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Tossed Popcorn
American Graffiti: Questionable & Car

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 48:48


Beep beep! This movie had us cruisin' for a snoozin'. Pull up for George Lucas nonsense, the morality of mooning, and the lengths teens will go to when they have nothing to do but drive around. The person most confused by the film this week was: Lianna, who still can't believe that was Ron Howard.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hit Factory
American Movie feat. Arlin Golden

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 106:13


Director/Programmer of Drunken Film Fest Oakland and co-host of Wiseman Podcast Arlin Golden joins Aaron to discuss Chris Smith's 1999 documentary 'American Movie', a story of artistic determination, male friendship, and one man's struggle to achieve The American Dream amidst the industrial decay of the Rust Belt Midwest. We discuss the fascinating once-in-a-lifetime dynamicism of Smith's subject Mark Borchardt, praise the film's brilliant examination the sociopolitical conditions of working class America, and investigate the ethical and artistic criticisms of the movie's construction.Follow Arlin Golden on Twitter.Read "American Movie at 20: why this portrait of a working-class Wisconsin auteur endures" by filmmaker Robert Greene.Listen and Subscribe to Wiseman Podcast. Check out Mike Ott's film 'Kid Icarus' on Tubi.Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish. 

Tossed Popcorn
Sullivan's Travels: Privileged & Suffering

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 48:35


Chugga chugga chugga chugga... Hop on for surprisingly modern attitudes, surprisingly little hardship, and a surprisingly nameless woman. The person most confused by the film this week was: that guy who got pancaked by an oncoming train.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hit Factory
The Bridges of Madison County feat. Comrade Yui

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 95:31


Film writer, YouTuber, and quality poster Comrade Yui joins Aaron to discuss 'The Bridges of Madison County', Clint Eastwood's astonishing romantic drama that showcases the actor/director at his most sensuous, contemplative, and graceful.We discuss the film's delicate moral ambiguity, our single issue with Meryl Streep as an actress, and Clint's place in the pantheon of Hollywood's great filmmakers.Follow Comrade Yui on Twitter and Subscribe to their YouTube channel.Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish. 

