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Okja (2017)

Ep. 57

We watched 2017’s Okja and now we’re going to talk about how we’ve been processing it.

We talk about the strengths and weaknesses of this film, the difference between making a movie about meat vs. one about corporatism, and we dive into the world of meat alternative burgers!

CW: This movie has a 3rd act that is essentially a pig-POV inside a breeding centre/slaughterhouse and Okja is personified to a degree that we wanted to ensure folks with sensitivities towards physical/sexual abuse are aware that those topics come up (around the 30 minute mark).

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Avengers: Endgame (2019) w. Joel Taras

Ep. 91

Joel Taras and I attempt to talk about Avengers: Endgame (2019), but there is just so. much. movie.

So spoilers. The whole thing. We’re talking about what worked, what didn’t, characters and the journeys they went on, and what the future of the MCU looks like from now on.

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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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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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53 – The Founder (2016)

We watched 2016’s The Founder and now we’re talking about it!

Sophie & Mitch go back to a ‘simpler’ time, when a man like Ray Kroc could get away with pretty much anything – including swindling a pair of burger bros out of a multi-billion dollar business, while still keeping their namesake. We talk about this, deliciously shot burgers, and protagonist sympathies & so much more.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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80 – Daybreakers (2009) w. Jarred McClure

Jarred McClure and I talk about vampires again! This time it’s 2009’s Daybreakers.

In this version of 2019 the world is mostly vampires, but blood is a dwindling resource and only a blood doctor & Willem Dafoe can save the day! We cover the attempted allegories and themes, how vampires rarely work in scifi, and how our 2019 could learn a thing or two from this movie. #morecrossbows

Go listen to Jarred’s spectacular Collective Legacy show: 2 Nerds in a Basement for all your comic book movie needs! It’s also on Twitter!

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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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78 – Akira (1988) w. Marina Power

Marina Power is here because Akira (1988) is set in 2019!

We go through this groundbreaking film seeking out the ways in which it accurately predicted our current timeline, stuff that didn’t quite happen, and for the things we would carry over into our own 2019. Sufficed to say: this Japanese cyberpunk psychic-god-boy story got a surprising amount of things right, or at least less dystopian than the world we currently live in.

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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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46 – Mostly Martha (2001)

We’re repeating ourselves this week with the 2001 German film Mostly Martha!

We discuss why this movie is so tasty & why the American remake No Reservations (2007) was so bland. We solve issues of adaptations, talk about what makes for compelling drama, and figure out how long it takes to drive from Hamburg to Italy.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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45 – Waiting…(2005)

Do raunchy comedies like 2005’s Waiting… hold up? No. No they don’t.

This movie’s a real mixed-bag. We talk about the problematic pedophilia & homophobia baked into this cult classic, but also the incredibly accurate & hilarious portrayals of the food service industry. We also discuss tipping culture & the ennui of waiting tables day in and day out.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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74 – The Island (2005) w. Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

The future is now! It’s 2019 so Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me to kick off the New Year with a movie set in this bright & bold future: 2005’s The Island.

We discuss all the intricacies of clandestine clone factories, the assumptions 2005 made about 2019, and the most important question raised by this film: can Ewan McGreggor look good in white?

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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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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.

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