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Digital Noise Episode 154: Let’s get the Best out of the Way First

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Marco and Chris take on this week’s collection of blu-ray and dvd releases, covering not only the big titles like Logan and Get Out but little classics that may have slipped under your radar, like The Blackcoat’s Daughter and Brain Damage. Check out their educated madness right here.

      

      

      



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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • birdy the critic

    I feel incredibly conflicted about Get Out. On the one hand, I think this is a great movie. On the other hand, I never thought it was scary. It was awkward and uncomfortable (brilliantly so) but not scary. And the ending was kinda stupid.

    • Chris Cox

      While I completely disagree with you on the ending, I’ll address your other statement. It’s not the defining quality of a good horror film to be scary. I don’t think it’s scary either. At least not for ME. I can think of TONS of great horror films that didn’t make me scared. Those are few and far between and being scared is as subjective as being made to laugh…however a horror movie that doesn’t scare you is still capable of being really really good, as opposed to a comedy that doesn’t make you laugh.

      • birdy the critic

        I appreciate that point of view. It helps me understand why I like Cronenberg horror films but don’t think they’re scary. Just weird, gross, and surreal. Especially The Fly. I always felt that the film didn’t work because it was too tragic to be scary.
        Logan is a great film. As incredibly meh as I have been about almost every X-men film, I’m glad Fox Studios allowed this to happen. Although the emotional weight is sometimes slightly undercut by the odd cheesy moment and stupid comic book plot twist which are doubly annoying since the movie spends half the time stating out loud that X-men comic book stuff is stupid. Still really good though.

  • Aaron Woodul

    I viewed Logan as the “Unforgiving” of the comic book movie. Wonderful film about what it really looks like for these characters and what happens as they survived to grow old.

  • Rock-X

    I read a reviewer from the Washington Post who said he had a problem with Logan’s female Mexican character being played by Dafne Keene, a girl from Spain, but I recall that same criticism being laid on Jennifer Lopez for the role of Selena back in 1997, yet the issue of a Puerto Rican playing a Mexican didn’t matter after the film came out because she played the role perfectly. Also, did anyone really have a problem with Catherine-Zeta Jones playing a Mexican in The Mask of Zorro, because I can’t see any reviews bringing it up.

    • Chris Cox

      Seems like someone looking for something to get sensitive about (there’s a lot of that going around these days, but mainly because there’s a lot of actual outspoken nazis, meninists, etc shouting their heads off so it’s hard not to blame folks for being overly cautious). And I thought Catherine-Zeta Jones WAS mexican till much later.