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#012 Kirsten Sheridan: August Rush vs. Dollhouse



In today's episode Nate and Austin compare Kirsten Sheridan's best and worst rated films, August Rush (2007) and Dollhouse (2012), respectively. Austin names August Rush the greatest piece of cinema ever conceived and Nate vomits. Check back next Sunday at 7pm PST where we will compare Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and This Is 40 (2012), his best and worst rated films.

And check out this short clip of the behind the scenes of August Rush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm35PPu9PhI


Dollhouse Notes
Worst Rated
PLOT: A group of street teens from Dublin's inner city break into a house in an upper class suburb. The break-in quickly moves into a night of frenzy, scandal and consequence.
  • Ratings: IMDb 5.0 | RT N/A
  • Released: 2012
  • Director: Kirsten Sheridan
  • Writer(s): Kirsten Sheridan
  • Cinematographer: John Mathieson (Gladiator, Hannibal, X-Men: First Class)
  • Notable actors: Jack Reynor, Johnny Ward, Shane Curry, Deirdre O'Kane, Conor Nearyn Seana Kerslake
  • Budget: N/A
  • Box office: N/A
  • Fun Facts:
    • Premiered at SXSW, not much information about it.
 


August Rush Notes
Best Rated
PLOT: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
  • Ratings: IMDb 7.5 | RT 37% C / 82% A
  • Released: 2007
  • Director: Kirsten Sheridan
  • Writer(s): Nick Castle (Hook, Escape from New York), James V. Hart (Hook, Contact), Paul Castro
  • Cinematographer: John Mathieson (Gladiator, Hannibal, X-Men: First Class)
  • Notable actors: Robin Williams, Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, William Sadler
  • Budget: $25 million
  • Box office: $65.3 million
  • Fun Facts:
    • Freddie Highmore actually learned how to conduct for the movie. Susan Deaver, an adjunct Professor at C.W. Post, taught him.
    • Robin Williams' performance as "Wizard" was reportedly inspired by rock star Bono.
 

  Intro music by: Calm The Fuck Down (Broke For Free) / CC BY 3.0  


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