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

Erin and Paul break down the DNA of two films that demonstrate the perils of creating genetically modified women. First: SPECIES, the gynephobic 1995 sci-fi/horror film starring Natasha Henstridge as an alien-human hybrid with a violent mating instinct; then, SPLICE, director Vincenzo Natali's Cronenbergian 2009 film starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as a hotshot husband-and-wife team of genetic engineers who develop a perverse quasi-parental relationship with their latest creation. Sil or Dren: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on THE BLING RING, THIS IS THE END, and BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_67__Species_vs._Splice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about driving long distances, but at very different speeds. First: THE STRAIGHT STORY, David Lynch's change-of-pace 1999 drama starring Richard Farnsworth as an elderly man who embarks on a six-week road trip via riding lawnmower to visit his estranged brother; then, DEATH RACE 2000, Paul Bartel's 1975 dystopian cult satire set in a future version of the United States where the most popular sporting event is a transcontinental auto race in which the competitors score points by killing pedestrians. John Deere or Don Steele: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on MUD, MAN OF STEEL, and THE ANGEL'S SHARE.

Direct download: TAATM_66__The_Straight_Story_vs._Death_Race_2000.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review two movies whose titles promise untamed excitement and animalistic passion. First: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' hipster-friendly adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's picture-book; then, WILD THINGS, director John McNaughton's gleefully sleazy 1998 thriller starring Matt Dillon as a high school guidance counselor accused of raping teenage nymphets Denise Richards and Neve Campbell. Wild rumpus or sexy three-way: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, NOW YOU SEE ME, and SOUND CITY.

Direct download: TAATM_65__Where_The_Wild_Things_Are_vs._Wild_Things.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Paul and Heather review two tales of ambitious young women and their ruthless climb to stage stardom. First: ALL ABOUT EVE, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1950 Hollywood classic starring Bette Davis as an aging Broadway star and Anne Baxter as her conniving understudy; then, SHOWGIRLS, Paul Verhoeven's 1995 trash epic starring Elizabeth Berkley as a dancer who schemes her way up the Las Vegas ladder of success, from stripper to star of the Stardust casino's nightly revue. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," or "Come back when you fuck some of that baby fat off!": which will prevail?

Also: quick takes on season four of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, THE COMEDY, and BEFORE SUNRISE.

Direct download: TAATM_64__All_About_Eve_vs._Showgirls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20am EST