Be forewarned, this is apparently an extra long edition of the 3-Way Moviegasm. It turns out Sasha, Ryan and I all enjoy talking to each other and we tend to go on on. While much ends up on the editing room floor, yet the hunk of marble still remains.

This episode we talk about Rod Lurie’s somewhat controversial remake of Straw Dogs. Sasha and Ryan both liked it whereas I was once again on the outside looking in. I’m hoping to have more to say on that topic specifically and Sam Peckinpah in general at some point in the near future, but that whole thing is still kind of coming together.

Also we talked about current awards darling Moneyball and yes, Ryan and Sasha liked it and I’m the guy who isn’t so smitten. Are we noticing a trend here?

Anyway. Check it out here.

3 Responses to “Ye Olde 3-Way Moviegasm Podcast: Strawmoneydogballs”

  1. I’ll certainly give this latest three-way podcast a listen as soon as I can settle in at the PC (perhaps late this afternoon) after an afternoon viewing of 50/50. I am definitly no fan of this re-make (I went with a one-star rating) so I am pretty much with you Craig. Yes, I know you didn’t hate it that much, but we share some similar sentiments. I respect the opinions of Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams greatly, so I will surely listen attentively to their arguments.

    I am a big fan of Peckinpah’s 1971 film.

  2. I think Lurie’s Straw Dogs got an unfair shake from critics (and honestly I don’t think Peckinpah’s original is that great), but I definitely think it’s a misfire. The problem for me is that it didn’t even work as a thriller on a basic level.

  3. I did not think that Rod Lurie’s film got a raw deal from the critics. I think it got exactly what it deserved. It was a senseless re-make that piled on the gore and violence after it bored the audience to death for better than half the movie. It was course, had no style, and it’s forebearer was the esteemed Friday the 13th movies. This was about as terrible a movie that the multiplex could possibly yield during any given year.

    As far as Sam Peckinpah’s near-masterpiece from 1971, that was a ferocious film that at the time was heralded in with fearful anticipation, and showcased machismo and the hidden savage within all of us with striking originality. The pacing and the psychological underpinnings in that one resonate to the present day.

    I completely concur with your final sentence.

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