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

In honour of the new Jason Statham movie PARKER, Paul and Erin examine two earlier cinematic versions of Richard Stark's Parker novels. First: John Boorman's 1967 critics' favourite POINT BLANK, starring Lee Marvin as a thief out for revenge against the former partner who betrayed him and the crime syndicate who employes him. Then: PAYBACK, Brian Helgeland's 1999 remake of the same story, starring Mel Gibson as the thief and Gregg Henry as his sleazy betrayer. A Parker named Walker or a Parker named Porter: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_47__Point_Blank_vs._Payback.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:24am EDT

Paul and Heather examine two non-identical movies about clones. First, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Garfield are students at a British boarding school who are being groomed for a sinister purpose in Mark Romanek's 2010 adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel NEVER LET ME GO; then, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson are a pair of clones who learn that the futuristic spa in which they live is actually a cover for a sinister organ-harvesting megacorporation in Michael Bay's 2005 action thriller THE ISLAND. Hand-me-down sweaters or skin-tight jumpsuits: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_46__Never_Let_Me_Go_vs._The_Island.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Erin and Paul look at two animated films about housecats and their contributions to lowering the French crime rate. First: Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli's Oscar-nominated 2010 adventure A CAT IN PARIS, in which a little girl's pet cat plays a surprisingly big role in bringing down a murderous gangster; then, the 1970 Disney cartoon THE ARISTOCATS, in which a pampered family of upper-class housecats must team up with a rogueish alley cat to defeat the unscrupulous butler who is attempting to cheat them out of their inheritance. Cat burglars or catnappers: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_45__A_Cat_In_Paris_vs._The_Aristocats.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

A special jumbo-sized edition of the podcast in which Erin, Heather, and Paul all reveal their top-secret lists of the 10 best movies of 2012. Plus, choices for the year's most overrated and underrated films, the best performances, and the most pleasurable cinematic surprises and discoveries.

Direct download: TAATM_44__Year-End_MEGASODE__Top_10_Films_Of_2012_And_More.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:32am EDT