Junkfood Cinema: Bob Hoskins, The Little Giant

Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday

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Last week, the film world lost a giant. Often called The Cockney Cagney, Bob Hoskins was an actor who didn’t just demand your attention on screen, he grabbed you by the throat, turned you upside down, and shook you until you could only applaud.

Cargill and I do our best to adequately honor this towering talent via some of our favorites of his performances. Sure, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook are tremendous films, but we stick to the deep track stuff.

We also explain why Hoskins would have made the perfect Wolverine. And yes, there will be discussion of Super Mario Brothers that borders on tribute. You’ve been warned.

You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema).

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On This Week’s Show:

  • Bob Hoskins Retrospective [1:42 – 53:29]
  • Secret Weapon-X [53:30 – 57:21]
  • Denouement [57:22 – 60:41]

Films Discussed:

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The Long Good Friday      Doomsday

Unleashed     Super Mario Brothers

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Brian Salisbury has been a film critic and internet gadfly for six years. He is the co-host of FSR's Junkfood Cinema podcast and the co-founder of OneOfUs.Net. Brian is a cult film and exploitation buff who loves everything from Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Bronson.

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