If you love movies and an intellectual opinion...

Friday, February 10, 2006

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On Fridays, there is a talk Radio show in the UK on BBC 5 Live that discusses movies. It's hosted by Simon Mayo and features a film critic Mark Kermode. Mark is great to listen to if you love movies and enjoy an intellectual opinion. I don't always agree with Mark's reviews, but I enjoy the show all the same. Mark loves movies (as do I) and it shows. He has rants that you just have to love which get better and better the more fired up he gets about something (and I love the fact that his vocabulary level gets higher and higher along with his blood pressure). He's opinionated and self righteous (as most highly intelligent people are), he's witty, he's well informed and has an arrogance that's likable because he can always back-up opinions. I like that because even if you don't agree, you can still respect him for being able to give you a really good reason why he feels that way.
They put a podcast online after every week's show and the website is loaded with all kinds of good stuff about his show and reviews (including an A - Z listing of his reviews).
WARNING: Occasionally, as with all movie reviewers, Mark gives something away about a movie that you would rather he didn't. I'm telling you this in advance so you don't blame me if he ruins a film for you.
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That being said -he's well worth checking out...



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