Episode 71: Back When I Was A Child

Back When I Was A Child

Join Chad and TJ to discuss the sad event of Paul Walker’s death. Neither Chad nor TJ are really ‘Fast and Furious’ fans, and TJ has only seen one of the films he was in so they don’t feel quite up to the task. But it’s a sad event and needs talking about. And in what they are sure is a very difficult decision, Universal has halted production on ‘Fast and Furious 7’. Prayers go out for family and friends. And with no good way to transition out of that sad news, Chad and TJ do find some way to move to the next topic: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ has been announced for May of 2016. It seems a little odd given that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is not even out in theaters yet. But TJ at least is excited because Bryan Singer is back at the helm and as far as he’s concerned, Singer can make as many ‘X-Men’ films as he wants to! Obviously all this leads to talk of the ‘X-Men’ universe in general. They also discuss the general state of films for 2015 and 2016. And the primary review this week is ‘The Book Thief’ which is in many ways delightful, but you’ll also want to have your tissues on hand when you go to see this one. There’s just not enough good things to say about this film, but TJ and Chad do try valiantly. Also, find out how this film is in a way like ‘Anne of Green Gables’ — no really!

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  • Paul Walker of ‘Fast and Furious’ Dead at age 40

    Actor Paul Walker — a self-styled adrenaline junkie best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — was killed Saturday in a fiery single-car wreck in Southern California.

    The 40-year-old Walker was riding in a red Porsche GT about 3:30 p.m. when the sports car flew off the road and slammed into a tree in Santa Clarita, authorities and witnesses said. The car burst into flames...

  • ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Will Be Going Ahead

    Paul Walker’s final Fast & Furious film remains on course for a cinema release, despite the death of its 40-year-old star in a road accident on Saturday.

    Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that production on Fast & Furious 7 would be delayed, with the shoot in Atlanta unlikely to resume until today or tomorrow at the earliest. There were no plans to abandon the film, for which Walker had shot the majority of his scenes. However, the cast were due to travel to Abu Dhabi in January for an additional shoot and the movie was likely to be delayed beyond its planned July 2014 release date...

  • Universal Halts ‘Fast & Furious 7’

    Remember how I posted earlier this week that Fast & Furious 7 would be moving forward? Well, not so fast apparently:

    The death of Paul Walker — an obviously key figure in the mega-sequel (and franchise) “Fast & Furious 7” — makes the future of the movie and series completely unclear. Production on the James Wan directed movie was supposed to continue this week in Atlanta following the Thanksgiving holiday, and additional filming with the entire cast in Abu Dhabi in January. Clearly, things are in flux and while this past weekend a conference call between suits and director tried to figure out how they salvage the film and honor the memory of Walker, it seems everyone is still weighing their options. But until then the set has been cleared.

    Universal Pictures has officially announced they are stopping filming on the sequel...

  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Announced for May 27, 2016

    “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit theaters on May 27, 2016, thus kicking off over two years of rumors, speculation and more even before ‘DOFP’ has hit theaters. Hooray? No word on who will direct, but with Bryan Singer getting in on the announcement action it’s probably safe to say he’ll be at least producing if not more.

    I’m just excited that there’s an announcement for a film that is not in 2015! WooHoo!...

  • 2016 in film - Wikipedia

    There are numerous films set to be released in 2016. While some films have announced release dates but have yet to begin filming, others are in production but do not yet have definite release dates...

  • 2015 in film - Wikipedia

    There are numerous films set to be released in 2015. While some films have announced release dates but have yet to begin filming, others are in production but do not yet have definite release dates...

  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Official Trailer (2014)

  • Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter Wiki

    Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., D. Wiz., X.J.(sorc.), S. of Mag.Q.,[6] (Summer[1] 1881[2]–late June 1997) was the Transfiguration Professor, and later Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Dumbledore also served as Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards (?–1995) and Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot (?–1995; 1996-1997). He was a half-blood wizard, the son of Percival and Kendra Dumbledore, and the elder brother of Aberforth and Ariana...

  • The Book Thief - IMDb

    While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

    Director: Brian Percival
    Writers: Markus Zusak (novel), Michael Petroni (adaptation)
    Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

  • The Book Thief - Rotten Tomatoes

    A bit too safe in its handling of its Nazi Germany setting, The Book Thief counters its constraints with a respectful tone and strong performances.

  • The Book Thief - Box Office Mojo

    Domestic Total as of Dec. 6, 2013: $10,130,000 (Estimate)
    Distributor: Fox Release Date: November 8, 2013
    Genre: Drama Runtime: 2 hrs. 11 min.
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 Production Budget: N/A