Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary “My Name Is Jonah” come back after a 3 month hiatus to discuss the importance of taking good “selfies” and appropriately hashtagging them for maximum exposure of your highly important and eagerly viewed online existence.
“Whatever you think was over for me, was over a long time ago.“
We’re only halfway through 2014 and this year is proving to be very generous with some truly excellent films. I recently saw writer/director David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) latest opus, The Rover, which stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. An incredibly dark and unforgiving post apocalyptic film, (which is referred to simply as “the collapse”) that is constantly tense and dark throughout. There is a such a palpable sense of dread as we journey through the harsh and desolate outback of Australia.
Never in a million lifetimes would I ever imagine myself saying this, but if Robert Pattinson doesn’t win some sort of award for his performance in this film, then it is a flawed system indeed. He is absolutely magnificent and gives what could be one of the best performances I have ever seen in a movie. EVER. He plays “Rey” a mentally slow, yet kind hearted man who was left behind by his brother after being gut shot. Pearce (whose character is unnamed) uses Rey to track his brother down and reclaim his stolen car. Pattinson adds so many little nuances to Rey, such as ticks and speech impediments and it is all done so sincerely and impressively, that I forgot I was watching the same kid who just a few years ago played a sparkly vampire.
Pearce is fantastic as per usual, and his character is perfectly adapted to this cruel and unforgiving world. He deals out death as mercilessly as nature itself. He is a survivor through and through and a terrific contrast to the innocent and incapable Rey. Anytime he raises his hand to Rey it gives you such a good sense of just how far gone he really is. Pearce and Pattinson are brilliant together and this being a very character driven story, their performances (along with an amazingly eerie soundtrack) make what is essentially a story of ‘a dude looking for his car’ a tense and gripping one.
The Rover is an absolutely brilliant, bleak and utterly hopeless film. It is not going to be for everyone, but if you like a tense, character driven narrative, then it really doesnt get much better than this. Absolutely check this one out.
Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary “My Name Is Jonah” break down Sock Talk Jon psychologically, then rebuild him with science and elbow macaroni, all in around 2 hours.
Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary “My Name Is Jonah” welcome back special guest Ethan White to the show and we go on a geek tangent the likes of which you have never heard. Or seen. Or felt. In your butt.
Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary “My Name Is Jonah” finally talk about “My Name Is Jonah”! We discuss the premiere of our now award winning film, how great we are and many self congratulatory blowjobs are given to us by us. So tune in and love us as much as we love ourselves won’t you?
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Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary “My Name Is Jonah” get cozy at the casa de Healy and go through our 2013 year in review. Brain pussies are fucked, terms are defined, and a new year begins. Also, we eat cheese and salad. Nothing but the best of entertainment for you guys.
The amazing commercials we mentioned for God of War: Ascension and Batman: Arkham Origins.