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The Scarecrow Video Podcast Episode 30: Elisha Cook or Elijah Wood?

In the latest episode of the Scarecrow Video podcast, Spenser, Mark, Kevin and your host Matt dodge the construction down at Dante's for some fine film chat.

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NOTE: The episode contains the occasional swear word and therefore may not be suitable for work or all audiences.


The episode begins with actual Reader Mail from Giles in the UK, who asks: What movie or scene from a movie makes you hungry? The answers are particularly noodle-heavy.


After their french fries arrive, the gentlemen move on to sharing what they've been watching lately. Mark enjoyed Tod Browning's West of Zanzibar and the new Criterion edition of Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude. Quality Ashby talk follows.


Spenser just watched Hit!, a quasi-blaxploitation film (Matt calls it a blaxploitation film dropped in to French Connection II). It stars Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor and was partially shot here in Seattle. It's relatively new on Blu-ray from Olive Films.


Kevin witnessed an impressive karaoke rendition of "Lose Yourself" and was inspired to revist Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile. He also watched Precious director Lee Daniels' 2005 film Shadowboxer, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Helen Mirren, Mo'nique, Macy Gray, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephen Dorff, and uh, another part of Stephen Dorff. He says the hit-man movie plot is beyond explanation, but you'll definitely want to listen to how he describes it.


Matt recently completed a journey through the magical land of Unico. "He can only make everyone happy, but he's doomed to eternal loneliness. This is for children." Kevin reminds us that Unico was created by Godfather of Anime Osamu Tezuka.


You'll find movie lists from Matt and Spenser over on Reader Mail contributor's Brian Saur's excellent blog Rupert Pupkin Speaks.

You'll find Spenser's review of Hit! and the rest of the Scarecrow on Seattle reviews on the Seattle Office of Film + Music website.

You'll find previous Scarecrow Video podcast episodes in our site archives.

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