Elvis Cha Cha Real Smooth
Bio-pics. They can be formulaic…but they can also be box office magic and win Oscars. What type of film is Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS? Our hosts share their thoughts on this blockbuster take on Mr. Presley as well as the indie dramatic comedy that was a hit at Sundance – CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH starring Dakota Johnson. Following the reviews, we share some news items on upcoming releases and then close the show with movie recommendations.
Alan Jackson is the co-founder of the Footcandle Film Society and resides in Hickory, NC. He enjoys a wide variety of films – but mainly those of Martin Scorsese, his all-time favorite Director. Despite liking smaller, independent films, Alan also likes films with giant monsters or where animals talk. Alan also thinks Citizen Kane deserves every bit of credit it ever gets.
Chris Frye, the other co-founder of Footcandle Film Society, is a fan of directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, and David Gordon Green. He lives in Newton, NC, and has always been a movie buff. His favorite actors range from Steve Coogan to Christoph Waltz to Jeff Bridges. You may be surprised to know he has never seen Dirty Dancing or Pretty in Pink (gasp!)