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Ep. 336: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

September 26th, 2019

As we near the final days of September, we look to the stars and think of the greater mysteries of the galaxy. We return to The Wachowskis for the fourth time to discuss the critically maligned space opera Jupiter Ascending. This fairy tale in space stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum as a dog soldier, a lot of stuff happens and Eddie Redmayne is on another planet. We break this open to talk sci-fi fantasy, The Wachowskis, design and much more in episode 336.

Ep. 335: First Blood (1982)

September 19th, 2019

Nothing is over for the GenreCast as we're still talking movies and analysis. This week, in honor of the newly released Last Blood, we go back to 1982 and discuss Sly's initial run as John J. Rambo, First Blood. Cementing himself as an action icon, Stallone tied a homemade bandana around his head and went to war with a small town sheriff in an adaptation of the novel of the same name. John Rambo is a marker for masculinity and action heroes. We break open the idea of cinematic masculinity, the production of First Blood and the cycle of franchising. The topics of veterans and Vietnam pop up before moving into a discussion of police brutality. Join us as we talk all things First Blood.

Ep. 334: Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

September 12th, 2019

This week on the GenreCast we're talking all things legal as we discuss the thriller Law Abiding Citizen, directed by F. Gary Gray and featuring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. This thriller features a vigilante at war with a justice system he feels is broken. Your hosts feel like they're at war with a mess of a movie. We discuss script shortcomings, plea deals, the broken justice system and much more in this analysis and discussion of Law Abiding Citizen.

Ep. 333: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

September 5th, 2019

It's down periscope this week as we inspect the 2002 historical thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, from Kathryn Bigelow. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star opposite one another as Russian captains trying to implement command aboard Russia's first ballistic nuclear submarine. We discuss western portrayals of Russia, the ideology of the film, Bigelow's political interests and much more as we talk K-19: The Widowmaker. 

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