Table Reads

Table Reads


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105 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 6
January 21, 2020

We finally get through the Fellowship of the Ring portion of the story, as the aforementioned Fellowship disbands and goes on their separate quests. Frodo sets off for Mordor on his own, with Sam in tow and Gollum not far behind, while Aragorn,...

104 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 5
January 14, 2020

Mourning the loss of Gandalf, the Fellowship has a sleepover with the elves, and Galadriel shows Frodo the full depths of the hospitality of the elves. All. Night. Long. Look, I don’t want to spoil shit, but that’s not a joke. Frodo literally...

103 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 4
January 08, 2020

The trials of the Fellowship continue, as does the abject weirdness of this script! There’s man-on-man sexy blood magic, cryogenic stasis, and everyone’s favorite part of the books, where the only way into Moria is for Gandalf and Gimli to engage in...

102 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 3
December 31, 2019

John Boorman takes us through the history of Middle Earth, the Rise and Fall of Sauron, and the One Ring falling onto the hands of Bilbo Baggins, including the rich tradition of Vaudeville in Rivendell. Oh, you didn’t know that Rivendell is known for...

101 - John Boormans Lord of the Rings, Part 2
December 24, 2019

The Hobbits set off for Rivendell, for reasons that are never, ever made clear, and are pursued relentlessly by water-soluble bad guys! They meet an ally along the way, who literally pops up out of nowhere and who they follow for literally no reason...

100 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 1
December 17, 2019

The start of any movie is where characters, themes and conflicts are established. There is a call to action, the establishment of the central conceit of the movie. It appears John Boorman skipped that part of screenwriting school. What we get here in...

99 - Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Part 8 FINALE
December 10, 2019

This episode is ACTION-PACKED… by which we mean that there are pages and pages of no dialogue… but the sheer level of bonkers in that action makes up for it! No exaggeration here: the insanity of this last part of Indy 3 is far in excess of all...

98 - Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Part 7
December 03, 2019

I know we’ve given you Nazi speedboats, machine gun arms, haunted castles and even a giant tank, but part 7 is where things really start to get silly! We’re talking distracted giant tank driving, African Mountain Sharks, golden cities and...

97 - Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Part 6
November 26, 2019

This whole episode is basically just the fight against the giant tank. BUT OH, WHAT A FIGHT! It has a Rhino! And a Ravine! And a bi-Plane! And a friendship tree! The giant tank sequence is basically the Death Star Trench run, but if the Ewoks were...

96 - Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Part 5
November 19, 2019

As we re-join Indy, he is in the midst of a huge pirate battle in the Zambesi river. But that’s far from the most exciting thing to happen to Indy in this episode! Because we go from Pirates to the jungle, where the Nazis have unleashed a new weapon...