Deconstructing Disney

Episode SummaryUnlike its eponymous protagonist, Hercules (1997) is more “zero” than “hero.” Erin and Rachel discuss the film's rampant misogyny and obnoxious product placement. Compelling vocal performances and soaring musical numbers–the last of Alan Menken's contributions during the Disney Renaissance–can't rescue this box office disappointment from the River of Death. Much like Achilles, it just doesn't go the distance. Episode BibliographyCallaway, T. (2012, August 1). Susan Egan: Belle, Meg, Glamour and Goop - Part 2. The Mouse Castle. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from http://www.themousecastle.com/2012/08/susan-egan-belle-meg-glamour-and-goop.htmlClements, R., & Musker, J. (Directors). (1997). Hercules  [Film]. Walt Disney Pictures.Crouch, L. (1997, February 13). Disney Promotional Tour A Herculean Undertaking. Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://web.archive.org/web/20160304063452/http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1997-02-13/news/9702120413_1_hera-movie-animatorDiSessa, K. J. (2020, November 24). The Illusion of Empowerment: A Feminist Analysis of Disney's "Hercules". Inquiries Journal. Retrieved October 22, 2022, from http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/1842/the-illusion-of-empowerment-a-feminist-analysis-of-disneys-herculesDiuguid, C. (1997, June 16). Herculean block party. Variety. Retrieved October 13, 2022, from https://variety.com/1997/scene/vpage/herculean-block-party-1116679409/Dreher, R. (1997, June 22). 'Hercules' Is A Bit Hipper This Time Out. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://web.archive.org/web/20160304130239/http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-06-22/entertainment/9706201020_1_hercules-john-musker-scarfeGillespie, S. A. (2012, May 7). John Musker Question Countdown #3 — Howard Ashman. Howard Ashman. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.howardashman.com/blog/john-musker-question-countdown-3/The Great Greek Hero. (1997, November 9). The Sunday Times On The Web - Mirror Magazine. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://www.sundaytimes.lk/971109/mirror2.htmlHartl, J. (1997, June 22). Disney's `Hercules' Plays Up The Comic Side Of An Epic Tale -- Missing From The Disney Treatment Of The Hercules Story Will Be Some Darker Details Of His Life, Including His Illegitimate Birth. The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19970622&slug=2545749Hercules (1997 film). (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(1997_film)Hill, J. (2001, April 5). Part Four: Who the hell do we get to play Hades? Laughing Place. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://www.laughingplace.com/w/leg/?legacyasppage=w/News-PID115030-115034.aspHill, J. (2012, October 19). Disney favorite Susan Egan to perform this Sunday afternoon at LBCC's Music Scholarship Gala Concert. Jim Hill Media. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://jimhillmedia.com/disney-favorite-susan-egan-to-perform-this-sunday-afternoon-at-lbccs-music-scholarship-gala-concert/Howe, D. (1997, June 27). Disney's Myth Conception. The Washington Post. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/review97/herculeshowe.htmJohnson, T. (1997, February 5). ‘Hercules' hangs out at the malls. Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://variety.com/1997/scene/vpage/hercules-hangs-out-at-the-malls-1117435863/Kempley, R. (1997, June 27). Disney's 'Hercules': Myth for the Masses. The Washington Post. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/review97/herculeskemp.htmKlady, L. (1997, June 16). Hercules. Variety. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://variety.com/1997/film/reviews/hercules-2-1200450181/Maslin, J. (1997, June 13). Oh, Heavens! What a Hero! The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2022, from https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/13/movies/oh-heavens-what-a-hero.htmlNess, M. (2016, March 17). I Can Go the Merchandising Route: Disney's Hercules. Tor.com. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.tor.com/2016/03/17/i-can-go-the-merchandising-route-disneys-hercules/Primo, C. (2018, November 16). Balancing Gender and Power: How Disney's Hercules Fails to Go the Distance. MDPI. Retrieved October 22, 2022, from https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/7/11/240/htmRanieri, N. (2015, May 9). We Don't Know Jack. Ghost archive. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://ghostarchive.org/iarchive/facebook/448057295246344/982460605139341Ranieri, N. (2015, May 23). In Search of Hades. Ghost archive. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://ghostarchive.org/iarchive/facebook/448057295246344/988317501220318Rickey, C. (1997, June 22). Hercules, The Original Superhero He's A Myth Who's Hard To Miss, Starring On Tv And In A New Film. The Latter, By Disney, Cleans Up His Story Considerably. Philly.com. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://web.archive.org/web/20160304071845/http://articles.philly.com/1997-06-22/entertainment/25525365_1_zeus-alcmene-hercsRizzo, F. (1997, June 16). HERCULES GETS A MAKEOVER – Hartford Courant. Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-1997-06-17-9706170026-story.htmlScherer, R. (1997, June 13). Disney's Herculean Feat: Stopping New York Traffic For Movie Premiere Parade. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved October 13, 2022, from https://www.csmonitor.com/1997/0613/061397.us.us.5.htmlSiskel, G. (1997, June 19). NO. 4 `BATMAN' STRIKES OUT – Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 13, 2022, from https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-06-20-9706200276-story.htmlSmith, J. L., & Byrne, C. (1997, October 9). Greeks put Disney's 'Hercules' on trial. The Nation, C1.Smith, S. (1997, June 26). The Soul of 'Hercules'. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-06-26-ca-6922-story.htmlTuran, K. (1997, June 25). 'Hercules' is not your professor's version of the tale, but it is another triumph from Disney animation and quip masters. : Didja Ever Hear the Myth About. . . ? Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-06-25-ca-6546-story.htmlVHS BTS. (2019, February 8). Zero to Hero: the Making of Hercules. YouTube. Retrieved October 16, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP2d-gKAyGU

Tossed Popcorn
Duck Soup: Breakneck & Scissors

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 48:35


*Clown honk* Tossed Popcorn meets the Marx Brothers in this anatine adventure. Tune in for rapid-fire roasts, vaudevillian veterans, and an actual certified demon in the flesh. The person most confused by the film this week was: the popcorn vendor's hat.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Top Five Podcast
Our Top Five Favorite Movie Kisses

