Welcome to The Strange Harbors Podcast, formerly known as The "Who Watches the Watchmen?" Podcast. Hosted by Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, and Amir Touray, The Strange Harbors Podcast is a weekly discussion of all things pop culture, with an emphasis on film and television. Join us every week as we dive d…
Men, am I right? This week we're split on Alex Garland's latest mind-melting horror film, Men. Starring Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, and Papaa Essiedu, the film follows a beleaguered Harper Marlowe as she grapples with the creepy denizens of a remote town, all wearing the same face. What did we think of the movie and its wild third act? Tune in and find out.
A casual episode of The Strange Harbors Podcast, we catch up on all the things we've been watching this year that we haven't covered on the pod. This week, we're talking about shows such as Severance, Winning Time, The Afterparty, Hacks, The Staircase, Better Call Saul, Outer Range, and Halo. We also take a look at the new meta Nicolas Cage buddy comedy, The Unbearable Weight Massive Talent.
Arguably the biggest film of the year so far, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is finally here. Does it blow the doors off the multiverse concept? Does legendary horror maestro Sam Raimi get to flex his muscles? What's next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Tune into our discussion and find out!
This week, we make an auspicious return to covering more television with Disney Plus' new Marvel series, Moon Knight, which wrapped up this past week. How does the show fare in adapting one of Marvel's most complex characters? We discuss the character, its difficulty in translating onto the screen, and Oscar Isaac's killer performance playing multiple roles.
This week, we're talking Robert Eggers and his latest, metal as hell Viking revenge epic, The Northman. Breathing new life into sword and sorcery following The Witch and The Lighthouse, The Northman returns Hamlet back to its Nordic roots with an epic scope, a bigger budget, and a thirstier bloodlust. What did we all think? Tune in and find out.
Everyone is yelling, everything is exploding, and nothing makes any sense in Michael Bay's breakneck heist actioner, Ambulance. And that's exactly why it's delightful. This week, we're discussing everyone's favorite auteur and his divisive filmography, his latest film, and a Jake Gyllenhaal performance for the ages. Let's take a ride in Michael Bay's Ambulance.
Verse-jump into the most fun you'll have at the movies this year. Exploding intimate family drama into a multiverse-hopping, martial arts, sci-fi epic, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a blast of inventive genre fiction. We talk its zany creativity, its kinetic action, and the themes at the movie's heart.
With the news of Bruce Willis' retirement from acting, we're diving deep into the venerated actor's storied career. We discuss hits and misses, his place in the action star pantheon, and of course, our personal favorite Bruce Willis movies. Join us as we say farewell to a legend.
With bloody slasher mayhem unspooling on a porn set, Ti West's latest slice of brutality, X, brings the nudity and gore, but underneath its vintage horror pastiche lies a sex-positive, beating heart that examines the cutting power of jealousy and the unforgiving cruelty of time. What did we think of this throwback slasher? Tune in and find out!
Within the glut of modern superhero fiction on the big screen, Matt Reeves' The Batman is a stylish, revitalizing tonic. A coming-of-age story grafted onto a pitch-black noir, the film plants the seeds for The World's Greatest Detective and strikes at the beating hearts of Batman, the Waynes, and Gotham City. How does the latest Caped Crusader stack up within the character's storied history of film adaptations? Hear our thoughts with the latest episode!
Leave it to Steven Spielberg to spin a stage-to-screen retread into dazzling, cinematic gold. 2021's West Side Story wisely retains its original orchestrations while injecting depth into its conflicts and modern verve into its visuals, mining multiple star-making performances out of its sprawling cast. This week, we discuss Spielberg's legendary filmography as well as his latest, and his very first, movie musical.
With his latest film Kimi, Steven Soderbergh appropriates the inelegance of pandemic dramas and tech gimmicks to craft a crackling paranoid thriller. On this week's episode we discuss the experimental filmmaker's filmography, his latest film, and the merits and pitfalls of pandemic filmmaking. What did we all think of Kimi? Tune in and find out.
This week, we're discussing two completely unrelated topics: the recently revealed Oscar nominations, and the cult horror favorite, David Prior's under-the-radar The Empty Man, which is now streaming on HBO Max. We dive into Oscar surprises and snubs, and then a full review of the chilling secrets and ontological dread of The Empty Man.