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GTGC #270 Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, Part 2

June 15th, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast! This week, we wrap up our discussion of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy. That's right, the wall crawler is back, and we're going to do our best to find out if he's friend or foe!

Upside Down with Spider-Man

Our mega 2-parter on the Spider-Man trilogy concludes this week with a sweet 60 minutes of pure analysis.

In this week's show, we dive deep into the trilogy. Deep dives into auteurism and Raimi's relationship with Sony occur. We also discuss the portrayal of females and how masculinity is represented throughout the franchise. Dustin moves us into the politics of Raimi's Spider-Man and puts it into perspective against the events of 9/11. All of that and more on this week's show.

After that, we of course decide whether it is shelf or trash, and then we make recommendations to go along with it.

If you're a fan of the franchise, hit us up on social media and tell us where we went write and where we went wrong!

Oh no, our GoodTrash-sense is tingling!

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GTGC Bonus Show: Hereditary (2018) with the Frightful Femme

June 12th, 2018

HEREDITARY SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE

Hello dear listener!

Your favorite film analysis podcast is back with a raw recording of our thoughts over the new A24 production, Hereditary!

The boys got together and went to the movies, and they were joined by GoodTrash's very own Frightful Femme, Kirsten Therkelson! On this episode, we got in the car right after the movie to record our hottest of hot takes. Does Hereditary live up to the hype? Is Toni Collette really that good? And will we ever be able to sleep again? You'll find all of that information and more in this bonus show.

We tried to hold off on spoilers, but after about 10 minutes, Dustin let it all hang out. So, there are some heavy spoilers ahead. 

Did you see Hereditary? Hit us up on Twitter (@Good_Trash) to let us know your thoughts! 

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GTGC # 269 -Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, Part 1

June 8th, 2018

You read that title correct, dear listener. For the first time ever, we've got a two-parter on our hands! It seemed fitting that tackling a multipart franchise should lead to multiple episodes. So, buckle in for the first half of our discussion of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. 

Radio-Broadcast Spider-Man 

This episode breaking down into two parts was completely unintentional. But, it's a fun turn of events. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy had a major impact in the early aughts. The tale of Peter Parker hit cinemas in 2002 and, along with Blade and X-Men, showed that there was a market for comic book adaptations. Now, 16 years and dozens of Marvel and DC adaptations later, how does Raimi's work hold up? That's what we seek to uncover.

The trilogy starts off with Spidey's origin, which is probably second or third in the most-known origins, behind Bats and Superman. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops powers similar to a spider. Over the course of three films, he does battle with a variety of tragic and petty villains while also dealing with his own ego, identity and life balance. And through it all, he must realize that, "With great power, comes great responsibility."

On part one of this shindig, we give our reviews of the trilogy and where it sits with us in 2018. We try to give all three parts a fair shake, with a pretty decisive winner. We also attempt to redeem part three, due mostly to all of the dancing! Then, we play our game wherein we highlight our favorite moments from the trilogy.

And after we play our game, well.. Find out on this week's show.

 

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GTGC #268 Prince of Darkness

June 1st, 2018

Welcome back one and all to your favorite film analysis podcast! We gather around the candles and pentagrams this week to discuss a Patreon-awarded show, John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness. That's right, the modern master of suspense makes his way back to the GenreCast analysis table for the sixth time—this time it's thanks to Brigham Cole, so thanks Brigham!

Dining with the Prince of Darkness

John Carpenter's cult classic is the second part of the Apocalypse Trilogy, which begins with The Thing and ends with In the Mouth of Madness. While not narratively connected, the films share a thematic thread. Prince of Darkness tells the story of a group of research students and a priest (Donald Pleasance) who discover a container of glowing green evil in an abandoned church. The evil goo soon begins to infect the troupe, and the survivors must figure out how to win the day, or welcome the end of the world.

