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deadCenter 2016 Preview

May 30th, 2016

Hello listeners! Welcome to GoodTrash Media's deadCenter 2016 sneak peek preview show! In this special edition of The GoodTrash Genrecast, we'll be taking a look at the biggest films playing at Oklahoma's premiere film festival! 2016 marks the sixteenth year for deadCenter and the first GoodTrash Media is attending! Throughout the festival, we will be bringing you podcast interviews with the filmmakers, reviews of some of the headlining films, and much more!

The deadCenter Film Festival kicks off June 9 with an opening party on the roof OKCMOA at 5pm with the film Hunt For Wilderpeople playing in the MOA theater at 6. From that point forward, it's going to be movies, movies, movies until the festival closes Sunday June 12! GoodTrash Media is happy to be your guide to all of the festivals biggest premieres 

In our podcast preview special, Dustin, Alex, and myself take a look at the films on the roster and when/where they'll be playing.

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GTGC - #178 - Looper

May 30th, 2016

We've got mutants and time travel, Dear Listener, but this isn't an X-Film, we're talking Rian Johnson's Looper. It's an exciting time at the analysis table as Looper was the source of some conflict in our very early days between Dalton and Dustin. Now that we add Caleb and Arthur into the mix, things get turned up to 11 early on as Caleb and Dustin go 'round and 'round during the reviews section. It gets a little warm, dear listener. 

The game is inspired this week as we talk 2 Actors, 1 Character and talk about actors that we want to see young and old versions of a character a la Looper. We then head into our analysis section where Caleb brings us up to speed on the history of time travel in fiction. He provides a great historical background and traces the different types of time stories and how they function and the problems within each sub-genre. Dalton moves forward out of this history lesson to tell us about the myth of redemptive violence. He discusses how the characters in this film take the ideas of redemptive violence to an extreme end. Arthur is the next to take the mic and he talks about the film's stance on nostalgia, homage, and intertextuality and how all of that is used to build a narrative with a more layered nuance. He highlights a number of films that Looper is lifting from and how it uses that to try to provide a unique take on an old story. Dustin takes these ideas to the next level as he claims that Looper plays out the film noir cycle and how the film calls back to and presents ideas from the film noir cycle. Dustin provides a strong understanding of the film noir cycle and how that functioned and moved. 


So there you have it dear listener, if you're listening to this from the future, we must be doing our jobs right. This week we want to thank Mindy Laff and Carrie Rayburn for recently becoming patrons. Alright, my time is almost up, they're closing my loop soon. But, dear listener, you have a chance to change the future, our fate is in your hands... Just hit that play button. 

Looper Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Introductions
03:01 - Synopsis and Reviews
15:41 - The Game: 2 Actors/1 Character
24:00 - Analysis
47:12 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
53:03 - Social Media
54:30 - Wrap Up and Randomizer!
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GTGC - #177 - Rounders

May 23rd, 2016

Shuffle up and deal, Dear Listener, the original GoodTrash triad is back to talk Rounders. Arthur, Dalton, and Dustin gather around the table to play some cards and talk about the 1998 poker film starring Matt Damon, Ed Norton, and John Malkovich. It's a fun retro-episode as we pull some cards out of our sleeves. 


The guys kick the show off proper by talking about Celebrities they Want to Play Poker With. And Dear Listener, we want to know, who would you want at your celebrity Hold 'Em table? The gang burn and turn and get down to business. Arthur lays a foundation for the discussion by making a case for Rounders as a cult film. He draws from the British well with a look at Justin Smith's article "British Cult Cinema" which highlights several markers of a cult film. Dalton tags in during his analysis to talk about the Bro-y nature of this movie before coming back in later to deliver his analysis. Dalton looks at the movie as a commentary on the nature of ambition and self-destruction. Looking at the dynamic between Damon's Mike and Norton's Worm, Dalton draws conclusions about the danger of ambition if not properly haltered and focused. Dustin calls the action on the table, and raises the bet with a conversation about the film's flirtation with the Film Noir style. Citing Roger Ebert's review of the film, Dustin explores whether Rounders is a true Noir, or if it's just playing dress up. 

Actions now to you, Dear Listener. Caleb and Alex were sorely missed this week, but America's Bad Boy, the Voice of the Cinema, and the Godfather of GoodTrash try to hold the fort down. The river just hit the table dear listener, and we're all in. Do you call or raise? Did you catch our tell? Hit the play button and then let us know. 

Rounders Timestamps

00:38 - Welcome and Intros
03:44 - Synopsis and Quick Reviews
11:44 - The Game: Celebrities We Want to Play Poker With
17:05 - Analysis
34:48 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
40:29 - Social Media
43:01 - Bonus Segment!
51:44 - Randomizer: Announce Next Week's Film 
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GTGC - #176 - Scott Pilgrim vs the World

May 16th, 2016

Welcome to the strange world of GoodTrash Media, Dear Listener! This week, the long awaited host pick from Caleb Masters has arrived! Caleb slaved for hours over his list of dream movies for the show and he narrowed it down to Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It's a fun time as Arthur, Dalton, Dustin, Alex, and Caleb sit down to record a podcast. 


