Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This Island Earth - 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 This Island Earth, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


This Island Earth

Clear your interociter screens as Noel Thingvall joins us again to discuss the pulpy sci-fi thriller This Island Earth from 1955. Listen as we examine the changing politics in the adaptation of the story from its source novel, comment how on how the film's reputation was changed by Mystery Science Theater 3000, and detail the impressive filmography of Orangey the Cat. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and confusion over the pronunciation of Faith Domergue's name.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

The Public Enemy - Supplement

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Public Enemy


We’re offering up a generous serving of beer, blood, and grapefruit as we watch another all-time great gangster movie, 1931’s The Public Enemy. Listen as we celebrate the magnetic screen presence of leading man James Cagney, thrill to director William Wellman’s dynamic visual style, and examine how the movie has inspired various crime films throughout the years, from the work of Martin Scorsese to A Clockwork Orange. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of unresolved mommy issues. Also please be advised that in discussing the movie we do discuss a sexual assault and domestic violence that occur in the film.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Little Caesar - Supplement

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Little Caesar

We're joining the rackets with the original gangster flick as we talk about Little Caesar from 1931. Listen as we heap praise on Edward G. Robinson's iconic performance as ambitious mobster Rico Bandello, explore the title character's ambiguous sexual orientation, and note real-life incidents of mob violence that inspired the events of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and lots of 1930s gangster slang, see?

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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What criminal antiheroes do you enjoy cheering on? Do you see any similarities between Rico and a certain ex-President? Want to show off your diamond-encrusted jewelry? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF47 - Supplement

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Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF47

It's our 4th annual all-nighter with the Boston Science Fiction Marathon as we endure SF47's onslaught of a dozen sci-fi flicks in 24 hours. We're loaded up on coffee and Moxie as we face ecological disasters, anti-scientific attitudes, cinematic pandemics, thought-provoking explorations of the universe, and a nonsensical Star Wars rip-off. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a deus ex monkey-na.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Do you find it a bit too real to watch contagion-themed movies? Want to speculate on what a quality Isaac Asimov Robots TV series could be like? Richard Donner or Richard Lester, who made the better Supeman sequel? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bringing Up Baby - Supplement

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Bringing Up Baby

This episode Noel Thingvall joins us again as we dig up missing dinosaur bones, get a leash around a tame leopard, and discuss Howard Hawk's classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby. Listen as we analyze whether Katharine Hepburn's impulsive heiress is the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, chuckle at the risqué innuendos the script manage to slip by the censors, and propose potential sequels involving Mothra and deadly tar pits. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and Bruce Willis dubbed into Japanese.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Monday, January 31, 2022

The Best of 2021 - Supplement

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The Best of 2021

It’s that wonderful time of year again as we list our favorite movies released during 2021. Listen as we discuss the difficulties of moviegoing in the midst of a pandemic and the importance of escapism in our choices. The movies we talk about include feminine descents into madness, off-beat convention-challenging Westerns, and a ton of amazing debut features from directors to watch out for. Warning: Contains explicit language, mild spoilers, and family scategoaps… scapegoats.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Any films you think we should have included in our lists? Are there new filmmakers out there you think we should be looking at? How do you feel about seeing movies in the theaters given our current pandemic situation? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Trouble With Harry - Supplement

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The Trouble With Harry

Noel Thingvall returns to the show as we grab some shovels and unearth one of Alfred Hitchcock's most unusual films, the strangely sweet black comedy The Trouble with Harry. Listen as we examine the title corpse's post-mortem career as a small town matchmaker, marvel at the film's clever dialogue and gorgeous autumnal location photography, and reveal the connection between Hitchcock and the 2002 thriller Phone Booth. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a particularly sinister closet door.


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How would you react if you found a corpse in the woods? What you ask for if an eccentric artist wanted to buy you a gift? Do you happen to know the market value of a dead rabbit? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.