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

Merry Christmas! In a spectacular act of miscalculated scheduling, Paul and Heather mark the holidays by taking a look at two versions of the same tale of senseless murder and brutal revenge: Ingmar Bergman's austere, Oscar-winning 1960 arthouse drama THE VIRGIN SPRING, and Wes Craven's shocking 1972 grindhouse landmark THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Delivering candles to a church, or scoring pot before a Bloodlust concert: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_43__The_Virgin_Spring_vs._The_Last_House_On_The_Left.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Erin and Paul look at two films from the schizophrenic career of Criterion Collection auteur turned stoner-comedy kingpin David Gordon Green. First: Zooey Deschanel breaks boyfriend Paul Schneider's heart in the dreamy 2003 romantic drama ALL THE REAL GIRLS; then, pothead process server Seth Rogen and dimwitted dealer James Franco go on the run, albeit ineptly, from corrupt cops and murderous drug lords in the 2008 action comedy PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. Danny McBride covered in macaroni and cheese, or Danny McBride covered in blood: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_42__All_The_Real_Girls_vs._Pineapple_Express.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

This week, Paul and Heather review two movies that sound like fairytales, but aren't. First: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's slow-motion police procedural about three carfuls of cops, lawyers, doctors, and criminals who spend a very long night in the Turkish countryside looking for a buried murder victim. Then, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Robert Rodriguez's 2003 Mexploitation epic starring Antonio Banderas as a gun-wielding mariachi who becomes the key player in a coup d'état against the Mexican president. Homicide cases or guitar cases: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_41__Once_Upon_A_Time_In_Anatolia_vs._Once_Upon_A_Time_In_Mexico.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Fellow Edmonton movie podcasters The Movie Jerks host TAATM stalwarts Erin Fraser and Paul Matwychuk for this discussion of two films about men with distinctive facial hair: the controversial German comedy MY FUHRER and FUR, director Steven Shainberg's offbeat "biopic" of photographer Diane Arbus.

Direct download: BONUSODE__Trash_Art_and_the_Movies_vs._The_Movie_Jerks.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Paul and Erin examine two movies named after years—or possibly hotel rooms, fictional places, or just a lovelorn state of mind. First: 2046, Wong Kar-Wai's dreamlike 2004 romantic melodrama about a newspaper columnist and pulp author in 1960s Hong Kong who uses his tragic affairs with a series of beautiful women as fodder for an erotic science-fiction novel. Then: 1941, Steven Spielberg's epic 1979 farce in which seemingly every soldier and civilian in Southern California gets caught up in a wave of ultra-destructive panic following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A love robot on a train, or a ventriloquist dummy on a Ferris wheel: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_40__2046_vs._1941.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

Heather and Paul take a look at two comedies about African-American men who find themselves vaulted into positions of corporate power. First: Robert Downey Sr.'s 1969 satire PUTNEY SWOPE, in which a lowly black ad man is accidentally elected CEO and reinvents his agency as a countercultural message factory; then, John Landis' 1983 comedy TRADING PLACES, in which a bet between a pair of millionaire brothers causes snooty commodities broker Dan Aykroyd and street hustler Eddie Murphy to assume each other's lives. Truth & Soul, or Duke & Duke: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_39__Putney_Swope_vs._Trading_Places.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56am EDT

Cool beans! Paul and Erin go into critical first gear over two films about neon colours and very good drivers. First: Ryan Gosling is a Hollywood stuntman by day and a criminal getaway artist by night in Nicholas Winding Refn's cooler-than-cool 2011 action thriller DRIVE; then, Emile Hirsch is a pure-hearted race-car driver who hopes to triumph over the corrupt corporate forces who control the sport in Lana and Andy Wachowski's visually overwhelming 2008 confection SPEED RACER. Bryan Cranston with a limp or a monkey named Chim-Chim: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_38__Drive_vs._Speed_Racer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

