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

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
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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
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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
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