‘High Fidelity’ Turns 20 + Nick Hornby Adaptations
Welcome to the arrested world of Nick Hornby. In the movie adaptations of his books, you’ll find man-children of all stripes, from John Cusack’s iconic role in “High Fidelity” (2000), Hugh Grant’s lovable cad in “About a Boy” (2002) and Ethan Hawke’s loser indie rocker in “Juliet, Naked” (2018). We dive into this overly witty but emotionally stunted category to celebrate and examine the 20th birthday of “High Fidelity” and preview our forthcoming podcast on the Hulu remake starring Zoë Kravitz. Be on the lookout!
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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.