Escapism - Ready Player One

April 19, 2018

Jeremy and Eli discuss the backlash and the heritage of Ready Player One. How does this movie handle pop culture and video game fandom? Where does this movie fit into Spielberg's career? Let the Easter Egg hunt begin?

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The Insiders - Annihilation

March 30, 2018

On this episode we talk about Eli's favorite film of the 2018 so far, Annihilation. There is a lot to discuss as the film leaves much open to interpretation. Jeremy talks about the book and Eli relates it to Stalker. What does the ending mean? What is Area X? What happens inside? Of course there will be spoilers! 

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The Other - The Shape of Water, Oscar Talk

March 22, 2018

Eli and Jeremy take a close look at the frisky fish flick, The Shape of Water. How does it stand up to the other Best Picture Oscar nominees that it beat out? Is this Del Toro's best film?

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New Heroes - Black Panther Rises

March 21, 2018

Jeremy and Eli continue their conversation on Black Panther and share some of their own thoughts and experiences with the film. How does Black Panther and the villian Killmonger fit into the Marvel cinematic universe and the broader superhero genre?

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New Icons - Black Panther with Dr. Alex Gee

March 14, 2018

On this episode Eli and Jeremy get Dr. Alex Gee's perspective on the new Marvel film, Black Panther. Dr. Gee discusses the mixed feelings on seeing the fictional naiton of Waukanda and grapples with the complexity of the villian character. You can hear more from Dr. Gee on his podcast, Black Like Me or on his website.

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Star Wars Fandom w/ Guest Pat Yulo

February 20, 2018

On this episode we continue to explore the world of Star Wars and the latest film, The Last Jedi. Special guest Pat Yulo brings a female perspective to Star Wars fandom, along with an understanding of cosplay and Jedi spirituality. Pat is also a part of the team behind the upcoming documentary, Looking for Leia.

Looking for Leia

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Best of 2017 - Part 2: Film w/ Guest David Klein

February 8, 2018

We are back with Part 2 of our Best of 2017 lists. On this episode we are again joined by David Klein as we share our favorite film picks from the last year.  Our lists include The Big Sick, Mother!, Thor: Ragnorak, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049, Call Me By Your Name, I Am Not Your Negro, and Coco.

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Best of 2017 - Part 1: TV w/ Guest David Klein

January 31, 2018

Jeremy and Eli are joined by special guest David Klein to discuss our favorite TV and Film of 2017. On this episode we start by broadly talking through the major trends in media for the year. Then we cover our lists of best TV, including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Mindhunter, Stranger Things 2, Legion, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Twin Peaks, and The Leftovers.

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Let the Past Die - Star Wars: The Last Jedi w/ Professor Colin Burnett

January 17, 2018

On this episode we welcome back Professor Colin Burnett to discuss the supposed controversy around The Last Jedi. We talk about the unique narrative style and surprises this film brings to the Star Wars world. Plus, we share some our favorite moments and explore the future of Star Wars as a Disney property.

Vox article: "The backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, explained

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Now Playing: Can You Skip TV Episodes? Mindhunter, Chance, Daredevil

December 14, 2017

Eli and Jeremy discuss The New York Times article "Skip It: Why It's O.K. to Start a TV Show in the Middle" and mostly disagree. We also talk about what we have been watching lately, including Mindhunter, Chance: Season 2, and Daredevil: Season 2.

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