In this episode of Shoot The Glass we look at three films with ideas about what an apocalypse might look like: This Is The End, Seth Rogan’s directorial debut and probably the best stoner-rapture film ever made, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, in which Godzilla’s extended family comes back for revenge and Idris Elba tries… Continue reading Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
We do! And in this episode of Shoot The Glass we talk in depth about the action flick to end all action flicks, the film that catapulted Bruce Willis to the A-list and launched a thousand terrible Alan Rickman impressions, John McTiernan’s 1988 masterpiece Die Hard. We go through the film in more or less chronological order… Continue reading Glass? Who Gives A Sh*t About Glass?
In the latest episode of Shoot The Glass we eulogise the late great Ray Harryhausen, the special effects master who passed away only last month. Watching the guy from LA Law battle a stop-motion Medusa in a Sunday matinee was the highlight of my week back in the early 80’s, and it bears mentioning that Ray’s… Continue reading Captain Picard Would Steal Your Handbag
This week we say a fond farewell to Roger Ebert, who passed away last month. We discuss his prodigious capacity for dismissing films with a single well-chosen phrase; I believe that they’re called ‘zingers’ in US, and Ebert was pretty good at them. We also discuss the accuracy of a few of his reviews —… Continue reading Farewell To Roger Ebert
This post will have to be quick and to the point! Which is in contravention of everything I hold dear, but I have to be in Sydney tonight for Pete’s belated wedding reception and that means getting on a plane pretty soon… so here we go: in this episode we talk about the film Jurassic… Continue reading Dinos and Giants and Zombies, Oh My!
In the latest episode of Shoot the Glass we discuss so many films! Too many, you might say, for a fifty-odd minute podcast. And you’d be correct, but hey… that whole “less is more” thing is a scam, am I right? More is always better! Like with the show Firefly. I’m just saying. First up we… Continue reading Making Movies is Hard
There’s an old Klingon proverb that says that revenge is a dish best served cold… and, I think we can all agree, that’s some cold-blooded shit to say to a motherfucker before you pop a cap in his ass. But, you know, is it? Really? Is it best served cold? Should it be served anyway?… Continue reading Episode 3: Revenge of the Americans
The second episode of the Shoot The Glass Podcast is finally out, in which two cranky old bastards called Justin Gibson and Peter Wells talk about Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad and Disney’s latest Wreck-It Ralph and conclude that they’re admirable films that aren’t bad at all and there’s really nothing wrong with them and hey, what’s… Continue reading Pete Doesn’t Buy The Chin
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring except for… the Shoot The Glass Podcast! …in which Justin Gibson (that’s me!) joins the excellent and admirable Peter Wells to discuss all things film and TV. In this episode we’ll be looking at Peter Jackson’s latest addition to his… Continue reading Welcome to the party, pal!