The Lone Ranger: Rampant Cinemania

 

This Week: Gabriel Vogel, Joe Holley, Albert Cantu, and Andrew King

Show Notes:

Bad Santa: 0:26 – 2:20

Doubt: 2:20 – 3:55

Man on the Moon: 4:00 – 5:11

Despicable Me: 2 5:14 – 8:45

The Departed: 9:29 – 11:22

Regarding Last Week’s Absence/ The Heat: 11:23 – 15:57

The Lone Ranger Review: 15:57 – 41:09

The Trend of Clapping in Movies: 41:09 – 45:12

Pacific Rim/Closing Thoughts: 45:12 – 46:46

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9 thoughts on “The Lone Ranger: Rampant Cinemania

  1. Steve July 11, 2013 / 1:21 am

    I don’t know what happened to you guys in there, but the movie (The Lone Ranger) I saw was decent. It had flaws and some silly points that were just stupid, but I found it very enjoyable. Maybe it’s just that I only need something to walk away with to enjoy a film: It can be well made, or funny, or in some other way enjoyable and I’m happy. I don’t need them all. I don’t even particularly like action films, but there are movies I truly hate – this isn’t one of them. Each to their own, I guess… I’m just surprised there was no love at all for this movie. Was it really that bad…? LOL oh well

    • Andrew King July 11, 2013 / 2:57 pm

      I honestly didn’t hate it. It did come off pretty negative in general this podcast, but for me, it was more a movie I was indifferent towards. The main issue for me is if it is going to be a somewhat decent, very straight forward summer blockbuster, then try your best to make the movie that way. All the positive things I have to say about The Lone Ranger were somewhat negated by the fact that this movie dragged, it was nearly three hours long and it told a very simple story. Had this movie been even a half hour shorter, it’s possible I would have thought it was alright. Thanks for the comment and for listening, both are appreciated, hope this was a sufficient reply.

      • Steve July 11, 2013 / 3:03 pm

        As if I would judge a reply Lol thanks for clarifying your views. Me personally I like a long film. If I’m going to pay $25 and go out to the movies give me something to watch!

      • Andrew King July 11, 2013 / 8:38 pm

        $25? I guess you must live outside the states, they are considerably cheaper hear. I don’t mind it being long as long as it is engaging the entire time.

      • Steve July 11, 2013 / 10:14 pm

        Well okay more like $35 for two, so not quite $25 per person but still a lot more than it used to be.

  2. Steve July 11, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Truthfully I was indifferent going in. It was my friend’s suggestion not mine. I thought from the trailers it would be lousy (guess so did everybody else, hence it’s lousy performance!) but found myself engaged through out. There were cringe-inducing moments and I won’t say it was magnificent, but I laughed a lot and thought the speed was pretty consistent. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for the desert. I do love the wide open airy feeling that comes from watching Westerns. (Or, perhaps, it was that all the trailers shown prior to it were so bad it looked great in comparison… I was excited about Pacific Rim for about three seconds when I thought it was the long awaited Voltron…)

  3. Gregoryno6 July 24, 2013 / 8:36 am

    The Lone Ranger wasn’t ever on my to-see list but it was interesting to hear you talk about it.
    And I agree 100% about movies. They are way too effing long these days.

    • Andrew King July 25, 2013 / 10:57 am

      I guess it seems wasteful to spend so much money and only make an hour and a half movie, but there is just so much useless nonsense in this movie that destroys the pacing, and pacing has killed a ton of blockbusters this summer. Thanks for listening!

      • Gregoryno6 July 25, 2013 / 4:47 pm

        “I guess it seems wasteful to spend so much money and only make an hour and a half movie”…
        So they add another half hour or an hour of CGI. Thus the potentially spectacular becomes tedious.
        The studios aren’t making movies for the cinemagoer any more. They’re looking at the home market, where you can pause the DVD any time you want for another beer or a toilet break. One flick becomes a full night’s entertainment. Although I imagine the kids are just as bored as the rest of us with all the explosions by the end of it.
        Rant ends here.

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