It Takes Brass Balls To Trust The Talent

The title is only coarse, of course, because it refers to the monologue delivered by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s classic movie based on his own play. And it’s the title because in this episode, Pete and I talk about Kevin Spacey’s fantastic MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. And Spacey was in that movie, and at any moment in his lecture he could easily have quoted that monologue and it would’ve made sense. But he didn’t.

And I will start a sentence with a conjunction any time I feel like it. But not always. Only sometimes.

We also talk about the latest benchmark for terrible blockbusters starring great actors, R.I.P.D., the heist film Now You See Me, and the latest of David Twohy’s Riddick movies, the elegantly titled “Riddick“.

Pete tells us about a TV show he’s discovered called The Americans and for homework we have a podcast called The Verse, which examines all of Joss Whedon’s work one episode at a time starting with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I can tell you it’s good with some authority because I’m in it! It’s all the invention of producer James Smith from the excellent and admirable Twobiquity podcast that he does with James Griffiths and it’s recommended listening all round.

Oh, and we briefly discuss the amazing story behind Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights.

So grab your ouija board and your unlicenced  nuclear accelerator and come chase ghosts with Pete and Justin on the Shoot The Glass Podcast!

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