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

Erin and Paul convene in their cement-fortified underground bunker to examine two movies depicting ordinary people counting down the planet's final hours. First, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are neighbours each attempting to perform one last mission before a meteor wipes out humanity in the new dramedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD; then, writer/director Don McKellar leads an all-star Canadian cast featuring Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, and David Cronenberg in the memorable 1998 end-of-the-world ensemble drama LAST NIGHT. American Armageddon or Canuckopocalypse: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_20__Seeking_A_Friend_For_The_End_Of_The_World_vs._Last_Night.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Heather and Paul review two movies united by an evocative title and nothing else whatsoever. First: Rachel Weisz is a woman in postwar Britain who finds herself torn between a passionless marriage and an illicit love affair in Terence Davies' morose 2012 drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA; then, LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, and Thomas Jane try to fight their way out of an oceanic research lab overrun by superintelligent sharks in Renny Harlin's outrageous 1999 action thriller DEEP BLUE SEA. Attempted suicide or attempted sharkicide: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_19__The_Deep_Blue_Sea_vs._Deep_Blue_Sea.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Erin and Paul make up the judges' panel for two tales of criminal violence invading the world of beauty pageants: Gerardo Naranjo's acclaimed 2011 south-of-the-border drug-gang thriller MISS BALA, and the 1999 Kirsten Dunst/Denise Richards/Amy Adams black comedy DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Beautiful Mexicans or beautiful Minnesotans: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_18__Miss_Bala_vs._Drop_Dead_Gorgeous.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Heather and Paul think twice about ever procreating as they discuss two movies about mothers who frantically try to warn the world about their evil, evil children. First, Tilda Swinton gives birth to an archery-loving killer-in-the-making in 2011's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN; then Vera Farmiga adopts a pinafore-wearing psychopath in the 2009 thriller ORPHAN. Evil Kevin or Evil Esther: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_17__We_Need_To_Talk_About_Kevin_vs._Orphan.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EDT