Audio Blog: Is 127 Hours A Masterpiece Or A Gimmicky Mess?
Hopefully last week you caught the audio conversation I had with fellow critics and bloggers Dave Gonzales and Matt Patches and thought to yourself, "I'd like to hear more of where that came from," not "God, I hope I never hear those voices again." When the three of us wrapped up that conversation we knew we probably wanted to do it again but had no idea what to talk about, until the next topic presented itself-- where else?-- on Twitter.
Another friend David Ehrlich, of Cinematical fame, had seen 127 Hours and pretty much hated it, an opinion shared by virtually no one else in the critical community-- the movie stands at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes-- and I was dying to hear David defend his position, especially since I knew he was incredibly well-informed on film and would probably have a much stronger opinion than me just saying "I liked it! It made me cry!" over and over again. To act as a moderator and color commentator we brought in Dave Gonzales again, who hadn't seen the movie but was more than happy to listen in anyway.
If you're not familiar with 127 Hours, which opened in limited release last weekend, you can read our review of it review. Our conversation about the movie gets into spoiler territory, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend listening until you've seen it, but since it's a story based on real life it's not like you can ruin the ending or anything.
Check out the conversation below, and as always, let us know if you liked it and want to hear more. You will hear at the end of the podcast that we also recorded a conversation about Love and Other Drugs, and we'll be posting that in a week or two pretending it's something totally different, so stay tuned for that. If there's something else you want to hear about in the meantime, let us know! Find me (@kateyrich), Dave (@da7e) and David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner) on Twitter.
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