris talks about trying NOT to cry during 12 Years a Slave. Chris talks about hanging out in Alfre Woodard's house when he visited Los Angeles years ago. They recap the box office top five, which includes Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Free Birds and Bad Grandpa. Chris and Drew review Thor: The Dark World. Curtis says he doesn't "get" Thor and asks for clarification as to Thor's origins. Is there too much over-the-top action and violence in these comic book movies these days? New movies coming out on DVD include Man of Steel, Turbo, Prince Avalanche and I Declare War. New movies coming out in theaters include Nebraska and The Best Man Holiday. Curtis talks about his appreciation of Bruce Dern and seeing him play the villain in The Cowboys with John Wayne. Chris questions simply slapping "Holiday" on a movie sequel title as a naming device, but Drew shows that it works just fine. The Crespodisco features "O Death" from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack and "Take Me Back" from the Rocky soundtrack. Justin Lin is directing the next "Bourne" movie. DISH Network is closing down the last of the Blockbuster stores in the U.S. by January 2014. Marvel struck a deal with Netflix to premiere four new original series', culminating with a mini-series, all led by Daredevil. The best movie deleted scenes? Curtis and Chris go off on This is Spinal Tap. Do any of the guys care at all about the Hunger Games movies? Billy D. sends in a question about Star War Episode VII breaking tradition by coming out in December 2015 instead of the usual summer release date. Curtis goes through a Lightning Round, gets his swag bag and that's all folks!