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GTGC - #194 - Akira

September 26th, 2016

We’re back with our final entry in this Anime Marathon from Patreon Keithan Smith, Akira. We’ve made it through our second Anime marathon this year, and with much greater result. So, if you have enjoyed our Anime entries this year, hop on Twitter and thank Brigham Cole and Keithan Smith.

This week we kick things off by talking about our favorite “Science Experiments Gone Wrong”. Do you have a favorite science experiment gone wrong? Then hit us up on social media! After the gameplay wraps, we get down to business as we throw Akira on the analysis table. Caleb gets things going by talking about the bomb. He highlights how the bomb has continuously impacted the culture of Japan, especially the cinema of Japan. Next, Dalton discusses the violence taking place within the film. He highlights how violence for the sake of revolution is still violence. He praises the emphasis on the realism of Akira’s graphic violence. Finally, Dustin takes the show home by underlining the different ideologies at work within the film. Furthermore, he breaks down the different governments, principles and ideas represented by the different characters.

And with that, we’ve wrapped another chapter of the GoodTrash AnimeCast. Again, we thank Keithan Smith and all of our Patreons! And remember, if you’re interested in choosing a movie for us to discuss, head over to Patreon and see what we have going on.

Akira Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Intros
05:09 - Synopsis and Reviews
15:10 - The Game: Science Experiments Gone Wrong
27:28 - Social Media
29:40 - Analysis
49:16 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
53:57 - Wrap Up and Next Week's Film

GTGC - #193 - Pokemon the Movie

September 19th, 2016

You are in for a wonderful treat this week as we sit down to watch Pokemon the Movie. We took the show to the people this week with a live recording at the Parish in the Plaza District of OKC. That's right, the GoodTrash GenreCast went out on the town. We had a great time with everyone that showed up. If you were in attendance, thank you. If you're listening to this podcast, thank you as well.

On this entry in the Keithan Smith sponsored Anime Marathon, we dug deep to take on Mewtwo and his clones. Arthur does a comparison between Pokemon the Movie and Frankenstein. He looks at societal conditions of the 90s and the impact that they had on the film. Dalton takes a look the ethics of fighting Pokemon, and the mixed ideology and confusing questions raised within the film. Next, he highlights how the film cuts its message off at the knees. Alex is next and she raises questions about the ethics of cloning and eugenics. She works with the questions that Dalton raised to try and find some deeper understanding of the presentation.

Caleb looks at Pokemon the Movie as the catalyst of the Japanimation Invasion. He talks about the influence of the internet on the supply and demand of programming. Dustin then rounds everything out as he discusses the Church of Pokemon. He discusses how the games and materials facilitate community and connection with others. 

Thank you again everyone who came out to the show! We greatly appreciate your involvement and are so happy to be able to do these sorts of things with you. And for those of you who weren't there, get ready for an awesome show... After we battle our Pokemon! 

GTGC - #192 - Speed Racer

September 12th, 2016

Hello, dear listener! We're back with another entry in Keithan Smith's sponsored Anime Marathon. This week, Arthur takes the hosting seat as we talk about his host pick, Speed Racer. That's right, Arthur cheated—well, kind of. He chose the 2008 live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga from the Wachowskis. Speed Racer gets one of the most diverse reactions of any movie that's been featured on this podcast. So Keithan Smith, thank you for being a Patreon Sponsor and thanks for tasking us with another Anime Marathon.

Our game this week consists of us talking about Desired Live Action Cartoon movies. We have a good time as we make our way down nostalgia street. We want you to participate as well, so keep your eyes on Twitter for our weekly game poll and participate in the conversation. After the game, we get down to business. We throw Speed Racer on the table to open it up a bit. Surprisingly, we mine quite a bit of analysis.

Spurred by a recent Twitter discussion with Daniel Aaron Austin, Caleb gets things going with a look at adaptation. He asks the question that Daniel posed, "Is Hollywood out of ideas?" Dalton goes next and he highlights the battle of art and commerce. He questions whether this is the Wachowskis' exploration of their own relationship with studio filmmaking. From there, we move into a brief discussion of the commerce of film. Alexandra then takes the mic and looks at the vision of the future presented in the movie. She references George Orwell and Aldous Huxley and draws comparisons of their work to what we're seeing from the Wachowskis. Finally, Arthur brings the conversation home with a look at the grammar of film. He cites Christian Metz and Ferdinand de Saussure and discusses how Speed Racer toys with the language of film.

We're off to the races this week, Dear Listener. So, we hope you enjoy the show and remind you to check out our sponsor Loot Crate. Also, this is the perfect month to take a look at the LootAnime crate, if you're into anime and manga.

Speed Racer Timestamps

00:45 - Welcome, Announcements and Introductions
05:47 - Synopsis and Reviews
19:41 - The Game: Desired Cartoon Live Action Adaptations
29:42 - Social Media
32:55 - Analysis
1:04:07 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
1:08:00 - Wrap Up 

GTGC - #191 - Paprika

September 5th, 2016

Dear Listener, it happened again... Thanks to Patreon Supporter Keithan Smith, we have been saddled with yet another Anime marathon. We kick it off with Paprika (2006). Also, we make an announcement of our Live Recording on September 16th at the Parish in OKC at 7:00PM! This week, something amazing happens on the GoodTrash GenreCast as Dalton Stuart has a surprising response to Paprika. Everyone at the table was in shock. Keithan got to pick a movie and a marathon thanks to his Patreon status. He pledged just enough to do some programming for us. Now, we no longer offer the marathon as a reward, but you can still pick a movie for us to watch!

This week, the game gets silly. After some inspiration in the kitchen, Arthur assigns the hosts a series of spices that are to be used to pitch movie loglines. These Spicy Loglines are extremely silly, yet surprisingly creative. We want you to chime in on this conversation by pitching your own seasoning-based movie ideas over on Twitter and Facebook. We then get down to business with our analysis of Paprika.

Caleb gets the ball rolling by discussing the film's commentary on how dreams and reality must marry for a person to find success in the world. He highlights how a person can't live too far in one or the other but that a balance is needed for success. Dalton discusses compelling villains and how the status quo is prime fuel to drive an interesting villain. Alexandra then lays a solid foundation for Dustin as they work together to define and discuss surrealism and surrealist film.

Alright Dear Listener, this isn't a dream. It's the real thing. Again, we are so happy that you tuned in to this week's show. Also, check out LootCrate; they offer some cool stuff. Remember, if you use code GoodTrash at checkout, you will get $3 off your first box!

Paprika Timestamps

00:45 - Welcome and Intros
04:52 - Synopsis and Reviews
13:53 - The Game: Spicy Loglines
22:41 - Social Media
24:25 - Analysis  
48:20 - Shelf or Trash
56:01 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Week's Film 


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