This week, the gang talk about their favorite cinematic boss battles! Their list is strong, but we want to know about your favorite cinematic boss battles - play the game with us on Twitter and Facebook. The Trash levels up as we turn towards our analysis. The picker of the film starts the discussion by talking about Scott Pilgrim's commentary on the male millennial identity. Caleb puts together a strong foundation for his analysis by discussing the motivation behind millennial actions. Dalton piggybacks off of Caleb's analysis, and discusses the movies careful cultivation of human relationships and love. He also highlights the theme of self respect that came up in Caleb's analysis. The conversation shifts as Alex takes the mic and brings up the topic of style versus the idea of auteurism. Citing Sidney Lumet's Making Movies, Alex looks at Scott Pilgrim through the lens of formalism and how that impacts the storied auteur theory. Dustin, doing what Dustin does, audibles on the fly and bends his analysis to work off of Alex's. He presents the Modernity Thesis and raises the thought of the Post-Modernity Thesis. He talks about the gap between generations and why the audience reaction between generations varies towards Scott Pilgrim.

It's dangerous to go alone, Dear Listener. And this week we want to thank Heath Huffman and Daniel Stull for contributing via Patreon. It is through the support of listeners like you that we are able to produce the content that we do. But, enough schilling, it's time for you to make a decision. Do you answer the call? Or do you keep sleeping in every day? Continue - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6...


Scott Pilgrim vs The World Timestamps

01:05 - Welcome and Intros
05:02 - Synopsis and Reviews
13:43 - The Game - Favorite Cinematic Boss Battles
23:55 - Analysis
51:36 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
58:08 - Wrap Up, Social Media, Announce Next Week's Film
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GTGC - #175 - Romancing the Stone

May 9th, 2016

Grab your whip and load the jeep, we're back this week to talk about Romancing the Stone which we have been commanded to watch thanks to the Randomizer AB1700. Your favorite cinephiles are back to talk Robert Zemeckis' action-adventure romance film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. 

The adventure begins this week as we play our very own Choose Your Own Adventure game. We put together our own adventure films by casting our lead actor and villain then selecting our MacGuffin and location. A good time is had by all, and Dalton wants to see all of the movies discussed. We then get down to business. Alex is the first to put her business socks on as she discusses the objectification, both sexual and general, of women in this film. Dalton continues his series of protagonist studies as he talks about Michael Douglas and his kind of bumbling hero who is a step behind the action and a bit of a schmuck. Caleb does a compare and contrast ofRomancing the Stone and platforming and adventure video games specifically the Uncharted series. Dustin takes a postcolonial glance of Romancing the Stone and discusses how the minorities are used for romanticism and mysticism and most troubling for white entertainment. 


We've got our passports ready, Dear Listener. So, get your gear together; grab your finest pair of shoes, and hit that play button. 

Romancing the Stone Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Intros
02:12 - Synopsis and Thumbs Up/Down Reviews
09:58 - The Game: Choose Your Own Adventure 
16:05 - Analysis
36:22 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
41:45 - Social Media
42:29 - Wrap up and Announce Next Week's Film
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GTGC - #174 - Captain America: Winter Soldier

May 2nd, 2016

Choose your side, Dear Listener. This week, we get amped for the re-launch of our Patreon and the upcomingCaptain America: Civil War by taking a look back at one of the MCU's best films - Captain America: Winter Soldier. That's right, although we were all disheartened by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice we opted to head over to the MCU to get a proper fix of superhero goodness. 


This week the table is full as Arthur, Dalton, Alex, Caleb, and Dustin discuss the first avenger. The game this week, inspired by Zack Snyder's comments about being inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai in working on the Justice League stuff, is Superhero Movies That We Want to See Directed by Classic Directors. This is one of our favorite games in a while and we have a good time getting into these faux pitches. Let us know some of your picks in the comments or on social media! 

To set the stage for this week's analysis, Arthur walks us through a history of the Superhero Film Cycle. He discusses where these cycles begin and how they build traction. Building off this foundation, Caleb looks at the culture from a different angle and how the impact of and reaction to 9/11 has impacted entertainment and the action film. These ideas of identity and personhood and Steve Rogers are taken even further as Dalton puts together his treatise on why Captain America is so interesting as a character. He builds off of Caleb's analysis while also looking back at his reading from Django (1966) and puts together a solid profile of Cap. Dustin then flips the coin and looks at the dark side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He brings up the works of Slavoj Zizek  and ideology and discusses how Captain America: Winter Soldier wants to buck the norm and counter ideology, but at the end of the day nothing is really that different.

Alright, suit up Dear Listener. The war is brewing. So grab your infinity gauntlet, mine your reserve of vibranium, and then go ahead and hit that play button. 

Captain America: Winter Soldier Timestamps 

00:38 - Welcome and Introductions
04:08 - Synopsis and Reviews
14:29 - The Game: Superhero Films Made by Classic Directors
24:57 - Analysis
48:33 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
55:16 - Social Media and Wrap Up
58:36 - Randomizer and Announce Next Week's Film
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