Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Batch o' Hatch: Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel, Filth Redband #2, JGL as Dr. Strange?, The Nerd Lunch Podcast, and the LAMB Podcast and Movie of the Month

Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel

Shortly after we started this blog, I posted a little piece about the possible closure of a hotel featured in Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket. A group of dedicated fans organized a fundraising event (which included a screening of the film) at the hotel to try and save it.


Flash forward two years to now and, not only have they saved the film, but the get together has become an annual event. Bully for them! Read more about the third annual July 27th event here at The Rushmore Academy.

Would you attend this event?

Filth Redband #2

A second red band trailer for Filth was posted last week and it’s a doozy. I’m really looking forward to this film. James McAvoy looks to have turned in another awesome performance. I bet this would be a great double feature with The Guard.

Are you looking forward to Filth?

JGL as Dr. Strange?

In our last Batch, we reported that Marvel was looking to develop Dr. Strange as their new “Iron Man” franchise. Well, First Showing has reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt might be up for the title role. We all know that JGL appeared in last year’s The Dark Knight Rises as a pretty major character, so this would mean that he’d be playing both the DC and Marvel fields. I’m okay with this however, because I don’t see his role in the DC Universe going much farther. Unfortunately. :(

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Can you dig JGL as Dr. Strange? Or would you like to see him as another Marvel character? Or continue with his DC character?

The Nerd Lunch Podcast

I met up with CT and Pax from the Nerd Lunch Podcast and Shawn Robare from Branded in the 80s this past weekend to record an actual honest to Crom Nerd Lunch Podcast! Like, with lunch and everything! We talked about the Fake Geek Girl Phenomenon, Sharknado, and a ton of other topics. We recorded the podcast in a busy restaurant so pardon the ambient noise. I think it actually adds a very cool quality to the episode. Enjoy it here!

Nerd Lunch Podcast
Nerd Lunch

Did you see Sharknado??? I still haven't.

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The LAMB Podcast and Movie of the Month

Last but not least, I’ll be appearing on the next LAMB Movie of the Month Podcast and I get to try and pick the film as well! I’ve thrown Minority Report into the ring and I’d love for your vote, which you can fork over here.

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I think Minority Report is overlooked as far as Spielberg flicks go. It’s over 10 years old now, and ripe for discussion. How does the film factor into the careers of Spielberg and star Tom Cruise? How have we progressed towards the future depicted in the film and how have we not? That and more if we pick Minority Report as the Movie of the Month!

Vote for Minority Report here!


  1. I read the book of Filth and I didn't like any minute of it. However I didn't like the book of Trainspotting that much either and the film came out brilliant so hoping for the best from the film of Filth.

    1. I actually haven't read any of Welsh's stuff (and I haven't even seen all of Trainspotting). James McAvoy looks nuts in Filth though so I'm definitely up for it. Thanks for reading!