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 31:09


WOW - are we already at Episode 25?????  That seems both hard to believe and too good to be true, but we'll take it!  Before you know it, we'll be at 50 or 100, or 500.  But we're in no hurry and we aren't going anywhere - this is just too much fun. This week's top five list might seem like an odd duck.  But hey, if it's good enough for MTV to have a Movie Award for this, then I reckon Annie and I can sit around and talk about our favorite movie kisses!!   (I guess I should check with Annie because this episode might very well have been inspired by the MTV movie awards). But regardless of our inspiration, you can't sit there and tell me that a movie kiss has not gotten you either all hot and bothered or mushy and sentimental or just plain "WOW, did you just see that???"  So, while our top five lists this week might not be totally iconic, they have definitely left an impact on my sister and me.   Which Top Five list has been your favorite so far?  Which one has been your least favorite?  Which one made you roll your eyeballs?  My co-hosts and I really want to know!  Send us an email:  hello@thetopfivepodcast We really want to know what you think!

Tossed Popcorn
SPOOKY! Dracula: Sensual & Bat

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 51:18


Happy Spooky Season!!! This listener-chosen Halloween movie SUCKED, but in the good way this time ;) Tune in for rabid Renfield, bold bats, and sensual spooks. The person most confused by the film this week was: Mina's friend who everyone forgot about immediately.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hit Factory
Cronos

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 58:55


We're back after a brief hiatus with a very special Spooky Season™ pick: Guillermo del Toro's debut feature 'Cronos', a magnificent modern vampire fable as indebted to Universal monster stories as it is to Cronenbergian body horror. We discuss the film's various interpretations of vampirism (both literal and figurative), the unapologetic earnestness of del Toro's work, and what the director's monsters can teach us about the complexities of postmodern existence.Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish. 

The Final Girls
HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN 01 • Introduction

The Final Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 79:29


A new mini-series dedicated to the influential book by Kier-la Janisse, House of Psychotic Women. In this first episode, a conversation between writer Sophie Monks Kaufman and lecturer and podcaster Mary Wild about discovering the book, the cinephile memoir, and what makes it, even ten years on, such a peerless piece of work. → Watch all the films featured in the book HERE. → Buy the expanded edition of House of Psychotic Women HERE.  → Attend the Matchbox Cine UK-wide tour HERE. → Read Sophie Monks Kaufman's interview with Kier-la HERE. Produced and presented by Anna Bogutskaya***Music: "Prince of Darkness" by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio***The Final Girls are a UK-based film collective exploring the intersections of horror film and feminism, founded by Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe.→ Find out more about our projects here: thefinalgirls.co.uk→ Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.→ Support us on Patreon.

Tossed Popcorn
Nashville: Crowded & Songs

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 47:00


Absolutely what. Somehow we've been saddled with yet another film that contains unnecessary boobs, the 1970s, and Jeff Goldblum??? The person most confused by the film this week was: Winifred/Albuquerque's birth certificate.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Watch The Film With Us
Why masks are creepy | The Purge Part 2

Watch The Film With Us

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 30:01


Some of the most iconic moments in horror include a villain with a mask on. Why are masks scary? In this episode, we chat about which ones are the scariest and why not seeing a face is creepy. We also get into a side tangent about dressing up for Halloween and which costume we think will be popular this year.References & Further Reading:Den of Geek “Top 21 Scariest Horror Movie Masks”: https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/top-21-scariest-horror-movie-masks/#:~:text=Sometimes%20they%20serve%20to%20hide,frightening%20in%20its%20own%20rightLiterary Hub “The Terror Behind the Mask”: https://lithub.com/the-terror-behind-the-mask/The New York Times “Horror Masks Are Never Just About the Monster”: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/movies/halloween-horror-masks.htmlLet us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUsTheme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

Tossed Popcorn
The Gold Rush: Hangry & Rolls

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 48:32


SILENCE. Mining meets miming in the chilliest Chaplin chapter to boot. Sled this way for vegetarian starvation mirages, boom town bullies, and a veritable bevy of adorable dogs. The person most confused by the film this week was: the donkey, at being first to arrive to the party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tossed Popcorn
Rocky: Oafish & Turtle

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 48:56


Adrian!!! Punch up your day with an episode pumped full of sweatiness, sweetness, and guttural yelling. The person most confused by the film this week was: the punched meat.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New Books in Popular Culture
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in Popular Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/popular-culture

