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Titanic — GTGC #300

January 18th, 2019

It's a massive episode 300 as we set sail with one of the biggest movies of all time, Titanic. James Cameron's landmark romantic epic was the first film to cross the $1 Billion mark, and it stayed at the top of the box office for a record 15 weeks. It was a pop culture phenomenon that earned 11 Oscar Wins and 14 Total Nominations. One of the most highly recognized films of the modern era, Titanic is a juggernaut in many ways. So, what bigger movie to celebrate 300 episodes with than Titanic. In honor of 300, we bring in voices from the past, including Alex Bohannon, Caleb Masters, Kirsten Therkelson, Heath Huffman and a supernatural appearance from Nick Sanford. We skip the game this week to fully delve into the material, we talk meme culture, try to analyze GoodTrash and the prestige that surrounds Titanic. Topics of gender presentation and class standings follow. We also make a special announcement about an upcoming giveaway you can be part of, so tune in and follow us on Twitter @Good_Trash for more information! Make sure to rate and subscribe and thanks for listening. 


Yojimbo — GTGC #299

January 12th, 2019

Our western walkthrough continues as we go... *checks notes* east today. Huh. That's right, we're bringing our trademark style of analysis to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo. It's the story of a lone wolf rolling into town to capitalize on chaos between two warring families—so, it's definitely a western. It also serves as the inspiration for the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone classic, A Fistful of Dollars, which we covered on the show on episode #218. This week, we take Yojimbo to the analysis table to discuss the genre, transposing the story, define art house cinema, and discuss the cult of branding. But, before any of that takes place, we play a game. This week, we discuss Stories Retold in New Settings. Tune in now and share your thoughts on Yojimbo with us on Twitter (@Good_Trash). Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! 


Stagecoach (1939) — GTGC #298

January 4th, 2019

Happy new year everyone! January brings with it awards a'plenty and we're prepared! That's right, it's time for our annual AntiTrash marathon—and this year, it's themed. We're going west this year and tackling some of the finest western cinematic wines we can find. From the 30s to the present, we're going to talk about some of the marquee westerns that have had critics talking for decades. In this episode, we explore our familiarity with the genre, offer quick reviews and play our weekly game—this week, Watershed Genre Moments. After all of that, we do what we came to do and open up Stagecoach to a deeper analysis—we talk genre, archetypes, John Wayne, race, sex and much more. Tune in now and hit that subscribe button while you're here!


GoodTrash Shelvie Awards 2018

December 28th, 2018

Roll out the red carpet, it's time for the GoodTrash Shelvie Awards 2018! That's right, it's one of our favorite annual traditions as we take a look back at the movies we covered in 2018. Throughout the episode, we pinpoint some of our favorite movies we discussed, as well as some of our favorite highlights from the show. This is always a great diving in point for new listeners as we cherry pick the best of the best from GTGC's year. So, who gets the Hebrew Hammer? What were our favorite discoveries? And, which films deserve to reside on the Platinum Shelf? Tune in and find out! Remember to rate, review and subscribe and thank for another great year!


Avengers: Infinity War — GTGC #297

December 21st, 2018

What better way to wind 2018 down than a look at the biggest film of the year, Avengers: Infinity War. A project ten years in the making, Infinity War is the mega crossover event MCU fans have been dreaming of. But does it work? We break open this star-studded film to talk commercial film making, story structure and serialized narrative, raising the stakes and fascism. And of course, we also play our game. This week, in honor of Phase 3 wrapping up, we highlight Marvel characters we hope to see in the MCU. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the GenreCast!


A Prayer Before Dawn — GTGC #296

December 14th, 2018

As we draw near to the end of 2018, we start to wrap up our look back at the year with Dalton's pick A Prayer Before Dawn. This experiential drama is a tough watch, but the bigger question is, does it have anything to say? With A Prayer Before Dawn, we discuss gender politics on screen, the male gaze, the ambiguous ending, studio-driven sales points and realism in cinema. Before all of that, we talk about our Favorite Cinematic Fighters. Tune in now to hear us analyze this under-the-radar 2018 pick.


Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy (2018) – GTGC #295

December 8th, 2018

Our look back at 2018 continues with Arthur picking cult-hit Mandy, in episode 295. For the second time Panos Cosmatos appears on the GenreCast. A few years earlier, we tackled Beyond the Black Rainbow. Knowing his background and considering the lead casting of Nicholas Cage, this quickly became one of Arthur's most highly anticipated films of 2018. Couple that with a blink-and-you-miss it theatrical run in Oklahoma, Arthur knew what had to be done. In this episode, we're joined by GoodTrash's own Frightful Femme Kirsten Therkelson. We break open Mandy and discuss the icebox trope, the satanic panic, cult leaders and much more. But before all of that, we play our game—Favorite Revenge Seekers.


Netflix Original Outlaw King (2018) — GTGC #294

November 30th, 2018

With 2019 just a few short weeks away, we have to start plotting our "Best of 2018" lists. To do so, we need to fill some blind spots. For the next three weeks, each host is picking a 2018 release that they missed out on. Dustin kicks things off with the Netflix Original film Outlaw King. David Mackenzie's followup to the lauded Hell or High Water tells the story of Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) and his efforts to regain control of Scotland from English rule. With a high budget and noted production history, we ponder the point of Outlaw King. As Americans, we might have missed something, so if any international listeners want to point us in a direction, please email us ( or send a tweet (@Good_Trash)! Our game this week has us running down our Favorite Kings/Monarchs/Royalty. We then dive into Outlaw King to talk history, politics, violence and much more.


Demolition Man — GTGC #293

November 23rd, 2018

We're back and we're loaded with Taco Bell and our three seashells! That's right, we bring November to a close with the 90s classic, Demolition Man. Sly Stallone and Wesley Snipes face off in this sci-fi, fish-out-of-water action-comedy... Yeah, it has a lot going on. Critically maligned when it dropped in 1993, we re-evaluate it 25 years later to see just where it lands. This week's game is a round robin breakdown of our favorite jingles. Then, we break open Demolition Man to talk politics, meta-textual narratives, violence and more!


Lost in Space (1998) — GTGC #292

November 16th, 2018

Danger, danger, it's Lost in Space (1998). That's right, we go where no one wants to go—the Matt LeBlanc vehicle from 1998. With a Long John Silver tie in, a bizarre CGI space monkey and Akiva Goldsman penning the script, we determine how well Lost in Space holds up. After quick reviews, we play our weekly game. This week, we highlight 90s TV Series that deserve adaptations—Arthur goes down a rabbit hole of shows that apparently Dalton and Dustin never heard of. But, we soon course correct and get down to business. This week, we highlight 90s family dynamics, the merits of 90s CGI and much more in our discussion of Lost in Space (1998).


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