After we quickly review the film, we talk about our Favorite Film Trilogies—this is also a setup for our next episode. We then get down to analysis. On this weeks show, we discuss the film's potential critique on social issues. The topic of studio influence and Carpenter's career comes up.

Oh, it appears Alice Cooper is outside. See you all next week!

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GTGC #267 The Village

May 25th, 2018

Welcome back to the GoodTrash GenreCast! This week, your favorite film analysis podcast finally discusses of one today's most intriguing directors, M. Night Shyamalan. That's right, we go full boar into spooky scares and twisting turns as we discuss The Village. Also, Dalton returned from the outside just in time. And, he brought friend-of-the-show Nick Sanford with him!

Wandering The Village

In the early 2000s, M. Night, as Nick points out, was THE director to watch. He had massive critical and financial success with Sixth SenseUnbreakable and Signs. But, The Village marks a turning point. The story takes place in a remote village... Sorry. Ruled by a small council led by Edward Walker (William Hurt), the residents live as many small, rural communities would in the 19th-century. After the loss of a small child, Lucius (Joaquin Phoenix) decides to venture through the forbidden woods into the outside towns to find medicine. The council are worried about the processes of their world being thrown off by outsiders. Couple this with an imminent fear of forrest dwellers, and you've got the makings of a taut thriller.

We get into the the film and talk about its re-evaluation after 14 years. Our game consists of us naming our Top 3 Divisive Films. Finally, we purge The Village of its contents. Nick talks at length about the production history of the film. We look into the formalist approach Shymalan brings to the film. The question of the films politics and its engagement with the Bush Administration and 9/11 also rises to the front of our discussion. Briefly, we discuss the film's portrayal of a certain character with intellectual disabilities.

Oh no! We've spotted the bad color! Time to go!

 

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GTGC #266 Carrie

May 18th, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast! It's prom season, which means it is time for limos, gowns and bloodbaths! That's right, we get back into our normal, non-singing routine with the original Brian De Palma classic, Carrie. Dalton didn't get asked to the prom, so Alexandra Bohannon came by the studio to count the king and queen ballots for us.

Dancing with Carrie

The 1976 adaptation of Carrie set a lot of precedence. Namely, it kickstarted Hollywood adapting Stephen King's work. The book had only been published a few years prior, and it would become only the first in a long line of the author's titles that would get picked up for screen. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is a shy, meek high school student. Her mother, Margaret (Piper Laurie) is a fire and brimstone Christian who assumes the worst in all situations. Guilt-driven abuse fills the White household. One day, during gym, Carrie starts her first period. But, she has no clue about what it means. The other girls begin making fun of her. Carrie realizes that her journey into womanhood not only brings bodily changes, but it unlocks new abilities she didn't know she had—telekinesis.

Knowing how much of an influence Hitchcock was on De Palma, we shape our game around Directors Who Have/Would Influence Us as Filmmakers. It's a mouthful.

After the game, we get down to business to analyze Carrie. In this episode, we discuss the male gaze and the presentation of women. We question if Carrie is a strong female character, or if the movie undercuts that motif. The idea of religion, guilt and sex is brought up. And, we wrap up with a discussion of De Palma's unique style.

Oh, it's time for the king and queen dance, we'll see you next week!

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GTGC #265 Baby Driver

May 8th, 2018

The fat lady is about to sing as we come to a close on our Musical Revue. We wrap up our musical marathon with a look at the 2017 action-heist film, Baby Driver. Wait, is Baby Driver a musical? You'll find out in this week's show. Also, we're joined by a very special guest host, Alexandra Bohannon—who has been doing some work on The Cinematic Schematic.

Ride Along with Baby Driver

With a killer soundtrack and kinetic energy, Baby Driver is at times everything you'd expect from Edgar Wright, while also being a bit different—at least on the surface. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver. And, he's very good. It's what landed him under the thumb of Doc (Kevin Spacey), who is something of a local crime lord. Doc uses Baby for all of his jobs while switching out the crew—namely a rotation of Buddy (Hamm), Bats (Foxx) and Darling (Eiza González). Baby soon learns that eventually, blood will be on his hands.

