GoodTrash GenreCast header image 1

Ep. 386: Misery (1990)

September 24th, 2020

With September on the way out, it's time to start thinking spooky. So, we thought it was the ideal time to celebrate 30 years of Misery! That's right, the Stephen King book-turned Rob Reiner movie has hit a milestone anniversary, so we decided to put it on the analysis table—but we didn't hobble it. This story of a romance author held captive by his number one fan resonates as much in 2020 as it did in 1990. We're talking Stephen King, Annie Wilkes, fan culture, and much more as we prepare the foundation for a very special Shocktober 9. 

Time Stamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:44 - Quick Misery Reviews

18:03 - Expanding the Syllabus

31:58 - Analysis

59:05 - Shelf or Trash

1:00:18 - Wrap Up & Next Week's Movie

Ep. 385: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

September 17th, 2020

On Episode 385 of the GenreCast, we're celebrating 8 years of this monstrosity. And, it's only fitting that we come full circle to another siege film as we take a look back at 2013's Olympus Has Fallen. We try our best not to call it White House Down, but mistakes do happen. The movie features a tarnished secret serviceman looking for redemption after the White House is overrun by terrorists. We're talking nationalism, ideology, geopolitics, the failures of the film, and much more as we bring Olympus Has Fallen to the analysis table. 

Time Stamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:19 - Quick Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

21:42 - Expanding the Syllabus

40:37 - Analysis

58:50 - Shelf or Trash

1:00:18 - Wrap Up & Next Week's Movie

Ep. 384: The Saint (1997)

September 10th, 2020

Grab your wig and fake mustache, it's time to talk the 1997 action film The Saint. On episode 384, we're talking all about globetrotting thief Simon Templar who manipulates and seduces a doctor in order to steal some formulas for cold fusion or something. This week, we're discussing geopolitics and Russian villains. We get into cycle of TV/IP reboots of the 90s and aughts. We also take a look at the odd relationship dynamics in this film before bringing the train into the station on The Saint. 

Time Stamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

06:36 - Quick The Saint Reviews

16:46 - Expanding the Syllabus

30:54 - Analysis

51:42 - Shelf or Trash

52:05 - Wrap Up & Next Week's Movie

Ep. 383: Red Riding Hood (2011) w/ Kirsten Therkelson

September 3rd, 2020

Once upon a time, on a podcast not so far away, we decided to discuss Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood. And, to help us out, is no other than our very own Frightful Femme, and one of the co-hosts of TwiLit, Kirsten Therkelson. In this sexy, stylized retelling of the classic fairytale, Valerie has fallen for a woodcutter named Peter. But, the village they live in is tormented by a werewolf—a werewolf that is keenly interested in Valerie. This week, we're discussing the themes of societal isolation and fear present in the film. The topic of studio plug-in-play plots comes up as we do a throwback to our old game segment. We also do a little psychoanalysis of the film, and the relationships therein. So, tune in now to hear us talk all about Red Riding Hood.

Time Stamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:44 - Quick Red Riding Hood Reviews

16:15 - Expanding the Syllabus

29:42 - Analysis

55:49 - Shelf or Trash

58:36 - Wrap Up & Next Week's Movie

 

 

-

Play this podcast on Podbean App