It’s been awhile since I’ve subjected you all to another retro look at the podcast that started this site, and for that I apologize profusely. I’m sure you were quite bummed. Anyway, this month I’d like to point your attention to the second episode of our beloved podcast in which CalamityEnsues, thegreatredhope and I gave commentary to the film Dumb and Dumber. It was quite the doozy….uh…back when we recorded it.
You can listen to the audio on it’s own or sync it up with the DVD for full effect. I’ve tried it a few times since we stopped podcasting and it’s quite fun to get our reactions to various scenes. Give it a try. I dare you!
Episoad Too: Duum and Dumbr
DUMB & DUMBER (1994)
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly
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Technicolor Commentary started as a podcast site, a place to go to download the latest episodes of our film commentary podcast. The gimmick was that you could sync the podcast up with the film and it would be as if you were actually listening to a commentary track for the film. CalamityEnsues, thegreatredhope and I would take a film each week and dissect it or just say whatever came to our minds at the given moment.
This is a look back at the episode tha
t started it all (technically, it isn’t, but I’ll be posting that “special episode” at a later time). We recorded commentary for ROBOCOP. If you’ve seen the film and would like to see what our whole deal was, sync it up and give it a listen. Of course, you don’t have to as it stands on it’s own as a podcast.
The Pilot: That’s So Veerhoven
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Dan O’Herlihy
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It would seem as if there has been injustice in the TCC universe! Someone killed Tom and buried him in a basement in Logan Square…near the Metra (thanks a lot guys, now I’m a GHOST!). But no worries, his widowed lover joins us this week to channel him (poorly) and keep our spirits alive during this tough time of sad commentary and delightful musings. (Wait….wut?)
Oh yeah, feel free to get your own copy of the film below and watch how the filmmakers completely FAIL at filming Chicago.
||Episode 29: Stir of Geckos
STIR OF ECHOES (1999)
Director: David Koepp
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas
Upon returning from our fateful mission to Mars, we were given a rather large doll as a reward. I warned that the gift could be dangerous, but my comrades dismissed this as paranoia and decided to keep it. And then Chucky killed them.
Well, not really.
As it turned out, Graham knew Voodoo and did some weird magic chant thingy. Instantly the doll evaporated, but not before tossing a copy of Child’s Play at us. We then watched it, giving insightful commentary as we are want to do.
||Episode 28: Dennis the Menace with a Knife
CHILD’S PLAY (1988)
Director: Tom Holland
Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif
This week on TCC, the gang decided to go up into space to explore Mars. While there, they discovered an alien race believed to be the ancestors of actor Gary Sinise. They also found Gary Sinise, but he wasn’t very welcoming. Not to have their adventures ruined by such a sour-puss, the gang partied it up mars style and created this orgy of an episode just for you! Enjoy.
Want to own the film? Want to sync it up? Hit up the Amazon store and buy it…although none of us really recommends it as a “must-own.”
||Episode 27: Mission to SARS
MISSION TO MARS (2000)
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle
Hi. We watched Battle Royale. It was requested by Steven Perez. So, without further ado, take it away, Kiriyama!
Less chat, more splat, dawg.
||Episode 26: Kids Wit’ Guns, Dawg
BATTLE ROYALE (2000)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: Takeshi Kitano
This week, we get super spy as we commentate (that’s clearly not a word but whatevs) on TRUE LIES! This was a pick from Mike Nayyar, who doesn’t have a blog, but if you put his name at the end of any social website url, you’ll find him. Anyway, this film is directed by James Cameron and is really effing long.
Remember, if you haven’t subscribed to us on itunes, be sure and do so! The more numbers we get, the closer we get to becoming official Omega Sector secret agents!!
||Episode 25: NYEAAHHHHL
TRUE LIES (1994)
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold
What’s better than a whole bunch of ripped, half-naked fighter pilots playing beach volleyball?
This week, we bust our chops to get to the top spot while we do commentary for TOP GUN, one of Tom Cruise’s and Tony Scott’s finest flicks. It’s a shame that both went on to be kind of nuts.
||Episode 24: I Heart Planes
TOP GUN (1986)
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer
Wet Hot American Summer!!! A totally random comedy about a sleep-away camp, and their horny campers and councilors. What I like best about this movie is the collaboration of two sketch comedy teams. For those of you who are too young to remember it, MTV’s The State was a fun late night sketch comedy team featuring silly characters and movie parodies.
The State never made it past two seasons and was cut short too soon, but luckily the members moved on to some great projects (Reno 911, Night at the Museum, I Love the 80s). Here they team up with some SNL veterans for a fun summer romp. If you know the sense of humor coming from these comedy greats, you’ll know not to expect a serious plot, character development, or a conventional sequence of events.
One thing I really like about this movie is the 80s movie parodies that occur throughout the film. This movie pokes fun at a lot of 80s movie clichés: a cheesy motorcycle chase, a ragtag baseball team pepped by a rousing speech from coach, and the main plot of the goofy guy getting the girl away from her hot jerk boyfriend. Of course, nothing works out the way you expect. The only thing you can expect from Wet Hot American Summer is a good laugh with a group of friends.
||Episode 23: Eff You Dyke
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Director: David Wain
Cast: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter
ME: So, guys, guess which film we’re watching today!
GRAHAM: Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Innocence BWAHAHAHA–
TOM: From Dusk Till Dawn?
The rest of the episode is all downhill from there. If you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, From Dusk Till Dawn is about two brothers on the run from the law who find more trouble than they bargain for at a seedy bar just beyond the Mexican border. Robert Rodriguez directs, and this week, Tom dissects!
||Episode 22: Sex Machine
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel