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

Paul and Heather discover that the characters from Todd Solondz's 1998 black comedy HAPPINESS are just as miserable a dozen years later in LIFE DURING WARTIME, then learn that even good-looking young Montreal hipsters are not immune to the pain of unrequited love in Canadian filmmaking prodigy Xavier Dolan's HEARTBEATS. Plus: Heather contributes a mini-review of the computer-animated comedy RANGO, Paul performs a microscopic analysis of Joe Dante's 1987 sci-fi comedy INNERSPACE, and together they round up the week's other most notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/RANGO/INNERSPACE
10:58: Randy Newman, "Short People"
11:52: LIFE DURING WARTIME
28:59: The Spinners, "Ain't No Price on Happiness"
30:16: HEARTBEATS
42:53: The Knife, "Heartbeats"
43:47: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_69__Life_During_Wartime_Heartbeats.mp3
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Paul and Heather review the new Criterion edition of Satyajit Ray's 1958 drama THE MUSIC ROOM, and the Topher Grace/Anna Faris '80s nostalgia-fest TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT. Plus: Heather reports on the highlights of her recent movie-watching binge, with special focus on the chop-socky cult classic MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE, Paul contributes a mini-review of Alfonso Cuarón's 1995 children's classic A LITTLE PRINCESS, and the usual roundup of the week's most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/MULHOLLAND DRIVE/THE SACRIFICE/MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE/SKY HIGH/A LITTLE PRINCESS
14:17: Little Peggy March, "I Wish I Were A Princess"
15:18: THE MUSIC ROOM
28:47: Clinic, "Come Into Our Room"
29:52: TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
42:24: Mates of State, "Fraud in the '80s"
43:25: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_68__The_Music_Room_Take_Me_Home_Tonight.mp3
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Paul and Heather review the ambitious new biopic from director Julian Schnabel, MIRAL, as well as the slick Matthew McConaughey legal thriller THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Plus: Paul reports back from his viewing of the straight-to-DVD Julianne Moore horror film SHELTER, Heather shares her thoughts on Alan J. Pakula's ’70s-paranoia classic THE PARALLAX VIEW, and Zack Snyder's SUCKER PUNCH is subjected to a second round of analysis. All this, plus the usual roundup of the week's most notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/SHELTER/THE PARALLAX VIEW/SUCKER PUNCH redux
19:37: The xx, "Shelter"
20:46: MIRAL
34:46: Yann Tiersen, "Palestine"
35:47: THE LINCOLN LAWYER
50:14: The Lincoln Trio, "Shake Down"
51:13: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro

Direct download: Episode_67__Miral_The_Lincoln_Lawyer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Paul and Heather review two films about groups of men who sacrifice their lives in the name of a higher ideal: Xavier Beauvois' surprise box-office hit about Trappist monks in mid-’90s Algeria OF GODS AND MEN; and Takashi Miike's rousing historical action epic 13 ASSASSINS. Plus: Paul and Heather share their reactions to Terrence Malick's new film THE TREE OF LIFE, and round up the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/THE TREE OF LIFE
16:37: Guided By Voices, "I Am A Tree"
17:40: OF GODS AND MEN
30:36: The Monks, "Monk Time"
31:30: 13 ASSASSINS
45:25: Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Time Of The Assassins"
46:23: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_66__Of_Gods_And_Men_13_Assassins.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm EST