Apologies for the delayed post on this one, but it was Aiden’s birthday last weekend, which means Aiden needed Sunday to recover. So thanks for waiting and welcome back to Episode 5 of the Best Movie Ever podcast! This week, in honor of Cloud Atlas‘ imminent release, Sean and Aiden run down their picks for the Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation Ever. Plus, they talk about their favorite celebrity run-ins for the Random Movie Question (aka: Segment II). Good stuff all around. So without further ado…
(START – 01:34)
Introductions for all you first-time listeners.
(01:34 – 11:26) SEGMENT I: WHATCHA’ WATCHIN’?
After a disappointing second season, a skeptical Aiden caught the premiere of Season 3 of The Walking Dead (also on Netflix Instant). Let’s just say he’s back on board.
(11:26 – 20:09)
Aside from watching the first half of The Forgiveness of Blood (also on Netflix Instant), Sean caught the premiere of Season 3 of Bob’s Burgers (ALSO on Netflix Instant). He claims it’s the funniest show on TV, funnier than Parks & Rec. Aiden is once again skeptical.
(20:09 – 31:59) SEGMENT II: OUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY SIGHTING
One fine day at the Yale University book store, Sean saw his childhood idol in the flesh: Steven-effing-Spielberg. It was a big deal, bigger than Spike Jonze even.
(31:59 – 41:26)
Though nowhere near the same height of celebrity as Sean’s story, Aiden vividly recalls that time he saw character actor Mike Starr on his way to the Fung-Wah bus. They had a moment. It was beautiful.
(41:26 – 50:28) SEGMENT III: BEST BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATION EVER
Aiden tries to get all metaphysical on us when he goes for the ultimate novel/film companion piece of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
(50:28 – 01:06:39)
Sean picks a winner with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – a book Aiden’s never read, despite it being assigned to him in high school. For shame.
(01:06:39 – END)
Sean and Aiden shamelessly plug themselves and say goodbye.
And that’s it for this week, folks. Once again, apologies for the delay, and unless Sean has an equally crazy birthday coming up, it shouldn’t happen again. And big thanks as always to Atheist for the fly beats off Thanks for the Burgers (download that noise if you haven’t aleady). Thanks for listening, y’all, and if any of ya’s have a great celebrity sighting story, we’d love to read it in the Comments section.
Now go and have yourselves one hell of a good week.