The Gaff #001: Ghostbusters Trailer & Oscar Winners

This week on The Gaff:

Sams and Luke introduce themselves, recounting their friendship origin story which involves Kevin Smith, JB Hi-Fi, Popcorn Taxi and a burgeoning love of film. There’s a lot of nervous laughter and awkward pauses but what can you expect from their first time?

In the Weekly Rewind, Sams talks about the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar, and the Kevin Hart comedy Ride Along 2. Luke avoids talking about Gaspar Noe’s Love and saves Spotlight and Room to discuss later in the episode.

Together the boys have an impromptu chat film piracy and access being the reason why it’s especially prevalent in Australia before delving deep into the first trailer for the new Ghostbusters film. The tone of humour, the look of the ghosts, the updated version of the classic theme music and the merits of trailer editing are all touched on.

A handful of Oscar-winning actors and films are the secondary topic of discussion as they butcher the pronunciation of Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s name, and discuss Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Brie Larson’s performance in Room, the horror uncovered in Spotlight and how it likely contributed to its win for Best Picture.

As they sign off, Luke lists the current festival and funding opportunities for local filmmakers and Sams lets you know in no uncertain terms how much he’s looking forward to 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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