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GTGC - #133 - Twister

July 30th, 2015

#YouPickTheTrash is back and we're joined by listener and recurring guest host, Nick Sanford. This week, we pick the film he suggested Twister. The blockbusters keep on coming, so get to your safe place and check out this weeks show. We talk formalism, westerns, naturalism, and social commentary. We pick some of our favorite spectacle films, and finally we wind up in the pop culture arena. We also urge you to sit through the credits for a little more fun. 

The Rabbit Hole

Here's a link to the Kickstarter that Alex talked about, regarding the Pauline Kael documentary that is in the works. 

GTGC - #132 - World War Z

July 25th, 2015

Have you got your vaccination, dear listener? That's right, we need camo to avoid infection as we struggle through World War Z. The movie gets a mild reaction as we talk production, class, adaptation, and a post-9/11 cinematic world. We highlight some of Brad Pitt's finest moments and end with pop culture as always. Thanks for listening Dear Listener.

The Rabbit Hole

For more on the production history of World War Z, go check out this piece from Vanity Fair, entitled "Brad's War".

For a more in-depth look at Horror Blockbusters, and also a really good podcast, go check out The Faculty of Horror.  

GTGC - #131 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

July 16th, 2015

We get back around the table, ladies and gentlemen, to discuss a keystone from the 80s; Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. In a rare moment, Dalton does not make it to the table, so Alex searched high and low for a decent replacement; please welcome @huffmanheath Heath Huffman as he provides a generic trope reading of the film. The rest of the gang talk psychoanalysis, cultural immersion, christian iconography, and narrative scoring. We talk about what movie creatures we would like as pets or friends. And we end as always, with what has us fired up in pop culture. 

GTGC #130 Predator

July 11th, 2015

We're back dear listener! This week we bring, political, religious, queer and neocolonial readings to 1987's Predator.

GTGC BONUS! Independence Day Commentary

July 4th, 2015

Just because we love you, dear listener: here's a commentary track on ID4 from Dustin and Arthur to go with this week's regularly scheduled programming.

GTGC - #129 - ID4: Independence Day

July 3rd, 2015

It gets seasonal dear listener, as we take a look at 1996's Box Office Hit: Independence Day. We look at a young Will Smith and a hot Jeff Goldblum and talk Americana, pollution, and commodification of race. The game sees us talking about our favorite conspiracy films we want to see on film, and we finish as always with what has us fired up in Pop Culture. 


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