David Edelstein On Noomi, Rooney, Charlize, Jessica Chastain and Simon Pegg

Jan 12, 2012

Let me tell you about the last six days of my life. I've seen, in theaters, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and, in IMAX format, "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." At the Bushnell, I saw opening night of the national tour of "Memphis." On television, I squeezed in "The Debt" with Helen Mirren. And the season opener of "Downton Abbey".  

I'm exhausted. And my blood pressure is elevated from the popcorn. And  the trailer for the new Kate Beckinsale "Underworld" movie is now playing under my eyelids when I sleep. And I'm vaguely aware that my main job, as a living organism in the universe, is to stay alive until "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in July.

But today, America's Greatest Living Film Critic™, David Edelstein, joins us for a wide ranging discussion of matters cinematic... And perhaps beyond. I hope my rigorous training will pay off.

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