I am itching to do some Reel Reviews. I have a backlog of films I’d love to do but thought a theme might be fun. How about a week of the definitive midnight films: El Topo, Pink Flamingos, The Harder They Come, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Eraserhead? Yes, no, maybe so?
Wolverines! The victory call from Red Dawn. Either you get it or you don’t.
I love when you are greeted by a little 80’s cult nostalgic gem when perusing the new DVD releases. A great young cast including Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey before Dirty Dancing, C.Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson and Charlie Sheen in his first movie. Pair that will film fan favorites like Powers Booth, William Smith, Harry Dean Staton, Ben Johnson and don’t forget Ron O’neal – Superfly, as a Cuban military commander. Directed by John Milius. Come on! You know it is a good time.
I’m feeling a Reel Review coming on.
Today I quickly experimented with Chris Penn’s new application that renders an iPhone friendly podcast page for your website. It was easy to set up and worked as promised. On Reel Reviews I use a special RSS feed that contains just the podcast entries. I loaded it into the kit and “voila” – ready to go on the iPhone. Just click on a link and it plays the podcast. You can check it out here: Reel Reviews iPhone page.
To see a full resolution screenshot as it appears on an iPhone just click on the iPhone graphic on the left.
Check it out Chris’ application: Podcaster iPhone Kit.
Posts in the "Asides" category are short micro-blog posts. These were an early custom version of an update before Twitter/Facebook. Just a title, there is no additional text.
I have decided that for the two year anniversary of Reel Reviews, it is time to tackle one of my all time favorites: Seven Samurai. For a film guy, this is a big deal; to take on one of the all time greatest films is a commitment. I’ll post it on October 17th, the two-year anniversary of my entry into podcasting. Curious how the whole thing started? Here is the first edition of Reel Reviews: Sam Peckinpah’s original, The Getaway. Unlike many, I have kept up every show, including the always embarrassing #1.
Since I was feeling a little nostalgic – here is my first appearance on the Daily Source Code from September 15th 2004. As you might guess, I am asking audio quality questions. [audio:http://mwgblog.com/audio/DSC_MWG_1.mp3]
By the way, anyone want to hear DSC #1? Being early to the podcast game means I have most podcast pioneer’s episode #1. Last week Dave Slusher and I ended up having a great discussion with some folks at the Portable Media Expo explaining the history of podcasting. It is a bit weird to be an authority on the real history of podcasting. I must say, as exciting as it is now, it was also a great time when it was a small community.
Update: OK, so I got delayed. What else is new? I ordered some new gear for the podcast studio and it has not arrived yet. It is something I’d like to use on this episode. Please be patient.