LAMBCAST #439: THE MEG

by Jay Cluitt · August 14, 2018 · Featured, LAMBcast, New Release, Podcasts · 2 Comments

We’ve got a great show for you to sink your jaws into this week, as we take a swim with The Meg!

Jay was joined by a couple of newcomers, Tim Costa and Doug Jamieson to discuss whether The Meg deserves to sink or swim at the box office. For such a B-grade movie concept the discussion went in some surprising directions as we covered the Oscars, Hitchcock, Marvel and Geostorm in far greater detail than anyone expected. Also on tap: Rants and Raves of the Week and a return of the game where Jay loses his mind.

00:00 Intros
08:45 The Meg discussion (spoiler-free)
20:39 The Meg discussion (spoilers!)
46:32 Final scores for The Meg
51:12 Rants, Raves & Reviews
86:40 Mystery Alaska game
107:01 Plugs

Show notes:
Lambcast: Snakes on a Plane MOTM
How Did This Get Made? – Sharknado
Furious 8 Statham/baby scene
Sight & Sound list
Rachel Shenton’s Oscar acceptance speech
Boogie Nights kiss scene
Vertigo painting scene

Doug’s Plugs:
The Jam Report – reviews, awards season
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Tim’s Plugs:
First Time Watchers podcastF/X, Elevator to the Gallows, Black Narcissus, Ant-Man and the Wasp
Letterboxd.com/graphictimThe Meg, Hitchcock ranking
Twitter – @1sttimewatchers
Patreon.com/firsttimewatchers

Jay’s Plugs:
Life Vs Film
Letterboxd.com/jaycluittHitchcock ranking
MovieRobMiller’s Crossing, O Brother, Where Art Thou?Barton Fink, The Hudsucker’s Proxy

LAMB Plugs:
Director’s Chair: Richard Lester
Acting School 101: Edward Norton
Lambscores: Hotel Transylvania 3, Skyscraper
Vote for September’s MOTM:

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2 Responses to LAMBCAST #439: THE MEG

  1. 70srichard says:

    Dissing Cary Grant, never seen a complete James Bond film, I’m gone for a week and the heathens moved in. Great show, the Hitchcock discussion was interesting. I’m going to have to see Geostorm now. That first round of Mystery Alaska was painful. I loved the theme.

    • Jay Cluitt says:

      It’s important for me to note that: 1) I really like Cary Grant, 2) I’ve seen every Bond film, often many times, 3) yes the first round of Mystery Alaska was dreadful, but I think the limited number of players didn’t help as there was no-one else to approach the questions from a different perspective, 4) thank you for approving of the game’s theme, I felt it was underappreciated (perhaps deservedly so) and 5) you absolutely should not watch Geostorm.

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