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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: True Grit

Constantly reinventing themselves, the Coen Brothers throw their ten gallon hats in the ring with their adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel, True Grit. The story centers in on young Mattie Ross, played by newcomer Haillee Steinfeld whose main goal is avenging her father’s murder by capturing the man responsible. Knowing her limitations she seeks out the help of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, played by the dude himself, Jeff Bridges. Backing up Cogburn on the treacherous manhunt is Matt Damon’s Texas Ranger, who simply goes by LaBoeuf. The Coens, who both adapted and directed the film, manage to create a western that holds true to the genre, while also finding appeal within the mass market. Read the rest of this entry

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Episode 69: Lebowski Fest

Mike and Rene made the pilgrimage out to Columbus, Ohio to see what Lebowski Fest had to offer.  See what they and others had to say after two days of Lebowski fans, bowling, and what-have-you.  An episode so big even Bunny Lebowski would flinch at its girth.

Give us a listen, because even if you don’t like us well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

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Lebowski Fest Coverage

To round out Lebowski Week we are posting our video footage, on our Libsyn feed, from Lebowski Fest, which will also close out our Coen Brothers Spotlight.

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Lebowski 3-2-1

As part of our spotlight, and trip to Lebowski Fest, Joe, Rene, and myself have collaborated on a 3-2-1 list which covers our: 3 favorite quotes, 2 favorite scenes, and 1 favorite character.   Check out our lists, listen to our Lebowski Fest episode, and then watch for our first ever video podcast of our time at Lebowski Fest.   Read the rest of this entry

Lebowski Week

In honor of our visit to Lebowski Fest in Columbus, Ohio, we are dedicating the final week of our Coen Brothers Spotlight to the Dude and friends.  The week starts with this week’s episode, which is our coverage of Lebowski Fest, then a midweek Lebowski themed 3-2-1 posting, and a special video episode to round out the week.

So if you like the Dude’s style, or even the occasional acid flashback, check out our homage to all things Lebowski.  And say what you like about the tenets of Devil’s Advocacy, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

Follow the links below to our Lebowski Fest episode, recorded at the event in Columbus, Ohio:

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: TRON: Legacy

People who go see a film like TRON: Legacy and then complain that there isn’t enough story or character development are the same people who claim to read Playboy for the articles. Now, that was a bit facetious, but in reality what were people expecting? The first TRON was all about the visuals. The first had the intrigue that goes with that new territory, but it’s not new anymore, so we’re left with amazing visuals. Read the rest of this entry

Episode 55: True Grit

Rene proves himself to be a man of true grit this week as he and Mike discuss…True Grit.  This week they ruminate on the Coens, the dude, and the man that killed Yogi Bear.

Give us a listen because we’re not LaBoeuf.

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Check out our written reviews at http://www.devilsadvocatesmoviereviews.com and email us at devilsadvocatesmovies@gmail.com.

And call our voicemail at (309) 740-3267

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True Grit

Constantly reinventing themselves, the Coen Brothers throw their ten gallon hats in the ring with their adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel, True Grit.   The story centers in on young Mattie Ross, played by newcomer Haillee Steinfeld whose main goal is avenging her father’s murder by capturing the man responsible.  Knowing her limitations she seeks out the help of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, played by the dude himself, Jeff Bridges.  Backing up Cogburn on the treacherous manhunt is Matt Damon’s Texas Ranger, who simply goes by LaBoeuf.  The Coens, who both adapted and directed the film, manage to create a western that holds true to the genre, while also finding appeal within the mass market.   Read the rest of this entry

Episode 52: TRON Legacy

TRON: Legacy hit theaters and we weren’t far behind.  This week Toor and Mike head into the Grid to test their binary code and do some light cycling. Listen as they discuss the sci-fi homage, manic Michael, and wild Olivia.

Give us a listen and 10001100110001.

And visit our sponsor at http://www.audiblepodcast.com/devilsadvocates for your 14 day free trial and a free audiobook of your choosing.

Check out our written reviews at http://www.devilsadvocatesmoviereviews.com and email us at devilsadvocatesmovies@gmail.com.

And call our voicemail at (309) 740-3267

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TRON: Legacy

People who go see a film like TRON: Legacy and then complain that there isn’t enough story or character development are the same people who claim to read Playboy for the articles.  Now, that was a bit facetious, but in reality what were people expecting?  The first TRON was all about the visuals.  The first had the intrigue that goes with that new territory, but it’s not new anymore, so we’re left with amazing visuals. Read the rest of this entry

The Men Who Stare At Goats (Devil’s Advocate)

In the 70’s and 80’s, the U.S. Army did research into the paranormal as part of a possible program to train psychic spies to beat the Ruskies. It was largely unsuccessful, but some elements did reach the American public, such as the use of the theme to Barney the Dinosaur in torture methods. This is the story of one man’s search for those behind this movement, and where they are now. At least, this is the premise of The Men Who Stare at Goats, directed by Grant Heslov and starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. It’s not the sharpest of comedies, especially when it attempts to satirize the war in Iraq, but when it utilizes its own absurdity and the deadpan seriousness of its performances, it definitely has its moments. Read the rest of this entry

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Finally, after all of these years, we get to see what Star Wars might have been like, if it starred George Clooney, took place on Earth, and was fueled by loads and loads of LSD.   Of course, the LSD thing could be true about the original Star Wars.  From a production standpoint, that is.  Read the rest of this entry