Talking Movies Episode 21: The Color of Money Right Click and SAVE TARGET AS… OR Subscribe via iTunes Welcome back to your regularly scheduled programming! Kind of. Chris and Brian return with Ben to get one step closer to finishing up Tom Cruise month a The Color of Money podcast. Meanwhile, the Box Office Game gets heated up, the merits of The Hobbit films is discussed and somehow there’s also a reference to Jeepers Creepers 2. You’ll just have to listen to hear all the goodness! As always, find us on Twitter at @MoviesTalking or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian: @BrianVerderosa Chris: @OllieTwist36 Show: @MoviesTalking 3 Responses Bob Reyer June 6, 2014 Very nice show gentlemen, but do I have to come up there for a “Fanboy Film School” intervention? Seriously, you’re doing yourselves a dis-service in not having seen Robert Rossen’s brilliant film The Hustler before watching The Color of Money. The original has a tremendous depth of characterization that encompasses the entire cast of characters, and an engrossing story told through wonderfully atmospheric settings and cinematography; I’d bet that after seeing the original that the sequel will seem to you a pale knock-off. As an aside, I don’t know if Brian will remember, but on our old show I recommended a film to our group entitled Turn the River. Written and directed by Chris Eigeman and starring Famke Janssen, it tells the story of a female pool hustler looking for one big score so that she can extricate her son and herself from a bad spot. It’s an interesting little film, with a riveting performance by Ms. Janssen of a lead character whom you’re not entirely sure that you should be rooting for! Log in to Reply Brian Verderosa June 6, 2014 I remember, Bob. I remember. Isn’t Famke still in that van next to the street lamp? Can you think of any films where you’ve seen a sequel but not the original? Log in to Reply Bob Reyer June 6, 2014 And she left her lights on and motor running, to boot! The only instance where I can recall seeing the sequel without the original would be where I missed the first six but then saw The Magnificent Seven (Sorry!) Seriously though, as to your question, I’ve gone the other way and tried to ignore inferior sequels–not always successfully–but I always try to catch up before seeing a sequel or remake. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.