[29] Moon: There’s a Fun Zoo

Cover Art ThumbnailLuke Christensen from Portland’s Hollywood Theatre joins us to talk about 2009’s “Moon” — Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey’s performances, Clint Mansell’s score, and the unique plot construction of this the artful, ponderous character study and mutual favorite of the hosts.

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[28] Showgirls: The Robocop of Sex

Cover Art ThumbnailWe welcome the amazing Jenny Benevento to help us wrap our brains around one of the towering cinematic wonders of our age: the anti-erotic madhouse Showgirls, in all of its contradictory, critically loathed, unforgettable glory.

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[27] The Serpent and the Rainbow: Now I Have the Power of the Jaguar

Cover Art ThumbnailOne of the lesser-remembered entries in Wes Craven’s oeuvre, The Serpent and the Rainbow is a bit less than the sum of its parts, sending Bill Pullman stumbling and snarking through Haiti in search of a substance that can turn men into zombies.

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[26] The Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2: You Can’t Not Do That

Cover Art ThumbnailEran and Jesse talk about Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s landmark horror films that set such a high bar for the nascent Splatstick genre that they’ve yet to be dethroned thirty-plus years later. Groovy.

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[25] Lolita (1962 & 1997): Obviously They’re a Bag of Dicks

Cover Art ThumbnailEran, Whitney and Jesse sit down for a chat about both the Stanley Kubrick and Adrian Lyne adaptations of Nabokov’s Lolita, and their respective approaches to the challenging source material.

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[24] Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Finally Coming to Kwahng-Yi

Cover Art ThumbnailJesse and Whitney can’t get enough of talking about Hedwig: the characters, the songs, how it differs from the stage version, the difficult questions it raises, and those poor, poor Bilgewater’s patrons.

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[23] Starship Troopers: I Hope It Makes Up For Brainscan

Cover Art ThumbnailWith Eran back in the saddle with Jesse, and first-time co-host Jacob Henderson joining us as well, we talk about Paul Verhoeven’s visually amazing adaptation/sendup of Robert Heinlein’s military sci-fi classic, and along the way we just might find out what Eran thinks was the saddest piece of pornography he’s ever seen.

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[22] RoboCop (2014): All Up In The Cut 45

Cover Art ThumbnailPortland musicians and troublemakers The Cut 45 are here to kick off Season 2 with a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a frank discussion of whether or not you ever oughta reboot RoboCop. If you want more, you can also listen to our earlier RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 episodes!

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[21] Season Finale Pt.2: You Can’t Lose Sight of the Building

Cover Art ThumbnailContains the shocking conclusion to Part 1’s cliffhanger ending. You’ll also hear Nunk calling from a fishing boat in Alaska to discuss the embarrassments of personal taste, and Jon talking with Jesse about the podcast and the nature of criticism itself. Thank you for listening.

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