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GTGC #255 Aeon Flux

February 22nd, 2018

Your favorite film analysis podcast is back to attempt to bring our trademark film analysis to the 2005 adaptation of Æon Flux. Karyn Kusama's (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation) follow up to Girlfight received mostly negative reviews, but does it deserve a re-evaluation? We get to the heart of the matter in this week's episode of the GoodTrash GenreCast.

Suiting Up with Æon Flux

Based off of an MTV-produced anime that began airing in 1991, Æon Flux is the story of a contract operative who is helping a rebellion take down the authoritarian government, led by Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas). The titular character, played by Charlize Theron, develops a more personal stake in the takedown as events progress. During her mission, she begins to encounter a new mystery that will change everything.

This week, we do our best to flesh out Æon Flux. We discuss MTV Studios, reincarnation and cloning, and the heavy themes that the film tries to engage with. We also play a game, discussing Directors Who Should Make an Action Film.

The flu is beginning to spread, don't you want our content to be the last you consume?

 

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GTGC #254 Creed

February 16th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. Your lovable hosts are back this week to go twelve rounds with Creed, Ryan Coogler's sophomore effort after Fruitvale Station. Dalton was very vocal about Fruitvale Station and Creed is an incredible follow up. And of course, all of this was done in celebration of Marvel's Black Panther release.

In the Ring with Creed

Ryan Coogler's Creed is a sequel/spin-off of the Rocky franchise. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky's foe-turned-friend. Although Apollo died before Adonis was born, Adonis has boxing in his blood. With nobody willing to train him on the West Coast, Donnie packs up and goes to Philadelphia in hopes of seeking out Rocky (Stallone). Once there, he and Rocky form a relationship that will test the bonds of friendship and family. Oh, and there's boxing involved.

On this week's episode, we kick things off with our game. We talk about Lega-sequels We Want to See. After some fun suggestions, we get down to business and try to offer some Creed analysis. We discuss race, class and formalist techniques on this week's episode.

We then decide whether to shelve Creed or put it in the trash.

Oh! There's the knockdown. Will you answer the ten count?

 

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GTGC #253 Princess Mononoke

February 9th, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite movie analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast! On this week's show, we tackle a Patreon-sponsored pick from Keithan Smith by the name of Princess Mononoke! That's right, we once again move to the world of Anime—specifically Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.

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Diving in to Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is the 10th feature film from Studio Ghibli, and the fifth to be directed by Miyazaki. It tells the story of Ashikata, the last Emishi prince who is cursed by a demon. He is told to travel to the western lands to search out the Great Forest Spirit in hopes of a cure, but in doing so, he will be exiled from his community. In his journeys, Ashikate encounters San, the Mononoke Hime (Spirit Princess). There is actually a lot more to it than that, it's pretty complex.

In this week's episode, we give our quick reviews and then play our game: Movies that Would Make Interesting Anime. We follow this up with round table analysis: discussing the film's complexity, and the use of animation as a mode of storytelling. We then discuss the film's complex themes and Miyazaki's refusal to enter strict black and white territory. Dustin brings up the film's dialogue with nature and spirituality and brings the conversation into the station.

So, grab your bow and mount your horse, we're going on an adventure!

 

More GTGC Anime Discussions

You can find our shows on other Anime films, as well as a written discourse on Japanese cinema, below:

Japanese Film, a (very) brief history
Akira
Pokemon the Movie (a live show)
Paprika
The Wind Rises
Ghost in the Shell
Summer Wars
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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GoodTrash Presents: The Best of 2017

February 2nd, 2018

Here it is. The culmination of our annual AntiTrash marathon, we run down the Top Movies of 2017. Be warned, this is a longer episode than normal. But, we had a good time and hopefully you do, too. In this mega special episode we run down our Top 10 Movies of 2017. However, we put together some other categories so we could drop our hot takes.

The Highs and Lows of Movies of 2017

This week, we kick the show off by quickly giving you our 6–10 spots. We don't spend much time elaborating, because we want to get to other things.

We highlight some of our favorite performances of the year, best franchise entries, set pieces, and story concepts.

But, it isn't all positive. We also discuss which movies landed as our biggest disappointments. There were some movies we didn't get the hype over, and of course, we had our guilty pleasures.

Finally, after all of that talk, we name our Top 5 Movies of 2017.

So, tune in to find out what we though of the Movies in 2017. And let us know what you thought!

 

You can find episodes of Back to the Movies and GTGC on some of the movies we discussed in the show:

John Wick 2 - Back to the Movies #60

Get Out - Back to the Movies #62

Logan - Back to the Movies #63

Raw - GTGC #238

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Did we make the right choices? Are our top 10 lists way out of proportion? Let us know what you thought were the big hits and misses of the year.

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 after you finish subscribing.

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