A packed Couch this week as we talk the new Taylor Lautner actioner Abduction, pick our Feature Four Action movies of the 2000s and answer some questions without notice. The Couch is Western Australian film critic Shannon Harvey (@Choc_Bomb), Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo (@Quickflix), Andrew Williams (@IntheBoxSeat). Check it out and give us a great rating on iTunes if you're a fan!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Full disclosure: I was a huge fan of Get This, the Triple M program and podcast that originally brought Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee together, along with the much-missed, much-loved Richard Marsland. So I’m a little biased.
Having said that, I got more laughs out of the opening segment of The Joy of Sets than I did out of a whole episode of Good News World. These guys have a natural, easy chemistry that just works, whether it’s on radio or television. That chemistry comes across here, and they mine some fine material out of the weird and wonderful that is the history of television.
There are so many jokes about Ashton Kutcher’s enormous penis in the return episode of Two and a Half Men, that I half expected the title card to become ‘Two and a Half Legs’ - or ‘Three Men’. It’s a sign that the writers of this show haven’t left their own particular brand of vaguely nauseating humour behind in making the transition from Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) to Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher).
The fact that those jokes are possibly among the most family friendly of the episode is quite a spectacular achievement, one only bettered by the breathtaking laziness of a mid-episode fart joke involving Angus T. Jones – a moment that is almost his only ‘line’.
Some more (spoiler-y) thoughts on the return of ‘Two and Half Men’ coming up after the jump:
Friday, September 16, 2011
Feel free to play along at home with the Emmy Nomination prediction game. 2 points for a will win, 1 point for a should win.
Supporting Actor, Comedy
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Chris Colfer, Glee
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
As always, the Supporting Actor in a comedy category presents us with the Colfer Conundrum – do you pick the best performance in a comedy or funniest performance in a comedy? If we’re going with best, I suspect Chris Colfer takes this category easily based on his heartbreaking performance in ‘Grilled Cheesus’. If we’re going with funniest, it’s probably (narrowly) Ty Burrell in Modern Family. Given that Emmy voters have to actually watch the episodes, though, I think its going to be difficult to go past Colfer, on his performance of ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ alone.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The (Pod) Casting Couch reviews 'Win Win' & 'The Guard' and answers some questions without notice.The Couch is Western Australian film critic Shannon Harvey (@Choc_Bomb), Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo (@Quickflix), Andrew Williams (@IntheBoxSeat). Check it out and give us a great rating on iTunes if you're a fan!
Friday, September 2, 2011
The (Pod) Casting Couch reviews 'The Help, answers some questions without noticeand rates their feature four Books that should be movies. The Couch is Western Australian film critic Shannon Harvey (@Choc_Bomb), Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo (@Quickflix), Andrew Williams (@IntheBoxSeat). Check it out and give us a great rating on iTunes if you're a fan!
The Interchange Bench (Andrew Williams @Intheboxseat & Steve Allen (@ScubaStv) review Round 23 and deliver the long-awaited Feature Interview. E-mail us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.