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

In honour of Halloween, Paul and Erin review two lighthearted movies about the love lives of sexy, sexy witches. First: I MARRIED A WITCH, René Clair's 1942 romantic fantasy starring Fredric March as a gubernatorial candidate and Veronica Lake as the beautiful vengeful witch who turns his straitlaced life upsdie-down; then, PRACTICAL MAGIC, the 1998 chick flick starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sister witches who must combine their magical powers to overcome the family curse that dooms any man who falls in love with them to an untimely death. A magical bottle of whisky, or a magical bottle of tequila: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on A TOUCH OF SIN, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE PURGE, and ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW.

Direct download: TAATM_81__I_Married_A_Witch_vs._Practical_Magic.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 slasher-movie classic PSYCHO. First: PSYCHO, director Gus Van Sant's nealry shot-for-shot 1998 recreation of the Hitchcock original, starring Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn in the roles made famous by Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins; then, PSYCHO II, director Richard Franklin's 1983 sequel, in which Norman Bates returns to the Bates Motel after being released from the mental institution, only to find himself once again slipping into madness... and possibly murder. Vince Vaughn dressed up as an old lady, or Meg Tilly dressed up as an old lady: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on the CARRIE remake, EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. STORY, THE SPECTACULAR NOW, and KID-THING.

Direct download: TAATM_80__Psycho_1998_vs._Psycho_II.mp3
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Paul and Erin rebound from last week's lost episode with a triple-decker matchup involving THREE cinematic retellings of the story of Snow White, all from 2012: Pablo Berger's silent, bullfighting-filled BLANCANIEVES, Tarsem Singh's light-hearted, ultra-stylish MIRROR MIRROR, and Rupert Sanders' fantasy action epic SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Mirror, mirror on the wall: who's the fairest of them all?

Plus: quick takes on MUSEUM HOURS, CRYSTAL FAIRY, GRAVITY, IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, THE GAME, THE HOT ROCK, and REWIND THIS!