Podcast-Empfehlung: The Canon

28 Dec, 2014 · Sascha · Film

the canon podcast

Podcasts gibt es ja wie Sand am Meer und zu Filmen sowieso. Deshalb braucht man ab und an einen Hinweis, um die Spreu vom Weizen trennen zu können oder den einen Diamenten in der Menge zu finden.

The Canon ist noch ein kleiner Rohdiamant, aber er formt sich langsam und beginnt bereits zu glänzen. Es ist ein neuer Podcast von Badass Digest Anführer Devin Faraci und Amy Nicholson, Cheffilmkritiker der LAWeekly. Zwei völlig verschiedene Charaktere mit unterschiedlichem Background unterhalten sich jede Woche über einen Film, der hinlänglich im inoffiziellen Kanon der “besten Filme aller Zeiten” von einer breiten Masse an Filmkritikern und -fans akzeptiert ist.

Im Podcast diskutieren die beiden Filmkritiker darüber, ob der Status des jeweiligen Films ihrer Ansicht nach berechtigt ist. In der ersten Folge ging es zum Beispiel heiß her über Goodfellas. Manchmal cheaten die beiden auch und stellen zwei Filme gegebenüber, wie zum Beispiel bei der Frage um den Film der Star Wars Reihe.

The Canon ist Teil von Wolfpop, dem neuen Popkulturauswuchs des bekannten Earwolf Podcast Netzwerkes. The Canon ist nur ein Teil einer ganzen Reihe an interessanten Podcasts, die ich mir wahrscheinlich alle auf mein iPhone ziehen werde.

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I Was There Too
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Maltin on Movies w/ Baron Vaughn
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Nerd Machine’s Picking Favorites
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Off Camera with Sam Jones
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Reading Aloud with Nate Corddry
Nate Corddry (Mom, Children’s Hospital) loves the written word. But he also loves the spoken word! So he brought them both together in a single podcast. It’s a literary variety show of sorts. Reading Aloud presents some of the best live renditions of some of the most interesting works of literature of our time. Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann is the first guest, and actor Steven Weber is on an upcoming episode.

Rotten Tomatoes
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