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

Heather and Paul look at two films about people attempting to make that awkward transition from platonic friends to porno-video co-stars. First: HUMPDAY, Lynn Shelton's 2009 mumblecore comedy about two estranged heterosexual male buddies who make a pact to have sex with each other on camera as their entry in an amateur porn contest; then, Kevin Smith's raunchy 2008 comedy ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as two cash-strapped roommates who hatch a scheme to produce and star in their own X-rated video as a means of digging themselves out of debt. An erotic art project or SWALLOW MY COCKACCINO: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_50__Humpday_vs._Zack_And_Miri_Make_A_Porno.mp3
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Paul and Erin don their top hats to review two films that take place backstage at the most famous and scandalous nightclub in turn-of-the-century Paris. First: FRENCH CANCAN, Jean Renoir's 1955 musical comedy starring Jean Gabin as the perpetually debt-ridden creator of the Moulin Rouge and Françoise Arnoul as the beautiful laundress he makes into a star; then, Baz Luhrmann's eye-popping 2001 extravaganza MOULIN ROUGE!, starring Ewan McGregor as a starry-eyed young poet and Nicole Kidman as the dying courtesan and cabaret actress who inspires him. A cameo from Edith Piaf, or a cameo from Kylie Minogue: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_49__French_Cancan_vs._Moulin_Rouge.mp3
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Paul and Erin take a magical voyage into a pair of movies about babies being abducted into surreal fantasy worlds. First: THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, the 1995 film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro starring Ron Perlman as a circus strongman who must rescue his baby brother from having his dreams harvested by a rapidly aging mad scientist; then, Jim Henson's fondly remembered 1986 fantasy LABYRINTH, starring Jennifer Connelly as a teenaged girl who must set things right after inadvertently allowing *her* baby brother to be kidnapped by David Bowie's Goblin King. A brain in a fishtank, or a bog of eternal stench: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_48__The_City_Of_Lost_Children_vs._Labyrinth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm EST