Now Playing - The Tick, Death Note, Neo Yokio, The Expanse

October 15, 2017

Jeremy follows up with The Expanse to discuss season 2 and compares versions of The Tick. Eli talks anime on Netflix with the release of the live action Death Note and has mixed feelings about new series Neo Yokio. 

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Trauma-IT-ic - Stephen King’s IT

October 10, 2017

Jeremy and I discuss the new IT film and the television version. We cover a wide range of views, including childhood and collective trauma, the American psyche, and childhood fears. And we can't forget talking clowns and scariest moments.

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Now Playing - Hologram for the King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Expanse, Castlevania

September 28, 2017

On this episode Eli and Jeremy discuss the religious commentary of Castlevania, introducing Raiders of the Lost Ark to Eli’s son, Voltron: Season 2, the expansive narrative of The Expanse, The Last Airbender, and Hologram for a King. We also consider the joys of brainstorming story concepts, inspired by Lucas/Spielberg collaborations and the Inklings.

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Twin Peaks: The Return (Series Finale) w/ Guest Ben Grisanti

September 12, 2017

Special Guest and comic book creator Ben Grisanti joins Eli once again for a discussion on Twin Peaks: The Return as the series comes to a close. As we struggle to come to grips with the ending, we share our personal feelings and theories about the unexpected conclusion. We talk Cooper, Dougie, Mr. C, Richard and Linda. All the Dopplegangers you can imagine in this world or any other! Is this the last we will hear of David Lynch or are we just dreaming?

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Disenfranchised - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

September 5, 2017

On this episode Eli and Jeremy discuss Luc Besson's new sci-fi epic, Valerian and it's unique production in the world of franchises. Though an entertaining and visually stunning film, Eli and Jeremy find many issues with the film.

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Reflection - Top 25 Films of 21st Century So Far

August 12, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli reflect on the state of film in the 21st Century so far. Based on the New York Times article, we discuss the film critic's list and Eli shares some picks from his personal list.

New York Times Article

Eli's List:

 

Lost in Translation

There Will be Blood

The Master

The Tree of Life

Children of Men

In The Mood for Love

Spirited Away

Three Times

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Casino Royal

Moulin Rouge

The Royal Tenenbaums

Under the Skin

Almost Famous

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 

Adaptation

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The Social Network

Mullholland Dr.

Upstream Color

Nightcrawler 

The Prestige

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

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Twin Peaks: The Return (Mid-Season) w/ Guest Ben Grisanti

July 25, 2017

Special Guest and comic book creator Ben Grisanti joins Eli for a discussion on Twin Peaks: The Return as it hits the mid point. We talk themes of the new series, favorite moments, and some theories. Some damn fine podcast!

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Now Playing - Okja, Castlevania, Agents of Shield, The Leftovers, Daredevil

July 17, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss the merits of not binging shows and leaving room to refelect on single episodes. Eli recommends a few new Netflix shows, including Okja and Castlevania, and reflects on the end of The Leftovers. Jeremy looks at Netflix's Daredevil and how the third season of Agents of Shild makes some strong political commentary. Plus, Jeremy and Eli are inspired to get deep about art, truth, and life.

Theme Music by Analogue Rex

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World Building - Alien: Covenant w/ Professor Colin Burnett

June 28, 2017

Eli, Jeremy and returning guest Colin Burnett discuss the merits of the newest addition to the Alien franchise. Colin makes a case for the world building advancing through Ridley Scott's return to the world of Alien.  

Theme music by Analogue Rex

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Women of Wonder - Wonder Woman w/ Professor Colin Burnett

June 21, 2017

On this episode we talk about the new Wonder Woman film with Colin Burnett, author and Professor of Film and Media at Washington University. Our discussion covers director Patty Jenkins, reading the film as a feminist blockbuster, and the cultural relevance of Wonder Woman. We also share our opinions on the film’s effectiveness as a narrative and the villains involved.

Check out more writing by Colin Burnett:

Moving Patterns

The Invention of Robert Bresson

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