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The Running Man (1987) w. Joel Taras

Ep. 87

The 2019-set movies keep coming with the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Running Man (1987). Joel Taras is here to talk about it!

We discuss how close we are to having a national deathmatch gameshow in our own timeline, because we’re really not that far off. Also lots of sweet Arnie-isms, quaint 80’s technology, and how – once again – scifi from the late 80’s really hit the nail on the head when it comes to assuming we’d be in a dystopia by now.

CW: sexual violence – Because it’s an 80’s action movie, there’s 2 scenes in particular that revolve around (the threat of) assault that we discuss.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Blade Runner (1982) w. Dustin Meisinger

Ep. 86

Dustin Meisinger returns to continue our breakdown of movies set in 2019; this week is the grandaddy of them all: Blade Runner (1982).

We talk about their trench coats and flying cars, we discuss the impracticalities of pyramidal skyscrapers, and we also try to decode the blurred line between human and robot (by asking a lot of questions about robot genitals). Also we didn’t watch 2049, so please ignore our ignorance.

CW: This episode involves discussions of consent & sexual assault, because Blade Runner is a film made in the 80’s.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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32 – The Stuff (1985)

Halloween is here & you need something to watch: you need The Stuff (1985).

In a world consumed by consumption, a malicious food product is taking over & our heroes have to save the day! We try to figure out how these characters got to where they were; we discuss all the different ways the filmmakers made the Stuff; we try and get to the heart of this spectacular cult classic.

If you’d like to know more about the film, check out this Ryan Lambie article!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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36 – Roadhouse (1989) w. Joel Taras

Joel Taras is back for more in-depth movie analysis! Today’s subject of discussion: Roadhouse (1989) is a movie about cuckolding.

Specifically we break down how explicit this film is in its deconstruction & reassessment of masculinity, sexual fidelity, and the fame of local bartenders. This movie legitimately tackles these issues with some deftness, while also being a ridiculous 80’s action movie – it’s spectacular.

That all being said, despite this being a pretty light discussion of sexually charged/explicit subject matter from a silly movie, there is some content discussed within regarding sexual violence – so if that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, use your discretion with this episode & this movie. Content Warned.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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