This episode is mostly about the movie Airplane! Airplane! is a funny movie. It’s filled with silly jokes, rich parody, and Lloyd Bridges, who is addicted to sniffing glue. We revisit this classic comedy and finds points of richness. Along the way, we discuss the difference between satire and parody, our current PC culture, and Darth Maul. Maul gets the most airtime, apart from the film de jour, and we hope that we can find ways to continue talking about Maul, because he’s significant, and we’re still not sure why. So if you have any insights on Maul, please come to our website, generalsnobbery.com, and let us know your thoughts. Maybe Maul is the hope we need. If not, there’s still Airplane! for some good old-fashioned laugharoos.
The Prestige is a movie directed by Christopher "Chris" Nolan, co-written with his baby bro Jonathan. But as "Chris" is a master of the subliminal, it becomes quite clear that The Prestige is Nolan's revelation to the world that he and Jonathan are actually the same person -- or, as Michael Caine would say, Jonathan is his "dubbow".
This movie is confusing. In fact, at some level, we are almost certain it doesn't make any sense. But who gives a shit, cause magicians are fucking awesome! And if you don't think these magicians are super duper badass, then you'll at least be treated to some Bowie Tesla. In making this film, was "Chris" conspiring with Elon Musk to prepare the world for Tesla's return? Did that conspiring continue into Interstellar, when "Chris" prepared the world for Space X's mission to colonize other planets?
Yes. And you'll hear why when you listen to this episode, which is such an awesome episode you really don't want to miss it, because if you miss it, your life will be a little less good than it would have been if you tuned into this snob. Keep the magic alive, keep questioning, and beware of any sinister dubbows waiting around the corner to drown you.
Cube. Lopez. Wilson. That Victorian Hunter from Jumanji. These are the people you will meet in the Amazon, searching for the fabled People of the Mist. But what else will you meet on this Voightage? CGI!
Anaconda is Roger Ebert’s favorite movie, and it’s basically Jaws. People on a rickety boat attacked by a monster water creature? Yep, that’s Jaws. That is one Voightage I have no interest in taking!
Deep in the jungle, while on your Voightage, you will find more than wild creatures. You will find treachery and even fascism as one man turns this educational Voightage into a horror Voightage.
Full of amazing lives and even more amazing faces, Anaconda is about as mediocre as a thing can be and likely served no major benefit to society as a whole. Most likely Roger Evert would disagree with that, but to each his Voighn.