May 28, 2015 podcastsTop
Two different kinds of disaster movies enter theaters this week: San Andreas, which imagines the long-dreaded earthquake that will turn California to rubble, and Aloha, a Cameron Crowe project that’s been hobbled by bad buzz and low expectations. On this week’s podcast, we example our strange attraction to disaster movies. What do we find so entertaining about plausible mass catastrophe? We also explore the rise and fall of Crowe’s reputation, which has hit the skids since Elizabethtown and shows no signs of turning around. The game this week is “Double Vision,” featuring the long-promised duo of Sliver and Jade, two hard-to-distinguish (and, apparently, to hard-to-pronounce) sexy thrillers written by Basic Instinct scribe Joe Eszterhas. Then we wrap it up with our quickfire recommendation segment 30 Seconds To Sell.