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

Paul and Erin focus their ocular viewing implants upon two films about female cyborgs struggling against the forces of social oppression. First: I'M A CYBORG BUT THAT'S OK, Park Chan-Wook's offbeat 2006 film about an inmate in a mental institution who falls in love with a female patient whose belief that she is actually a robot endangers her life; then, CYBORG, the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme post-apocalyptic B-movie about a mercenary who attempts to rescue a female cyborg whose brain holds the key to saving the world from plague, anarchy, genocide, and starvation. 

Plus: quick takes on HOW I LIVE NOW, VIOLET & DAISY, DELIVERY MAN, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, and Spike Lee's OLDBOY remake.

Direct download: TAATM_85__Im_A_Cyborg_But_Thats_OK_vs._Cyborg.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two films about movie characters walking off the screen and into the real world. First: THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, Woody Allen's wistful 1985 comedy starring Mia Farrow as a mousy Depression-era waitress who embarks on a whirwind romance with a handsome fictional character from the movie playing at the local theatre; then, LAST ACTION HERO, director John McTiernan's high-concept 1993 flop about a twelve-year-old action-movie fanatic who gets magically transported into the outrageous, larger-than-life world of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. A madcap Manhattan weekend, or an explosion-filled killing spree: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on THE RAID: REDEMPTION, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, ASS BACKWARDS, FRANCES HA, and BOTTLE ROCKET.

Direct download: TAATM_84__The_Purple_Rose_Of_Cairo_vs._Last_Action_Hero.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two Euro-style musicals featuring all-star casts of illustrious actresses, and with numbers in the title. First: 8 WOMEN, François Ozon's 2002 confection in which eight women must solve an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery while trapped inside a snowbound country house; then, NINE, director Rob Marshall's splashy 2009 musical remake of Fellini's 8 1/2, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a womanizing Italian film director coping with a shortage of ideas and an overabundance of beautiful women as his latest movie goes into production. Frenchwomen in rainbow-coloured dresses, or Italian women in black lingerie: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on THE AVENGERS, QUADROPHENIA, DRINKING BUDDIES, ZERO CHARISMA, and AMERICAN MARY.

Direct download: TAATM_83__8_Women_vs._Nine.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two movies featuring main characters with incomprehensible ways of talking. First: NELL, the 1994 drama starring Jodie Foster as a woman who has grown up in an isolated cabin in the North Carolina wilderness, speaking her own private language; then, POOTIE TANG, the 2001 blaxploitation spoof written and directed by Louis C.K., starring Lance Crouther as a singer, ladies' man, and crimefighter who is literally "too cool for words." Chicka chicka chickabee, or sine your pitty on the runny kine: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on MAN OF TAI CHI, ABOUT TIME, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and A BAND CALLED DEATH.

Direct download: TAATM_82__Nell_vs._Pootie_Tang.mp3
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