188: SFFCH – Just Like Heaven [2005]

188 Just like Heaven

It seems Rich may have a strange knack. A knack for finding peculiar, yet interesting rom-coms. This week he brings the Spoiler Filled gang Just Like Heaven, one of the highest high-concepts to be applied to this formulaic filmic framework. So was the film just like heaven or just like hell for the crew this week? Tune in to find out in a discussion about: ghostly logistics, ridiculously lavish accommodations, very friendly neighbours and that somewhat perplexing ending.

Dir: Mark Waters
Wri: Peter Tolan, Leslie Dixon, Marc Levy (Novel)
Cine: Daryn Okada
Edi: Bruce Green
Mus: Rolfe Kent
Prod: MacDonald/Parkes Productions, Dreamworks
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters
[Ep. 188, Rec, 01/2017]

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180: SFFCH – Nochnoy Dozor a.k.a Night Watch [2004]

180 Night Watch

We like a bit of crazy here at Spoiler Filled and Russian director Timur Bekmambetov usually delivers just the kind of weird we like. But perhaps his first international hit Nochnoy Dozor a.k.a Night Watch from 2004 is a little too much crazy for us to handle (despite someone actually having read the book for a change!)? There’s still plenty to enjoy in this slick looking movie however, such as: vampires, magicians, shape-shifters, parallel dimensions, blood curses, destructive crow tornadoes, living stuffed owls, creepy spider dolls and so much more we just don’t understand.

Dir: Timur Bekmambetov
Wri: Timur Bekmambetov, Laeta Kalogridis, Sergei Lukyanenko (Novel)
Cine: Sergey Tromifov
Edi: Dimitry Kiselev
Mus: Yuri Poteyenko
Prod: Channel One Russia, Bazelevs Company, Gemini Film
Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valeri Zolotukhin
Mariya Poroshin, Galina Tyunina

[Ep. 180, Rec, 10/2017]