Tossed Popcorn
Jaws: Rubbery & Beach

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 50:50


CHOMP. Sharpen your gnashers for an episode rife with unnecessary boob, seaside science, and one extremely cantankerous Carcharodon carcharias. The person most confused by the film this week was: sharks everywhere.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New Books in Japanese Studies
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in Japanese Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/japanese-studies

New Books in Literature
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

New Books in Literary Studies
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books in Gender Studies
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

New Books in East Asian Studies
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books in East Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

New Books Network
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 52:33


Manga historian Ryan Holmberg introduces the influential alternative manga artist Murasaki Yamada (1948-2009) to English readers through a scholarly translation of Talk to My Back (1981-1984), Yamada's feminist examination of the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams. The manga is paired with an extensive essay by Dr. Holmberg, in which he positions Yamada's oeuvre within the history of alternative manga and Yamada's manga within her life. Alternative manga is primarily associated with male artists in the United States, but Holmberg illuminates why that came to be and how that image varies from reality through his examination of Yamada's oeuvre. Talk to My Back (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022) portrays a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant. While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family. Ryan Holmberg is a comics historian and translator. He is the author of The Translator Without Talent (2020) and Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964-1973 (2010). He has edited and translated over two dozen manga, including the 2014 Eisner Award-winning edition of Tezuka Osamu's The Mysterious Underground Men. His many essays and reviews can be found in such venues as The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and The New York Review. He has advised on exhibitions at the British Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He can be found on social media @mangaberg. Amanda Kennell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University who researches Japanese culture and contemporary media. Her book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, is forthcoming in 2023 from the University of Hawai'i Press. She consulted on the British Museum's exhibition on manga, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Hit Factory
BONUS: Natural Born Killers (Hit Factory x Nostalgia Trap)

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 98:22


David Parsons from Nostalgia Trap Podcast joins us for a deep dive on Oliver Stone's maximalist 1994 thriller 'Natural Born Killers' starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. We discuss the movie's complicated and controversial legacy, how it (sometimes) trancsends its cartoonish pastiche to paint a portrait of American violence and media sensationalism, and how it fits into a broader conversation about problematic and difficult are that is still resonant today.Listen to Nostalgia Trap and follow the show on Twitter. Follow David Parsons on Twitter. Get access to all of our premium episodes and bonus content by becoming a Hit Factory Patron for just $5/month.....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.

The Obsessive Viewer - Weekly Movie/TV Review & Discussion Podcast
OV382 - Clerks III (2022) & Blonde (2022) - Guests: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal) and Joe Shearer (Medium Cool Podcast and Midwest Film Journal Contributor)

The Obsessive Viewer - Weekly Movie/TV Review & Discussion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 102:21


In this episode, I welcome my friends Sam Watermeier and Joe Shearer back to the show to review the new releases Clerks III and Blonde.   Become a patron for exclusive audio content at Patreon.com/ObsessiveViewer.   Timestamps   Show Start – 00:28   Clerks III (2022) – 03:15 Spoiler Review – 39:06 Blonde (2022) – 1:08:10 Spoiler Review – 1:22:26   Closing the Ep – 1:38:54   Related Links   My 2022 Podcast and Writing Archive My Review of Fall (2022) – Aug 16 My Review of Glorious (2022) – Aug 16 My Review of Clerks III (2022) – Sept 8 Mike's Band: As Good As It Gets Our Theme Song on Spotify The Movie State   Joe Shearer's Letterboxd Joe's Review of Lightyear (2022) Joe's Review of Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (2022) Joe's Review of Margaux (2022) Joe's Writing on Midwest Film Journal Medium Cool: A Movie Podcast   Sam Watermeier's Letterboxd Sam's Review of The Bad Guys (2022) Sam's Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) Sam's Essay on A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Sam's Writing on Midwest Film Journal   Help Support the Podcast Official OV Merch: Our TeePublic Store Obsessive Viewer – The homepage for all the things we do. Obsessive Viewer Presents: Anthology – Matt's solo podcast exploring science fiction anthology storytelling in television's first golden age starting with The Twilight Zone. Obsessive Viewer Presents: Tower Junkies – Our spinoff podcast dedicated to Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower and related topics.   Mic Info   Matt: ElectroVoice RE20, RØDEcaster Pro II, (Processing: DeEsser, High Pass Filter, Compressor, and Master Compellor enabled) - Recorded in the Living Room Sam: Samson Q2U via USB in Google Meet Joe: Tonor USB Microphone via USB in Google Meet   Episode Homepage: ObsessiveViewer.com/OV382

