Month: February 2016

Ep. 04 – Jellyfish Eyes

You’ve probably never seen this movie. And overall, that might be a good life choice. Unless, you know, you secretly want to watch a cheesy knock-off of Pokemon-battling meshed with (soon-to-be-rebooted) Gamera-esque kaiju antics…and CGI. As the first-foray into cinema for Japanese pop-artist sensation Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes almost–but not quite–crosses into the territory of “so bad it’s good,” but we promise, you’ll love hearing about the insane antics of a group of young school-children exposed to the evil (but really not evil) F.R.I.E.N.D.S. created (we think?) by the shadowy Black-Cloaked Four. Join us for a discussion about one of the most-recent additions to the Collection!

Ep. 03 – The Hidden Fortress

Japanese Star Wars? Not quite, and fans might be a little irked about the incessant comparisons. But, this movie did contribute more than a few key elements to George Lucas’ vision of a science-fantasy future…past… Anyway, you get the drift. Join us as we delve into Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress and learn how our intrepid heroes manage to get a stash of gold over a very unfriendly border through the power of love–err, the power of song.

Ep. 02 – Videodrome

In David Cronenberg’s 1983 classic, be careful not to succumb to the temptation of a media form that will turn you into a mindless pawn of the system–or worse: a half-man, half-kangaroo mutated killing machine. No, it’s not the internet. Beware the horrors of Videodrome.

Ep. 01 – The Royal Tenenbaums

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Criterion Correction, with Ed and Dr. Z. Join us, two film buffs (well, one film buff and a film neophyte) as we look at the, in some ways, utterly bizarre Criterion Collection and try to make sense of what it says about film, art, and humanity as a whole. In this first cast, we’ll be taking a closer look at a movie that we first saw under…strange circumstances: Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums.