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GTGC #225 A Time To Kill

July 19th, 2017

Kill Some Time Talking about A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill is a great example of the 90's explosion of courtroom dramas and Dalton and Dustin are here to put it on trial technically and thematically. 

A Time To Kill

According to Wikipedia:

A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey star, with Oliver Platt, Ashley Judd, Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, and Patrick McGoohan appearing in supporting roles. Set in Canton, Mississippi, the film involves the rape of a young girl, the arrest of the rapists, their subsequent murder by the girl's father, and the father's trial for murder. The film was a critical and commercial success, making $152 million at the worldwide box office.

Now we realize that this makes two Schumacher films in a row, but this is very different from last week's Flatliners. We talk all about justice, race, Black Lives Matter, and even O.J. Simpson. This week our game is our favorite courtroom dramas. What are some of yours?


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GTGC #224 Flatliners 1990

July 12th, 2017

Dalton and Dustin are back from the dead with Flatliners!


According to Wikipedia:

Flatliners is a 1990 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Michael Douglas and Rick Bieber, and written by Peter Filardi. It stars Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. The film is about five medical students who attempt to find out what lies beyond death by conducting clandestine experiments that produce near-death experiences.


Dalton and Dustin have a good time talking about a movie that is better on paper than it is on celluloid. We like the performances, play a game about our favorite cinematic experiments, and we handle life and death's great metaphysical mysteries in our analysis.





GTGC #223 - War on Everyone

July 5th, 2017

Dalton and Dustin are back with War on Everyone which is oddly appropriate for the week of the Fourth of July.


According to Wikipedia:

War on Everyone is a 2016 British black comedy buddy cop film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James. Set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was screened in the Panorama section of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

We heat up some fun conversation as we talk about discourses of violence, America viewed from the outside, police brutality, nuance in religion and gender/sexuality and a movie we overall felt was kind of a mess.

Our game was good times because we got to talk about our favorite cinematic henchmen.


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GTGC #222 - The Voices

June 27th, 2017

Hey we're back with The Voices! 


This week we explore mental illness, popular perceptions thereof and the nuances of medication. Also tune in for our game in which we discuss actors we would like to play the voices in our heads.

Next Week: War on Everyone!


GTGC #221 - DeadCenter 2017

June 13th, 2017

Hey Gang! We did not do a show on The Voices this week because we went to DeadCenter!


According to Wikipedia:

The deadCENTER Film Festival was founded in 2001 in Oklahoma City. The festival was named "deadCENTER" because it is located in the exact center of the United States. Although presenting over a hundred films, and an international assemblage of filmmakers, deadCENTER has remained focused on being open to independent local filmmakers.[1]

According to Us: It's a ton of fun! We saw a bunch of movies and did some quick and dirty recaps, live from just outside the theater on what Dalton and Dustin saw together. Even if you are not from the OKC metro, there's some good gems to be found that will be getting broader theatrical and VOD distrubution in the weeks and months to come. 


So sit back and give us a listen and let us know what you think. Next Week: The Voices!



GTGC #220 Daybreakers

June 5th, 2017

Get ready for Vampires as we discuss Daybreakers!


Dalton and Dustin are back in the studio talking about Daybreakers. Weirdly, this makes an excellent pairing with last week's film, Bulworth. There's defintely a spectre haunting the GTGC studios as we discuss, please join the conversation!


GTGC #219 Bulworth

May 29th, 2017

GTGC is back to your regularly scheduled programming with Bulworth!


This is one of those movies that most people missed in the waning years of the Clinton Adminstration. Here Warren Beatty sends up the Democratic Party as one far too committed to donors rather than the leftist ideology that forms its platform.

Our Game this week is some dream casting for political roles we would like to see. Likely because this film makes us so aware of race, we tended to avoid white guys for these selections, so get ready for some slightly off-beat picks.

Once we get down to business the discussion is all about Allies, Race, Gender and messianism in progressive politics. Get ready for a politics heavy discussion and don't forget to comment!


GTGC #218 A Fistful of Dollars

May 22nd, 2017

We are back in the studio with A Fistful of Dollars.


Part of the reason for our delay was a death in Dustin's family, and in honor of his grandfather, we are watching one of his favorite films, A Fistful of Dollars.

We are also especially thrilled this week to announce the return of a guest host this week, Arthur Gordon.


So hunker down with a bowlful of spaghetti and we talk Italian Westerns, Clint Eastwood, and the 1960's counter-culture.


GTGC #217 Manhunter

May 16th, 2017

We apologize for the delay, dear listeners but we are back in the saddle again. This episode has been in the can for a month now, and we have next week's show already ready recorded to keep bringing you all the GoodTrash goodness you crave. 

This week Dustin and Dalton are joined in the studio by Alexandra Bohannon as we discuss Michael Mann's Manhunter. We talk all think Lector, with and and without the letter "k" and talk a lot about the aesthetics of this film.

We don't necessarily love it nor do we hate it. Nonetheless we would love to hear your thoughts via social media.

Producer's Note: We when got together a month later, we recorded a show on Sergio Leone's Fistful of Dollars rather than Bullworth. Bullworth is still on the schedule, and we will release it in two weeks.


GTGC #216 The Karate Kid (1984)

April 11th, 2017

Dalton and Dustin are back at it again this time we take on The Karate Kid. That's right it's two weeks in a row that we get to talk about martial arts and a whole lot more.

Dustin likes this movie (mostly due to nostalgia) a whole lot more than Dalton but that's not enough for both of us to give a generally positive reaction to this film. So it doesn't look like we will put the movie in a body bag, but will we? From there we get on to our favorite movie mentors in which there are few surprises to long time listeners to the show. The Karate Kid inspires us in ways very similar to what Hollywood film does a lot of and we have lots of game picks.

Once we get down to analysis, we talk about racism at first. We then move to the gender dynamics of the film, and even get to talk a bit about class issues surrounding the film. We engage the question of who is the real protagonist of the film and come to the conclusion that Mr. Miyagi is far more interesting than Daniel. However, that is just a warm up to get us to a favorite topic at GoodTrash where we get to talk about violence. There are some interesting tropes we identify and we even get to talk about the theological pacifist traditions of both the East and West. It is as always a rip-roaring good time!


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