Film Slob
Episode 29: Chasing Amy/Dogma (with Criterion Cult/Ashley Aguirre & Alex Salcido)

Film Slob

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 149:15


In the season 1 finale of Film Slob, Caesar reunites with The Criterion Cult Podcast and a female guest (Ashley Aguirre) to bring some balance to this hetero-spective--a term coined by our last guest, Alex Salcido. We all commiserate over the uneven quality of these two films and reflect on why they are (or aren't) worth talking about over 20 years later. See you all next time!

Tossed Popcorn
North by Northwest: Bisexual & Plane

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 52:33


*Plane noise* An episode sure to clap your cheeks. We greet Hitchcock for the fourth time, and this may be the horniest one yet. The person most confused by the film this week was: the title.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tossed Popcorn
M*A*S*H.: Illegal & Golf

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 48:20


Uh oh! A "comedy" that caused us to absolutely flatline. Tune in for cheeky chauvinism, predatorial pranks, and general sex crimes galore. If you hate women, you will love this film! The person most confused by the film this week was: Alan Alda. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Top Five Podcast
Our Top Five Favorite Movies with KILLER Spoiler Alerts!!

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 39:55


Hey everyone!  We are totally not kidding - we ARE going to be spoiling some movies for you today.  If you're someone who gets easily pissed off at stuff like this, you can scroll down to the bottom and see the list of films we cover so you can watch them before listening to the show.  Or not.  But don't say we didn't warn you.   My buddy Doug Ferguson is back again for this episode and I'll tell you right now that Doug is going to be a regular.  He and I share the same brain and I'm so totally stoked to explore more Top Five lists with him as we continue to develop this show. Simply put - what is a spoiler alert?  A spoiler alert takes place when a warning that important detail of the plot development is about to be revealed.  And in this case, there are some amazing surprise endings that we're going to talk about - but it's because these surprise endings are so iconic that we can't help but dive right into them.   A couple of these films are a little bit "off the beaten path," so Doug and I are hoping that we give you some new entertainment to pursue AND that you'll shoot us an email about our lists (hello@thetopfivepodcast.com). And just in case you, too, happen to be a Higher Education Professional in the advancement and development area, we hope that you'll come to hang out with me and Doug at the CASE Conference for Community Colleges in Anaheim this coming October 26-28.  Doug and I fully intend to do a LIVE episode during cocktail hour.  Come hang out with us! P.S. Here are some of the movies we discuss in this episode:  Unbreakable, No Way Out, The Usual Suspects, Psycho, Frailty, Primal Fear, Halloween, The Crying Game, and a few others.  