Heather and Paul pay tribute to the many moods of mainstream cinema's strangest leading man, Nicolas Cage. First: 1995's LEAVING LAS VEGAS, featuring Cage's Oscar-winning performance as an alcoholic movie executive who decides to drink himself to death during an epic bender in a Sin City motel; then, CON AIR, in which Cage plays an unjustly imprisoned former U.S. Ranger whose release from jail is complicated when he winds up in the middle of an insanely complicated hijacking caper masterminded by criminal genius John Malkovich. Leaving Las Vegas, or crashing into the middle of Las Vegas in a jet airplane: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_37__Leaving_Las_Vegas_vs._Con_Air.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Paul and Erin celebrate Halloween in the company of the most frighteningly untalented director in Hollywood history. First: Johnny Depp and Martin Landau star as a struggling transvestite filmmaker and the washed-up Hollywood legend who becomes his muse in Tim Burton's affectionate 1994 biopic ED WOOD. Then, we look at one of the original films written and directed by Ed Wood himself: GLEN OR GLENDA, his bizarre 1953 plea for tolerance and understanding on behalf of cross-dressers and transsexuals worldwide. Original Wood or imitation Wood: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_36__Ed_Wood_vs._Glen_Or_Glenda.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Heather and Paul review two movies about men who enter the world of modern-day religious cults... and then exit them much the worse for wear. First: Joaquin Phoenix is a troubled World War II vet who enters the inner circle of Philip Seymour Hoffman's L. Ron Hubbard-esque guru in Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER; then, Edward Woodward is a straitlaced cop investigating the disappearance of a young girl on a Scottish island populated by sexually liberated pagans in the original 1973 version of THE WICKER MAN. A man made of wicker or a woman made of sand: which will prevail? 

Direct download: TAATM_35__The_Master_vs._The_Wicker_Man.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Paul and Erin take a break from their candlelight vigil to revisit two films inspired by pop music superstars who died violent, untimely deaths. First, SELENA, the 1997 biopic starring Jennifer Lopez as the Tejano recording artist who was shot dead by the president of her fan club at the age of 23; then LAST DAYS, Gus van Sant's meditative, avant-garde 2005 drama, a fictionalized version of the events leading up to the suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. A girl in a rhinestone-spangled bustier, or a man in a tasteful black slip: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_34__Selena_vs._Last_Days.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Paul and Heather savour some classic cinematic nose trauma as they revisit one of the most memorable and critically admired Hollywood films of the 1970s... as well as the little-discussed sequel that came out a decade and a half later: Roman Polanski's 1974 neo-noir classic CHINATOWN, and 1990's THE TWO JAKES, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson. A switchblade up the nose or a grenade in the hand: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_33__Chinatown_vs._The_Two_Jakes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

Paul and Erin lounge around the local pool hall, hair greased back and covered in a thin layer of sweat, as they review the two back-to-back film adaptations of S.E. Hinton novels that Francis Ford Coppola directed in 1983. First: THE OUTSIDERS, in which an all-star cast of young Hollywood dreamboats play a soulful gang of "greasers" in 1960s Oklahoma; then, the hyperstylized RUMBLE FISH, in which Matt Dillon plays a restless, none-too-bright young hoodlum recklessly determined to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, a motorcycle-riding local legend played by Mickey Rourke. Stay gold, Ponyboy, or stay black-and-white except for a couple of fish in an aquarium tank: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_32__The_Outsiders_vs._Rumble_Fish.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Heather and Paul take deadly aim at two films about men stalking big game in dangerous environments. First, Willem Dafoe is a loner hired by a shadowy pharmaceutical company to track down the world's last remaining Tasmanian tiger in the moody 2011 drama THE HUNTER; then, Val Kilmer is a railway engineer in turn-of-the-century Kenya who teams up with Michael Douglas to hunt down a pair of relentless maneating lions in the 1996 adventure THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS. Val Kilmer or violent Kiwis: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_31__The_Hunter_vs._The_Ghost_And_The_Darkness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Erin and Paul offer their unsimulated opinions on two movies about mammoth money-forging operations. First, a group of Jewish concentration camp inmates are forced to assist a Nazi plot to destabilize their enemies' economies in the 2007 Oscar-winning German film THE COUNTERFEITERS; then, William Peterson is a U.S. federal agent who will stop at nothing—and drive anywhere, in any direction—to bring down Willem Dafoe's counterfeiting operation in William Friedkin's 1985 thriller TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. Ping pong in a prison or Wang Chung on the soundtrack: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_30__The_Counterfeiters_vs._To_Live_And_Die_In_L.A.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

