Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Running Man - Supplement

 While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Running Man, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Episode 103: The Running Man


We're gunning for the big cash and prizes as we try to keep pace with Arnold Schwarzenegger by watching another of his 1980s sci-fi flicks, The Running Man. Listen as we examine how the film was transformed from Stephen King's grim novella into a Schwarzenegger action vehicle, uncover the stinging satire hidden beneath the movie's colorful blockbuster surface, and contemplate how the film makes its viewers complicit in the dystopian system it depicts. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a chance to win the home version of America's favorite game show.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fantasy Casting 1: The Fantastic Four

 

Introducing Fantasy Casting, a new feature in which we suggest our preferred actors for films, including adaptations and remakes, that have not yet reached a theater near you. With the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney, the film rights to the Fantastic Four have returned to the Marvel banner and the introduction of comics' First Family into the MCU is inevitable. So it's clobberin' time as we propose the best cast to bring this iconic superhero property to life. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and fighting words.

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