Have you ever seen Nicolas Cage make a phonecall while wearing plastic vampire teeth? Have you seen him shout and gesticulate his way through the entire alphabet? Have you seen him literally say “boo hoo” while crying? No? Then you certainly haven’t seen Vampire’s Kiss, which is in the running for “Cage-iest” movie of all time.
Watching an unhinged Nicolas Cage performance for the first time is an experience that simply can’t be matched. There were enormous expectations for Vampire’s Kiss, and I’m happy to say they were met. Sync up your copy of the movie with ours and join us on this magical journey.
We take a couple cracks at the Vampire’s Kiss rewrite; one serious, one not so much. Can we fix a movie that isn’t worth watching without its lead actor? If not, maybe we can further ruin the movie in search of the dark comedy within?
The fifth episode of Amazon’s The Romanoffs has something to say, but we’re not sure what it is, if it’s worth saying, and if Matthew Weiner is the right spokesperson for the message, which seems to be; the worst thing you can be accused of is accusing somebody else of something they didn’t do. Regardless of how we felt about the themes at play, the presentation left a lot to be desired as well, featuring clunky dialog and either stagey acting and/or bizarre editing choices or both. You know, hallmarks of Mad Men, the series that made Weiner famous.
Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Flea and the Acrobat”. We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017! We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th. Got feedback? Send it in using the contacts below! We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th! Come marathon Stranger Things with us!
The guys tuck into another episode of FX’s Legion, “Chapter Five”. David finds his happy place before going on a certified psychokinetic rampage, Cary reunites with his sister, Syd confesses to a very unconventional tryst, and the whole gang gets their minds’ swiped into a demented therapy session by the demon with yellow eyes. Lots to discuss! Plus feedback! And then; spoilers!
When we began this podcast, we expected to have a lot of fun laughing at the crazy outfits and Jude Law strutting around chewing scenery left and right. And we were right about that, that is pretty funny and a delight to look at. But these last few episodes have revealed a show with much more substance than we were initially led to believe with the premise. What sort of revolution is the Young Pope wanting to lead? Can the Pope continue to cow heretics and Prime Ministers alike with threats of no win situations and divine retribution? Is Jude Law’s butt proof of the existence of God?
Looks like multiple timelines is back on the menu! Just when we had completely written of the various timeline theories, they come roaring back in episode 105, “Contrapasso”. Not saying that any theory at this point is on entirely solid ground, but let’s just say we’ve got our laser-based satellite receivers aimed squarely at Orion’s belt. The point is a lot went down this episode. El Lazo turns out to be Lawerence, Dolores comes out slingin’, Elsie’s pounding Bernard’s desk with bloody robot parts, and Dr. Ford has a personal showdown with the mysterious Man in Black. Lots of stuff to be read into this week, and we spend a good amount of time doing just that. Plus, tons of feedback on evolution, ethics, and genitalia!
Watch us record the podcast, including all the sound checks, flubs, and riveting research breaks that you’ve always wished you could see… Hey, at least you can hear the podcast before anyone else.
Jim and A.Ron continue their re-watch of season one of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, focusing on episode 105, “The Wolf and the Lion”. Tyrion gets a room with a view, Catelyn regrets some recent life choices, Robert and Ned have a falling out, and Ned used to be an adventurer like you, and then… well, you know.