Paul and Heather return from their week off with a look at two sympathetic cinematic portrayals of straying wives. First: Michelle Williams jeopardizes her marriage to chicken chef Seth Rogen by falling into an affair with the hunky rickshaw driver who lives down the street in writer/director Sarah Polley's TAKE THIS WALTZ; then, Diane Lane risks throwing away her marriage to Richard Gere by embarking on a steamy relationship with hunky Frenchman Olivier Martinez in Adrian Lyne's 2002 melodrama UNFAITHFUL. "Video Killed the Radio Star" or "Richard Gere Killed the Hunky French Book Dealer": which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_29__Take_This_Waltz_vs._Unfaithful.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Paul and Erin take lascivious delight in two versions of Choderlos de Laclos' classic saucy tale of sexual gameplaying among the rich and decadent. First, Glenn Close and John Malkovich are manipulative 18-century French aristocrats in Stephen Frears' 1988 drama DANGEROUS LIAISONS; then, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe are spoiled teenaged Manhattanite versions of the same characters in the 1999 GOSSIP GIRL prototype CRUEL INTENTIONS. Uma Thurman in a corset, or a sloppy kiss with Selma Blair: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_28__Dangerous_Liaisons_vs._Cruel_Intentions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Colts are wielded by fillies this week as Heather and Paul examine two Westerns featuring female protagonists. First, Joan Crawford is a saloonkeeper who stands firm against a vengeful posse in Nicholas Ray's 1954 cult favourite JOHNNY GUITAR; then, Sharon Stone is the lone female contestant in a deadly gunslinging competition in Sam Raimi's winking 1995 homage to Sergio Leone, THE QUICK AND THE DEAD. A woman named Vienna, or a lady with no name at all: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_27__Johnny_Guitar_vs._The_Quick_And_The_Dead.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Paul and Erin examine two movies inspired by British author Mary Norton's beloved series of books about a family of four-inch-tall people living under the floorboards of a "big people"'s house: the boisterous 1997 comedy THE BORROWERS, starring John Goodman and Jim Broadbent; and THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, the wistful 2010 animated film from Japan's Studio Ghibli. Hijinks in a milk-bottling factory or wonderment in a dollhouse: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_26__The_Secret_World_Of_Arrietty_vs._The_Borrowers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Heather and Paul take a break from harvesting their organic vegetables in order to discuss two films about the pleasures and the agonies of communal living. First, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston are a pair of bankrupt Manhattanites who decide to join a hippy-dippy "intentional community" in upstate New York in the ensemble comedy WANDERLUST; then, the members of Swedish commune in the 1970s attempt to maintain social harmony and ideological purity in the face of infidelity, political clashes, and ugly sweaters in Lukas Moodysson's 2000 comedy/drama TOGETHER. Pantsless lesbians or naked winemakers: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_25__Wanderlust_vs._Together.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

Erin and Paul slide down their fireman poles (and hit the "podcaster costume change" level along the way) as they examine two takes on Hollywood's favourite, and most enduring, caped crusader: Christopher Nolan's blockbuster conclusion to his epic Batman trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; and the campy 1966 TV spinoff BATMAN: THE MOVIE, in which Adam West and Burt Ward face off against an all-star team of the show's most iconic villains. Fascist supercriminals or dehydrated diplomats: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_24__The_Dark_Knight_Rises_vs._Batman__The_Movie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Heather and Paul secretly ponder the possibility of finding other podcast partners as they look at two different takes on the same tale of marital dissatisfaction and unconsummated adultery: first, LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, Eric Rohmer's 1972 film about a married lawyer whose midday dalliances with a female friend threaten to turn into an affair; then, I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE, the 2007 remake starring Chris Rock as a bored investment banker torn between wife Gina Torres and temptress Kerry Washington. Subtle Gallic ironies or Viagra-fueled dick jokes: which will prevail? 

Direct download: TAATM_23__Love_In_The_Afternoon_vs._I_Think_I_Love_My_Wife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EDT

