In this episode we review Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in a universe-spanning sic-fi original that inspires Alan to question what planet I’m from. I’m shocked by the answer.
Episode 15 Notes
- For some reason I can never remember if his name is Channing Tatum or Tatum Channing
- I highly recommend Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces
- At least part of Jupiter Ascending takes place in Chicago
- The lizardish Gorn make their first appeared in the Star Trek (1966–1969) episode “Arena”
- Those Wachowski’s are most well known for The Matrix (1999) and it’s sequels but their most recent film was Cloud Atlas (2012)
- The running time for Speed Racer (2008) is 2 hr 15 min
- Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997) starred Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Maybe I was being too hard on it but I still love The Professional (1996) a million times better.
- The scene I was trying to describe from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) is known as the “Coruscant Speeder Chase” and the other scene is the one in Dex’s Diner
- Sean Bean played Ned Stark on Game of Thrones—Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, and Warden of the North but definitely not the King of the North
- The Animatrix (2003) was a collection of nine animated shorts set in the Matrix universe
- Star Wars: Clone Wars was created by Genndy Tartakovsky and was stylistically similar to his previous series, Samurai Jack (2001–2004)
- Paul Thomas Anderson discussed the Magnolia (1999) running time and many other topics on a recent episode of WTF with Marc Maron: “Episode 565 – Paul Thomas Anderson”
- Jupiter Ascending opens in the USA on February 6, 2015
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Jupiter Ascending Official Trailer 3