Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.

Paul and Heather go picnicking in the heart of Berlin with PEOPLE ON SUNDAY, then take a dizzying trip through two disorienting features from director Louis Malle: the anarchic kiddie comedy ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO and the cryptic fable BLACK MOON. Plus our usual roundup of the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/PEOPLE ON SUNDAY
17:22: Lacrosse, "It's Always Sunday Around Here"
18:13: ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO/BLACK MOON
40:21: Le Tigre, "My My Metrocard"
41:26: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_65__People_On_Sunday_Zazie_Dans_Le_Mtro_Black_Moon.mp3
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Paul and Heather review the wry Ed Helms comedy CEDAR RAPIDS, as well as the Criterion edition of Robert Aldrich's apocalyptic 1955 B-movie KISS ME DEADLY. Plus: Heather weighs in thoughtfully, if tardily, on THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, as well as Slavoj Zizek's offbeat documentary THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA. But wait, there's more: a discussion of Woody Allen's latest, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, a debate as to whether Criterion's DVD packaging is overrated, and a roundup of the week's other most notable new DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

0:00: Intro/THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, revisited/MIDNIGHT IN PARIS/THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA/Is Criterion coasting?
22:26: Buffy Sainte-Marie, "Guess Who I Saw In Paris"
23:28: CEDAR RAPIDS
36:43: The Mountain Goats, "Insurance Fraud #2"
37:38: KISS ME DEADLY
52:27: The Duke of Birmingham, "Hammer Strokes"
53:23: Other notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_64__Cedar_Rapids_Kiss_Me_Deadly.mp3
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With Heather temporarily absent from the podcast, Paul enlists the reluctant assistance of his girlfriend Tiiu as he reviews three DVD reissues: the new Blu-Ray editions of Clint Eastwood's THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES and John Huston's THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, as well as the new Criterion edition of Nicolas Roeg's INSIGNIFICANCE. Plus, quick takes on the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES
15:40: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
29:53: Big Star, "The India Song"
30:48: INSIGNIFICANCE
44:56: Big Audio Dynamite, "E=MC2"
46:18: Other noteworthy new DVDs/Outro 


Paul and Heather drive the desert highway with a sentient killer tire in the absurdist horror comedy RUBBER, then stand in the unemployment line with Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones in the recession drama THE COMPANY MEN. Also on tap: a bumper crop of mini-reviews, as Heather reports on FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and GUN CRAZY, while Paul offers his thoughts on OLD BOYFRIENDS and THE BIG BANG. Plus, the usual roundup of notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays and another dip into the DVD Helmet of Mystery. 

0:00: Intro/FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH/GUN CRAZY/OLD BOYFRIENDS/THE BIG BANG
17:27: Parliament, "The Big Bang Theory"
18:34: RUBBER
32:18: The Clean, "In the Dreamlife, You Need a Rubber Soul"
33:23: THE COMPANY MEN
47:45: Edition Speciale, "Mr. Business"
48:54: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/DVD Helmet of Mystery/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_62__Rubber_The_Company_Men.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST