Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Meyers and Hall" is not a law firm!

Posted on Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 12:28 PM

In the world of Detroit’s Metro Times, two men standout for their film reviews: Jeff Meyers and Corey Hall.

When they are not found in dark places – alleys, basements and theaters – these two fountains of film facts are dragged out into the light.

Cleaned up a bit, Meyers and Hall are placed in front of microphones inside WDET’s main studio in the heart of the Cass Corridor and put through their paces once a month.

We call it “The First Friday Film Forum” on Detroit Today.

Thanks to the great cooperation of the Metro Times and Detroit Public Radio, your host (news reporter/filmmaker) Rob St. Mary (that’s me) invites you to spend some time speaking with Jeff and Corey about the latest in film – at the theaters, on DVD and what’s shooting in Michigan.

Three shows have aired so far and the quality, and entertainment value, continues to grow. It’s like nothing else on the radio in Detroit.

So, to give you a taste of what the First Friday Film Forum is all about: click here and listen to the podcast. The show starts about an hour in. Check out the conversation/review of “The Dark Knight” . Not everyone is sold on it! Could Batman be an allegory for “the decider”? Does Christian Bale need a throat lozenge?

Also, here’s a discussion on the place of critics in the world of film. Who needs them? You might!

The DVD picks for this episode are:

Corey’s pick: “Spaced” – Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the British blokes who brought you “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” first hit the small screen in the UK with this little comedy about life hunting for an apartment in London and the surreal daydreams that take place between two characters.

Jeff’s picks: “Rescue Dawn” – Werner Herzog directs Christian Bale (Batman) in the tale of pilot Dieter Dengler who was shot down over Vietnam in 1966, imprisoned by the Viet Cong and eventually escapes. Also, “The Host” – Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s frightening revision of a monster movie set on the Han River in the center of Seoul, South Korea.

Rob’s pick: “Little Dieter Needs to Fly” – Werner Herzog’s documentary take on the events that became the film “Rescue Dawn”. Dieter Dengler’s moves from being a child in post-war Germany to being held POW in Vietnam and find his home in America.

So, after taking a listen why not join in?

Write comments here on the b-roll blog, visit WDET’s Detroit Today website and remember – the next First Friday Film Forum is coming up:

First Friday Film Forum on Detroit Today

Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 11am

Exclusively on WDET 101.9FM – Detroit Public Radio


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