Heather and Paul down a couple of thermoses of drugged coffee as they examine the strange case of THE VANISHING—the 1988 Dutch suspense classic about a man's all-consuming obsession wiht solving the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend during a cross-country road trip, as well as the critically derided 1993 American remake starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, and Sandra Bullock. Existential European dead or reassuring Hollywood thrill ride: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_21__The_Vanishing_vs._The_Vanishing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Erin and Paul convene in their cement-fortified underground bunker to examine two movies depicting ordinary people counting down the planet's final hours. First, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are neighbours each attempting to perform one last mission before a meteor wipes out humanity in the new dramedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD; then, writer/director Don McKellar leads an all-star Canadian cast featuring Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, and David Cronenberg in the memorable 1998 end-of-the-world ensemble drama LAST NIGHT. American Armageddon or Canuckopocalypse: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_20__Seeking_A_Friend_For_The_End_Of_The_World_vs._Last_Night.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Heather and Paul review two movies united by an evocative title and nothing else whatsoever. First: Rachel Weisz is a woman in postwar Britain who finds herself torn between a passionless marriage and an illicit love affair in Terence Davies' morose 2012 drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA; then, LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, and Thomas Jane try to fight their way out of an oceanic research lab overrun by superintelligent sharks in Renny Harlin's outrageous 1999 action thriller DEEP BLUE SEA. Attempted suicide or attempted sharkicide: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_19__The_Deep_Blue_Sea_vs._Deep_Blue_Sea.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Erin and Paul make up the judges' panel for two tales of criminal violence invading the world of beauty pageants: Gerardo Naranjo's acclaimed 2011 south-of-the-border drug-gang thriller MISS BALA, and the 1999 Kirsten Dunst/Denise Richards/Amy Adams black comedy DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Beautiful Mexicans or beautiful Minnesotans: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_18__Miss_Bala_vs._Drop_Dead_Gorgeous.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Heather and Paul think twice about ever procreating as they discuss two movies about mothers who frantically try to warn the world about their evil, evil children. First, Tilda Swinton gives birth to an archery-loving killer-in-the-making in 2011's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN; then Vera Farmiga adopts a pinafore-wearing psychopath in the 2009 thriller ORPHAN. Evil Kevin or Evil Esther: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_17__We_Need_To_Talk_About_Kevin_vs._Orphan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Paul and Erin briefly rouse themselves from the couch to discuss two movies depicting two different eras of post-collegiate slackerdom: Lena Dunham's 2010 career-launcher TINY FURNITURE, and Ben Stiller's 1994 Generation X pulse-taker REALITY BITES. Twentysomethings in Tribeca or twentysomethings in Texas: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_16__Tiny_Furniture_vs._Reality_Bites.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Paul and Heather do battle over two films about badass female assassins: Steven Soderbergh's stripped-down 2011 "thinking man's thriller" HAYWIRE; and Renny Harlin's gleeful 1996 explosion-fest THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT. Nonprofessional actor Gina or Oscar-winning actor Geena: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_15__Haywire_vs._The_Long_Kiss_Goodnight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Erin and Paul stage the ultimate 3D cinematic dance battle as Wim Wenders' 2011 tribute to the late, great choreographer Pina Bausch PINA faces off against Jon M. Chu's exuberantly ridiculous tale of an electrical engineering student who becomes a pivotal player in New York's underground competitive dance scene. The House of Pirates or Tanztheater Wupperthal: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_14__Pina_vs._Step_Up_3D.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Heather and Paul bone up on their knowledge of international matiral law as Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi's 2011 domestic drama A SEPARATION faces off against Merchant/Ivory's 2003 Parisian confection LE DIVORCE. Hijabs or Kelly bags: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_13__A_Separation_vs._Le_Divorce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Erin and Paul devote a whole lot of talk this week to movies that contain no talking whatsoever, as Michael Hazanavicius' unlikely 2011 Best Picture Oscar-winner THE ARTIST faces off against Mel Brooks' 1976 comedy throwback SILENT MOVIE. A dog named Uggi and a man named Eggs: which will prevail? 

Direct download: TAATM_12__The_Artist_vs._Silent_Movie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Heather and Paul examine two offbeat variations on the traditional Western, both starring Johnny Depp as an unlikely gunslinger, as Gore Verbinski's Oscar-winning 2012 animated feature RANGO faces off against Jim Jarmusch's bleak-yet-beautiful 1995 visionquest DEAD MAN. A lizard with the soul of a lawman, or an accountant with the soul of a poet: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_11__Rango_vs._Dead_Man.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Paul and Heather examine two 1989 films that have the same title and the same setting, but virtually nothing else in common: a mournful Hiroshima drama from Shohei Imamura, and a fish-out-of-water cop-on-the-edge thriller from Ridley Scott. BLACK RAIN versus BLACK RAIN: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_10__Black_Rain_vs._Black_Rain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Erin and Paul rub shoulders with Martian royalty as the 1924 Soviet sci-fi landmark AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS faces off against the 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs-inspired megaflop JOHN CARTER. Communist kitsch or Taylor Kitsch: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_9__John_Carter_vs._Aelita_Queen_Of_Mars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

Heather and Paul try not to get lost in the critical wilderness as they pit the new Criterion edition of the 1960 Soviet survival drama LETTER NEVER SENT against the 1997 Anthony Hopkins/Alec Baldwin bear-battling thriller THE EDGE. Communists or billionaires: who has the keener survival instincts?

