Disturbed TV Star? Roll Camera, Anyway
It’s ratings at all cost on this week’s episode — Noah and Chance watched three movies where disturbed souls are anchoring TV shows against their own will or the network’s better judgment.
Through “The Truman Show” (1998), “Network” (1976) and “Welcome To Me” (2014), we trace the power of the 20th century media monster and ask when and how these movies may stop resonating. Plus, is “Truman Show” the best Jim Carrey performance? Can “Network” possibly hold up? And, can Kristen Wiig counterbalance a fatally under-equipped movie?
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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.