G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, ROOM 237, WRONG & More: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:13

Don't Get Excited, He's Not Around All That Much: Bruce Willis joins forces with Adrianne Palicki in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
Don't Get Excited, He's Not Around All That Much: Bruce Willis joins forces with Adrianne Palicki in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.

With its nuanced evaluation of modern warfare and the place of the soldier in today’s society, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION represents an innovative vision of armed conflict waged on a global scale. Oh, who are we kidding? G.I. JOE: RETALIATION is the second entry in the toy-based franchise, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Ray Stevenson  facing off the baddies of Cobra in order to make the world safe for… Not sure. Other toys, possibly?
Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons discuss whether the film will leave audiences shouting “Yo, Joe!” or “Oh, no!” Then, reflecting the rather dizzying variety of new genre films released this past weekend, they discuss ROOM 237, a documentary that examines people’s surprisingly baroque relationships with Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING; WRONG, Quentin Dupieux’s latest dip into skewed reality; and Dan discusses the existential survival film, DETOUR.
Plus: What’s coming to theaters.

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DETOUR'S Neil Hopkins: The CFQ Interview

Neil Hopkins gets deep in DETOUR.
Neil Hopkins gets deep in DETOUR.

Okay, yet another reason not to move to Southern California. In DETOUR, an ambitious businessman gets trapped in his car when it’s knocked off the road and buried in a mudslide. Actor Neil Hopkins carries most of the weight of this existential nightmare, playing a man confronting a modern-day Premature Burial, trapped in a vehicle that could offer the tools for survival or very quickly become his coffin. We talked with Hopkins about the pressures accompanying the production of this small, intense film, as well as discuss his time playing Charlie Pace’s brother on LOST, his role as the first abductee in SKYLINE, and much more. Click on the player to hear the show.

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