Whatever issues the movie may have, whatever problems appear along the way, the new live-action "Aladdin" from Disney has one huge thing going for it, and that's Will Smith as the Genie. Smith takes on the role voiced so wonderfully by Robin Williams and creates something tremendous.
This week's podcast ruminates on Smith's decision and the results.
At one point during his NASCAR racing career, Michael Waltrip was 0-462. He did get that first win and did so in one of the biggest races of the year, but that same race saw the fatal crash of his boss/friend/mentor, Dale Earnhardt. It was a great and terrible day for Waltrip and his story has now been turned into the documentary, "Blink of an Eye."
Waltrip talks about the movie, the book it's based on, and the events as he visits the podcast today.
Francis Ford Coppola has given us another cut, allegedly a "Final Cut" of "Apocalypse Now." The film is currently out in 4K in a fantastic six disc set with both the original cut and the "Redux" one as well.
On today's podcast we look at this effort to tweak films and our changing perception of the practice.