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TwiLit Ep. 1 - “Can A Vampire Be Badass and Also Glittery?”

October 18th, 2019

Welcome to the world's weirdest venn diagram where vampires, YA fiction, and movies meet. It's TwiLIT a brand new podcast coming at you. Kirsten "The Frightful Femme" Therkelson and Erin "Bad Girls Die First" DeMoss are throwing it back to 2009 and the height of Edward-mania. Each month, your fearless hosts are going to dive deep into the Twilight universe and adjacent topics to highlight what makes the series so fascinating. 

In Episode 1, your hosts are splitting open the first film in the series, while also looking back on the books as well. They discuss Edward and Bella, the Cullen, Stephanie Meyer and all the usual suspects you're hoping to hear about it. 

If you've been looking for a movie podcast devoted to all things Twilight, well things are about to get lit. 

Ep. 339: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

October 17th, 2019

Hello Dear Listener! Shocktober: The Ocho rolls on with a very special guest. Alexandra Bohannon is here and she brought with her the best blind spot of all: Psycho. That's right, we're moving things along with one of the heaviest of hitters as we talk all things Hitchcock, including voyeurism, auteurism, production, feminism, spoilers and much, much more. So, whether you've seen Psycho or not, go ahead and tune in because we had a lot of fun with this one. Don't forget to rate and subscribe and follow us on social media!

Ep. 338: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

October 10th, 2019

Arthur is up with his horror blindspot as Shocktober 8 continues. He dives deep into the annals of Hollywood and comes back with the 1935 classic and OG sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein from James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, The Bride of Frankenstein sees Victor tempted back into his dark practices and coerced into creating a mate for The Monster. Another successful hit for Universal, The Bride of Frankenstein is still recognized by many as a stronger film than the original. The gang sit around to discuss tragic monsters, the many possible readings of this film, industrialization, and much more.

Ep. 337: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

October 3rd, 2019

Shocktober 8 is here! That's right, we've done this so many times, there's now an eighth iteration. This year, we're doing something special as each host picks a movie for everyone, bu there's a catch. Each host is picking a major horror blindspot. These are iconic horror movies that we've missed somehow. Dustin leads the way with his blind spot, George A. Romero's 1978 sequel to Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead. As the dead continue to walk the earth, four survivors hole up in a shopping mall. Its time to talk consumerism, subversion, freedom of independent film making, and much more as we open up Dawn of the Dead to examine its... BRAINS! Subscribe now so you can tune in to next week's show when Arthur picks his classic blindspot.

Ep. 336: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

September 26th, 2019

As we near the final days of September, we look to the stars and think of the greater mysteries of the galaxy. We return to The Wachowskis for the fourth time to discuss the critically maligned space opera Jupiter Ascending. This fairy tale in space stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum as a dog soldier, a lot of stuff happens and Eddie Redmayne is on another planet. We break this open to talk sci-fi fantasy, The Wachowskis, design and much more in episode 336.

Ep. 335: First Blood (1982)

September 19th, 2019

Nothing is over for the GenreCast as we're still talking movies and analysis. This week, in honor of the newly released Last Blood, we go back to 1982 and discuss Sly's initial run as John J. Rambo, First Blood. Cementing himself as an action icon, Stallone tied a homemade bandana around his head and went to war with a small town sheriff in an adaptation of the novel of the same name. John Rambo is a marker for masculinity and action heroes. We break open the idea of cinematic masculinity, the production of First Blood and the cycle of franchising. The topics of veterans and Vietnam pop up before moving into a discussion of police brutality. Join us as we talk all things First Blood.

Ep. 334: Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

September 12th, 2019

This week on the GenreCast we're talking all things legal as we discuss the thriller Law Abiding Citizen, directed by F. Gary Gray and featuring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. This thriller features a vigilante at war with a justice system he feels is broken. Your hosts feel like they're at war with a mess of a movie. We discuss script shortcomings, plea deals, the broken justice system and much more in this analysis and discussion of Law Abiding Citizen.

Ep. 333: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

September 5th, 2019

It's down periscope this week as we inspect the 2002 historical thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, from Kathryn Bigelow. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star opposite one another as Russian captains trying to implement command aboard Russia's first ballistic nuclear submarine. We discuss western portrayals of Russia, the ideology of the film, Bigelow's political interests and much more as we talk K-19: The Widowmaker. 

Ep. 332: Stardust (2007)

August 29th, 2019

On the newest episode of the GenreCast, we're discussing Matthew Vaughn's take on Neil Gaiman's Stardust. When a star-crossed lover promises to seek a fallen star for the girl of his dreams, he encounters a land of magic and mayhem. This once upon a time tale echoes The Princess Bride with jokes and wackiness to spare. The gang discuss ideas of fantasy, dives into the Captain Shakespeare character, discusses the use of cinematography and production design and much more. Join us as we tackle one of the genres we rarely discuss in this fantastical episode.

Ep. 331: Deliverance (1972)

August 22nd, 2019

Howdy listeners! Welcome back to your favorite movie podcast, the GenreCast. This week, we're headin' down river for episode #331 to talk Deliverance. The Burt Reynolds and Jon Voigt thriller has earned a reputation over the past 40+ years. As four men head down river in the south, they encounter a group of mountain men and must try to survive more than a few rapids. You know the lines, you know the scenes, but do you know what it all means? We try to break down some of the elements of this somewhat very significant movie that has become something of a punchline and shorthand for hillbilly horror. Tune in now to hear what we think of Deliverance

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