TUMP [EP#115 - Detention]

It’s a week late, but it’s totally not my fault (I promise). Regardless here we are discussing the newest from from Joseph Kahn and a whole slew of other things that takes us into a long podcast (something we don’t do that frequent anymore).

Here are the show notes:

What We’ve Been Watching

Damion (00:03:02): London Olympics, Step Up: Revolution, Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight Rises
Douglas (00:22:12): The Last Detective, Jetlag, The Raven, The Crimson Petal and The White, Wallander, Ghost Squad
Andrew (00:39:59): Louie, The Lorax, Pirates! Band of Misfits, Battleship

Trailers (56:11): Cloud Atlas, Killing Them Softly, The Life of Pi

Review (01:41:12): Detention

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  • Ryan McNeil

    Did I miss something, or did y’all not do a Dark Knight Rises episode?

  • CS

    Loved the Olympic discussion in the episode, had several
    laugh out loud moments. In regards to the lack of swimmers from the Caribbean, it
    is just something that has been ingrained in the culture for years. This is something that continually baffles my
    wife (whose background is Jamaican and Guyanese). When I took her to Barbados (where my family
    is from) she was shocked by how many members of my family could not swim
    despite be surrounded by water. I had to keep reminding her that swimming was
    not a major part of the old generation’s lifestyle.

    Benjamin Button – It is a great film but I can understand
    some people’s criticism of it being a glossier Forrest Gump. I still enjoyed it though.

    The Iron Giant – Re-watched this recently as well, such good
    film.

    Battleship – Watched this over the weekend. Wow is this movie ever stupid. It almost hit that “it’s so bad, it’s good”
    category, but the film took itself way to seriously. My main issue with the film is that the logic
    is constantly shifting throughout. For
    example, the aliens are able to break into the battleship to save one of their
    own, and seemingly steal technology, but do not attack the ship any
    further. However that night the aliens
    are unable to locate the same ship that they were able to effortlessly break
    into a few hours early? Also, the alien’s
    ships cannot detect at night, but the aliens themselves are cannot stand sun
    light? I could go on and on…

  • http://www.gmanreviews.com Andrew Robinson

    We did not Ryan. The plan initially was for Damion and Douglas to come visit me in Trinidad and watch the film at the IMAX here… sadly plans falled out and we didn’t do a TDKR show, for the same reason we don’t do many big films… so many podcasts already do and we going to talk about those films anyways. We have a bigger TDKR in the episode being released on Thursday.

  • http://www.gmanreviews.com Andrew Robinson

    Totally… swimming is there, but I know so many people (grown adults) who can’t swim (and I’m sorry, but I find that shit funny). The olympics was fantastic, and we have more on that coming in an episode I should be releasing on Thursday as that was recorded after a lot of the Track & Field.
    Glad to hear someone else chime in on Battleship similar to me… I think that film deserves a fun bad movie nod, but just an inch behind most of the more popular ones.