Action Movie Twins (Or “The Megapod!”)
A few times in recent Hollywood history, we’ve seen nearly identical movies come down the pipe in the same year. And over Thanksgiving weekend, Noah and Chance doubled their duty and watched six movies, three pairs of action movie twins. There’s the gargantuan “Armageddon” and the trying-to-be-smarter “Deep Impact” that sent celestial killers toward earth in 1998. There’s the 1997 volcano flicks, “Volcano” and “Dante’s Peak” about civil servants fighting to save cities in denial from lava flows. And there’s “Flightplan” and “Red Eye,” which put unsuspecting women in danger during night-time plane rides in 2005. Welcome to the Megapod, folks.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.