Deconstructing Disney

Episode SummaryErin and Rachel travel to masculinity and beyond in their discussion of Toy Story (1995), the first feature-length entirely computer-animated film. After a thorough discussion of the history of Pixar and the technology of computer animation, the hosts delve into the world of boy toys and wrestle over the problematic representation of female and disabled characters. Content warning: Discussions of workplace harassmentEpisode BibliographyAcuna, K. (2014, September 23). Joss Whedon Rewrote 'Toy Story' Script. Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/joss-whedon-cowrote-toy-story-2014-9Al-Jbouri, E., & Pomerantz, S. (2020). A New Kind of Monster, Cowboy, and Crusader? Gender Hegemony and Flows of Masculinities in Pixar Animated Films. Boyhood Studies, 13,(1), 43-63. doi: 10.3167/bhs.2020.130104Ansen, D. (1995, November 26). Disney's Digital Delight. Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/disneys-digital-delight-181300Bradley, L. (2017, November 29). “He was inappropriate with the fairies”: Details on John Lasseter's alleged misconduct. Vanity Fair. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/john-lasseter-sexual-misconduct-pixar-fairiesEbert, R. (1995, November 22). Toy Story movie review & film summary (1995). Roger Ebert. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/toy-story-1995Ebrahim, H. (2014). Are the "boys" at Pixar afraid of little girls?. Journal of Film and Video, 66,(3), 43-56.Gillam, K., & Wooden, S. (2008). Post-princess models of gender: The new man in Disney/Pixar. Journal of Popular Film and Television,36(1), 2-8. https://doi.org/10.3200/JPFT.36.1.2-8.Harmon, A. (1995, November 30). Like 'Toy Story,' Pixar Stock Is a Hit Its First Day on the Street. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-30-fi-8751-story.htmlHernandez, P. (2018, June 28). Former Pixar employee details how the company's rampant sexism went far beyond John Lasseter. The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/28/17514430/sexual-harassment-pixar-john-lasseter-cassandra-smolcic-metooHsu, J. (2012, April 3). Why “Uncanny Valley” human look-alikes put us on edge. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-uncanny-valley-human-look-alikes-put-us-on-edge/Lasseter, J. (Director). (1995). Toy story [Film]. Walt Disney Pictures. Luisi, T. (2019). Toys will be toys: gendered interaction frames in the Toy Story trilogy. Journal of Children and Media, 13(1), 20-35. DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2018.1513852Many Jony. (2017, October 24). How are Characters Animated at Pixar? - Toy Story Behind the Scenes. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TqPl3MSSowMasters, K. (2017, November 21). John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders. The Hollywood Reporter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/john-lasseters-pattern-alleged-misconduct-detailed-by-disney-pixar-insiders-1059594/Ness, M. (2017, January 26). The Pixar Rewatch: Breaking New Ground with Toy Story. Tor.com. https://www.tor.com/2017/01/26/the-pixar-rewatch-breaking-new-ground-with-toy-story/Persons, D. (2021, November 12). How Five Seconds in Toy Story Changed Animation Forever. Tor.com. https://www.tor.com/2021/11/12/how-five-seconds-in-toy-story-changed-animation-forever/Pixar. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 18, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PixarScanlon, D., & Rae, K. (n.d.). Our Story. Pixar Animation Studios. https://www.pixar.com/our-story-pixarSchippers, M. (2007). Recovering the feminine other: Masculinity, femininity, and gender hegemony. Theoretical Sociology, 36(1), 85-102.Schlender, B. (2006, May 17). Pixar's magic man. CNN Money. https://money.cnn.com/2006/05/15/magazines/fortune/pixar_futureof_fortune_052906/index.htmSchlender, B., & Furth, J. (1995, September 18). Steve Jobs' Amazing Movie Adventure. CNN Business. https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1995/09/18/206099/index.htmShapiro, L. (2022, January 17). The undoing of Joss Whedon. Vulture. https://www.vulture.com/article/joss-whedon-allegations.htmlSherlock, B. (2020, January 7). Toy Story: 10 Actors Who Almost Voiced Iconic Roles. Screen Rant. https://screenrant.com/toy-story-famous-actors-almost-voiced-iconic-roles-disney-pixar/amp/Snider, B. (1995, December 1). The Toy Story Story. Wired Magazine, (3.12). https://www.wired.com/1995/12/toy-story/Three Pixar execs get special Oscars. (1996, February 1). SFGATE. https://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Three-Pixar-execs-get-special-Oscars-3152578.phpToy Story. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_StoryToy Story Archive. (2021, June 27). Filmmakers Reflect - Toy Story. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adAYbs3oCZIVHSfx. (2013, February 12). The Making of Toy Story - (1995). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VdERcRJ3jIWooden, S., & Gillam, K. (2014). Pixar's boy stories: Masculinity in a postmodern age. Rowman & Littlefield.

Tossed Popcorn
The Deer Hunter: Tense & Bush

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 48:01


We're back, baby! Season 2 kicks off with a film that is...a real downer. Crack open a cool one and settle in for an episode full of gruesome Green Berets, risky roulettes, and Robert De Niro's unexpected best feature. The person most confused by the film this week was: Vietnam War scholars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Top Five Podcast
The Top Five Movie/TV Presidents (Like, Not "real" People)

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 32:51


Let's all welcome Doug Ferguson to the Top Five Podcast!  I've been waiting for-freaking-ever to have Doug on the show so we could talk about all of the ways we share the same brain! Doug is my CASE buddy from my previous years of being on the Council for Advancement of Secondary Education planning conference and we've been friends ever since we figured out that we both believe DIE HARD to be a Christmas Movie.   He recommended today's topic and it was a super fun conversation - Now, these are not actors playing REAL presidents, but a character president that was created for an original storyline.  So, no, we aren't talking about Bruce Greenwood as JFK or Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe Lincoln. just so you know, we do have some overlap here but it'll likely be very obvious why.  And since we have overlap, Doug and I are both hoping that you'll shoot us an email with YOUR favorite movie and TV Presidents.  

