Episode Archives

Ep. 29 – Eating Raoul

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a message from the future. Episode 28 – The Gold Rush has been lost in a tragic studio disaster. Instead, we bring you Episode 29 a week early.

Previously on Star Trek Voyager: Commander Chakotay slipped through a temporal chasm and found himself in the latter half of the 20th-century. In order to abide by the Temporal Prime Directive and cause no alterations, he has resigned himself to being a locksmith and thief by the name of Raoul who becomes business partners with a couple who would kill to have the money to open a restaurant. Join us to find out, will Chakotay somehow make it back home, or will he meet an untimely demise by way of frying pan?

Ep. 27 – Heaven’s Gate

“It’s a little wild and a little strange, when you make your home out on the range. Start your horse and come along, but you can’t get a ride if you can’t hold on; singing, Hippy-ti-yi-yay, like the cowboy’s say…”

This week we head out West. To a place where the struggle of the masses versus the one percent have rarely been clearer. In this three hour forty minute film, you’ll laugh with delight and cry out in horror, because again, it’s three hours and forty minutes. We dare you to watch it all. Then you can decide, is this film an overlooked treasure, or should it be relegated to the landfill of bloated hollywood films from days-gone-by?

Ep. 26 – The Kid with a Bike

Awful childhoods seem to be a bit of a common theme, but at least we’re not headed back into Ratcatcher territory this week. Instead we get to follow young Cyril (and his bike) on an adventure to find a home despite a deadbeat father, a drug-dealing conman, and his penchant for wild actions involving scissors. Join us for the previously lost (but now found) episode where we look at The Kid with a Bike.

Off Correction 01 – Star Trek Beyond

We’re heading into the final frontier and leaving behind the Criterion Collection for the first time. Welcome to Off Correction, a chance for us to enjoy (or loathe) movies currently screening in theaters.

For this inaugural side project, join us as we raise our shields and head Warp Factor 1 into Star Trek Beyond. At least there’s no Khan this time around…

 

Ep. 25 – Citizen Kane

Some movies are so great that you don’t even need to see them to know the twist! This week we’re cheating once again and headed toward the Criterion Laserdisc collection. Having hit our 25th weekly episode, we wanted to watch a true classic. A story of such epic proportions that no one can possibly deny it’s artistic value for the ages. So join us for what many proclaim to be the best American movie ever captured on film. No, it’s not Spaceballs (though good guess). We’re taking on Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.

Anyone know where to find a lightly used toboggan? Just asking for a friend.

Ep. 24 – Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? This week we’re cheating a bit and looking at a movie that Criterion put out on Laserdisc once upon a time. It’s got ghosts, guns, guys, girls and Gozer. And for our part we bring one set of fresh eyes and one pair of rose-colored glasses to a viewing of the 1980s classic, Ghostbusters.

Remember: when someone asks if you’re a god, you say yes!

Ep. 23 – Medium Cool

What is a camera? Is it an un-filtered eye that captures the world? Or is it an insidiously warped lens that shapes the beliefs of the viewer through it’s unnatural gaze?

Eh, a little of column A, a little of column B…

This week we take a look at a powerful film that questions what it means to capture the world through a camera, and we also peer back in time to another moment of political uncertainty. Join us for a quasi-movie quasi-documentary that probes at the boundaries of art and journalism: Medium Cool

Ep. 22 – Armageddon

It’s the end of the world as we know it. But we don’t feel fine, because the only people standing in the way of an enormous asteroid are a group of misfit oil drillers. Although misfit might be understating it. Felons might be more appropriate. Come along with us on a fantastic adventure where oil barons are really just down-to-earth guys with hearts of gold and women are plot devices. You’ll also stand witness to the role that makes Liv Tyler’s Arwen in Lord of the Rings look positively overdeveloped as a character. Ben Affleck joins in, completely destroying any good will gained from his performance in Chasing Amy, and Owen Wilson (reprising his Royal Tenenbaum’s role) has a few lines before becoming a casualty of Michael Bay’s frenetic cinematography.

By the end of the movie, you may just be wondering if you should have been rooting for the asteroid all along! It’s loud, brash, and—somehow—part of the Criterion Collection. Join us for Armageddon.

Ep. 21 – Kiss Me Deadly

What do you get when you bring together a chauvinistic, sleazy, divorce-chasing private dick with a plot to do <insert bad things> to the world with a nuclear McGuffin? You get Kiss Me, Deadly, the passionate tale of Mike Hammer’s heartfelt desire to be a total ass to everyone he knows. Along the way we meet female corpse and plot device #1, emotionally abused secretary #2, ethnic mechanic (doubling as ethnic mechanic corpse) #3 and a the personification of a whole lot of manly swagger.

If you like guns, girls, and nuclear holocaust, then something tells me you’re going to love Kiss Me Deadly.

Ep. 20 – Drunken Angel

This week we return to the masterful work of Akira Kurosawa. No, it’s not samurai, but rather the depths of post-WW2 Japan and the shady dealings of the Yakuza. Join us as we follow the exploits of a doctor with the bedside manners of…well, a drunken angel. Merciful? Check. Angry? Check. Bottle throwing quack? Yeah, check.