Reviewed This Episode: Finding Dory
(I for an I) Interested or Ignore: The BFG
CinemaWAR: Which is the better movie about the internet: War Games or The Social Network?
Trivia: Steven Spielberg Movie Trivia
Sponsored by: Cards Agains Humanity, K & N Air Filters
Children are only plot devices in many films. Rarely do kids get treated as fully formed characters in their own right, or if they are it’s often a grown-ups idea of how kid should be. Even rarer still is to see a child protagonist, or hero. There are good entries into that category, and this week on CinemaJaw we get in touch with our inner-child and choose our Top 5 Kid Heroes.
In order to help us, we need a podcasting BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and we got one in Alex Goldman! Along with his co-host PJ Vogt, Alex has been hosting a weekly podcast about the internet entitled Reply All. Reply All was one of the first shows out of podcasting company Gimlet Media and has become a sensational hit, with some of the most consistently amazing content available. Let’s face it, you don’t get a quote like this: “It’s an amazing show. The entire staff’s secret favorite show … not even secret actually.” – RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad, if you aren’t knocking it out of the park on a consistent basis! If you aren’t listening to Reply All, add it to your playlist right now.
We also talk to Alex about the internet, War Games, and why so many internet movies seem to be horror, and a whole lot more.
Use the internet right, and take a listen!