Cinema Sass
Paging Dr. Doctor

Cinema Sass

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 33:22


Join Emily and her new guest-host, Fred Fulkerson, as we examine INSIDE OUT from the inside, out. This episode is the first one without Vincent (RIP), but somehow, Emily only slightly survives. 

Hit Factory
Bringing Out The Dead feat. Donald Borenstein

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 116:54


It's our 100th episode of Hit Factory! To celebrate, we recruit New York-based filmmaker Donald Borenstein to discuss one of the undersung greatest films of the 1990s, Martin Scorsese's 'Bringing Out The Dead' written by the brilliant Paul Schrader. It's a frenzied, vividly-lensed story of death & salvation which also serves as a spotlight on the people pushed to soceity's margins by liberalism's rot.We discuss the pitch-perfect Nic Cage in a role he was seemingly born to play, the film's sly indictment of Giuliani's broken windows crackdown on NY crime in the late 90s, and Schrader's virtuoso ability to blend stories of spiritual catharsis with profound examinations of institutions. Later, we take a moment to refelct on 100 episodes of Hit Factory and share some messages of congratulations from friends of the show. Follow Donald Borenstein on Twitter....Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish

The Top Five Podcast
Our Top Five Favorite Movies with Live Musical Performances

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 37:54


Okay - I lied.  We WERE close to rounding out this musical series but there were other Top Five Lists to explore, so there you go...it was quite something to record in person with my sister, Annie Pruitt, during some vacation time in Kansas.  Totally a great time! Today's theme is Favorite Movies featuring Live Musical Performances.  These are movies that may not originally have been considered musicals, but there IS live music and there are performances, and lots of songs.  We did not have any overlap for this show so you will likely be introduced to some films you may not have heard of and/or may not have thought about for a while.   We've still got Guilty Pleasure Movie Musicals coming soon and sadly we had to re-record Movie Musicals Released BEFORE 1980, but that actually turned out okay because we did it live, in person, during my vacation in Kansas.  Good times. Hey - you haven't emailed us any Top Five List ideas!!  What's up with that?  Let's get on that, shall we?  hello@thetopfivepodcast.com and give us your thoughts, pitch yourself as a co-host, or a plethora of other things.  We want to hear from you, for realz!!

Canceled Too Soon
We've Got Mail #128 | Fan Edits Are Film Criticism!

Canceled Too Soon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 69:55


William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR emails and talk about fan edits of movies like THE BATMAN and why they qualify as film criticism, great movies where everything goes cosmically wrong for the hero, the questions we want to ask Ronald McDonald, and what the creator of STARHYKE thought about our podcast about STARHYKE! It's a brand new WE'VE GOT MAIL podcast! Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes! And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise!  Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com//criticallyacclaimednetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Top Five Podcast
The Top Five Movies So Bad...They're CLASSIC

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 31:39


This was a super fun episode to record and Chris and I hold nothing back, as usual.  Hope you're okay with some bad language tonight.  Because we are getting all up and over those films from Hollywood that are SO BAD, we consider them Classics. How bad?  Well, it's entirely possible that one or more had been nominated for or won a Gold Raspberry Award (or two or three).  Or just so bad that they were forgotten altogether.  Except for me and Chris.  Because these movies are so bad that we love them.  And love to laugh at them.  And love to watch them.  Over, and over, and over.   It's entirely possible that this episode may crossover in our listeners' minds to the Cult Classic Episode that I did with Annie.  Chris and I do get into that a bit, but you can definitely go back and listen to Episode One of this podcast to get more details on the concept of bad movies becoming Cult Classics. Meanwhile, do you have a Top Five idea you'd like us to take on?  What about trying out to be a co-host with us?  Or if we have completely and totally offended you with our choices or lack of choices, feel free to cuss us out!  You can do all three things by sending an email to hello@thetopfivepodcast.  

