Wed, 26 June 2013
Erin and Paul break down the DNA of two films that demonstrate the perils of creating genetically modified women. First: SPECIES, the gynephobic 1995 sci-fi/horror film starring Natasha Henstridge as an alien-human hybrid with a violent mating instinct; then, SPLICE, director Vincenzo Natali's Cronenbergian 2009 film starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as a hotshot husband-and-wife team of genetic engineers who develop a perverse quasi-parental relationship with their latest creation. Sil or Dren: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on THE BLING RING, THIS IS THE END, and BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
Sun, 23 June 2013
Paul and Erin review two films about driving long distances, but at very different speeds. First: THE STRAIGHT STORY, David Lynch's change-of-pace 1999 drama starring Richard Farnsworth as an elderly man who embarks on a six-week road trip via riding lawnmower to visit his estranged brother; then, DEATH RACE 2000, Paul Bartel's 1975 dystopian cult satire set in a future version of the United States where the most popular sporting event is a transcontinental auto race in which the competitors score points by killing pedestrians. John Deere or Don Steele: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on MUD, MAN OF STEEL, and THE ANGEL'S SHARE.
Direct download: TAATM_66__The_Straight_Story_vs._Death_Race_2000.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT
Wed, 12 June 2013
Paul and Erin review two movies whose titles promise untamed excitement and animalistic passion. First: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' hipster-friendly adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's picture-book; then, WILD THINGS, director John McNaughton's gleefully sleazy 1998 thriller starring Matt Dillon as a high school guidance counselor accused of raping teenage nymphets Denise Richards and Neve Campbell. Wild rumpus or sexy three-way: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, NOW YOU SEE ME, and SOUND CITY.
Direct download: TAATM_65__Where_The_Wild_Things_Are_vs._Wild_Things.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT
Mon, 3 June 2013
Paul and Heather review two tales of ambitious young women and their ruthless climb to stage stardom. First: ALL ABOUT EVE, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1950 Hollywood classic starring Bette Davis as an aging Broadway star and Anne Baxter as her conniving understudy; then, SHOWGIRLS, Paul Verhoeven's 1995 trash epic starring Elizabeth Berkley as a dancer who schemes her way up the Las Vegas ladder of success, from stripper to star of the Stardust casino's nightly revue. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," or "Come back when you fuck some of that baby fat off!": which will prevail?
Also: quick takes on season four of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, THE COMEDY, and BEFORE SUNRISE.