So, is Baby Driver a musical? This is the big question we tackle this week. We also discuss ragtag families, formalism and Edgar Wright's overarching thematic touchstones.

But, that's not all. After our reviews, we drop our Top 3 Killer Tracks. It seemed fitting.

Now, hit the gas and press play!

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GTGC #264 Les Miserables (2012)

May 1st, 2018

Your favorite film analysis podcast returns with one more entry into the GoodTrash Musical Revue with a look at the Tom Hooper adaptation of the beloved classic, Les Misérables (2012). Can you hear the people podcast? Find out in this week's show.

Look Down upon Les Misérables

Based upon the classic novel of the same name, Les Misérables tells the multi-decade tale of reformed prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman). The stage is set early for the conflict between Valjean and Police Inspector Javert (Crowe). Valjean makes parole, and after struggling on the streets he makes a decision that will send him back to prison, until a gracious priest steps in to show mercy. Valjean swears to do good in the world, and his life takes a turn. In doing so, he crosses paths with Fantine (Hathaway). Discovering Fantine's struggles, Valjean swears to raise her daughter Cosette. There's a lot more to this plot, including an appearance by the ever-annoying Eddie Redmayne—we really dive in to our dislike of Redmayne.

You'll find out more about Redmayne in our quick reviews. But then, we recap the marathon up to this point with a discussion of our Favorite Musical Numbers from the GoodTrash Musical Revue. Finally, we get down into analysis. We talk formalism, grace, mercy and law, and much more on this week's show.

Now, I've dreamt a dream about podcasts gone by...

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GTGC #263 Across The Universe

April 24th, 2018

The GoodTrash GenreCast, your favorite film analysis podcast, jumps ahead to the aughts as the Musical Revue goes Across the Universe.

Across the Universe focuses on Jude and Lucy, two star-crossed lovers whose lives intertwine through an alternate-60s reality. Jude is from Liverpool. Lucy is from the states. On a quest to find his father, Jude meets Max at Princeton. They strike up a friendship, and Jude meet's Lucy, Max's sister. The two try to define themselves and their relationship against a backdrop of The Beatles' greatest hits and deep cuts.

In our Across the Universe review, we give our brief thoughts. We then play our game—Bands Who Deserve a Musical. Finally, we get down into our Across the Universe analysis. In getting to the meat of the story, we talk art and politics, music, presentation of history and much more.

Goo Goo G'joob, dear listener!

Traveling Across the Universe

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GTGC #262 Hairspray (1988)

April 13th, 2018

Your favorite film analysis podcast moves along slightly in the '80s as the Musical Revue continues with a look at Hairspray (1988). John Waters' cult classic is unabashedly campy and bizarre, but does it hold up to the test of time?

As we continue along this musical journey, Hairspray is a bit of an odd departure. The original 1988 film is less a musical and more of a dance film. There are still musical numbers, but they're filled with dance, rather than singing. So, it's a bit off the rails in that regard. But, we still had a good conversation around it.

Brushing Out Hairspray

John Waters moved away from his transgressive roots with Hairspray. Several of his key players still show up, including Divine as Edna Turnblad, Tracy's mother. But, by and large, Hairspray is a much more accessible film, in comparison to his earlier works. Set in the 60s, Tracy loves watching the Corny Collins Show, which is one of those classic shows where a bunch of pretty teens dance for an hour. Tracy is enamored. Tracy, defined in the film as pleasantly plump, doesn't adhere to societies norms or values, and reaches out to take what she believes is hers—with great success. The film includes a plot thread involving segregation, but as we discuss in the show, it's much more than simply, black and white.

On this week's episode, we discuss Cult Directors We Want to Make a Musical. After our standard gameplay and quick reviews, we partner up with Hairspray and hit the dance floor. We talk race, queer film, form and function as we try to dig deep in to the film.

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