Eclectica 177 - The Godfather + Rocky + Spirited Away + Eraserhead
Alejandro Jodorowsky's Exciting Bus Journey
Are you into shame, but not in a weird sex way? If so, this is the Eclectica for you.
Prompted by the recent re-release of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather", Rob, Aidan and Mick are looking at the original gangster saga (some of them, it turns out, for the first time), and asking what makes a favourite film anyway?
The humiliation continues in Off the Shelf with the first blow landing on Mick - who until now had never watched "Rocky". The hits keep coming as Aidan fills in a significant hole in his animation knowledge with Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning modern classic "Spirited Away", before Rob finally gets clobbered with "Eraserhead" - which leaves him seeing stars, amongst other things.
If you've seen it then you know what to expect. If you haven't then nothing can prepare you.
We also have some new release reviews, with Mark dropping by to assail "doyles" while talking about Paul Feig's "A Simple Favour", but then it's time for us to prepare for next week as we don our cinema survival gear and head out into the wilderness that is Netflix.
We may be some time …
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