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GTGC #278 Whip It

August 10th, 2018

Our Growing Up in Summer marathon is winding down. We only have two more stops. This week, our film journey brings us to the aughts and places us in small town Texas. We got a bit tired of the male-centric stories we were looking at, and decided to look at a female-led, female-written and female-directed film. That's right, we're talking Drew Barrymore's Whip It! 

 

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GTGC #277 The Perks of Being a Wallflower

August 3rd, 2018

I know what you're thinking, "Isn't it about time to wrap this marathon up?" Well, here's the thing. We do what we want. And we only got to the 80s with Boyz N the HoodThe way we see it, we gotta take this Coming-of-Age Marathon all the way to today. Or, at least the aughts. With that in mind, we enter part five of our marathon, move into the 90s and discuss the emotional gut-puncher, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

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GTGC #276 Boyz N The Hood

July 27th, 2018

The summer continues and so do we! That's right, we've gotten a little older, a little wiser and a little cheekier as we move into the fourth entry in our Growing up in Summer marathon. This week, we move into the 80s with John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood. Due to the film's success, Singleton became the first African American to be nominated for the directing oscar. He is also the youngest nominee in the category at the age of 24. But, does the film hold up? Or is it simply stuck in the 80s?

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GTGC #275 Almost Famous

July 20th, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast! We're in the midst of summer and our Growing up in Summer marathon. That's right it's a whole bunch of kids becoming adults in this marathon. To add a little more spice, we've picked films that take place in different decades, with different people groups from different backgrounds. This week moves us into the 70s as we discuss the somewhat autobiographical Cameron Crowe road film, Almost Famous. 

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GTGC #274 Dirty Dancing

July 15th, 2018

Our lives keep changing as the summer progresses. That's right, our Growing up in Summer marathon continues this week with the 80s classic, Dirty Dancing—which takes place in the summer of '63. Dirty Dancing offers quite a few differences to Stand by Me. It's never as nostalgic, it features a strong female lead who comes from money. While class is a part of Stand by Me, it drives the narrative of Dirty Dancing.

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GTGC #273 Stand By Me

July 7th, 2018

We move deep in to summer and kick of a new marathon as we discuss one of our favorite genres, the coming-of-age story. Over the next few weeks, we'll look at films narratively set in different decades to see how the genre has evolved. We're kicking things off with the beloved classic from Rob Reiner, Stand by Me. 

Won't You Stand by Me

We kick off this new marathon by delving into the quintessential coming-of-age film. It's not the first, and it may not be the best, but it is probably the most widely known. In many ways, it has defined the genre since its release. The story, based on the Stephen King's novella The Body, sees four boys take off on a journey to see a dead body. Set in the last summer of the 1950s, Stand by Me contains many of the trademark beats of a King story and is brought to life by a dynamic group of kids—River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton and Jerry O'Connell. With it being a first time watch for Dalton, the question that stands is, "How well does it hold up?"

We talk at length this week about masculinity, Rob Reiner, acts of violence, the genre itself and what makes Stand by Me a landmark. But, before all of that, we play our game. This week, we talk about our favorite Stephen King adaptations. We also give quick reviews and decide if the movie goes on the shelf or in the trash.

Sounds like the trains a comin', let's get off these tracks.

 

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Thanks for joining us for our review and analysis of the Stand by Me! If you haven’t yet, you can connect with us through our various means of social media. Hit us up and let us know what you like and what you don’t like. Also, it would mean a lot if you left a review on iTunes or Stitcher after you finish subscribing.

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GTGC #272 The Italian Job (2003)

June 30th, 2018

Ciao, and welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast! We're back with one more show, much to Dustin's chagrin. Coming out of The Lovelesswe were still in the mood for some bad boys. So, we thought nothing seemed more GoodTrash appropriate than F. Gary Gray's 2003 remake of The Italian Job. 

Zero to Sixty with The Italian Job

We thought, what could be better than Marky Mark, Jason Statham, Mos Def and Charlize Theron pulling a heist in Mini Coopers? Well, almost anything, apparently. The 2003 remake sees Wahlberg's Charlie Croker assembling a crew to get back at a friend turned foe. It's pretty much every heist movie you've seen before.

Our game this week is a good time as we Assemble a Heist Crew from different actors, characters and *checks notes* communist leaders?

We also break this film open in analysis. We talk about the heist film as a genre, the tropes that it entails and it's history. Dustin questions the film masquerading as a Robin Hood type narrative, when the rich are just stealing to get rich. The problematic characters are also a point of discussion. So, despite the film's failures, we still found plenty to talk about.

Now hop in, we got a train to catch!

 

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Thanks for joining us for our review and analysis of the The Italian Job! If you haven’t yet, you can connect with us through our various means of social media. Hit us up and let us know what you like and what you don’t like. Also, it would mean a lot if you left a review on iTunes or Stitcher after you finish subscribing.

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GTGC #271 The Loveless

June 23rd, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. On this week's episode, we travel back to the 80s to talk motorcycles and leather jackets. Our focus this week? Kathryn Bigelow's directorial debut, The Loveless. In addition, it is also Willem Defoe's feature debut, as well.

Riding with The Loveles

The Loveless is co-written and co-directed by Bigelow and Monty Montgomery. It's the story of a biker gang, led by Defoe, who ride into a small town. The locals aren't too fond of these leather-clad miscreants and tense up, hoping they won't cause trouble. What ensues is an existential study on outsiders, masculinity and classicism in the 50s.

We were a bit taken aback by our thoughts on The Loveless. It wasn't quite what we expected, but we were quite intrigued. In this episode, we play our weekly game; this week, Cinema's Best Bad Boys. Afterwards, we pull into analysis. We try to frame this debut into the rest of Bigelow's filmography. We also discuss the theme's that are rampant in the film, and some of her other works. After all of that, we make the final verdict—shelf or trash.

So grab your chaps, it's time to ride off with The Loveless. 

 

Get in Touch!

Thanks for joining us for our review and analysis of the The Loveless! If you haven’t yet, you can connect with us through our various means of social media. Hit us up and let us know what you like and what you don’t like. Also, it would mean a lot if you left a review on iTunes or Stitcher after you finish subscribing.

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If you’re interested in offering financial support for the show, that would be awesome. We use these funds to cover production costs and hosting and domain fees, as well as occasional events and merchandise. Support on Patreon comes with a variety of rewards and additional content, such as physical rewards, bonus shows and fun stuff and even programming opportunities.

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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!

Get in Touch!

Thanks for joining us for our review and analysis of the Spider-Man Trilogy! If you haven’t yet, you can connect with us through our various means of social media. Hit us up and let us know what you like and what you don’t like. Also, it would mean a lot if you left a review on iTunes or Stitcher after you finish subscribing.

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If you’re interested in offering financial support for the show, that would be awesome. We use these funds to cover production costs and hosting and domain fees, as well as occasional events and merchandise. Support on Patreon comes with a variety of rewards and additional content, such as physical rewards, bonus shows and fun stuff and even programming opportunities.

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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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