Month: March 2016

Ep. 09 – Inside Llewyn Davis

Sometimes a guy just can’t get a break. And sometimes a guy might also be a cat. Or a cat might be a metaphor for a guy. Do you follow? No? Well, let’s put it this way: Llewyn Davis isn’t exactly having the time of his life as a struggling folk musician, and we get to follow along as each of his bad decisions leads him deeper into a potentially bleak reality. Of course, life can often feel a bit cyclical and Llewyn may be suffering some deja vu. Grab your guitars and join us as we peer into the depths of the Coen brother’s Inside Llewyn Davis, where you’ll get a glimpse of what would happen had Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren decided to become musicians.

Spoiler: Weird songs galore!

Ep. 08 – Cronos

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever? Sounds great, right? Well, if you go by the example set by grandfather-turned-vampire Jesus Gris, you may be in for more than you bargained. His mottled white skin and brittle post-resurrection appearance is a far cry from the young, sparkly vampires we’ve grown accustomed to over the past ten years. In Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos we tackle the messy subject of human existence and what price is too costly for renewed youth. And as a bonus, we also get to see a very merry Ron Perelman Christmas! Also, “pardon our dust” as we experiment and work towards finding some permanent music for the Correction in the upcoming weeks.

So peace, love, and for gosh sakes, keep track of your magical golden scarab!

Ep. 07 – The Man Who Fell to Earth

“Did it hurt? When you fell from Heaven?” If you’re David Bowie the answer is a strong…maybe. Crash landing in a pond on Earth can’t be pleasant, after all. So today we look at one of Bowie’s most striking roles. No, not Jared the Goblin King, but rather Thomas Jerome Newton: a Steve Jobs figure–if Steve Jobs was an alien creature almost entirely unfamiliar with the ways of earth yet carrying a slew of highly technological patents which he uses to attempt to raise enough money to build a ship to get back home to provide water from earth to save his dying world. So…yeah, he’s essentially Steve Jobs (minus the water thing). Join us this week as we pay tribute to Ziggy Stardust and take note of the fact that Rip Torn was consorting with aliens long before heading up the MIB.

Ep. 06 – Solaris

Ever meet your dead wife while venturing through space to a planet with a sentient ocean? No? Well, if you had, would you immediately shove her into a rocket and jettison her into space? Also no? In that case, you might have some difficulty relating to our heroic dead-wife-murdering protagonist, Kris Kelvin. Join us as we launch deep into the heart of the cosmos in search of the mysterious planet Solaris. Be wary, for the visions you may see are no mere apparitions, but rather your innermost desires made manifest.

Ep. 05 – Brazil

Do you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of bureaucratic nonsense–as though your life has no meaning outside the governmental paperwork that proves you exist? More importantly, does George Orwell’s 1984 sound like an idyllic escape from the day-to-day grind? You’re not alone! This week we follow the (quasi)heroic footsteps of paper-pusher Sam Lowry and heating-engineer-on-a-mission Harry Tuttle as they fight against the machinations of a society that only cares for efficiency and the preservation of the status quo. No, it’s not America as we know it, but rather Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.