Sardonicast #75: Mank, King Kong (1933 & 2005)

12.14.2020 - By Sardonicast

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The crew discuss Mank and Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong.

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0:00 - Intro

1:13 - Warner Bros will be releasing all of their 2021 films both on HBO Max and Theatres

19:44 - Mank Discussion

47:04 - King Kong (1933)

1:02:13 - King Kong (2005)

1:30:53 - Q&A;

1:31:04 - You wake up tomorrow, look in the mirror, and see Neil Breen looking back at you. Much to your surprise, you’ve become a clone of Breen, possessing the same supernatural abilities he displays in his films (the ability to freeze time, hack government servers, hook up with bad actresses half your age, eat tuna, etc.)

How would you use your otherworldly abilities to help mankind? Or would you instead use your powers to help yourself?

1:33:48 - What’s your opinion on the New York Times 25 greatest actors of the past 20 years list? I know at least Adam has taken a look at this, so who do you think is too high/too low? Any notable snubs? And finally anyone who definitely shouldn’t be there?

1:44:53 - Since you're talking about King Kong, I would like to ask this: What is a movie you like that has really weird sexual implications? King Kong being attracted to the blonde lady for example. Another example, and more famous, is Slave Leia in Return of the Jedi. The whole Leia being enslaved by Jabba has to me really weird sexual implications. Can you think of any others?

1:47:10 - Who is your least favorite actor based on their work and acting style?

1:51:26 - What would you consider to be the most terrifying non-horror films. I would say Seven seeing it is more of a crime thriller than a pure horror film.

1:52:46 - Is it important to stumble into a so-bad-it’s-good movie? Does the reputation of something like The Room or Neil Breen movies actually go against the enjoyment of first time viewers?

Next week's recommendation: Bicycle Thieves (1948)

(Timecodes by christian larson)

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