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33 – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

2018 is so spooky that we had to do one more, so we watched the horror musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

We explain the history behind the Broadway show, Sondheim, and the long process to getting this on film. We talk the pros & cons of adaptation and how a story about eating people can become so darn popular.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Pie Crust!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” 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!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Marshmallow Fluff Dip!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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31 – Delicatessen (1991)

This week Sophie & Mitch watched the cult French film Delicatessen (1991).

Ho-boy what a movie: an apartment building full of weirdos atop a butcher shop after some sort of apocalypse. It’s super odd, super French, and super fun. If you need more strangeness this Halloween, this is the movie for you.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to see how we prefer our popcorn!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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30 – Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)

The horror continues with 1963’s Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People!

Sophie & Mitch recount their experience watching this hidden gem from Godzilla & Toho legend Ishiro Honda! We discuss all the atmospheric spookiness of this forbidden island movie, the real life scariness of mushrooms, and the machinations of a cephalopod/fungi alliance.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out the Binging with Babish Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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61 – Dungeons & Dragons (2000) w. Brayden Scobie

D&D aficionado Brayden Scobie is here to discuss another vital element of this fantasy universe: the godawful 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons.

We watched the movie and we’re going to talk about it. So you don’t have to. It’s rough, baffling, and not really even worth it for the memes. But it WAS worth it for our spectacular attempt at making sense of this movie.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, you can see his beautiful face on Tomes & Tombs, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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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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29 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

It’s October, so we’re doing spooky food movies, starting with the classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978).

Sophie & Mitch talk all about the highs and lows of this movie, the baffling logic of how these tomatoes function, as well as level of zaniness this film reaches at points. So travel with us as we try to explain what, why, and how these killer tomatoes attack.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out Sophie’s Killer Bruschetta recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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58 – Holes (1998/2003) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is here to talk about the 1998 book & the 2003 film Holes.

We discuss the differences between the book & movie, the reasons why this story meant so much to us, and the different children’s books we would make into movies.

Most importantly: Dig it uh oh-oh. Dig it.

So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you’d like to chat more about Holes or foodstuffs or other children’s books; or just check out the show we host: We Watch Food

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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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55 – Puppetry & Spark (360 VR) w. Anna Fiddler-Bertig

We’re talkin’ puppets and more with artist Anna Fiddler-Bertig and her short film Spark (360 VR).

We explain what this film is, where it came from, and, most importantly, how it’s made with puppets & green-screens! We discuss the process of shooting miniatures, characters, sets, and compositing it all into an actual film. We also talk about all of Brendan James Boyd’s spectacular work constructing these puppets & environments.

Make sure to get in touch with Anna & the rest of their team via their Facebook.

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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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23 – Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Thanks to our listeners for suggesting the 1992 Mexican film Como Agua Para Chocolate, or as we’ll be referring to it, Like Water for Chocolate.

In this episode we’ll be talking about the differences between breasts & boobies, food idioms, and all the ways in which a traditional family drama can be heightened – so much – with just a little bit of magical food (and probably some witches).

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Onion Jam!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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22 – Chocolat (2000)

Magic realism or chocolate witchcraft? That’s the biggest question we have about 2000’s Chocolat.

We debate how we would use our chocolate powers, if we were wandering coco-shamans. We discuss how the film differs from the source novel (and how that’s a good thing). We talk about all the wonderful performances from so many actors in this tasty film.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Frozen Hot Chocolate!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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