Jul 29 2009

Double Indemnity

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each other’s reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we take on the cinema classic Double Indemnity. We’ve viewed a lot of noir films so far, so it’s only fitting that we take a look at one of the classics. This is a film that ranks 38th in AFI’s top 100 films of all time, and 47th on the IMDB top 250. So it’s both a critic pleaser and a crowd pleaser.

Double Indemnity
Year: 1944
Dir.: Billy Wilder
Written by: Billy Wider and Raymond Chandler
Based on: Novel by James M. Cain
Starring: Fred MacMurry, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Genre: Drama (Noir)

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading


Jul 25 2009

Podcast 3: B-Movies

In our third podcast we discuss B-movies with our guest Dylan Kent. We watched The Toxic Avenger, Six String Samurai, and Black Sheep (not the Chris Farley film) and are here to share our experiences with these knowingly “bad” films. Some of our thoughts might surprise you. Once again, be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave a review.

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Jul 22 2009

Troll 2

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each other’s reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we take on the abomination that is the legen — wait for it- DAIRY film that goes by the name of Troll 2.

Troll 2
Year: 1990
Dir.: Claudio Fragasso
Written by: Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso
Starring: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey
Genre: Horror

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading


Jul 17 2009

The Brothers Bloom

Apologies about the lateness on this review, and the fact that it is not the aforementioned “early review” that we promised. Our screening did not work out as planned. In the meantime, here’s this week’s Film Duel, a few days late.

The Brothers Bloom
Year: 2009
Dir: Rian Johnson
Written by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weiscz
Genre: Comedy (Con Film)

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading


Jul 14 2009

This Week’s Film Duel

This week’s Film Duel will be appearing on Thursday night instead of the traditional wednesday (let’s hear a collective awwwww [I know nobody’s waiting for it]).  We’re doing this so that we can present to you for the first time in our brief history a review of a film before its release day.  We’ll save the surprise for Thursday but both of us are quite excited for it.


Jul 10 2009

Podcast 2: Westerns

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly takes focus as we discuss the genre of Western films with our guest Cody.  You can find this podcast on iTunes as well, so feel free to search for it under “Lock, Stock, and Two Film Geeks” or just click the previous link and click subscribe so that our show is automatically downloaded each time we have a new episode.  If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on iTunes as well.  The e-mail that I promise to set up on the podcast is now set up, it’s podcast@lockstockandtwofilmgeeks.com so please send any feedback you might have.

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Jul 8 2009

Following

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each other’s reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we approach Christopher Nolan’s first film, Following.

Following
Year: 1998
Director: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Jeremy Theobold, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell
Genre: Drama (Neo-Noir)

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading


Jul 1 2009

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each other’s reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we approach one of our favorite films that nobody saw, Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, which began the resurgence of the now shooting star Robert Downey, Jr.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Year: 2005
Dir.: Shane Black
Written by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
Genre: Comedy (Neo-Noir)

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading