Operation Kino Podcast #36: J. Edgar Reviewed And Movie Budgets Discussed

By Operation Kino 2011-11-11 07:07:24discussion comments
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This week on Operation Kino, we're writing down secret files about everyone who downloads this podcast, as we review the new Clint Eastwood directed biopic J. Edgar. After that we talk about a problem that Eastwood himself never has-- movie budgets, why they're so ridiculously gigantic, and what Hollywood can do to stop spending so much damn money for no reason. But first we start with a lightning round devoted to shirtless men like the ones in Immortals, then move on to tidbits, where Da7e wonders about the viability of LARPing movies like The Wild Hunt, David is incensed about plans for the new James Bond movie Skyfall, Patches recounts seeing Lawrence of Arabia in 70 mm, and Katey is a changed moviegoer thanks to watching the first season of The WIre.

You may notice the home of Operation Kino is looking a little different, and may we say spiffier. Kino Katey is no longer, and while you'll still be able to find those features like Virgin Territory and other video blogs at Cinema Blend, Operation Kino has gotten a well-deserved home of its own. It's change, but definitely for the better!

Take a listen below and find your downloading options; for more from all of us, you can follow the show (@opkino), Da7e (@da7e), David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner), Patches (@misterpatches) and me (@kateyrich) on Twitter.

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00:00-00:51 Lightning Round

01:19- 23:53 Introductions and Tidbits

24:23 - 41:44 J. Edgar reviewed

42:09 - 59:39 Movie budgets discussed

59:39 - 1:03:43 Dessert!


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