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More Movies Please!


Jun 1, 2020

On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are sticking up the place in the mysterious and riveting Spike Lee film, Inside Man.

But we’re not going into this one alone. This time, we’ve got an accomplice! Erm, I mean we have a special guest. Join us in welcoming the always great, John McClane, a.k.a. Johnny Banana. Our first guest! We’re thrilled to bring in a new voice and point of view.

We’re keeping the Spike Lee gush-fest going with his 2006 bank heist film. Quite a departure from the previous film we talked about, BlacKkKlansman. This one is no less thrilling. How could it be? It’s got Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, AND Christopher Plummer?! One of the best bank robbery movies ever, right?

It’s also got intrigue and broody talking and a twist that’ll knock your socks off (so make sure you’re not wearing any when you watch this one). Despite Clive Owen telling you exactly what happens, you won’t know what’s going on until the very end of it. Is it really about the bank money? How can Denzel Washington be so cool under such pressure? And wait, there’s a Nazi plot point in this one? Talk about layers! This movie’s basically an onion with guns—the most dangerous vegetable of all.

We’re really impressed with how easily this movie captured our attention and kept it throughout its entire running time. It might be a movie about a bank heist, but there’s also a lot of depth to the story and characters. It’s a cat-and-mouse game set to a really jazzy soundtrack that you’re not going to want to miss.

(Recorded on April 15, 2020)

Links to Stuff We Mentioned:

Inside Man - IMDb

Inside Man trailer - YouTube

Be sure to check out Johnny’s Instagram profile, @socallivemusicreview

Also, head over to his Twitter profile, @SoCalLiveMusic

Spider-Man - IMDb

Jeremy Bearimy: How Time Works in the Afterlife - YouTube

Doctor Who - Complete Time Wimey Don’t Blink Speech - YouTube

Reservoir Dogs - IMDb

Miracle at St. Anna - IMDb

25th Hour - IMDb

The famous Spike Lee Dolly Shot - IMDb

Demolition Man - IMDb

Sharktopus - IMDb

Saw - IMDb

Final Destination - IMDb

Spiral - IMDb

Matthew Libatique - IMDb

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - IMDb

Birds of Prey on More Movies Please! - Apple Podcasts

Birds of Prey - IMDb

Iron Man and Iron Man 2 - IMDb

Black Swan - IMDb

A Star Is Born - IMDb

The Number 23 - IMDb

Don’t Call Me Shirley! - YouTube

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