The Top Five Podcast
Our Top Five Favorite LGBTQ Films and Television Shows

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 32:42


To help celebrate Pride Month in June, Annie and I brought Emily in at her request to talk about our favorite shows and films in this genre.  We particularly looked for shows and films that taught us important lessons about gay culture and identity, as well as gender representation.  It's fascinating to experience the generational similarities and differences between what Annie and I have on our lists and what Emily shared.  I don't mean to brag, but my niece is one smart cookie and highly aware of gender representation, etc.   And I just have to say that I love experiencing some of these recordings as family time.  It makes it just so much more fun to be able to connect with my loved ones while we go on and on about the pop culture experiences that make us smile.  I hope you are enjoying listening to these shows as much as we enjoy recording them.  

Tossed Popcorn
Taxi Driver: Trash & Trash

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 48:14


Honk! This week, we suffer at the hands of Scorsese & De Niro with yet another dreadful presentation of toxic masculinity in New York. We're talkin' to you about perplexing pornography, odd food choices, and the ugly, ugly 1970s. The person most cofused by the film this week was: the apple pie slice when someone melted cheese on top of it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hit Factory
The Talented Mr. Ripley *TEASER*

Hit Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 4:45


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Chick Flicks with Gabby & Amy

Classics don't get more classic than Roman Holiday. The 1953 romcom, written by Dalton Trumbo, introduced Audrey Hepburn to American audiences and paired her with debonair leading man Gregory Peck. It launched her career and further solidified his status as one of America's favorite leading men. Does their star power still endure almost 70 years later? Amy and Gabby discuss.     Follow us on Instagram!

Tossed Popcorn
West Side Story: Cringe & Teeth

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 48:17


Toniiiight, toniiiiight. Stretch those gams, because it's time to dance! Snap this way for boys rumbling, boys doing choreography, and boys being embarrassing. The person most confused by the film this week was: The girlfriend-jet who kept saying "oobli-oo."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Top Five Podcast
Top Five Scary Movies "Of All Time"

The Top Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 48:59


This episode was super duper FUN!  It's a full-on Family Show featuring me, my sister Annie, and her two amazing kids, Emily and David.  So keep in mind once again that we are sharing our top five favorite scary movies of all time - not those which we think the rest of the world sees as scary, but what has freaked us out the most, by far.   So this is a longer episode and you get not one, not two, but FOUR sets of films to kick around in your head.  And it's highly generational - you can definitely experience both the classic mindset coming from this old lady (that's me) as well as what the Young Kids are finding to be scary.   GOOD TIMES were had by all, for sure.  Since Annie and her kids were sharing a microphone, the sound from the kids is not always great - but we had so much fun that I'm not sure you will notice, LOL. Are YOU a potential Top Five Podcast host?  Let's hear from you!  Send us an email at hellos@thetopfivepodcast.com and share your thoughts with us.  We definitely want to know: What do you think of our lists - agree, disagree, is it a draw?  What Top Five concepts do you want us to take on? If you fancy yourself a potential co-host, give us your pitch! Thank you all so much for tuning in to our fun little show!  

Tossed Popcorn
The Lord of the Rings: Fantastical & Feet

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 49:17


Frbobdo!! Venture out of The Shire as we walk on hairy bare feet through Rivendell, Moria, Lothlórien and Mordor to discover what the Eye of Sauron really symbolizes (Lianna wrote this sentence). The hobbits most confused by the film this week were: Merry & Pippin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Every Frame A Pause
#2 "SHUT UP ABOUT PLOT HOLES" and "We need to talk about Film Criticism"

Every Frame A Pause

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 312:07


Original Airdate: 27th August 2018Covered:SHUT UP ABOUT PLOT HOLES - Patrick (H) WillemsWe Need to Talk About Film Criticism - Patrick (H) WillemsWatch it here: https://youtu.be/WGxGTpjjAsM

Tossed Popcorn
Intolerance: Neo-Babylonian & Love

Tossed Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 47:50


Uhhhhh. Join us this week for a truly impenetrable viewing experience from one of America's most actively racist creators. We promise this episode is 10000x more fun than the movie. The person most confused by the film this week was: the men at the marriage market.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cinema Sass
Metamorphosis

Cinema Sass

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