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Screen Talk: Does 'Interstellar' Deserve the Hype? Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn Discuss on Indiewire's Podcast

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 1, 2014 at 11:05AM

Plus: The case for James Franco as a serious filmmaker.
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Interstellar

Screen Talk, Indiewire's weekly podcast co-hosted by Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn, is now available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS.

In the latest episode, Anne reports back from the "Interstellar" panel at Comic Con, while Eric expresses skepticism about the marketing decision to publicize the movie there. With a new trailer for Christopher Nolan's fall release out this week, anticipation is high — but who's the audience?

On the subject of anticipated titles, they debate the merits of the newly released "Guardians of the Galaxy," and Anne explains why the CGI character Groot deserves special recognition. They also return to another Oscar topic, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in "A Most Wanted Man," which has performed well in theaters since it last came up on the podcast. Anne discusses her Q&A with Roadside Attractions head Howard Cohen. From there, the hosts chat about the state of VOD marketplace, and whether anything about it has changed in the last few months.

Finally, they offer their recommendations for the best movies opening today: Anne shares her enthusiasm for Brendan Gleeson in "Calvary," while Eric makes a fervent case to take James Franco seriously based on his latest directing effort, "Child of God."

Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on iTunes and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.

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