Direct download: TAATM_8__Letter_Never_Sent_vs._The_Edge.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Erin and Paul examine two films about teenagers forced to compete in winner-take-all bloodsports, as the new blockbuster adaptation of Suzanne Collins' THE HUNGER GAMES faces off against the controversial Japanese exploitation classic BATTLE ROYALE. Katniss or Kitano: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_7__The_Hunger_Games_vs._Battle_Royale.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Two movies about seemingly uptight bourgeois blondes who embark upon secret second careers as prostitutes go head to head as Luis Buñuel's Criterion-endorsed 1967 classic BELLE DE JOUR faces off against Ken Russell's berserko 1984 camp thriller CRIMES OF PASSION. Classy Catherine Deneuve or sleazy Kathleen Turner: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_6__Belle_De_Jour_vs._Crimes_Of_Passion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's recently rediscovered 1973 sci-fi TV-movie WORLD ON A WIRE faces off against THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR, the big-budget 1999 Hollywood adaptation of the same classic source novel. Two different takes on virtual reality, one with videophones, the other with Vincent D'Onofrio: which will prevail? 

Direct download: TAATM_5__World_On_A_Wire_vs._The_Thirteenth_Floor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Last year's surprise hit about an estranged father and son who bond over their shared love of robot boxing, REAL STEEL, faces off against Steven Spielberg's very strange, very personal (and very long) 2001 Kubrick hand-me-down A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Robots programmed to fight, or robots programmed to love: who will prevail? Only Erin Fraser and Paul Matwychuk can decide.

Direct download: TAATM_4__Real_Steel_vs._A.I._Artificial_Intelligence.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Michael Shannon's visions of apocalyptic rainstorms in TAKE SHELTER face off against Helen Hunt's daredevil tornado obsessions in TWISTER. A marriage torn apart by extreme weather, or a marriage restored by extreme weather: which will prevail? Paul Matwychuk and Heather Noel find out the answer.

Direct download: TAATM_3__Take_Shelter_vs._Twister.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Zack Snyder's critically reviled fanboy wankoff SUCKER PUNCH faces off againt Julia Leigh's austere yet creepy sexual drama SLEEPING BEAUTY. Lobotomized Emily Browning or unconscious Emily Browning: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_2__Sucker_Punch_vs._Sleeping_Beauty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Seijun Suzuki's deliberately absurd 1966 yakuza thriller TOKYO DRIFTER faces off against Justin Lin's car-crazy east-meets-west threequel THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT. Souped-up cars versus souped-up melodrama: which film will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_1__Tokyo_Drifter_The_Fast_And_The_Furious__Tokyo_Drift.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

New episodes of DVD AFTERNOON have been pretty scarce lately, but there's a good reason for that: Heather and Paul have been making plans for a new podcast with a new title, a new format, and a new cohost. Listen up and find out all the details—as well as how to make sure that you don't miss a single episode when the new show goes live later this week.

Direct download: Promosode__Big_Changes_Afoot_At_DVD_AFTERNOON.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Paul and Heather come roaring back from their Christmas vacation with a jumbo-sized look back at the cinematic offerings of 2011: their picks for the 10 best films of the year, as well as their top five "DVD discoveries," the most overrated and underrated of the year's releases, and the worst film of 2011. 

0:00 — Intro/Top Five DVD Discoveries of 2011
24:37 — John Prine, "All The Best"
25:42 — Best films of 2011 (#6-#10)
1:03:45 — The Exciters, "Reaching For The Best"
1:04:53 — Most overrated and underrated films of 2011/Worst film of 2011/Best films of 2011 (#1-#5)/Outro

Direct download: Episode_89__Year-End_MEGASODE__Top_10_Films_Of_2011_And_More.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57am EDT