Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Cannonball Run & Burt Reynolds

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Cannonball Run & Burt Reynolds

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

 

 

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the recent passing of the legendary Burt Reynolds by discussing in great depth our love of  TheCannonball Run and recounting our very own Burt Reynolds story.  Ross also shares his thoughts of the recent Shane Black movie The Predator.

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: The Predator, Mile 22, Upgrade, Fantastic 4, Predators, The Kingdom, Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run 2, Deliverance, Smokey & The Bandit 

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Burt Reynolds & Phil Hobden

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favourite… Burt Reynolds Film

My Favourite… Burt Reynolds Film

My Favourite… Other Cr*p

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most.

This time out: My Favourite…. Burt Reynolds (1936-2018) Film

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CANNONBALL RUN (1981)

Contestants in a cross-country car race from Connecticut to California include a speed-loving racing driver disguised as an ambulance driver and his dimwitted sidekick, a pair of Ferrari-driving priests, and a James Bond-type character kitted out with secret weapons. Jackie Chan appears in one of his first US film roles.

There are better Burt Reynolds’ films for sure.  Boogie Nights, Deliverance… and so many more besides.  But the one that forever holds my favour is Cannonball Run.  A romp with a whose who of Hollywood’s stars (Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Dom DeLuise… the list goes on), The Cannonball Run is camp, silly and a bundle of fun.  Reynolds’ delivers his trade mark snigger and shows that star power can out strip even the most silly of plots.  I adore this film and it happily sits in my Top 10 of all time.

See also: Smokey And The Bandit, Deliverance, The Longest yard

 

 

My Favourite… Roger Moore Film

My Favourite… Roger Moore Film

My Favourite… Other Cr*p

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most.

This time out: My Favourite…. Roger Moore (1927-2017) Film

 

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LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

When Bond (Roger Moore) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on powerful Kananga (Yaphet Kotto). Known on the streets as Mr. Big, Kananga is coordinating a global threat, using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind’s plan, he meets Solitaire (Jane Seymour), a beautiful tarot-card reader, whose magic is crucial to the crime lord.

Let’s face it whoever followed Connery was going to find it tough.  But when Lazenby tanked (Best film worst Bond!) and Connery returned for a somewhat half arsed effort, it was TV’s The Saint that would inherit the infamous Walter PPK and gadget packed cars and in turn capture people’s hearts as a very different (but much welcomed) style of Bond.  Yes the scripts got saltier and the films more silly as Moore’s run continued but it was Live And Let Die that captured the right amount of grit carried over from the Connery era and mixed with the new, more suave 007.  It’s voodoo, black magic and mystery all the way in what is a pretty dark film at times.  Oh and other than MAYBE Goldfinger, Live And Let Die still has the best Bond theme for me.

 
See also: Cannonball Run, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Wild Geese 

 

 

Phil’s Top 5… Guilty Pleasure Films

Phil’s Top 5… Guilty Pleasure Films

Quick Review Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: My Favourite Guilty pleasure Films!

 

Close but no cigar: Anaconda, Grease 2, Tango & Cash, Masters Of The Universe

5 – Bad Boys
What ya gunna do? Bad Boys was a slice of 90’s action awesomeness with Will Smith making his big screen debut in an evolution of the Lethal Weapon idea of miss matched cops.  It works because Bay was limited by budget.


4 – Showgirls
It’s terrible yet brilliant at the same time.  The over acting, the terrible script, THAT pool s-x scene. Showgirls is a joy to watch. 


3 – Con Air
Aaction film where there’s little action.  But man what a film.  A quotable script, an amazing cast and Nick Cage’s awesome hair.  One of THE best guilty pleasure films of the 90’s

2 – Cannonball Run
Burt Reynolds, some awesome cars and two of the Rat Pack reunited on screen, Cannonball Run is brilliantly enjoyable.  It’s terrible by most film making standards of course but it’s relentless fun wins you over.


1 – Top Gun
Come on was it going to be ANY other film. Top Gun is awesome.  The planes, the sound track, the camp, the cheese – it’s the bets of the 80’s. But look past that and you have a well crafted, expertly direction action film of the like we’ve never seen before.

 

Phil’s Top 5… Films of ALL Time!

Phil’s Top 5… Films of ALL Time!

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:My 5 Favourite Films of ALL Time!

 

Close but no cigar: Star Wars, Goonies, Die Hard, Cannonball Run, Godfather part 2, Double Indemnity, The Great Escape, Pulp Fiction

 

5 – Point Break
Simply put one of the best pure action films of all time, Point Break does EVERYTHING right from it’s tight direction, superb central performances and groundbreaking action sequences.  Today it holds up as though it was released yesterday and how can you argue with a film that has half the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in it?

 

4 – Aliens
The sentry guns.  Hicks. Hudson. The loader. The proximity alerts. Aliens.  LOTs of Aliens. Aliens is just as near perfect as a movie can be and still today is a thrill ride few have topped.

 

3 – Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars at it’s best.  No scrub that science fiction at it’s best.  Simples.

 

2 – Top Gun
Everyone has one.  A film they put in their top ten few others would dare.  Yes for me that’s Top Gun.  Look I know right?  Everything you are going to say against it.  BUT for me, growing up, this film was perfect and the soundtrack still plays in my car today.  Perfect through imperfections.

 

1 – Goodfellas
Scorsese delivers what is THE best Gangster/Mob film ever made with an Oscar winning performance from Joe Pesci, a career best from Ray Liotta and a film that was so good the Oscars ignored it and gave the direction statue to Kevin Costner (a sign of true greatness).  Steadycams, Stones and drugs.  Goodfellas is perfect.