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

Erin and Paul review two films from the mind of hyper-prolific horror writer Stephen King: First: DOLORES CLAIBORNE, Taylor Hackford's 1995 adaptation of King's novel, starring Kathy Bates as a middle-aged woman accused of murdering her tyrannical employer and Jennifer Jason Leigh as her estranged daughter; then, CREEPSHOW, George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology, featuring five short stories inspired by the gruesome, blackly humourous style popularized in the 1940s and 1950s by EC Comics. Christopher Plummer as a vengeful sheriff, or Leslie Nielsen as a vengeful husband: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, JIMMY'S HALL, THE NIGHTMARE, and COP CAR.

Direct download: TAATM_155__Dolores_Claiborne_vs._Creepshow.mp3
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Makeover!!! Paul and Erin review two films inspired by George Bernard Shaw's classic class satire PYGMALION: the 1964 Lerner & Loewe musical MY FAIR LADY, and the 1999 teen romance SHE'S ALL THAT. "The Ascot Gavotte" or "The Rockafeller Skank": which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on FANTASTIC FOUR, RICKI AND THE FLASH, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION, and WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP.

Direct download: TAATM_154__My_Fair_Lady_vs._Shes_All_That.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Paul and Erin review two surreal Canadian films about our nation's all-powerful brewing industry: Guy Maddin's 2004 comic melodrama THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD and the endearingly lowbrow 1983 SCTV spinoff STRANGE BREW. Glass legs filled with beer, or a beer bottle with a mouse inside of it: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on THE OVERNIGHT, PAPER TOWNS, MR. HOLMES, and TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER.

Direct download: TAATM_153__The_Saddest_Music_In_The_World_vs._Strange_Brew.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EST