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GoodTrash Praisedown Presents: Jesus Christ Superstar

March 29th, 2018

What is this a crossover episode? Indeed it is! The sweet boys from The Praisedown, Heath Huffman and Alex Sanchez, join the GenreCast to discuss the 1973 musical Jesus Christ Superstar. 

As we near Easter Sunday, we thought what better way to celebrate than to join forces with GTM's resident CCM aficionados. A good time is had as the Mega Powers unite to bring you a podcast of Biblically-epic proportions.

Gettin' Down with Jesus Christ Superstar

We have recently been discussing ways to cross promote our shows, as well potential future projects, and somehow we landed on the idea of an Easter Crossover episode. It just made sense. So, we all got together and made it happen. We recorded this episode immediately after we all sat down to watch Jesus Christ Superstar. It was a first-time watch for everyone except Dustin.

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Passion Week over some psychedelic 70s rock. Focusing on the relationship between Christ and Judas, the film brings many pertinent questions about the narrative to light, while also framing within a surreal context that allows it to touch on 1970s' current events.

We kick the show off as we always do with our quick reviews. We nix the game this week so Heath and Alex can deliver their Tune Talk segment. They discuss how the music is constructed within the film and how it affects the narrative. We then move into film analysis to talk formalism, theology and more about the music.

It's a good time.

Well, look's like the stone is rolling away. We'll see you next week!

 

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GTGC #259 Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

March 23rd, 2018

Welcome to another edition of your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. On this week's episode, we take a look at the world's longest commercial, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In a surprising turn of events, Dustin somehow never watched Willy Wonka in his youth. Does the film hit the sweet spot? Or, will this much candy give us a stomach ache?

A Tour of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

The cult classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, is a black comedy for the ages. Directed by Mel Stuart, this fantasy/musical sees Charlie Bucket, and four others, win golden tickets. These special tickets grant them the privilege of visiting the mysterious Wonka chocolate factory. Once inside, the children and their guests soon learn Willy Wonka is much more than simply eccentric.

We're making an effort here at GoodTrash to diversify, not only in the directors that we choose, but also the age of the films we choose. We admit we like to get stuck in the 90s and 2000s, so we're going to try and reach farther back occasionally. On this week's show, we Recast Willy Wonka in an effort to erase the Johnny Depp debacle. We then movie into our analysis of Willy Wonka. We talk racism, colonialism, capitalism and many more -isms.

So, grab your everlasting gobstoppers, and dive in to the chocolate river with us!

 

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GTGC #258 Bloodsport

March 17th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GenreCast from GoodTrash Media. We're back to the trashy basics with a look at the 1988 Cannon production of Bloodsport. The film marks Jean-Claude Van Damme's first starring turn. Is it lovable campy fun? Or should it have met its fate in the kumite.

Battling Bloodsport

1988's Bloodsport tells the story of Frank Dux (pronounced Dukes). Frank (JCVD) is a special ops agent who goes AWOL to battle in a mysterious tournament known as the kumite. While on the lam, Frank meets a journalist trying to get the real story on the kumite, befriends a loveable ogre of a man and stares down a monster of a competitor named Chong Li, who isn't afraid to kill for the win. The best part? All of this is based on a true story.

On this week's show, we rundown our Favorite Cinematic Sports Tournaments. We then get down to business. As we analyze Bloodsport, we discuss racism, the Great White Hero, separating fact from fiction and more in an effort to cut deep into the cult classic.

Are you ready for some action?

 

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GTGC #257 Children of Men

March 10th, 2018

Welcome to another edition of your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. On this week's show, we discuss a movie that has come up a whole bunch in GTGC history, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men. And yes, this is our second Cuaron film this year, but it's totall worth it.

On our Princess Mononoke episode, we pondered what movies we had recommended as else or instead suggestions the most. So, with the incredible help of the great Keithan Smith, we got a list together. Looking at the overall list, we wanted to break it down to the movies we had recommended, but hadn't watched for the show yet. Some of the top titles were The Shining, Men in Black, Blade Runner and Children of Men. After a fun Twitter poll, Children of Men was selected by YOU to be next on the show!

The Spectacle of Children of Men

The 2006 dystopian sci-fi bombed upon release. Telling the story of a bureaucratic worker named Theo (Clive Owen), Children of Men takes us into an eerily familiar near future where infertility has stopped reproduction. On the day that the last person to be born is killed, Theo gets pulled into a rebellious scheme by his activist ex, Julian (Julianne Moore). Julian recruits Theo to help her transport a young girl named Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) to a group called the Human Project. Once the plan goes south, Theo discovers Kee is somehow pregnant. Understanding the full scope of the situation, Theo knows he has to risk it all to get Kee to the Human Project.

We are all big fans of Children of Men. But, the film is eerily prescient in 2018. Dustin has a lot for us to unpack on this week's episode, as we talk about globalization, utopia, hope, humanity and long takes. We also play our weekly game. This week? Favorite Cold Opens. It was cinematic cold opens, but Dustin cheated and went to the small screen. And of course, we program some Else or Instead marathons to go with Children of Men. 

Now, pull our finger.

 

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GTGC #256 Heathers

March 2nd, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. We bounce back from the mediocrity that was Aeon Flux with a look at 1988's Heathers. But that's not all! We are joined by a special guest this week. GoodTrash's own Frightful Femme Kirsten Therkelson sits down to discuss the film, which she has pegged on Letterboxd as a perfect film. If you think Kirsten has good taste in film, you should listen to her and Dalton discuss her history of film.

Class is in Session with Heathers

The 1988 cult classic Heathers features Winona Ryder as Veronica. Veronica is a member of the Heathers clique—made up of all girls named Heather. As Veronica grows tired of their bullying antics, she falls into a relationship with JD (Christian Slater). JD is a bit of a bad boy, and when Veronica figuratively exclaims how she wishes the Heathers would just die. JD literally takes her up on the idea.

This week, we quickly offer up our Heathers review, which is fairly unanimous across the board. We then get into our gameplay where we rundown our Most Charming Pop Culture Psychopaths. But that's not all, we also crack open all of the subtext at work in Heathers. We hit on topics of school violence, feminism, sexual politics, absurdism and much more on this week's episode.

Oh, there's the bell for lunch. Guess it's time for a LUNCHTIME POLL!

 

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